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Old 01-25-2014, 11:26 AM   #111
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If they don't have the exact key, they will use the master key......hope all goes well for you
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:56 AM   #112
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A side from the fact that there no commercial signs on the truck, here's a question I have. What speed do these guys travel at? Since ST tires are rated for only 62 MPH and the tire won't show signs of distress until long after the trailer is returned to the owner, how would one know?
We travel once a month south down I 30 between Little Rock and Texarkana Tx. We see lots of new campers heading into Texas behind transports. Most running the speed limit, which is 70. And the ones we see have magnetic signs on the door or a sign taped to the inside of the rear window for the DOT info. Easy removal when empty, or pulling a registered trailer back to factory.
I am sure its for fuel mileage, not speed per run on a long distance delivery that they are running that speed. That, and I dont know who is responsible for damage between factory and dealer. I would think that it would be the transport if a tire blew or they drag the side off of it.
Happy for you on the fast turn around back to factory to get it fixed right.
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:10 PM   #113
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Being a Southern Guy I see things a little differently than You Northern Guys. If I had the initial problems you experienced I'd be in a world of doo doo. Many of us in Florida live in our RV's full time and having purchased a new RV and then sending back to the factory for weeks or months would be a total disaster for most of us.
The cost of having additional living expenses alone would be a serious hurt because we still have to make our monthly payments. The RV costs remain the same but we could not be staying in it.

I just can not even imagine having to deal with this situation - period.

Wow, makes me very concerned about purchasing a newer FR product as we are getting ready to do. The situation experienced here, in this thread, would actually make us live on the street or in the TV until resolved.
Scary thought... WoW
Good intentions by the dealer or factory would not resolve this situation.
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:25 PM   #114
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Man I hate it when I drive out to our storage lot to check on the trailer only to realize I don't have the trailer keys with me. I do that at least once a year. My excuse is my age.

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Old 01-26-2014, 02:15 PM   #115
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We travel once a month south down I 30 between Little Rock and Texarkana Tx. We see lots of new campers heading into Texas behind transports. Most running the speed limit, which is 70. And the ones we see have magnetic signs on the door or a sign taped to the inside of the rear window for the DOT info. Easy removal when empty, or pulling a registered trailer back to factory.
I am sure its for fuel mileage, not speed per run on a long distance delivery that they are running that speed. That, and I dont know who is responsible for damage between factory and dealer. I would think that it would be the transport if a tire blew or they drag the side off of it.
Happy for you on the fast turn around back to factory to get it fixed right.
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:19 PM   #116
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Being a Southern Guy I see things a little differently than You Northern Guys. If I had the initial problems you experienced I'd be in a world of doo doo. Many of us in Florida live in our RV's full time and having purchased a new RV and then sending back to the factory for weeks or months would be a total disaster for most of us.
The cost of having additional living expenses alone would be a serious hurt because we still have to make our monthly payments. The RV costs remain the same but we could not be staying in it.

I just can not even imagine having to deal with this situation - period.

Wow, makes me very concerned about purchasing a newer FR product as we are getting ready to do. The situation experienced here, in this thread, would actually make us live on the street or in the TV until resolved.
Scary thought... WoW
Good intentions by the dealer or factory would not resolve this situation.

I have absolutely no doubt that these trips back to the factory are industry wide, NOT just Forest River. I also have faith that if you do a search on this forum you will find that they aren't common.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:16 PM   #117
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EVERY manufacturer has issues with production... EVERY ONE. How the manufacturer handles it is what makes the huge difference. This site is so focused on one manufacturer that I think everyone loses sight of this. Go on any other generic forum and you will see issues as outlined or worse with disasterous results from manufacturer. Being 'new' to the family I may be closer to this than others...
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:25 AM   #118
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EVERY manufacturer has issues with production... EVERY ONE. How the manufacturer handles it is what makes the huge difference. This site is so focused on one manufacturer that I think everyone loses sight of this. Go on any other generic forum and you will see issues as outlined or worse with disasterous results from manufacturer. Being 'new' to the family I may be closer to this than others...
you are very right. Doesn't matter what brand or how much $$$ you spend, they are all built just good enough to not fall apart going down the road. My wifes boss got a new $300,000 diesel pusher last year, was without it most of the summer while it was back at the factory for a slide problem.
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:02 AM   #119
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I kind of wonder if the transport guys remove the DOT magnet sign from their truck when they are towing a used RV. Looks like a pleasure trip aka non commercial towing event. No log book needed either. Still get paid the miles and a great flying under the radar gig if you can stay awake and stay safe.
I know when we were on our way home from the FROG Rally last year all the ones towing east had their signs, but we did see a lot of dually trucks without campers heading west with no signs on their trucks, figured they could by-pass the scales that way.
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:12 AM   #120
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Edad any word from F.R. Factory . Are they keeping you apprise to the progress ?
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