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Old 07-19-2012, 01:24 PM   #21
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Took the day off today and drove 1.5 hours up to the dealer. Recall took about an hour and a half. No biggie, they just moved the LP line over a couple of inches. Didn't realize the suspension flexed enough to contact the floor.
That's probably why they changed the suspension on the 2013 models!
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:00 PM   #22
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That's probably why they changed the suspension on the 2013 models!
They moved it out of the way of the U bolt, which is only 3/8" thick. Now, the LP line which is close to being 1" thick, was crushed flat. I could see the axle still hitting the line. I'm not a math whiz, but I believe there is no great fix, I can see me having the line replaced again in the future.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:55 AM   #23
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They moved it out of the way of the U bolt, which is only 3/8" thick. Now, the LP line which is close to being 1" thick, was crushed flat. I could see the axle still hitting the line. I'm not a math whiz, but I believe there is no great fix, I can see me having the line replaced again in the future.
Yeah my service guy has pointed out that the u-bolt and axle are hitting the frame on the other side as well. I have two small dents on my frame. He says the whole suspension is too low and expects it will continue damaging the line even after the line is moved. I 'm afraid we have a suspension problem not just a LP line recall problem. I have contacted my dealer and they are contacting Forest River. We will see what happens. There is a reason they changed the suspension on the 2013 models!!
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:35 PM   #24
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Yes!! Same with mine...

...had the line moved by my dealer after receiving the recall letter from Forest River. Checked under the trailer after our most recent trip since the repair and low and behold...the gas line is now being flattened by the axel itself!!! Boy, are we mad! Forest River needs to make this right!! We are very interested to hear further experiences with FR support regarding this issue. Who have you spoken with at FR? What was their response?
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:02 PM   #25
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...had the line moved by my dealer after receiving the recall letter from Forest River. Checked under the trailer after our most recent trip since the repair and low and behold...the gas line is now being flattened by the axel itself!!! Boy, are we mad! Forest River needs to make this right!! We are very interested to hear further experiences with FR support regarding this issue. Who have you spoken with at FR? What was their response?
Take it back to the dealer and have him either put a riser kit on the suspension or cut the gas line, install 4 street ells, a nipple and go over the axle with about 2" clearance and come back down behind the axle(s).
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:19 PM   #26
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dunnnc you have hit the nail on the head!!

The suspension on these trailers are no where near stong enough. They definatley need a lift kit. Mine only has about an inch and a half clearance. I fully expect it to crush the moved LP line. I believe Forest River in the end is going to have to do a recall on the suspensions because it's the suspension that's causing the damage.

As far as Forest River support goes my dealer put in a call to Susan Thornberg from Forest River on Friday and I left a message on her machine. I have heard nothing from her yet today! I have left her several voice mail messages since the recall began and I have yet to have her return my calls. Not impressed so far!
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:20 PM   #27
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Well, just checked mine and it's crushed at the back axle. Think I will talk to the dealer about Dunnnc's suggestion. Wish me luck!
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:04 PM   #28
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Make sure you all complain to your State or Provincial D.O.T. voluntary recalls are rare they need to be prodded, the products we buy must be safe for road use.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:21 AM   #29
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Heading to Charleston this evening, will check my LP line once I get there. I wonder if they could use a more heavy duty leaf spring? What do I need to do to put more pressure on FR to help get this issue with our Surveyors fixed, instead of just bandaged?
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:08 AM   #30
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Barraacres and slipf18 ......

Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but how are you guys able to inspect your lines? Don't you have an enclosed underbelly? Or are you taking it back to the dealer each time?
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