Design Flaw on new 2015 327CK??
We took delivery of our 2015 327CK in April and have spent about 8 nights in it so far. Everything for the most part has gone well so far except for a broken gate valve cable.
Today, when we arrived at home, our landing gear would not operate. There is very little clearance between the truck and the front storage, so I couldn't really diagnose the problem with the truck still hooked up. I proceeded to get out the manual crank to lower the landing gear and realized I had a serious problem. The access hole to manually lower the jack is not accessible no matter how hard I try.
Under normal circumstances you would open up the propane access door and the handle to the crank is long enough to extended past the exterior of the camper. But, when they designed the door placement, the door is too far back, or the hole for the crank access is too far forward. Either way, there is no way to crank the landing gear without a wobble jointed hand crank. Of course, the one supplied with the camper is rigid and would never work because you cannot come at it from an angle, it has to be straight to fit over the shaft.
It's really frustrating because all of the fuses for the landing gear are in the front hold, which is not accessible when the truck is hooked up. But, you also cannot manually crank down the gear due to poor engineering. I was too tired to mess with it tonight, but I'll end up having to use bottle jacks to get the truck off the hitch so I can figure out why the landing gear won't work.
Hopefully Forest River will fix this for future builds.