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Old 09-11-2014, 05:05 PM   #11
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We live on the west coast, washington state so the layout of our model may differ.
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Old 09-11-2014, 05:25 PM   #12
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I may be jumping ahead but technically we don't even get this unit until tomorrow and it's possible the awning was not up and out all the way. So I guess in a sense we will have to wait until tomorrow. However when the owner of the dealership was walking us through I recall him even opening the main entry door and noticing it "resting" against the awning frame.
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Old 09-11-2014, 05:33 PM   #13
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Old 09-11-2014, 06:25 PM   #14
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When you pick the unit up before you sign the papers, make sure they put on some kind of restraint on the door so it will not hit. Even if if is as cheap as adding something to stop the door from banging into the arm. How do you keep the door open with the screen only closed? What holds it open? You can see the latch on the bottom of mine, Plus there is about a 4" 1/2" post that will stop it from hitting the side of the unit. Very poor design. Get it secured before you accept it.
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That's a great idea we will have to do that tomorrow. The dealership has been awesome so far I don't want to over step that but it only makes sense to ask that. We opted out of their promo "family fun package" because the grill offered out of the box wouldn't fit under the pass through storage so where else would it be stored? Something for others to think about if this is offered. I do have an ongoing list in preparation for tomorrow. Any other advice? This is our second unit in a year but anything extra is appreciated!
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Old 09-11-2014, 06:43 PM   #16
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That's a great idea we will have to do that tomorrow. The dealership has been awesome so far I don't want to over step that but it only makes sense to ask that. We opted out of their promo "family fun package" because the grill offered out of the box wouldn't fit under the pass through storage so where else would it be stored? Something for others to think about if this is offered. I do have an ongoing list in preparation for tomorrow. Any other advice? This is our second unit in a year but anything extra is appreciated!
Just take your time and make sure you know how it works and it will work, do not be rushed and do not sign anything until you are satisfied.You will be over whelmed by most things at one time but just take a breath and make sure he/she leaves and you try everything by yourself so you know. Congrats and good luck on your new unit, May you have many HAPPY CAMPING DAYS. Good Luck
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Yes we were overwhelmed the first time on delivery of our first trailer. This time should be a little easier. We are not seasoned campers by any means but now we know what to look for and what to ask. We had the unfortunate experience of dealing with all things can go wrong with our first unit and may I add Camping World to make matters worse..matter of opinion. Anyway we've learned a lot in the first year and look forward to many more!!
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Old 09-12-2014, 05:45 AM   #18
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Looks like if they made a door to open the other direction the issue would be solved.


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Looks like if they made a door to open the other direction the issue would be solved.


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That's a good idea really, now why didn't FR figure that out in there design, simple fix that way but I have never seen a door hinged on the left yet. But I have also not seen every unit. But great simple idea. What gets me is that we all pay good money for your unit, then you end up spending more money on design flaws. Most of the time you don't realize it's a flaw until you start camping in it. I guess it's just the whole industry. I'm also a member of the heartland forum and they have the same complaints that this forum has. I can see making mods that you want to change for your convenience, but not to make there design work correct right out of the box... I would still like to know how do you keep the door open and just use the screen door with that design?
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I would want Forest River to pay for the swap. It's their design flaw with a easy fix. But that is just me.

Did it to a camper at hunting camp due to the way the porch that had made.


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