Originally Posted by Slussman
Using a Trhough boltwil probably be my approach if they continue to back out. Did you need any reinforcement on the inside wall of the camper for the through bolt? Di you use a large washer on the outside?
Also, how does your front laminate look near your latch? is it flat ... or does it apear to be pulled a little?
We love our 23IKSS. How about you? Tons of room for a hybrid!
I'll get a couple pictures tonight - no washers on the outside. On the front, there is one small bubble where it started to de-lamintate. The guy that did the work wasn't in when I picked it up, so I don't know if he did anything for that or not, but after he was done, everything was sealed up and the bubble is barely noticable. I'll keep an eye on it, but I think as long as no water is getting in, it shouldn't get any worse.
Its a pretty simple fix - just have to take your time when drilling through. We had the second year warranty, so I had the dealer do it, but it could be a DIY job.
Just my opinion - but I would stay away from the new latches. They don't look as rugged to me. They are easier to reach, but I'm 6'7" so I can reach the old ones just fine. They also took the outside pass-through door into the kitchen off the 2014's, and changed the graphics for 2014 or 2015, so for once, I like having the older model better.
Other than the latches, which was an easy fix, and the cheap junk tires (also an easy fix - replace 'em on our dime after two warranty band-aids from FR) we have been super happy with this camper. It was exactly what we wanted and we have used it every chance we get. Easy to tow, fits into small sites, all the features of a bigger camper, tons of room, tons of storage, price was right. We really wanted a good sized kitchen, which most hybrids don't have, but the second slideout and the island is a great design. We like the fact that we still get the outdoors "camping feel" we had with the popup, but when this floorplan came out, it was an easy choice to upgrade.