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Old 08-03-2012, 12:10 PM   #31
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We do have an enclosed underbelly, however the line is bolted to the right side frame and is not enclosed in the underbelly. Easy to see; it's the LP line that goes to the external fitting for propane grills and such. There either needs to be a heavy duty leaf spring installed, or re-route the LP line underneath the enclosed underbelly, if that is even possible.

Easy to inspect yourself: crawl under your Surveyor behind the right rear axle and see if the LP line is crushed. It's a copper line enclosed in a black rigid plastic sheath (if thats the right word, sounds like I'm describing Camelot, but you get the picture).

Mine was mashed flat. Quick repair at the dealer, however, I see it happening again.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:11 PM   #32
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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?
We do have an enclosed underbelly, however the line is bolted to the right side frame and is not enclosed in the underbelly. Easy to see; it's the LP line that goes to the external fitting for propane grills and such. There either needs to be a heavy duty leaf spring installed, or re-route the LP line underneath the enclosed underbelly, if that is even possible.

Easy to inspect yourself: crawl under your Surveyor behind the right rear axle and see if the LP line is crushed. It's a copper line enclosed in a black rigid plastic sheath (if thats the right word, sounds like I'm describing Camelot, but you get the picture).

Mine was mashed flat. Quick repair at the dealer, however, I see it happening again.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:34 PM   #33
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Ah, I got it. I thought it was already enclosed. I will take a look - thanks.

I just had mine repaired a couple weeks ago. We took it out this past weekend, so I'm curious if it got pinched again.
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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?
The gas line on the SP 240 runs outside the enclosed underbelly seal and between that and the axles. My dealer re-routed the propane line, as per Forest River's instructions, away from the port side rail and around the U-bolt and axel mount. Since the "fix" has it now running between the underbelly and axels, it is visibly being crushed at points where both of the axels rise up when the suspension is under compression. Spoke with Susan Thornberg at FR...she was understanding and helpful. She contacted my dealer (Lazy Days of Tampa, FL) and informed the service manager of the issue. I will be contacting LD for a service appointment soon. Ms. Thornberg categorically stated that Forest River would stand behind their product and make this right. Other manufacturers could take a lesson from her and FR. I'll report back after I take the TT in for the required service.
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:55 PM   #35
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Well, now that I went out and looked at mine again. The line also goes to the water heater on mine as well as the furnace. Pretty much everything but the fridge .
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:31 PM   #36
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I have seen this issue on here one other time and spoke to my dealer about the possibility of the line getting crushed again. They are a small dealer and have not had to do the fix yet so I am holding off on doing the fix until we have more info. Being the propane line I would like to have it done by someone that has fixed the issue before...
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:15 AM   #37
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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?
I would think it's called a "class action suit" it's terrible that people have to end up doing this but it seems to be the only way to make them responsible, or someone will get killed because of this and the D.O.T. will force them to fix it properly, I think the same thing will end up happening with the 5th wheel frame issue too.
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Just got back from a 450 mile trip to Charleston. Crawled up underneath the camper in the LP line is fine after dealer repair. Looks like since they moved it away from the frame rail, the axle just pushed the line up against the floor under covering, everything seems to be good at this point. Guess I can live with that.
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Dropped off the camper today for the recall work. Let you know ow it turns out.
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Dropped off the camper today for the recall work. Let you know ow it turns out.
Camper is home and the line was replaced and moved out of the way. Hopefully we will have no more issues.
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