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Old 08-29-2010, 08:20 PM   #31
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My advice, for what it's worth, to potential buyers of rigs with slides,
is to check out how effective the seal is when the slide is out. Get down on your hands and knees, lay on your back if necessary and give it a good, up-close exam.

Life is good.

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After reading the issues people have had w/ slides, I'm glad I went against conventional thinking & bought a TT w/o a slide.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:09 PM   #32
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After reading the issues people have had w/ slides, I'm glad I went against conventional thinking & bought a TT w/o a slide.

You do know that you only hear about the bad news from folks with slides. The rest or 99.9% are silent because they don't have any issues.

What I'm saying is most bad issues here are just a few and I can understand that. You take the information and make your own decision like you did. NO SLIDE. My past 2 5th wheels have had slide and I have not had any issues with any of them.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:20 PM   #33
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Well I hadn't heard about the bad slides when I was shopping, so that really play a part in my decision. I like to subscribe to the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) Theory. Since I'm not dealing w/ a family of travellers, the 2106 is a perfect size.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:30 PM   #34
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You do know that you only hear about the bad news from folks with slides. The rest or 99.9% are silent because they don't have any issues.

What I'm saying is most bad issues here are just a few and I can understand that. You take the information and make your own decision like you did. NO SLIDE. My past 2 5th wheels have had slide and I have not had any issues with any of them.
Well said John. We have 3 slides and no issues with them.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:30 PM   #35
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Hopefully after all your problems you still luv to camp!
I also experienced several water leaks and a handful of other problems with my new Flagstaff but after half a dozen trips to the dealer I think my problems are behind me. I blame a lot of the problems on my dealer as I think they should have been caught. It was obvious they had never connected water to it when during the PDI when I asked to connect the water so I could test the faucets and a couple major leaks were discovered. A couple others were found during our first couple camping trips which like you led to running off the pump. We recently returned from a troublefree 2 week 1,000 mile vacation. Hopefully your problems will be corrected and you will have many years of happy camping. Have you considered bringing it to a different dealer? Any Forest River dealer should be able to do warranty work for you.
Don't worry about the bubbles in your roof, mine has them too and both my dealer and Forest River told me the roof is only bonded around the edges so it can expand and contract without tearing.
Boyd - I found the same thing with my lower slide seal. I am thinking of putting a couple slices in it with a razor knife so it will seal around the rail. I will say that last time we were out we were hit by a nasty storm with torrential rain and at least a 60 MPH wind sustained for about 15 minutes. The wind was blowing directly at my rear slide seal. I grabbed a flashlight and a towel and waited for the water to come in but - nothing. I was amazed there was no leakage with that combination of wind and rain.
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:24 PM   #36
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You do know that you only hear about the bad news from folks with slides. The rest or 99.9% are silent because they don't have any issues.
Iggy is right and not just about slide issues. I have posted numerous complaints about my tt, but at the same time I realize I fall in that small percentage group. I do it for two reasons, one to vent. Got to blow off some of that steam sometimes. Second, to let other people know about the problem and what I was able to do about it, right or wrong, and to get help from fellow members.
As I have posted on other FRF threads, I'm looking at a Prime Time tt, a new division of FR. I don't believe there is any other manufacturer building RV's any better, if as good. But again, it does seem like people have more problems than they should and it does get frustrating. Sometimes I think it's hard for those who haven't experienced never ending problems to fully understand. Of course there are those who offer ideas, suggestions and support. I appreciate each one.
It seems like everyone who purchases a tt will have issues. Some more than others. Most people enjoy fixing the problems theirselves while others, for one reason or another, would rather have the dealership perform the repairs. I fall some place in between. My two previous tt's were relativley problem free and I enjoyed doing the small routine repairs and still do.
Hopefully we will all reach the point where we can enjoy our RV's. After all, that's what it's all about, isn't it?
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:52 AM   #37
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I have had problems as well with my slide out, three different time and three different problems. The more they are operated the sooner the problems will pop up, the more you tow your rig the sooner the problem will show with other issues that's just the way it is.
Manufactures of RV's are not going to make a units that will last a long time, most people will be buying a new one on an average between 5 to 7 years. I am on my second one and I just bought a park model because I know my Rockwood will not last another 5 years with out major repairs and at that point it's not worth it in my mine.
Sorry to be up front with this but there is no reason to suger coat the RV Industy, It's a mess just like other things in this country.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:02 AM   #38
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You do know that you only hear about the bad news from folks with slides. The rest or 99.9% are silent because they don't have any issues.

What I'm saying is most bad issues here are just a few and I can understand that. You take the information and make your own decision like you did. NO SLIDE. My past 2 5th wheels have had slide and I have not had any issues with any of them.
I guess w/ reading the posts about delam', bubbles, etcetera in composite walls, I should've went w/ the tin . When I was looking last year for a TT, brother said that some folks did issues w/ the composites, but the tin trailers are more prone to the black streak issues.
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