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Old 08-05-2014, 12:48 PM   #1
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Holy heck!!!! Major problems this weekend~

We were camping this past weekend and had some problems with our new Windjammer 3006. First of all the water filter blew off about 6 times.... no matter how tight we got it, it kept blowing off and getting water all in the cabinet and floor.... hope it doesn't get moldy! is there any way to fix this? Is it under warranty?

Next our toilet keeps on getting backed up. it seems that something is blocking the way from the toilet to the tank. ???? we had the black tank closed and tried to empty it every 2 days.... still plugged..... AND the toilet doesn't hold water any more.... is there a seal that fell off?

IS there anyway to level the trailer manually? Both jacks come down at the same time. How are you supposed to level the trailer if there is uneven ground?

I love my trailer, but instead of a relaxing weekend, it was super stressful... waiting for the filter to pop off!

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
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Old 08-05-2014, 12:54 PM   #2
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1. Yes, the water filter is a warranty issue.

2. No idea, but this would be a warranty thing.

3. You're supposed to level a camper by driving the tires up onto something to raise one side of the camper. Either with boards, Lynx Levelers (aka giant lego blocks), or the Andersen Camper Levelers. See this:
Learn To RV: RV Leveling is Really Quick and Easy
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Old 08-05-2014, 01:45 PM   #3
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Water filter blowing off...

Been there. Done that.

Ugh.

Sorry this happened to you. It's happened to us twice now. The trailer has been unusable since July 4th weekend (the last time it happened), and we took the trailer in just this morning for the service appointment.

Between the dealer going back-&-forth with Forest River over how exactly they're going to repair it, and then scheduling an appointment in the middle of the dealer's busy season, it's pretty much taken a month out of our camping summer to get the repair scheduled. The dealer says he's recently had another customer come in with the same problem.

We have a 2014 Windjammer 3008. Same model as yours, but with the kitchen in the front. Thankfully this repair is under warranty.

Here's another thread on the subject:
water filter nightmare
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Old 08-05-2014, 01:50 PM   #4
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I was at my dealer the other day .. and they had a trailer with the same problem .. however, the owner left the water on ... went out for dinner, and by the time he came back the entire unit was flooded, and the sealed underbelly had collapsed from all the water pouring in ... just because of a cracked water filter housing.


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Old 08-05-2014, 02:45 PM   #5
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1) water filter. Are you using a pressure regulator? If not, maybe the campground has too much pressure.

2) toilet. Do you leave the valve open when camping? It should be closed and dump when you're finished.

3) the stabilizer jacks are not meant for leveling. Level with boards, legos, andersen levelers under the wheels.
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Old 08-05-2014, 03:23 PM   #6
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3) the stabilizer jacks are not meant for leveling. Level with boards, legos, andersen levelers under the wheels.
Front to back leveling is done with the tongue jack. The stabs will fail if you try to put full weight on them (or leave the back one down when you raise the tongue I have heard).
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Old 08-05-2014, 03:27 PM   #7
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You have already gotten most of the answers you required.
The only thing I would add is if the toilet is not holding water check the seal at the ball valve. It is the upper seal that is visible when the valve is closed. Sometimes a cleaning wand may push that seal down, you can just flip it up if that is the case.


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Old 08-05-2014, 03:32 PM   #8
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When we got our Georgetown I removed that filter and tossed it. Use a filter from Walmart. Screws into the hose. change once a season.
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Old 08-05-2014, 03:46 PM   #9
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When we got our Georgetown I removed that filter and tossed it. Use a filter from Walmart. Screws into the hose. change once a season.
nitzy - Martin's suggestion obviously requires (although unstated) that you plumb the bypass of the filter if removing it. However, as much noise as there has been on here about these filters coming unscrewed and falling off, there must be an approved fix in the works (I would assume FR could tell you what that fix is). Certainly would be, as ependydad stated above, a warranty fix if you are still under warranty.

Sorry you are having all this trouble. I know it all seems huge, but these sound like problems which can be fixed (hopefully sooner rather than later) so your life can go on with the opportunity to enjoy camping with all the good features your Windjammer offers. Hang in there!
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:15 PM   #10
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I have a 3006 wk and I never installed the filter, just left the housing empty. So far it hasn't leaked or come off


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