Originally Posted by Bravo67
Well am we are home now.The repair did not take as long as expected.Since we were on "the road status" the Forest River dealer allowed us to slot right in and start repair that day we pulled in.Ended up only being 2 days after all.Was really impressed with the dealership.We had vacation interuption plan as well,and they paid for up to 3 days of hotel,and meals.We sumitted the receipt's via smart phone,and a check was mailed to the house before we even got home.The dealership installed 4 piece's of 1/4 inch thick aluminum panels as well.There was talk of submitting for a new set of tires to replace these,but was rejected by FR.I ask and they said if it happens again we will repair at no cost again.Repair looks really good looks like brand new.I paid for the panels at a cost of 198.00 for all 4 to be installed.This they say has help because the tread will slap that till I get pulled over.But once it departs it will or could due damage down the line.It did take out one support for the skirt.
Glad things sort of worked out. Have you filed complaints on the tire failure (one for each tire) along with the refusal of FR to stand behind their decision of what tires to supply on their products?
No complaint => no investigation=> no recall
IMO FR would not want to replace the tires as then they might actually follow the law and send info to NHTSA. FR knows that with enough complaints on file NHTSA might do a recall and IMO FR is depending on the fact that too few owners file complaints so sub standard components (tires) can still be applied which saves FR some $$.
Be sure to record the full DOT S/N of all your tires Cars, trucks, trailers, motorhomes as too often when there is a failure getting S/N is last thing people think about then later the tire is gone and without a S/N the complaint isn't as meaningful to NHTSA.
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Also give seminars on tires at RV events across the US. 40 years experience as tire design & quality engineer for major tire mfg. Freelander 23QB on Chevy chassis is my RV