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Old 07-01-2014, 03:08 PM   #61
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YOUROO, that's correct the welding shop installed what was sent, now the proper one should welded where it belongs. I'm not sure it makes any difference, it just felt funny while towing. I am not an engineer , so not exactly sure what, if any, effect its location has. We will see if it fixed the problem, if not I'm stumped . All the Windjammers on the lot had the coupler mounted on top. I guess they are like that for a reason.
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:11 PM   #62
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Well the factory style coupler has been installed on my Windjammer and I will pick it up tomorrow. I'm sure it will tow better, we will see how it unhitches. While it at the dealer I am also having them install those covers for the roof vents, I understand they are worth the extra expense.

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Old 07-07-2014, 03:28 PM   #63
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Well the factory style coupler has been installed on my Windjammer and I will pick it up tomorrow. I'm sure it will tow better, we will see how it unhitches. While it at the dealer I am also having them install those covers for the roof vents, I understand they are worth the extra expense.

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Charles,by (Factory style coupler) is the (Present one) a (TOP or Bottom ) factory style coupler? Youroo!!
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:02 PM   #64
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Coupler mounted on top, it will change the ride height as well as the height of the wd hitch. However while at the dealer today I did observe a new Windjammer that just arrived that had the coupler attached to the bottom. Now I am confused. I am guessing they mount them both ways. I wounder what at the factory determines where the coupler is mounted, or is it whatever they have in stock ??
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:44 PM   #65
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Coupler mounted on top, it will change the ride height as well as the height of the wd hitch. However while at the dealer today I did observe a new Windjammer that just arrived that had the coupler attached to the bottom. Now I am confused. I am guessing they mount them both ways. I wounder what at the factory determines where the coupler is mounted, or is it whatever they have in stock ??
was it the same unit as yours???
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:00 PM   #66
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Picked up the Jammer this morning, had the wd hitch adjusted to the proper height, nice and level. Took it on a trial run, towed great and unhitched properly. CASE CLOSED. The dealer, DODD RV of Yorktown picked up the tab under warranty. Outstanding customer service. Now all I need is cooler weather for camping.

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Old 07-09-2014, 01:26 PM   #67
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First, your dealer is great for not just doing the repair to your satisfaction, but doing it in a timely manner... none of the typical we have a two month backlog.

I learned a lot from your message exchanges. I have a Windjammer 2809W. I went out and looked at my trailer, curious because I have to have my wd hitch mounted so low on my F-250.

I discovered that my 2809W hitch is apparently the mounted-under type mentioned in this thread. I further discovered that my trailer's front A-frame is under-mounted to my 30' trailer frame.

Now I realize why my hook-up is relatively low. I have not had troubles un-hitching, just bottoming out on inclines.

Picture of under-mounted hitch and picture of front under-mounted A-frame that the hitch is welded to.
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Rip, bottoming out was one of my concerns, I only took it on one trip while the mount was located under the frame, and had no issues then. However the wd was very low on my 250 that caused me concerns (mine is a 4X4 ). Mine was purchased with the coupler mounted on the top, believe me when it was replaced ( on the bottom ) it made a huge difference. I looked at 4 Windjammers they had on the lot, 3 of the 4 had the coupler mounted on top, only one had the coupler on the bottom. I don't know what determines what coupler get welded on the unit when it is born. The main issue with mine was getting the thing unhitched, the other problems came to light when the dealer sent it out to be replaced. I am just glad its back where it should be and I also have my ride height back. My 250 is pretty stout and handles the load well, but with the coupler mounted low, I was not a happy camper, it just looks like trouble to me. I am sure its safe or Forrest River wouldn't put them on..I am very pleased with my dealer getting my back. If you are not pleased with it check with you dealer, the only reason my tt was covered was because of the difficulty of unhitching. Good luck... Chuck "still in Va "
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Great to hear your about to be (On the Road Agin)!! We Do Love our (V-Noses)! Camp on! Youroo!!
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Here are some pic of my newly installed coupler. Everything works great exactly like its supposed to.
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