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Old 02-23-2012, 02:22 PM   #1
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Unhappy I am going to Cry!

Ok, our Silverback was in Indiana for 3 months having major repairs on the frame, when we got it back the slideouts would not work, we tried everything, we had to take it back to the dealer, it has been there for 9 days, now they tell us that when Forest River rewelded the frame they blew the wiring on the circut board that controls the slides. It is fried, we looked at it and wow, so now Forest River doesn't have the parts to fix it, they have to get them from the manufacturer, we had really hoped to go on a long awaited spring trip in early March, hummm no idea when we wil get this RV back on the road..I am so angry, frustrated I could just sit and cry... a fifty thousand dollar coach, have had it 17 months and have had it gone for almost 4 months. This is getting to be a nightmare!
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:27 PM   #2
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Any welder with half a brain knows you have to disconnect anything electronic that is grounded to the frame before welding on it. What a bunch of MORONS!
I can only imagine how you feel. I would be going ballistic.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:05 PM   #3
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I sure hope that you get to take the trip you have planned!!
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:15 PM   #4
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Just heard from Forest River and they are going to expedite the part. Good news, however I am so so upset, wonder just how good a job was done on the welding, my neighbor who is a welder said it looks sloppy, hummm, they had to redo the entire nose cap and front end, new welds tubing and gussets, another Lippert Frame problem. Thank you for letting me vent, sometimes it helps.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:45 PM   #5
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Glad to hear they are helping out!
While the welding may be sloppy, I think most of the problem is that Lippert used framing that was simply too thin. I would imagine that FR used much thicker material.
Looks like you might make that camping trip yet!
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These incidents happens in the life because nobody is perfect and we do mistakes in this busy word. You can find this not only in trailers but in all part from our society. Hoping that it will be ready for your camping season.
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