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Old 07-16-2012, 09:19 PM   #11
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Is it possible that it might have to do with different regions? My dealer is in Pomona, CA
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:48 PM   #12
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Night Stone - is the name of your dealer Family RV?
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:59 PM   #13
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I ran into problems with a second battery fitting on the frame. The only way to make it work was by removing the oversized bolts and welding the HD saddles in place. Prior to giving my approval I was informed by my dealership's service department manager that welding would void the warranty on that part of the frame. The way it was explained was that the warranty was provided based on certain conditions; therefore altering the frame would change the rules of the game.

As for adding the back pack rack at the dealership - I honestly do not know if it would or would not affect the frame warranty. This is where investing in some homework could be worth it.

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Old 07-17-2012, 12:43 AM   #14
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Good to know about the battery, we asked for a second battery box and jumper but haven't heard a word about an issuer fitting. Will be picking it up tomorrow. We will see!
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:05 AM   #15
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Bet you are excited about picking it up tomorrow! Takes notes, use your smartphone to take pics or video when necessary during the PDI.

If you are bringing directly home practice setting it up. Driveway camping will help refresh your memory as you spend time getting to know your RV. Have questions? We are here.

And please take lots of pictures - we love pictures.

and get some rest as tomorrow will be a busy day.
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:30 PM   #16
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Night Stone - is the name of your dealer Family RV?
Yes, the dealer is Family RV in Pomona where I found my TT, I've have positive experience with them so far. Their prices on their RVs are very decent compared to Bakersfield's RV dealers.

I think in this case, its adding a product and not altering or moving something off the frame. I know our TT has one battery, but the battery mount allows for dual battery set-up, its right behind the propane tanks. Maybe later down the road I will get a dual battery, once I have alot more RVing experience. I am still deciding whether to get a 2nd yr extension from Forest River, may have to ask the dealer when I go back.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:02 PM   #17
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Yes, the dealer is Family RV in Pomona where I found my TT, I've have positive experience with them so far. Their prices on their RVs are very decent compared to Bakersfield's RV dealers.

I think in this case, its adding a product and not altering or moving something off the frame. I know our TT has one battery, but the battery mount allows for dual battery set-up, its right behind the propane tanks. Maybe later down the road I will get a dual battery, once I have alot more RVing experience. I am still deciding whether to get a 2nd yr extension from Forest River, may have to ask the dealer when I go back.

I brought from Family RV at their other location in Ontario. I have a great relationship with them and they do treat me like family. Sonia was the service manager in Ontario before moving to the Pomona location.

I just added the second battery recently. Until now I didn't have a need for a second battery. I think you are wise to wait and see what your camping/RVing needs actually are. BTW Do you have a battery disconnect?

FR does not require dealers to inform customers of the second year warranty. I found out about it here 7 months after I brought my TT. When I mentioned it at the dealership the finance manager didn't seem to *know anything about it* but yet a couple months later the service department knew exactly what it was after I said I got it. For $150 it gave me peace of mind. In the end extended warranties, from FR or otherwise, are a personal choice that only we can make.

When do you take delivery? Do you already have camping plans? I'm excited for you!
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Ok, just got a call back from the dealer, they would have to extend the frame to make the forest river back pack rack work, that will void the warranty which is 5ys on the frame. They can do the work if requested, as long as you understood about having the frame warranty waived. We decided not to go this route.

Sonia gave us alternatives, she ordered a different rack for us which can be used, a little cheaper than the FF rack installed, also carries more weight, not that we need our nose end up high. All they have to do is reinforced the frame just for peace of mind (safety)

We will be picking up ours this Thursday, hopefully camp with it on way home, maybe stop by a KOA site. Definitely something we would want to do, I already requested thur and fri off from work, need to make good use of that mini vacation
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You are in good hands with Sonia and I'm glad to hear that she found a way to get a back rack for you. Thursday is just right around the corner too . I think that's the day I'm picking up my trailer from service in Ontario so we might pass on the road.

There is a small campground in Riverside that is nice. Rancho Jurupa has two campgrounds in the same area. Cottonwood is the newer campground which has large concrete driveways, grass area, cable TV, free WiFi and a water play area. This cg has the nicest restrooms & showers I have found at a campground. Below is a link in case you would like to check it out in the future: Camping Reservations Riverside County Regional Park & Open-Space District

Enjoy your new trailer and mini vacation!
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:20 PM   #20
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We picked up our trailer today, we have both batteries, but the boxes wouldn't fit so we talked them into putting the box cover and strap on with out the bottom of the box. Seems to work ok. After arriving home I sat down in the dinette and promptly knocked off the side strip. It's just a cosmetic thing so I will be modify it soon and so it begins with making the trailer our own.
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