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Old 10-09-2017, 01:06 AM   #41
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Old 10-09-2017, 01:11 AM   #42
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Thanks! I already have that he won't return calls to the dealer.
I emailed Dan Dobecki about an issue with my awning on 9/22/17. He's supposed to be the Forester Service contact also.

I was directed to him when I tried to email Valerie Kite, my previous contact.

Someone named Jim Feece answered on 10/4/17.
Jim also returned a voice mail about door handles for my Dometic refrigerator.

I've never had an issue with them getting back to me but the few times I've made contact it's always a different person. It seems they leave, transfer or move around a lot.
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:23 AM   #43
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Buy and install a longer (SS) screw for $1.00 and get on with your life.
I get it that you should not have to deal with it but if your rig has been at the dealer for 2 months waiting on Forest River to authorize a longer screw, shame on you and your dealer.
Some things are just not worth getting the dealer or Forest River involved.


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Old 10-09-2017, 10:32 AM   #44
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Hate one nighters, to much work for a night. If we go, we go for a month straight, so it feels like a vacation

Do an occasional long weekend, but not as much, to much time wasted either driving or prepping, for a couple days

While I agree it is a lot of work, (I have to move heaven and earth sometimes to get prepped depending on what I am dragging along) I look at it this way...As I get older and lazier, it pushes me to keep moving forward.
I try to prep everything I can for the next outing when I put it away after a trip. Makes it easier when staging for the next trip. (cleanup also)

I also spent a lot of time and $$$ getting my house set up for storage and staging. Much easier now.

We have some campgrounds less than 1 hr away on the Pacific coast.
Easy getting there...ard part is dodging the crowds.
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Thanks! I already have that he won't return calls to the dealer.
Have you emailed him direct with your VIN? You may be surprised to find a different side to the story.
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And this is why I don't worry about warranty work and just fix things myself. It's literally a 10 minute fix. The OP has spent more time and effort trying to get FR to own up to this (never mind that it a Lippert slide) and take responsibly.

I can understand trying to hold FR accountable, but sometimes as you are beating your head against the wall, you gotta stop and realize the wall just doesn't care.

RV ownership is so much more enjoyable once I realize that A) they are built as fast and cheap as possible, B) every brand has quality issues and C) I can fix 99.9% of the things that go wrong cheaper and easier than even just hooking up and taking it to the dealer.

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Hate one nighters, to much work for a night. If we go, we go for a month straight, so it feels like a vacation

Do an occasional long weekend, but not as much, to much time wasted either driving or prepping, for a couple days
Everyone has their preferences.

Waiting 11 months to go only once a year wouldn't keep me sane.
It's the short weekenders that keep us happy/destressed until we can go for a week or more so I don't consider it 'wasted.'
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While I agree it is a lot of work, (I have to move heaven and earth sometimes to get prepped depending on what I am dragging along) I look at it this way...As I get older and lazier, it pushes me to keep moving forward.
I try to prep everything I can for the next outing when I put it away after a trip. Makes it easier when staging for the next trip. (cleanup also)

I also spent a lot of time and $$$ getting my house set up for storage and staging. Much easier now.

We have some campgrounds less than 1 hr away on the Pacific coast.
Easy getting there...ard part is dodging the crowds.


I agree
Some of us still work
We don't RV,we Camp.
The easiest way to make it happen is to clean and prep as soon as we get home
That last day of a trip is a non fun day already because we have to get on the road anyway.
The next time,all we have to do is air up the tires (if they need it)
Air up the air bags (they need it)
Food,Clothes and away we go
The toilet is clean and ready,The coach is washed (covered storage now) the linens are fresh and the inside is spotless (My DW is a fanatic)
It's the way we roll!
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Everyone has their preferences.

Waiting 11 months to go only once a year wouldn't keep me sane.
It's the short weekenders that keep us happy/destressed until we can go for a week or more so I don't consider it 'wasted.'
Would like to go more, and maybe we will when we get older. We have 3 kids at home, and weekends are anything but boring and slow. And we both work full time.

as many have said, its personal preference. after a week of work and kids, the last thing I really want to do is pack a trailer for basically 36 hours away from home. Leave Friday at 6 pm to be back on Sunday afternoon.
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We are now talking among ourselves - which is fine.

DW and I are blessed in our retirement in that we can take our unit someone just about any time we want. On the other hand, at the age of 70 at least one of us is not 100% physically fit so we don't put our junk in the trailer for a trip of less than 9-10 days.
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