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Old 07-21-2016, 03:40 PM   #1
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2016 Salem Paint peeling

Purchased a 2016 Salem 27RKSS. We have had it for just a year. a went through a rain Strom in N. Dakota and noticed the paint was peeling off.the front other the trailer. Has anyone else experienced this problem. I have contacted my dealer and am waiting to hear back.
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Old 07-21-2016, 04:04 PM   #2
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Not to high jack your thread, but how do you like your 27RKSS? I will be picking up my 17' 27RKSS tomorrow. Sorry to hear about the paint, I have been doing a ton of research and have not seen any other posts/issues pertaining to the paint peeling. Hopefully it is corrected, especially on such a new trailer.
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Old 07-21-2016, 04:12 PM   #3
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we have had issues with the axles. The ones on the trailer in my opion are to small. Two 3500 lb axles, with a trailer weight of 7700. If you are planning to do much traveling you will be over weight quickly, and have problems. If you do contact Lippert directly. They do not repair axles, they replace them.
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Old 07-21-2016, 04:32 PM   #4
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I wonder why they would put such small axles on the trailer. Thanks for the advice, definitely something I will check into. We plan on using it locally, and once a year in the OBX. Which is around 2,500 miles for us give or take.
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Old 07-21-2016, 04:49 PM   #5
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we have had issues with the axles. The ones on the trailer in my opion are to small. Two 3500 lb axles, with a trailer weight of 7700. If you are planning to do much traveling you will be over weight quickly, and have problems. If you do contact Lippert directly. They do not repair axles, they replace them.
Those are the proper axles as some of the weight rides on the tongue. No extra capacity just the right size.............


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Old 07-21-2016, 05:05 PM   #6
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No extra capacity is correct. If you do you will have a camber issue. And Lippert Components do not authorized alignments. They replace them.
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Old 07-22-2016, 02:02 PM   #7
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Yes, we had the same thing happen on our 2015 Salem Cruise Lite last April. Went through a thunderstorm and the paint peeled on the nose cone. After talking to our dealer, who couldn't help us, we contacted Forest River and they sent a new panel to a local Forest River body shop and they installed it at no cost to us and in a timely manner. The body shop told us they hadn't primed the panel before painting, so it eventually peeled. They should do the same for you. Take a picture of it like below and send it with your email. If you need names, I think I still have a contact person at FR. He was good to work with. Good Luck.
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:49 PM   #8
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Thanks gfarmcafe, if you have any names I would appreciate them. I have gone to my dealer, who took some pics, but haven't heard back and it's been a week. May just contact FR personally.
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:51 PM   #9
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Here is a picture of my 2016 Salem
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:55 PM   #10
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I was thinking someone on here had the same problem and the factory took care of them. Glad they got on here and got you going in right direction.
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