Hi everyone! Well I have more problems with this terrible trailer from forest river. Remember my first post:
2008 386 WP Problems
Ok, so here is the deal. I take my trailer to a local dealer for a city water connection repair. It is leaking behind the wall and dripping down the frame rail. The local dealer, who hates me, said he found "no issue"
I get the trailer out and use it the first time this year. I install my battery, park it in front of my home load it and go. three days later the battery, which is new, is dead 1.5 volts. Will not take a charge. So I bop over to an interstate battery dealer and replace it. I store the trailer for the next 2 weeks and BOOM no battery power again. This is after the disconnect switch has been shut off...Hmmmm most interesting.
I report the problem to the dealer I purchased it from, who is 3 hrs one way from me. He would be happy to look it over. The local dealer refuse to look at it ( these guys were 5k higher than the dealer I bought it from) not wanting any trouble over this I called Becky the Forest River west coast warranty rep. Becky tells me: They will fix it for you, they have to. Yeah right...
We go away for a week on a 300 mile trek, spend a week riding our quads and using the trailer. Boy did I find all kinds of problems: the generator would not start, the refrigerator door broke, the sensor inside the fridge is disconnected...Broke, the sliding door to the garage falls off, the bathroom door, will not close, the shower leaks, the outside water leaks, the awning will not snap in when closed. It appears to be bent, the wires are exposed and appear to be shorting out, the trim on the slide fell off, this after the slide stuck then went out. The ovehead fan blade fell off, Hot water heater will only work on LP not electricity, so we finally came home and on the way back decided to drop it off on the dealers lot. While driving down I55 a motorist flags me down and tells me something is draggin under the trailer. So we stop and the underbelly is dragging on the ground. Why...because it was full of water. So the insulation is soaked the underbelly cover destroyed and god knows what is going on with the tanks.
I came home today Sunday 6-22 and immediately sent Becky a nasty gram. This unit is still under warranty, thank goodness.
So, my other problem is that when I purchased this trailer, I was assured by Forest River: Becky, that I could get this unit serviced and any warranty problems fixed at any forest river dealer...NOT! According to the boys at Pontiac rv ( look them up pontiacrv.com) Kevin the service manager specifically, he told me he would not work on my trailer and the forest river rep told him he could refuse to work on it. I am trying to figure out who this rep is and come monday will get my attorney involved again, to try to resovle the problems.
At this point we are just ready to burn this trailer.
I am going to look into filing a complaint with the attorney generals office, AGAIN, not sure if it will do any good but it never hurts to ask. It really upsets me that we missed all the camping season last year and looks like this year is shot as well. We have used it 4 times total since last August. Lets see that comes out to over $10k per use, damn somebody hit me.
I will post more as it becomes available