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Old 09-01-2020, 08:11 AM   #41
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I too bought a camper out of state. I live in Chesterfield, VA and almost a year later we had a few things we wanted to get fixed under warranty. I called every dealer in our area ( except camping world) and no one would touch it because we didn't buy it there or wanted to charge several hundred dollar fee just to do the work. I also reached out to several local RV techs and no luck there either. Ended up taking it back to the dealer in PA.
Where did you buy your trailer from? What issues did you have an what model/brand did you buy?
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Old 09-01-2020, 08:12 AM   #42
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RV Service of Ashland. Not sure how they deal with warranty work. They do it but don't like dealing with the mfgs. Don't even think about McGeorge Camping World. I wouldn't take a Tonka toy to them guys. Ef'd me several times and my 5er still isn't right.

One other place, a dealer, Hayden RV in Colonial Heights.

Good luck.
Damnit, I hope McGeorge doesn’t make it worse. The tech that I talked to seemed decent and fairly competent... you have me doubting my decision now, and should have gone with a local trailer dealer? Time will tell if they don’t get it right...
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Old 09-01-2020, 08:29 AM   #43
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Issue is there appears to be something loose ... I’ve checked all the connects I can trace
, everything seems fine. It’s not just one wire... multiple ones on the drivers side are burned up or looks like (picture attached).

Yea the Tv issue I will eventually work that out, not too worries about it... just an additional annoyance like the caulking /quality control.
The burned or melted brake wires could be from someone pulling the emergency brake away cable. The brakes remain energized for a long time and it heats and burns the wires. Probably due to negligence by the factory, transporter or dealer.
I find it interesting the person who delivered the trailer to you did so with no trailer brakes..and said nothing about it to you.
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Old 09-01-2020, 09:18 AM   #44
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Where did you buy your trailer from? What issues did you have an what model/brand did you buy?

We bought it from RV Value mart in Lancaster PA. We upgraded to a 15,000BTU a/c and when FR built it, they installed the 13 BTU. We had 2 window blinds that had holes in them and the ladder was coming loose from the back of the trailer. We bought the FR luxury surveyor 251RKS.
The answers to your questions are on post #1.
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Old 09-01-2020, 09:38 AM   #45
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The burned or melted brake wires could be from someone pulling the emergency brake away cable. The brakes remain energized for a long time and it heats and burns the wires. Probably due to negligence by the factory, transporter or dealer.
I find it interesting the person who delivered the trailer to you did so with no trailer brakes..and said nothing about it to you.
Interesting,.. when the guy checked it the first time at the dealer, he asked me to pull that cable to engaged the brakes. They came on, I put it back in. After that point everything seemed liked it was worked... until I got about 25 miles from the store and I’m guessing that’s when the drivers side burned up.
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Make sure to go to the next FROG (Forest River Owners Group) get together in Goshen, where the trailers are made. Besides having a blast, they will fix everything on your repair list (even though they say only 4). Super, super great caring people. It's well worth the trip. Most repairs are done at the campground. We had an amazing time.
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Old 09-01-2020, 09:49 AM   #47
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Make sure to go to the next FROG (Forest River Owners Group) get together in Goshen, where the trailers are made. Besides having a blast, they will fix everything on your repair list (even though they say only 4). Super, super great caring people. It's well worth the trip. Most repairs are done at the campground. We had an amazing time.
Is that Goshen va? If so I went there for Boy Scouts when I was younger twice. Really pretty there, loved it from what I can remember, the lake was in a steep valley, I remember that streams/rivers being beautiful.
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Oh, sorry. Goshen, Indiana.
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Oh, sorry. Goshen, Indiana.
Dangit, you got my hopes up lol.
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But afterwards, we went to see Noah's Ark and the Creation Museum. It was awesome and well worth the trip.
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Old 09-02-2020, 02:25 PM   #51
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Damnit, I hope McGeorge doesnít make it worse. The tech that I talked to seemed decent and fairly competent... you have me doubting my decision now, and should have gone with a local trailer dealer? Time will tell if they donít get it right...

For your sake I hope not.

Maybe you will get lucky or maybe they will just lure you in with great service and turn around the first time. All I can tell you is since 2015, I had 2 5ers spend more time there than in my driveway. Kinda tells you how much I was able to have them at an RV park....

Stay positive and i'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
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