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Old 07-02-2013, 05:15 PM   #11
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We have a 2013 30WIKSS that we bought at the RV show in February. It's been on two trips so far (200 mile round trip and 400 mile round trip). .
Ray and Steph;

We bought the same model in a 2014 5 weeks ago. We've been *very* pleased (we've taken it on two short trips already, no problems except for....)

Check a thread I created further down on the forum under the Flagstaff sub forum.

Our sleep sofa won't stay in place. It slides forward about 1.5 inches while being pulled, causing the superslider (where the recliners are) to scrub against the face of the right hand cushion.

While getting information for the factory rep I found something that worries me more:

A caution to those who own Flagstaff V-Lites

That sofa leg down in that hole against all those wires!
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:25 PM   #12
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skitibby;

I just went out and checked our tire clearance. It's in the back yard, ready to pull out tomorrow. Everything is loaded except for food and clothes, and there are a few items in it that won't ride there; a misting fan, couple of chairs, winegard antenna, etc. Those will ride in the truck bed.

We have a good three inch clearance between the top of the tire and the belly pan.

What happend to you folks is a nitemare! *So* sorry you're going through this.

I can share the Flagstaff Factory Rep. email address with ya if you want it. I contacted them via email yesterday and Kevin called me before 11 AM Central time this morning. VERY prompt and helpful! Have your VIN number handy, include it in the email. He'll ask for it. It's on a white sticker inside the tongue frame.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:02 PM   #13
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Ray and Steph, we bought ours at a RV show in February also --- in San Antonio. Our couch also moves around. No straps. I'll have to keep an eye on the fabric. Have you had any issues with the day/night shade?
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:14 PM   #14
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Ok sorry, not a V light, but..... We just returned from a 5000+ mile maiden voyage with our new toy hauler. A work n play, we also have a tire rubbing on wheel wells issue, hauled only 4 bicycles and a new gen set. 1/3 tank of fresh water.what do you think will happen if we put a couple of motorcycles in the garage ?
And the dometic frig quit 3/4 of TH way in to our trip. It did however stay in place !
That sounds extreme, sorry you are dealing with this much of a problem! Hope it works out well.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:17 PM   #15
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Sorry to hear of your problems. Our 2012 V-Lite 30WRKSS has been problem free. Keep us posted.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:22 PM   #16
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We too have a V-Lite and have no major problems. Just the toilet flush that broke and it was replaced with no question and our table top had a crack in it also replaced no questions asked. Personally I would demand that they replace the RV with a new one as a lemon (does your state have a lemon law?) Seems to me there is just to much damage for it to be repaired to like new and those things would continue to cause problems.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:30 PM   #17
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Ray and Steph, we bought ours at a RV show in February also --- in San Antonio. Our couch also moves around. No straps. I'll have to keep an eye on the fabric. Have you had any issues with the day/night shade?

No problems *yet* with the shades. Check the thread I created at the Flagstaff forum for update pictures.



We also, after making the temporary repairs described in the update, placed several layers of the rubber shelf liner material under the front legs. The sofa doesn't budge with that under 'em!

BUT, I will be addressing that issue with the dealer when we carry it in for the hole repair. It should be anchored!
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:41 PM   #18
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Well things went from bad to worse. Forest River's "fix" for the axle problem is to shim the axle. Why would you need to shim the axle in the first place if the axle is rated for that trailer? Their solution to our outside door coming off is to file it with our insurance company. I will never buy anything again from Scenic Traveler RV in Baraboo, WI or Slinger, WI. and Forest River. It's a shame because I was really excited about this camper purchase.
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We have a 4 month old Rockwood Windjammer 3008W. The first time I looked under the wheel wells I noticed very little clearance. Then on the last trip out (out third trip) the left side tires rubbed severely to the point of failure of one of them. Had to get smaller diameter tires to make it home. Contacted Rockwood warranty service and they are sending new axles to a local dealer for installation. The local dealer will aslo repair the damaged wheel wells.

Contacted a person on another forum that has the same trailer and the same problem. I don't know if the wrong axles were installed or the axles failed. A double failure seems unlikely to me but the trailer has settled further while here at the house empty. The Rockwood person left me with the indication that this is not the first occurence of this problem and that they may have a quality issue at the factory.

I also called Dexter Axle to talk with a representative there. He tells me that I should have at least 2 to 3 inch clearance in the wheel well of my trailer with the trailer fully loaded. According to Dexter, my axle serial number should have a 22 degree downward angle on the torsion arms with the trailer fully loaded. Three of my torsion arms are at 0 degrees and the fourth is about 10 degrees up. No wonder there is no clearance.

I would not allow a Forest River dealer to simply add spacers to raise the trailer for clearance unless a FR professional engineer agrees to the design change and even then there is no need if they install the right model axle.

I am still waiting for my new axles to arrive at the local dealer. Rockwood also said they would partially reimburse me for the tires I had to buy and also send me a set of replacement tires in the original size. Will keep everyone appraised as to how this turns out.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:19 PM   #20
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skitibby,

Sorry to hear about your dealer's response.

My dealer called me bright and early this morning. Asked me to describe the problems again (she was in a separate building from sales). When I went through it all her only response was:

Ma'am when can we get it in here for repairs?

I kidz ya not. She wanted it tomorrow but I explained the temporary repairs we made because we're pulling out this evening for the lake.

She didn't question a thing. We'll be taking it in next Saturday. She was happy with that because she said *she* will be there. It's 90 miles to the dealer so we're gonna go early, drop it off and make a day of it in that city. We're gonna just leave it there until the first of August when we're making our next trip (to Texas) and it's on our way.

That'll give 'em plenty of time to address both issues and next week we're going over it with a fine toothed comb looking for anything else that needs attention.

WMTire, you're *so* right! These people have impressed the everlivin' daylights out of me with their service response so far. Got 'em crawlin out of the woodwork to help, from the Factory Rep, to the Sales Department, to the Repair/Service Department.

No wonder they're ROUTE 66 Dealers!
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