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Old 11-03-2015, 04:50 PM   #11
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Mine is a 2014 8280ws. They tried to fix it the first time by adding styfoam under it. Didn't work. They replaced it. Warped again. They replaced it again. Both the dealer (Johnson RV) and Forest River have been very good to deal with. Live in upstate NY and it first happened on a hot July day. Each time the dealer ordered the part, called me when it came in to schedule the work, and only had it for 2 days each time (at my convenience). Cannot say enough good about them.
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Old 11-03-2015, 05:20 PM   #12
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here is the vedio

this is the fix for the front cap
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Old 11-03-2015, 08:15 PM   #13
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No not Saunders...
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Old 11-25-2015, 09:55 AM   #14
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I just bought a New 2013 8289WS, yes NEW, dealer leftover and gotta damn good price! Anyway I to have this problem and when I called Rockwood and sent them pictures of it. They said I need a new cap, as the new caps have a stiffner built into the top of the cap now. They are sending the cap and needed materials to my local dealer to have replaced after the new year, as mosts dealers in IL close for 5-7 weeks after Thanksgiving week.
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Old 11-25-2015, 01:17 PM   #15
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I see you are all talking about 2014 and previous. I purchased a 2015 8289WS yesterday. Do you know if it would have the stiffer (corrected) cap or do I have something to look forward to?
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Old 11-25-2015, 01:41 PM   #16
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I was told by the warranty manager this issue is with early 2014's and 2013 models. Pretty sure your 2015 is safe.
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Old 11-25-2015, 06:14 PM   #17
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Agree, I believe 15's are good. My dealer told me not to bring my unit in until March of next year to have my cap replaced. I'm pleased that F/R is looking after this issue, I'll post some pics upon completion.
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