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RE: Do you own a Forest River product? NHTSA FINES

How do we know that they corrected problems or did the proper recalls? Because of a posters suggestion to check the NHTSB web site I found that my awning is under recall and not to use or travel with it. Never heard a word from Forest River about it. It will be 2 years old in July.
Charlie D. 01/31/15 03:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Quiz for Bagman

Bags-Asking the question about Texas only. Have no idea of any other state.
Charlie D. 01/29/15 05:28pm Around the Campfire
RE: Forest River - Fined

Doubt this will ever end end court. I suspect FR will plead no contest to some of the charges,pay a reduced fine and get their paperwork in order. I also suspect that many if not all of the other manufacturers are scrambling to make sure their paperwork and filings are in order. Some of the paperwork that they failed to comply with included consumer complaint's and defects reported by owners. Are some of those defect not reported a danger to the public. We don't know and neither do the Feds. "Forest River also apparently failed to submit quarterly reports on its progress completing safety recalls, failed to comply with other recall-related requirements and might have violated other parts of the Safety Act, the agency states on the website. A vehicle manufacturer can either voluntarily recall a product for a safety reason or be ordered to do so by NHTSA. In either case, the manufacturer must file: A public report describing the safety-related defect or noncompliance with a federal motor vehicle safety standard and the major events that resulted in the recall determination. A description of the remedy. A schedule for the recall. NHTSA monitors each safety recall to ensure the manufacturers provide owners safe, free and effective remedies according to the Safety Act and Federal regulations, the agency states on the website." How do we know there are not RV's made by them that are on the road and placing people in danger that have not been recalled because they don't have the documents or procedures to properly track them. This issue is, IMO, not just related to FR but all the manufacturers. We have all seen pictures on this and other forums of major failures to RV's and then read reports that the manufacturers deny responsibility because it is out of warranty. Frame failures, broken I-beams and collapsed pin boxes are just some of the problems. I own a Forest River Crusader and say that with the exception of a bad rear stabilizer switch and wear on the bottom of one of the slides that have a Darco wrap on it that it is without issue with 100 nights and 7,000 miles, BUT, there is a topic on the FR forum asking for help and FR/PrimeTime has not responded in over 18 months and blew the issue off when the topic was first posted. They have since changed the material. Their solution for those under warranty was to put tape over the worn area but reports of those who have had the tape added say that the problem continues.
Charlie D. 01/29/15 02:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Forest River - Fined

It's impossible for any manufacturer to what becomes of their RVs once they're sold. Sounds to me like the RVIA should collectively countersue the Feds on this one. Read the article again. They failed to provide reports on items they knew about. True, they may not know every detail asked for by the Feds. but they certainly knew about warranty claims and consumer complaints. Items they were supposed to report. Appears to me that they knowing stalled on some of the items reported.
Charlie D. 01/28/15 07:28pm General RVing Issues
Quiz for Bagman

Bags-I know how much you love football and have a knack for statistics and do a good job of keeping up with college prospects. Question-Is there any other state that has as many home grown Super Bowl players than Texas. Texas has 19.
Charlie D. 01/28/15 07:27am Around the Campfire
RE: Silverados, Tundras...

We've been looking at Fords and Rams, mostly the 150s and 1500s, but the occasional 250 and 2500. Haven't looked at other marques, like Silverado and Tundra, mostly because I don't see them in people's signature blocks as often as the other two. How do they compare? Means nothing. Some people, such as you, don't provide that information in there bio.
Charlie D. 01/27/15 06:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: electric problems?

OP said his buddy was running just fine on his pole. The OP switched to it and had the same problem. Also said the coils looked like brand new.
Charlie D. 01/26/15 06:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Water leak. Normal? Problem?

Thanks for the update
Charlie D. 01/26/15 06:24am Tech Issues
RE: Water leak. Normal? Problem?

