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Old 10-04-2014, 03:34 PM   #11
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2013 2809 Windjammer here. No real problems minor adjustments tighten a couple screws. We've been very happy with our trailer.
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Old 10-04-2014, 03:39 PM   #12
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Carrier- did you get your Windjammer back to the dealer? We took ours back a couple of weeks ago and they fixed our underbelly. We had talked to FR and were told they had a design change in 2014. The I beam frame is now 8 in wide, so they thought it would work to lay coroplast material on top instead of securing it to the bottom. Our dealer made a cut and screwed the back part of ours to the underneath, but left the front section on top securing it. That way they did not have to remove the gas line or electric wires. There were some crosswise bands it should have been screwed to, but had not been done at the factory. They did that, then siliconed it and "gorilla"taped it. It is much tighter than before. They also gave us a new 50 amp cord as the blue lights had burnt out in the original one.

The warranty supervisor at FR we talked to was very willing to do whatever it took to make us happy. He said we could have all new coroplast put on if we wanted. The tech we worked with at the dealer had some out, but DH was happy the way they fixed it with the original.

We are anxious to head to Alabama for the winter later this month.

It's booked in for warranty in November so will have to wait until then to see what will happen. Any chance you could take some pictures of the repair they did so I can show dealer and talk to Forest River about it? And either post or pm me the name and number of whom you talked to at Forest River.
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:33 PM   #13
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New 2015 3029w here... A few first world issues... Fireplace remote doesn't work and a piece of plastic fell off... Yeah if I complain about these things karma can come kick my butt! We will get them fixed though! But seriously. We are impressed with the fit and finish and continue to check for things to make sure we get them fixed before next season, as this season is a bonus for us! First trip out was 200 travel miles and four nights... Everything was great.


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Old 10-22-2014, 09:21 PM   #14
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My wife and I just got a new Windjammer 3029 this past March and took it on one trip from central Texas to the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado for a park hosting job for the summer. We love the way it handled on the highway and in the Rockies. The only problem I had was a small bubble that popped without blowing out the tire. I called Forest River after doing a bunch of research on the Trail Express tires from China that came with the unit. I told them that they should be ashamed for having such a piece of crap on such a good unit. I got a $75 per tire allowance on 4 tires. I had Discount Tire put some 10 ply Carlisle's on in place of the 6 ply crappolas that were on there. Bottom line,,,,,$580, and I'll get $300 back from Forest River. I'm trying to sell the others on Craigslist to offset my cost of upgrading. Other than that, we're very pleased with the unit,,,,especially the huge living room. We did have a 29 foot Jayco with one 14 slide that was an insult to anyone's intelligence to call it a slide. Now, we get out of breath just walking across the living room.
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:28 PM   #15
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My wife and I just got a new Windjammer 3029 this past March and took it on one trip from central Texas to the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado for a park hosting job for the summer. We love the way it handled on the highway and in the Rockies. The only problem I had was a small bubble that popped without blowing out the tire. I called Forest River after doing a bunch of research on the Trail Express tires from China that came with the unit. I told them that they should be ashamed for having such a piece of crap on such a good unit. I got a $75 per tire allowance on 4 tires. I had Discount Tire put some 10 ply Carlisle's on in place of the 6 ply crappolas that were on there. Bottom line,,,,,$580, and I'll get $300 back from Forest River. I'm trying to sell the others on Craigslist to offset my cost of upgrading. Other than that, we're very pleased with the unit,,,,especially the huge living room. We did have a 29 foot Jayco with one 14 slide that was an insult to anyone's intelligence to call it a slide. Now, we get out of breath just walking across the living room.
In the same situation with the tires. I can't get Maxxis where I am at. How are those Carlisle tires working? I would like to go with load E tires.
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:47 PM   #16
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Carrier.....that's what I upgraded to....from Load Range C to E. I just had it done this past Monday, and we're back parked at the Corps of Engineer Park in Georgetown, Texas for the winter.....so,,,,I can't say that I like them better from experience on the road,,,,but from my research and deductions,,,,,I'm a happy camper knowing that I have a superior tire on my full time home. Something else I recommend.....I had $5153 in damages a few years back when a tire separated. Now,,,,,I keep nitrogen in them,,,,keep them covered while long time parking,,,,,keep them on wood,,,off the ground,,,,,have them spin balanced,,,,,have a tire pressure/temperature monitoring system on them. It wasn't much fun looking in the rear view mirror as we were travelling IH20 in Fort Worth as I saw wood and rubber flying all over the highway and scaring the dickens out of everybody behind us.
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