Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-09-2013, 09:46 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
SAILINGERIE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: POINT PLACE (TOLEDO) OHIO
Posts: 25
Exclamation Rockwood 2013 windjammer tire clearance under deck

Hello all of you 2013 Rockwood Windjammer owners.
I have recently discovered a MAJOR issue with clearance between the tires and underside of the deck. By accident I noticed that my tires had rubbed through the plastic liner under the deck in the wheel wells. I called and spoke to a wonderful gentleman in the warranty department at Forest River Rockwood about this issue. I was informed that several units had been delivered early 2013 that slipped through without a riser kit installed between the axle mount and the trailer frame. This spacer kit raises the frame up about 2" to allow for proper suspension action without hitting the bottom in the wheel wells. I installed this kit with the new "D" load rated tires that run at 65psi. and WOW what a difference.
I am very impressed with the warranty response from Rockwood. Now this awesome travel trailer is even better!
__________________

__________________
2007 F-350 DRW
2013 ROCKWOOD WINDJAMMER 3006W

SAILINGERIE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2013, 11:43 PM   #2
Member
 
Whitewolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Posts: 85
Crap. I gotta wait til spring to find out as ours is in storage. Remind me in early May, will ya?
__________________

__________________
A rainy day campin' is better than a sunny day workin'.

'13 Windjammer 3025W
'14 Ram 3500 w/6.7 Cummins
No dogs. No Cats. No kids. Just us.
Whitewolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 08:48 AM   #3
Alleged curmudgeon
 
Vern's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Southwest Michigan
Posts: 550
Quote:
Originally Posted by SAILINGERIE View Post
Hello all of you 2013 Rockwood Windjammer owners.
I have recently discovered a MAJOR issue with clearance between the tires and underside of the deck. By accident I noticed that my tires had rubbed through the plastic liner under the deck in the wheel wells. I called and spoke to a wonderful gentleman in the warranty department at Forest River Rockwood about this issue. I was informed that several units had been delivered early 2013 that slipped through without a riser kit installed between the axle mount and the trailer frame. This spacer kit raises the frame up about 2" to allow for proper suspension action without hitting the bottom in the wheel wells. I installed this kit with the new "D" load rated tires that run at 65psi. and WOW what a difference.
I am very impressed with the warranty response from Rockwood. Now this awesome travel trailer is even better!

Thanks for this information. I don't suppose you could post pictures of the before and after for us, could you?
__________________
Lee
2013 Windjammer 3008W
2006 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 6.0L w/Equalizer 4
Nights camped: 2012 (29); 2013 (26); 2014 (40); 2015 (43); 2016 (35); 2017 (34)
Vern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2013, 12:58 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
SAILINGERIE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: POINT PLACE (TOLEDO) OHIO
Posts: 25
Here is what I have.

Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20131122_125718.jpg
Views:	252
Size:	32.9 KB
ID:	42927



Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20131122_125729.jpg
Views:	243
Size:	32.3 KB
ID:	42928



Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20131122_125759.jpg
Views:	250
Size:	21.9 KB
ID:	42931



Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20131122_125806.jpg
Views:	236
Size:	43.4 KB
ID:	42932
__________________
2007 F-350 DRW
2013 ROCKWOOD WINDJAMMER 3006W

SAILINGERIE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 10:33 PM   #5
Member
 
Whitewolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Posts: 85
I gotta look for some pics. I can't remember if we had that much clearance.
__________________
A rainy day campin' is better than a sunny day workin'.

'13 Windjammer 3025W
'14 Ram 3500 w/6.7 Cummins
No dogs. No Cats. No kids. Just us.
Whitewolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 10:55 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
SAILINGERIE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: POINT PLACE (TOLEDO) OHIO
Posts: 25
Also not quite visible in these pics......I installed a 1/8" thick aluminum sheet metal cover under the deck to add some protection if a tire rubs or blows. I believe the additional clearance will be enough to keep the rubbing from happening again.
__________________
2007 F-350 DRW
2013 ROCKWOOD WINDJAMMER 3006W

SAILINGERIE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2013, 10:49 AM   #7
Alleged curmudgeon
 
Vern's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Southwest Michigan
Posts: 550
Thanks for those pics. Looks like a simple fix, which could provide some peace of mind, as mine has nowhere near that much clearance and is making me a little nervous. I take it that the fix was the spacer which is the middle piece seen in the second and third photo. This will give me something to compare mine to in the spring.
__________________
Lee
2013 Windjammer 3008W
2006 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 6.0L w/Equalizer 4
Nights camped: 2012 (29); 2013 (26); 2014 (40); 2015 (43); 2016 (35); 2017 (34)
Vern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2013, 08:41 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Timex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Posts: 1,658
My tires weren't rubbing on my Vlite but I cannot put my palm between the tire and wheel well. I contacted the Flagstaff division and was told my VIN was not in the "recall" of tire clearance issues.
__________________
Timex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2013, 06:56 PM   #9
rip
Senior Member
 
rip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 343
Quote:
Originally Posted by SAILINGERIE View Post
Hello all of you 2013 Rockwood Windjammer owners. I have recently discovered a MAJOR issue with clearance between the tires and underside of the deck. By accident I noticed that my tires had rubbed through the plastic liner under the deck in the wheel wells. I called and spoke to a wonderful gentleman in the warranty department at Forest River Rockwood about this issue...
I have a 2013 Rockwood Windjammer 2809W that was ordered/built in Jan 2013. Your post made me curious, so I went out and looked at my tire clearance.

I have 1.5 inches of clearance between each tire and the fender well. This seems very tight, however I didn't see any damage yet. I don't have measurements from other owners for comparison.

Can you share the name and number of the warranty person you dealt with? I'd like to see if my new trailer is one that may need attention to prevent possible damage.
__________________
Ray
+ 2013 Rockwood Windjammer 2809W
+ 2008 GMC Sierra Crew Z71
+ 2002 Ford F-250 7.3L 4X4
rip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2013, 07:47 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
NHFire 152's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 147
I had the same problem. My dealer installed a riser kit at the end of this past season. I have yet to tow it, but it looks a lot better.
__________________

__________________
NHFire 152 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2013, rockwood, tire, windjammer, axle, tires

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:16 AM.