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Posted: 03/05/20 08:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tearing up the framing might be normal in RV construction, but it is definitely not right. You should fix it.

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Posted: 03/22/20 06:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Been a couple weeks and Forest River has not responded. Kicking myself for saying too much in the initial message to them.

All im looking for is the floor plan to a 2013 Stealth model FS2812. Available options would be an added bonus.

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You just have to love how these companies stand behind their products.
If I was you I would pull that inner skylight down and see what's up in the attic. Maybe you'll get a surprise and the repair is easy and fast.


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opnspaces wrote:

You just have to love how these companies stand behind their products.
If I was you I would pull that inner skylight down and see what's up in the attic. Maybe you'll get a surprise and the repair is easy and fast.


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I would think one could fabricate a header between the two adjacent trusses out of 1/2" plywood. Attach to the two adjacent trusses with screws, then once lifted to correct height attach the cut truss.

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opnspaces wrote:

You just have to love how these companies stand behind their products.
If I was you I would pull that inner skylight down and see what's up in the attic. Maybe you'll get a surprise and the repair is easy and fast.


I have no love for FR. BUT, to state this is DUMB. You and the OP and all others on these forums have no idea what has been done to this RV in 7 years. The OP is NOT the original owner and only the original owner has standing for complaints like this when it has no safety issues. The OEM's have to be careful when they respond. The OP may have sent his questions to the wrong department at FR. Regardless, IF FR decides to respond, the OP will have to take his Unit to a FR authorized Service Center and have it evaluated. Which the OP will have to pay for. Until a FR Service center looks at the issue, FR will not do anything. This is true for almost all OEM's. They may give general answers, but nothing that will resolve the issue without a Service Center visit. Doug

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dougrainer wrote:

I have no love for FR. BUT, to state this is DUMB. You and the OP and all others on these forums have no idea what has been done to this RV in 7 years. The OP is NOT the original owner and only the original owner has standing for complaints like this when it has no safety issues.

So true. Plus we have no idea if this was a factory install or was done after the sale by the owner or some hack. Based on the other photo, there seems to be some backyard modifications that occurred.


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After the sale? That would require redoing the entire roof. Why would someone move a skylight 6 inches?

I dont think the spare tire issue was done by the previous owner. I sent him a pic when I discovered and he had no idea.

I think they welded it wrong at the factory. It not even parallel to the frame. Other metal supports are cut just as bad. They clearance out waaaaay too much. Cuts are all jagged.

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Im surprised people think the previous owner did the spare tire hack job. The tire has never been used (see the white line in the picture) and the manufacture date is 2012 on my 2013 trailer.

The sequence of events just doesnt make sense. He would have to notice the spare tire is hanging crooked because the edge of the tire is hitting a metal support. Then he would cut that metal support to make room. Leaving a sharp edge. Then actually crank the spare tire back up and not check to make sure that sharp point is not gouging into the tire?? Nah...no way. There is no amount of beer for someone to go through all that work and not check to see if that fresh sharp edge is cutting into the sidewall.

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wopachop wrote:



The previous owner claimed he knew the owner of Forest River and they custom made this trailer.


And you believed that story ??

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