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Old 08-05-2013, 10:05 PM   #11
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I have never heard of a support under the steps. How does that work?

I did figure something out with the jacks. With all my old trailers I had blocks that I would stick under the crank down jacks. They are ends off of a glue lam and measure about 12"X18". I had used them on the Rockwood also which allowed the jacks to only go down about 3 to 4 inches. Once I tried the jacks without the blocks, it made a big difference in the movement. With the jacks extended all the way down, I had less movement. Never would have thought it would have made a difference.

I had also read somewhere on a forum about cleaning the top of the slides before moving them when camping. I had never done this before until this trailer. When I did this I found that the black rubber that is attached to the trailer is torn. It looks as if the slide was moved in at the manufacturers before the rubber sealant was dry and got stuck to the black rubber. So now both pieces need to replaced. Hopefully the extend warranty will cover it.

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Old 08-05-2013, 10:24 PM   #12
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I have never heard of a support under the steps. How does that work?
I just use my Lynx Levelers under the bottom step... Not a great pic but you can see the orange lynx blocks in orange.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:27 PM   #13
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Thanks, I never would have thought about putting anything under the steps. I will have to try that.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:01 AM   #14
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Weight issues with 2608WS

I am looking at purchasing a 2608WS as you all seem to have. I am concerned about the cargo carrying capacity as the yellow label on the unit says 880lbs cargo capacity without water. The axles are only rated for 3000 lbs each which is apparently why the cargo weight is so low. Has anyone had issues with the weight when loaded up to go camping, assuming you do not travel with water in the tank? I to like the layout and functionality of the unit. Only concern is the cargo carrying capacity.
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:14 PM   #15
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Any spare water that I carry I have in the back of my truck. I just checked my yellow sticker and it said 943 lbs of cargo and a full tank of water would weigh 250. If I understand correct, that would mean that I can carry 943 lbs plus the 250 lbs of water. Each axle is rated 3000 lbs so with 2 axles would that not mean 6000 lbs?

If it were not for the location of the fresh water tank, I could live with all the other issues with the trailer. All of the are fixable except the tank location. If I were to buy another one, I would have gone with the 2904SS.

Do remember to check the top of the slide for any damage.
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:14 PM   #16
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Teach,
That light over the bath cabinet looks like what I've been looking for. What is it, and where did you get it?

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Old 08-19-2013, 10:35 PM   #17
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I have seen similar lights at Lowe's and Home Depot.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:44 PM   #18
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Just about the first mod we did on the trailer was have the dealer add a light on the bathroom ceiling above the mirror. Couldn't see anything without it, but all is good now. Not an expensive add on and looks original. Works on the same switch as the other ceiling light.
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I can't find decals for my 2006 Rockwood tt 8317SS. They started to peel about a year after we bought it. I find it embarrassing .People think that you don't take care of it. I would think that Forest River would do better. it speak for their company!
First try your dealer for the decals. If that doesn't work, call to the Rockwood plant in Elkart, Ind. I was just a FROG rally there and toured the Rockwood plant. As we were at the rally in Goshen, Forest River techs came out and fixed hundreds of units for free. For a few they came out and replaced decals. Mike Stump, Forest River Public Relations sat down with us one night and told us that Forest River goal is to please everyone as possible. His advice is: if the dealers don't work for you, go over there heads to the top, they aim to please you there.
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