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Old 01-29-2014, 04:16 PM   #11
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Shucks... Well heard today Forest River wants it back, for repair. In two weeks it heads 1200 miles Northward for sidewall replacement. Now to take everything out, and winterize it this weekend.
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:44 PM   #12
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Hopefully they will make it right AND get it back to you before summer is over.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:08 PM   #13
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Wow, guess I called that one right. Be sure to type up a list of other concerns or problems and tape it to the fridge, as well as hand a copy to the driver to give to Columbus when he drops it off. Might as well get all the bugs fixed while it's back at the factory.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:31 PM   #14
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Wow, guess I called that one right. Be sure to type up a list of other concerns or problems and tape it to the fridge, as well as hand a copy to the driver to give to Columbus when he drops it off. Might as well get all the bugs fixed while it's back at the factory.
Good luck.
I don't think the weld broke, as the bulge is very solid. Maybe, but I think the area is under allot of stress, which could mean a bad frame alignment assembly. The bulge matches with an angled joust as shown lower front slide from this Sabre frame pic I found on a earlier post. I rather have it fixed now then have it a fatigue delam later.
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:35 PM   #15
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I spoke to factory rep last Friday. They are making a new side wall and hope to install it maybe next week weather permitting. They have been shut down a bunch this year due to extreme weather akin Indiana.

You will have to be patient and take some deep breaths. My unit has been at the factory since just before Thanksgiving and as I said they may start on it next week.

I also requested pictures of the unit when they remove the side wall. I will hopefully be able to tell what is really causing the bulge on mine once the wall is off.

Good luck!

Yes my patients are wearing thin. I live down south and we are getting to more spring like conditions soon and I am ready to camp. Maybe I will get it back by May.
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good luck guys! Hope they fix it right the first time!
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:43 PM   #17
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I spoke to factory rep last Friday. They are making a new side wall and hope to install it maybe next week weather permitting. They have been shut down a bunch this year due to extreme weather akin Indiana.

You will have to be patient and take some deep breaths. My unit has been at the factory since just before Thanksgiving and as I said they may start on it next week.

I also requested pictures of the unit when they remove the side wall. I will hopefully be able to tell what is really causing the bulge on mine once the wall is off.

Good luck!

Yes my patients are wearing thin. I live down south and we are getting to more spring like conditions soon and I am ready to camp. Maybe I will get it back by May.
Mine is now winterized, emptied and ready to head up next week, weather permitting. I wish I could be going camping in LA -Kinder this weekend but the bulge needs to get fixed. They were talking about a quick 2 week turnaround (I hope). Time will tell. Good luck and hope you get yours back soon, if you can, post a factory pic of whats causing the bulge.
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Sounds like you live in Louisiana? If so me as well.

As soon as I can get a picture from factory I will try to post.
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:32 AM   #19
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I would out right refuse the camper. It came to you in that condition and was damaged and unusable. The 'Solution' by Forest River. Take it back to the factory and replace the side of it. They will be taking the camper a part and putting in back together in certain areas. It will always be subpar and weak in areas for the rest of the life of the camper. One area effects other areas in a ripple effect. Send it back to the Dealer and let him deal with it and get another one with a different vin number and title. imo

Why am I feeling this way? when I bought my FR, the first three months of ownership, the Dealer had it for two of those months. too many issues that never should have shown up in the first place that was NOT the Dealers fault. It is getting close to the time to dewinterize my FR and heavy in the back of my mind is 'what will not work and what is broken'? I am getting ready to go on a thousand mile trip on SpringBreak and that last thing I want is to take it back to the Dealer because one of the slide to not work correctly. Peeved me off royally to have to drive my camper down the road with the back slide sticking several inches out because the motors would not work right to bring it in,TWICE.
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:54 AM   #20
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Sounds like you live in Louisiana? If so me as well.

As soon as I can get a picture from factory I will try to post.
Houston, but wife is from New Orleans area. We camp often in La. Lets hope this repair is spot on and end of issue.
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