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Old 04-22-2014, 10:44 AM   #21
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Our unit never had tire clearance more than (2in) above tires. It is a 34+ foot F/K V-Lite. Did they change the rubber compound in the flex axles? Is there more travel in the swing radius now? How much spacer did they place total between the (Axle plate and the Main frame)? Have they changed the (Arm angle from prior years? That is a LOT of increase in OA height,did they add another step? 5in is a Big jump from Stock! Youroo!!
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:48 PM   #22
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My windjammer was part of the recall and the lift was recently installed by the dealer. It did raise is at least 3" from where it was. Much better. I was told that since it has been raised that the weight distrubuction hitch may need to be adjusted. If it does need to be adjusted I sure dont want to have to pay them for that. I would hope the recall would cover the need to re-adjust it if needed. Any thought on this?
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:26 PM   #23
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5" was an estimate, but very close...

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Our unit never had tire clearance more than (2in) above tires. It is a 34+ foot F/K V-Lite. Did they change the rubber compound in the flex axles? Is there more travel in the swing radius now? How much spacer did they place total between the (Axle plate and the Main frame)? Have they changed the (Arm angle from prior years? That is a LOT of increase in OA height,did they add another step? 5in is a Big jump from Stock! Youroo!!
As Rsbcool stated above, the U-channel spacer is at least 3". Looks almost identical in size to a 2x4 on edge. Just for the record, youroo, these are the AL-KO 4,000 lb. torsion axles. My understanding is that the original factory installation is where things went wrong, as the spacer should have been installed at the factory to achieve AL-KO's specs.
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:29 PM   #24
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Dealer handled it for me...

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My windjammer was part of the recall and the lift was recently installed by the dealer. It did raise is at least 3" from where it was. Much better. I was told that since it has been raised that the weight distrubuction hitch may need to be adjusted. If it does need to be adjusted I sure dont want to have to pay them for that. I would hope the recall would cover the need to re-adjust it if needed. Any thought on this?
Good thought, Rsbcool. I told my dealer's service guy that (since I bought my Equalizer 4 from them when the Windjammer was new and they installed it), it seemed to me that the adjustment (moved it two holes) should be part of the recall work. They did it without question. I don't know if the dealer was compensated for it by FR or not. Either way, my hat is off to WANA RV and FR for taking care of me.
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:04 PM   #25
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Vern, I'm in the same boat, I was at the dealers lot this morning and they brought this up. The trailer is with them right now as the lift was just installed. I also bought the equalizer hitch from them in the original purchase. I was not told they were going to charge for the hitch adjustment just want to have my ducks in a row in the event a charge is required. Hopefully they will be a stand up dealer as yours are.
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:11 PM   #26
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Moving the hitch up two holes is not a major problem unless you don't have the tools. Might take 5 minutes tops.
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:41 PM   #27
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1.5 inches doesn't seem like enough clearance to dissipate tire heat
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:40 PM   #28
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Picked up my trailer yesterday and it now has about 5" +\- clearance between the tires and inter fender. Dealer made adjustment on equalizer hitch as the trailer was nose down when hooked up. They adjusted mine two holes and that leveled out the trailer. I could see a slight bow in the tension bars now but it tow as before. No charge for the adjustment. Glad this is done.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:09 AM   #29
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I have a 2013 windjammer and it was recalled. Going in tomorrow for the fix. I had about 2 inches clearance. They are adding two more inches. Check with Forest River again.
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