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Old 04-18-2020, 03:34 PM   #1
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Underbelly

I was curious if anyone had a similar issue and if anyone knew my best course of dealing with it. We recently purchased a 2020 Forest River Surveyor 248BHLE and after our first trip I noticed the underbelly was sagging down toward the front.

Perplexed, I opened the front screws and lowered the underbelly only to find some nuts... lots of them... actually 4 pounds worth. It was obvious they did not come off of something but rather left there.

I am hoping it did not damage the underbelly by sagging it too much but frustrating to say the least.

It is worth pursuing and if so what might that look like?
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Old 04-18-2020, 04:23 PM   #2
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Jeez ! Some tech in the plant is saying, Where are all my nuts ?
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Old 04-18-2020, 04:43 PM   #3
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That's shocking!! Another example of Forest River's poor workmanship and bad build quality. I would definitely notify them & show them your pictures.
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Old 04-18-2020, 06:42 PM   #4
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Not only poor workmanship on the part of the worker who left them there, but a waste of money and parts. If you give them the model number they might give the assemblers a talking to.
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Old 04-19-2020, 12:11 AM   #5
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@Chris... that’s funny.

I do appreciate the suggestions. I planned on notifying the dealer as well as the manufacturer. I love the trailer but was so disappointed to find this.
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Old 04-19-2020, 12:31 AM   #6
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We just bought a 2020 Surveyor in January. Where are my nuts??


Never ceases to amaze me the lack of quality control.


Now you have to wonder where the bolts are


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Old 04-19-2020, 12:56 AM   #7
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Now that's a new one!
I have found empty soda cans, candy wrappers, tools, bits of wire, screws, nails, loose lumber, and a ball cap in all my RVs hidden places. Of course that's over many RVs and lots of years. Plus lots of sawdust.
But never four pounds of nuts! I feel left out.
If you ever open the walls of your house, you will find the same thing, so don't know if that's a sign of lack of quality control or shoddy work.
It's just the way it is when you have humans building something.
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Old 04-19-2020, 08:01 AM   #8
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Interesting find for sure.

I too have found a few odds and ends but nothing like that. I suspect a container was sitting on the frame during the manufacturing process and got knocked over, spilling the nuts down into the underbelly.

As fast as the guys run around on the assembly line, I can picture that happening. I can also picture them not taking time to retrieve them because of the same hurried conditions.

I would forward those photos to both my dealer and the factory, just so it is on record. They don't know what they don't know and this would let them know. I doubt any permanent damage was done to the Coroplast. It's just plastic cardboard.
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{snip}...Now you have to wonder where the bolts are...{snip}
On the roof?
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On the roof?
LOL! Thanks for the laugh, you made me spit coffee....
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LOL! Thanks for the laugh, you made me spit coffee....
The ultimate compliment for a old class clown! Thanks.
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Dang wish I had of had those in my trailer, would not need to go to the hardware store......

Might of been his last day............


Definitely nothing to do with poor workmanship or quality. I take it you have not seen the bags of bolts laying around when an aircraft carrier is being built either.

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No wonder some of us having issues.... They jus continued on leaving no nuts on....
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Look at the bright side. All those nuts were just in the underbelly of a Travel Trailer.

Much bigger problem if they were inside a fuel tank of an airplane like Boeing has recently found in many of their 737's.

The problem isn't directly with the company but rather careless and often lazy employees. Even the inspectors who's job it is to make sure problems like this don't occur (especially in aircraft) have become lazy and just pencil-whip their inspection reports.

There was a time when workers took pride in their work and considered themselves to be "craftsmen". They took pride in their work and wouldn't think of letting things like this happen.
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Reminds me of the first time I re-shingled my s&b roof 30yrs ago. I took it all down to the underlament. We found 15lbs of 2" white painted fascia nails and a bundle of shingles above the garage door. The shingles were laid out in 3 rows, first row of 5 with 4 on top, second row of 4 and 3 on top, 3 row of 3 with 2 on top. I guess they had to fill the dip made by the 2x12's that were installed crown down at the top of the opening.

BTW, I still have the fascia nails.
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After 50 years building homes and such, nothing like that surprises me. Things happen, The ONLY guy that does not make a (misteak), is not doing anything ! LOL
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After 50 years building homes and such, nothing like that surprises me. Things happen, The ONLY guy that does not make a (misteak), is not doing anything ! LOL
I keep telling DW that but she always finds something for me to do.
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Boss: Hey worker did you install all those nuts we gave you, ? I dont want this rv falling apart

Worker:" yes I sure did, see my bag is empty "
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