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Old 10-16-2015, 03:06 PM   #51
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Update - This is fixable and not as bad as expected

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I honestly think all the RS over extend causing water to get in...which in itself is a defect! Its the frame on ours that cracked ..the welded areas werent right....if you can get someone to ck it out do it ! best to you!!
So I took our unit to a repair shop today and the tech was very well familiar with this issue. In fact he showed me a unit he had just repaired that had the exact same problem. Unfortunately he says he's seen it all to often with these models and when he repairs them, he goes to extra lengths to add more support and use better materials around the slide. I'm looking at about $3600 CAD to get our unit fixed which would include removing the slide, gutting the rear wall, strengthening and rebuilding the support, replacing interior wall and replacing with new fiberglass exterior wall. While I'm not happy about having to put out this kind of money I'm at least pleased it is repairable and at a cost that we can manage that isn't too excessive. We have it booked in for mid December for the repairs and he says he takes photos throughout the repair to show the progress so if I anyone wants to see how the repair is done, I'd be happy to forward and update. Not sure what age your Roo is, but I suspect you'll have difficulty going after the manufacturer to cover the repairs.
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Old 10-16-2015, 07:43 PM   #52
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So I took our unit to a repair shop today and the tech was very well familiar with this issue. In fact he showed me a unit he had just repaired that had the exact same problem. Unfortunately he says he's seen it all to often with these models and when he repairs them, he goes to extra lengths to add more support and use better materials around the slide. I'm looking at about $3600 CAD to get our unit fixed which would include removing the slide, gutting the rear wall, strengthening and rebuilding the support, replacing interior wall and replacing with new fiberglass exterior wall. While I'm not happy about having to put out this kind of money I'm at least pleased it is repairable and at a cost that we can manage that isn't too excessive. We have it booked in for mid December for the repairs and he says he takes photos throughout the repair to show the progress so if I anyone wants to see how the repair is done, I'd be happy to forward and update. Not sure what age your Roo is, but I suspect you'll have difficulty going after the manufacturer to cover the repairs.
Im sure if I was injured or WORSE this case would already be dealt with I only HOPE it doesnt happen to someone....a child or anyone! As far as I know SO FAR I am the only one that its collapsed on and completely fell off the trailer! I cannot believe all of a sudden they are ALL ignoring me...looks like I have to go onto the next step. I wish you well with your trailer.
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:20 PM   #53
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Glade to hear it is repairable. Wonder why FR fnever approached this issue to correct. Seems to me you should have some recorse even if the unit is as old as you say. Later RJD
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Old 10-17-2015, 11:20 AM   #54
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Hey, they have your money. Why should they call you back?

Welcome to the School of Hard Knocks aka Forest River University.

While I have not had anything physically dangerous happen, I feel your pain with regard to attempting to communicate with FR. Hopefully one of the company reps who monitor this board will intervene on your behalf, but I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for something to actually be done about it.
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Old 10-18-2015, 10:27 PM   #55
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They were helping me here on the forum in the beginning....Im wondering if they told them not to talk to me




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Hey, they have your money. Why should they call you back?

Welcome to the School of Hard Knocks aka Forest River University.

While I have not had anything physically dangerous happen, I feel your pain with regard to attempting to communicate with FR. Hopefully one of the company reps who monitor this board will intervene on your behalf, but I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for something to actually be done about it.
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Old 10-18-2015, 11:57 PM   #56
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They were helping me here on the forum in the beginning....Im wondering if they told them not to talk to me
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:11 AM   #57
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They were helping me here on the forum in the beginning....Im wondering if they told them not to talk to me
We (the forum) are in no way connected with Forest River. They can't tell us to do or not do anything.

Having said that, many of us have friends and acquaintances who work there.

We use those "backdoor" connections to help where we can to try and "grease the skids" for our members and in many cases (like yours) we have been able to connect a member with exactly who they needed to communicate with.

What we can not promise is a resolution that the member will like in every case. Sometimes the wheels of progress turn slowly. The last I heard from you was that your dealer, and the FR rep you were finally connected with, were working to resolve if FR was at fault in this damage (as you stipulate) and if they were going to participate in paying none, some, or all of the repair.

What does (or did) your dealer have to say?
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:01 AM   #58
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They were helping me here on the forum in the beginning....Im wondering if they told them not to talk to me
I can assure you that no one has asked me not to talk with you.

Having made the initial contact to put you in touch with the right people, there's really nothing that I can add to the conversation, or to the determining the cause or the remedy for the slide's having fallen.

I've seen some of the correspondence back and forth between you and Mark Akins in the Rockwood / Flagstaff Service Center. I know that there have been requests for photos (I've not seen them, but understand that they were sent), and of course have seen the situation hashed out here on the forums as well.

The best course is to work directly with Mark and the folks at Rockwood / Flagstaff on a resolution. The reason I've not gotten back with any comments is that's there's really nothing constructive that I or others can add at this point regarding your specific situation, and so there's no point in my muddying the water.
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:31 AM   #59
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We (the forum) are in no way connected with Forest River. They can't tell us to do or not do anything.

Having said that, many of us have friends and acquaintances who work there.

We use those "backdoor" connections to help where we can to try and "grease the skids" for our members and in many cases (like yours) we have been able to connect a member with exactly who they needed to communicate with.

What we can not promise is a resolution that the member will like in every case. Sometimes the wheels of progress turn slowly. The last I heard from you was that your dealer, and the FR rep you were finally connected with, were working to resolve if FR was at fault in this damage (as you stipulate) and if they were going to participate in paying none, some, or all of the repair.

What does (or did) your dealer have to say?

I have and still am grateful to any and all you have done to help me, I truly and in no way want to sound like its your fault at all ...I guess I am just frustrated...I have complied w/all they have asked for...letters stating its Mfg defect, pics, altho I think Ill get more, just waiting on them to keep me posted on the progress (so far none really) Ive been so patient and willing to work with them ...Im not claiming anything that didnt happen again I always have said and still will ...Im so thrilled no one was hurt....if this happened while someone walked under it or was sitting under it ...a child, a pet etc it would have been catastrophic ....and I am just being honest when I say if I did get hurt or killed this issue would have been taken care of...Its not who I am to lie and cheat...being honest hasnt gotten me anywhere YET w/them but I can sleep at night (without falling out of bed ...so Herk I apologize you have been nothing but helpful I just thought maybe you were told to leave it alone now...again I cant thank you enough for steering me in the right direction...guess Im losing faith. thanks again Beth
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Old 10-19-2015, 10:36 AM   #60
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Beth,

I wish things work out for you. I would like to say that once the situation is in the hands of your camper's warranty division we have done all we can really be expected to do.

F.R.O.G. Bob is the head honcho of the Forest River Owners Group and is as "On Your Side" as we are BUT he is not the "decider" in your situation; the division's warranty manager is (who you are already in touch with directly).

Trying to "litigate" your situation in the forum is a violation of the posting rules but I totally understand your frustration. Has your dealer given you any feedback they may have received regarding FR participation?
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