I believe that is a standard PVC pipe plug. Probably 1/2" Had several on my previous rig. I would just hand tighten and they did not leak. Never, but you could, use teflon tape.
Charlie D. 01/25/15 05:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Possible Knee Pain cure

Possibly a Sciatic nerve. Unbelievable how painful the can be. After a number of Physical therapies I now have the routine down for the exercises including the one with the belt. I have a TENS unit paid for by my insurance and I do not travel without it. Before having the Tens we were on a car trip to Delaware and after 200 miles the nerve hit. I laid in the back seat for 1100 miles and only one position would give me partial relief.
Charlie D. 01/24/15 09:07am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: IPad not recognizing WIFI

Big Rig-Silly me. I looked at the key pad and there they are.:S
Charlie D. 01/22/15 07:53am Technology Corner
RE: Dish & FOX Work it Out

It's sad how the two major offenders, CNN & FOX have placed a wedge between the two major political parties of this great nation. They both have their conflicting agendas. I agree to a point. IMO, it is Fox and MSNBC.
Charlie D. 01/22/15 07:51am Technology Corner
RE: IPad not recognizing WIFI

Do a hard reset by holding the home button and power button at the same time until it turns off. Everything will be fine the next time you turn it on. Bruce Pardon my ignorance but what is the "Home" button? My HP would not connect although the AT T modem says it was. I wasn't using it so did not look for a cause. One morning my Toshiba did the same thing. An hour on the phone with AT&T finally got the HP corrected but they could not help with the Toshiba. Took the Toshiba to my sons house and it connected immediately. The Toshiba finds the modem and says it is connected.
Charlie D. 01/21/15 02:49pm Technology Corner
RE: 2014s best selling vehicles

Canadian sales
Charlie D. 01/21/15 02:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Do you leave your diesel running ...?

I'm a former diesel mechanic and have a undergrad degree in automotive technology. When under a heavy load, the engine heats up unevenly. The area around the combustion chambers can get to hundreds of degrees hotter than the areas further away from the cylinders. Idling the engine allows the temperatures to come down and to normalize within the engine and prevent warping of parts and damage. It's not good for an internal combustion engine of any type to idle for long periods, but you should let them cool down to normal operating temperature before shutting them off, if possible. I have a scangage on my engine that tells me the coolant temperature and the engine oil temperature. Ideally you want the two of them within 5 to 10 degrees of each other before shutting the engine off. Best reason I have ever heard. I let it idle for a few minutes after running on the highway and then shut it off. I have heard that the new diesels do not like to be idled for long periods of time because of the DPF. I have read reports of premature DPF pluggage and not always covered under warranty. I need to get my manual out to see what it says,
Charlie D. 01/21/15 02:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dish & FOX Work it Out

My comment from yesterday disappeared. I guess it's not permissible to have a negative opinion of Fox News on this forum? Probably and some Mods. won;t like the question above. A Mod. PM'd me and said questions asked about a deletion should not be asked publicly. Now be a good boy and PM the Mod.:) I received an email the other day from Direct TV saying they were raising rates.
Charlie D. 01/19/15 07:03pm Technology Corner
RE: Go Seahawks!!!!

Seams a few seasons ago. NE was accused of listening in on the other teams play calls. And caught. Bellichek was fined $500,000. About the Seahawks. Indifferent to the team but can not stand the coach. Read an article on MSN Saturday that Lynch was going to play with gold colored shoes. Nike has the NFL contract and contacted the team that it would be a breech of the contract. NFL said they would suspend him. Don't know about the entire shoe that was the issue but he did play with shoes with gold soles and a little gold on the side of the soles. Seems that would have been a breech calling for discipline. I have heard that he has worn similar shoes during other games but the NFL's stance is since gold is not a team color even those shoes were not authorized. He showed little class when he turned and grabbed his crotch after a touchdown that would normally be called taunting. Green Bay lost the game when the coach kicked a field goal with the ball on the 1 foot line early in the game.
Charlie D. 01/19/15 06:55pm Around the Campfire
RE: How to remove ZEP Floor Sealer

Use the ZEP stripper at Home Depot. Acetone is cheap but evaporates quickly. The ZEP not so much and will last longer so I think the stripper cost would be a wash
Charlie D. 01/17/15 05:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Floor tile grout cleaning

Be very careful with using any acid especially Muriatic. The foaming action tends to overflow the grout line and attack the tile. The grout line is also attacked and can do permanent damage. Muriatic acid is good outdoors to quickly remove brick mortar and should be rinsed immediately if used outdoor. The odor is also very strong and harmful when used indoors. Call a tile company and ask them what they would recommend.
Charlie D. 01/16/15 07:31am Around the Campfire
RE: Trailer Brake Wiring on 2014-up GM Pickups

Thank You-Many times a poster will not respond back with an update.
Charlie D. 01/16/15 07:14am Tow Vehicles
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