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Old 06-27-2016, 04:41 AM   #31
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How do you go about removing the trim to get at the slide motor/transmission assembly?
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Old 06-27-2016, 08:06 AM   #32
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There are brown screw caps that can be popped off. My 2014 unit has five of them Then, you would use a squared end screw driver to remove the molding.


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Old 06-27-2016, 04:40 PM   #33
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Where are the screw caps located?
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Old 06-27-2016, 05:14 PM   #34
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I don't have any photos but they are about 1/2 inch in diameter and look like mushrooms. The are at each end of the molding.


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Old 06-30-2016, 01:08 PM   #35
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Well, this issue has hit us, on the bed slide. First week of a five-week trip, slept in the bed 3 nights. Always opened the slide when leveled.
Extending the slide has clunking/ratcheting sound and stopped about three clunks out last night. We had an appt at Nolan's RV in Denver (highly, HIGHLY recommend!) for an oil change/service check and they took a look at it; we can manually push the slide out and the motor will bring it in.
I've emailed Travis Bird about it to see if it's something we can get addressed in a timely manner on our trip.
So far we are liking the FR3, but the list of things that need to be addressed grows every day.
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Old 06-30-2016, 05:05 PM   #36
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When we called Forest River over the same issue, the warranty representative advised us to ask the campground host for the name of a mobile RV service or alternatively we could look ahead and schedule an appointment at an RV service establishment along our route. Forest River said they would send the parts needed (I can't remember if it was overnight or two days) to the location we selected (at our current campground or somewhere else along our route). We would then pay for the repairs and parts, and Forest River would reimburse us. Really can't ask for much better service than that! We called around but couldn't find anyone who could do the repair in a timely fashion, so we decided to just live with it as is until we got back from our trip and had the repairs done at our dealer. Suggest you call Forest River and ask for the warranty rep for FR3s. P.S. We didn't let this spoil our trip. We had a great time even without the slide!
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Old 06-30-2016, 05:48 PM   #37
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HELP!! Living room slide not working

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When we called Forest River over the same issue, the warranty representative advised us to ask the campground host for the name of a mobile RV service or alternatively we could look ahead and schedule an appointment at an RV service establishment along our route. Forest River said they would send the parts needed (I can't remember if it was overnight or two days) to the location we selected (at our current campground or somewhere else along our route). We would then pay for the repairs and parts, and Forest River would reimburse us. Really can't ask for much better service than that! We called around but couldn't find anyone who could do the repair in a timely fashion, so we decided to just live with it as is until we got back from our trip and had the repairs done at our dealer. Suggest you call Forest River and ask for the warranty rep for FR3s. P.S. We didn't let this spoil our trip. We had a great time even without the slide!

Yeah, I've both emailed and left a voicemail for Travis Bird (the FR3 rep) but haven't gotten any response. I think our biggest hurdle would be finding a place to do the repair in a timely manner, since we're completely across the country from our dealer and no one likes to do warranty work. What Forest River would do, if customer service was a priority, is actually pay service providers the same rate as non-warranty work. Customers are the ones who get punished by the current method.
We're continuing on our trip, but not being able to use the bed is more than a little frustrating.
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Old 07-03-2016, 12:24 AM   #38
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Gear motor problems

Sorry you are having problems with the slid while you are out on the road. It can be frustrating when the slides gear motors go out. I have a 2014 25d and have had the main slide gear motor go out twice and the bed slide gear motor go out three times. All have be under warranty, but when you are out on the road hundreds of miles from home it still is upsetting to have to deal with it. I kind of have a love hate relationship with my unit, but you know, I still enjoy taking it out on road trips weeks at a time.
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Having discussions concerning issues with your camper and asking for help regarding how to solve it is why we are.

While we are sorry you feel you have been cheated by FR, the forum IS NOT THE PLACE for litigation; solicitation for litigation; or never ending rants.

This is a clear violation of forum posting rules and continued posts along these lines will result in loss of forum privileges.

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1) While we are in no way affiliated with FR, we enjoy the benefits of having FR employees as members (some openly and some not). They have helped many members behind the scenes where the company could not be openly engaged. This kind of rhetoric damages those back door channels and ultimately hurts the membership.

2) The adage that "You can catch more flies with honey; than vinegar" is also true. Vitriolic posts do not help your case getting access to the very folks who may solve your problems.

3) Legal talk and law suite posts SHUT DOWN any possible positive resolution from the forum membership. NO FR employee will touch your problem once lawyers or the threat of lawyers is mentioned. This is only logical.

4) If your posts and any replies become part of your law suite, the forum becomes party to it and THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN.

5) ANY positive outcome from a settlement will almost always come with a stipulation that ALL your posts (and any post(s) associated with your post(s) be removed from all online forums. This causes a huge burden to be placed on the volunteer Moderators and Administrators who will then be directed to parse the forums for your rant and any replies to your rant.

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Well said!!
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