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Old 06-08-2014, 06:35 PM   #41
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Sounds like his dealer is footing the bill. Shouldn't be that costly a project as the dealer was ordering a new hitch. Good welding shop shouldn't take over an hr to remove and replace.
An off site repair at no cost to the owner.
That would be a surprise.
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Old 06-08-2014, 06:39 PM   #42
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An off site repair at no cost to the owner.
That would be a surprise.
Post #25 pretty well explains.
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Old 06-08-2014, 06:47 PM   #43
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Post #25 pretty well explains.
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I have used LOTS of lube and all the other methods. I just left the dealership and they have checked the angle of the hitch and everything in within specs. If you feel inside the coupler several raised spots can be felt inside the coupler. They are not apparent looking on the outside, could be a casting defect. That could be hanging the ball . They assured me that where they are taking it, they are certified welders. I am familiar with the business and they have a good reputation . The dealer is amazingly real committed to fixing the problem. Frankly I was prepared to live with it, and just find the sweet spot to unhitch the TT. They are bending over backwards to get it fixed. I have not raised H#%% or anything almost too easy, if you know what I mean. I am supposed to get it back next week, I will let you know if it works. Thanks again for the input. Chuck in Va
No mention of who pays, just that the dealer is working hard to resolve the problem as they should.
Real easy to play loose with others money.
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No mention of who pays, just that the dealer is working hard to resolve the problem as they should.
Real easy to play loose with others money.
No one mentioned $ until you brought it up. As long as the OP is satisfied, to quote someone else, "Who cares"?
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No one mentioned $ until you brought it up. As long as the OP is satisfied, to quote someone else, "Who cares"?
I am going to guess OP will care if it does come out of his pocket.
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:01 PM   #46
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The repair cost is on the dealer, they are handling it as a warranty issue. And it was well documented since the day I left the lot with the trailer. One of their service people had to respond to my house the get it unhitched. They adjusted the angle of my receiver that changes the angle of the ball mounts with the TT, but it still hangs up. I think they felt that they could do no further adjustment and still maintain the integrity of the weight distribution feature. I saw the estimate it was $250, which seemed reasonable to me.
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Just a thought...you DO have that hitch greased to the max with lithium grease, don't you?
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Yep, the ball is lubed with white lithium grease should work, I will keep everyone informed . I will also let you know who pays the bill.
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Well I picked up the Windjammer from the dealer today with the new coupler installed by an off site trailer/welder company. This coupler was placed lower on the I beams than the other one. They also had to lower my wdh about 5 inches lower, not sure if I like the looks of that or not, with the other coupler I had lots of ground clearance but this set up clearance is a lot less, I am a little afraid of bottoming out. The tt towed a little different with the re- positioned coupler. The TV and the TT are level. I did express my concern, and told them I was taking the tt to Hatteras this weekend for a few days and I would let them know how it towed. I checked some other TT on the lot while I was there, it seemed that the Forrest river products mounted their coupler high, where other models mounted them lower. I guess my question is, was the tt designed to have the coupler on top or does it really matter ? The dealer told me if I was not satisfied with the work let them know and they would make it right. So far all the work was at no cost to, me handled as warranty . When I got it home it un hitched properly so it works as it is supposed to.Hats off to Dodd RV in Yorktown Va for making it right...Chuck in Va
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So hows the new setup working. Got any pics?

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