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NorthernCharlie

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Just got back home from picking up our trailer at Warrior Lifestyles in Corona, CA. Very dissapointing!!! The inside of the trailer was a disaster. Several things that they said they had done off of the punch list weren't done (we only discovered these things by going over the trailer before we drove it off the lot). While on the way home the new bond between the metal on the front and the rubber on the roof started to come apart, lift, and flap in the wind. This is after paying these guys $4700.00. We called them to complain and were told that the trailer was just fine when it left the lot and all they could for us was send us the materials to fix it ourselves! Also, because we live in "snow country" we had winterized the unit a few weeks before taking it into them--when we picked it up I noticed water in the shower and in an empty trash can. When I questioned this, I was told it was from them pressure washing it and the water getting in through the vents. We decided to make sure there was no water in the tanks...thank goodness we did because there was at least a gallon...so we winterized again. We drove 15 hours one way down and back two times to have them fix this trailer and once they were paid, boy did the attitude change! By the way, they told us it is a Zieman frame from 2006.

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I am a new member to this site and am on my 2nd ww th. I owned a 05' fs3000 and now a 07 le3305. I am curious if there are any specific issues with either of these trailers. Any info would help.
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Those are wide body's. I haven't heard of anyhting on those.


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After searching and reading the "PM from Warmuth" thread, I am curious as to what he means by "helping" former customers as well as his new ones. I have not experienced any of the frame problems that plagued the pull behind models as I have a LE 5th wheel, but part of my decision on choosing a Weekend Warrior WAS the lifetime structural warranty. I suppose I was just unfortunate in the timing of the whole thing, as well as being a LOT more fortunate than others in the model I chose. To my knowledge, the wide body LE 5th wheels seem to hold up pretty well (knock on wood).


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hello i am new here and i have a 06 wwfsc3200 and am now starting to have issues with it my door side wall is separating from my floor come to find out its do to a lack of outriggers in the wheel area have any of you had this issue and how much did it cost you to have it fixed.

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NorthernCharlie wrote:

Just got back home from picking up our trailer at Warrior Lifestyles in Corona, CA. Very dissapointing!!! The inside of the trailer was a disaster. Several things that they said they had done off of the punch list weren't done (we only discovered these things by going over the trailer before we drove it off the lot). While on the way home the new bond between the metal on the front and the rubber on the roof started to come apart, lift, and flap in the wind. This is after paying these guys $4700.00. We called them to complain and were told that the trailer was just fine when it left the lot and all they could for us was send us the materials to fix it ourselves! Also, because we live in "snow country" we had winterized the unit a few weeks before taking it into them--when we picked it up I noticed water in the shower and in an empty trash can. When I questioned this, I was told it was from them pressure washing it and the water getting in through the vents. We decided to make sure there was no water in the tanks...thank goodness we did because there was at least a gallon...so we winterized again. We drove 15 hours one way down and back two times to have them fix this trailer and once they were paid, boy did the attitude change! By the way, they told us it is a Zieman frame from 2006.

sorry to hear that you took your rig there they are a bunch of people who worked at warrior back b4 they went under and mark the ex owner of warrior is there too its not under his name but hes running that place and i wouldn't trust them with my rig.

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Uknowme8 wrote:

hello i am new here and i have a 06 wwfsc3200 and am now starting to have issues with it my door side wall is separating from my floor come to find out its do to a lack of outriggers in the wheel area have any of you had this issue and how much did it cost you to have it fixed.


Someone on here took theirs to a place that put extra outriggers and additional frame bracing on it. Try looking at this thread.

http://www.rv.net/forums/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25804376/gotomsg/25806634.cfm#25806634

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Uknowme8 wrote:

hello i am new here and i have a 06 wwfsc3200 and am now starting to have issues with it my door side wall is separating from my floor come to find out its do to a lack of outriggers in the wheel area have any of you had this issue and how much did it cost you to have it fixed.

Buddy, you're in Lake Elsinore, you're in the same city as RV Doctor. Jim use to be a plant manager at WW. They are experts at fixing the exact frame issues you are having. Talk to Jim, he runs the shop.Its a pretty big shop. Its not cheap, but if you want it done better than new, actually much better than new, don't go any where else. They have a jig set up for the frame just for this upgrade fix.

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I welded my own wall supports and gusseted the front tounge and put more support. probably added another half ton, but the thing is now built like a tank. if anyone wants pics feel free to ask.

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I know this is an old thread, but we recently discovered a problem we've had since we bought our 2007 WW FSC2800, new, in late 2006.

The 2007 is a tandem axle Toyhauler; for the 2008 model year they went to a triple axle. That should have been a tip-off. We opted for the cleaner-looking fiberglass body (as opposed to the corrugated aluminum, which is MUCH lighter).

Almost from the start, we were experiencing blown tires on almost every trip; sometimes we'd blow two on the same trip. The tires were properly inflated, and checked at every food, rest, or fuel stop. We tried numerous brands of tires - Carlyle, Firestone, and Goodyear. Same problem with each - we'd be rolling along at 65mpg, and "POP" - a tire would blow. Sometimes the tread de-laminated from the carcass; other times, it just blew out the sidewall & shredded as we pulled to a stop. Once, it destroyed the fiberglass tire skirt, and took out the rear running lights (it was nighttime, of course).

The trailer's weight (according to the CAT scale readings when it was new) was well within the GVWR specified, and we always tried to balance the load evenly, so we didn't suspect a weight problem.

To say that this issue diminished our enjoyment of the trailer is a gross understatement; in fact, we rarely used it because of this.

Finally (just recently) we re-weighed the trailer, empty (~9400 lbs - very close to the original numbers we got). The weight we were hauling seemed to be within limits, even with 150 gallons of water, and a full Generator fuel tank and two bikes loaded.

I thought the wheels looked "skewed" - or out of alignment, so I took the trailer to a truck center that did Laser-alignment (I thought one or both axles was bent).

The good news: the axles were fine. The not-so good news - 3 of the 4 wheels were bent. Now, with all the tire changes we've had done (which required balancing), not a SINGLE shop indicated that we had bent wheels. The truck shop also informed us that they thought we were overloading the tires. We hadn't even considered that.

The tires on the trailer were 15", load range "D", rated for 2600 lbs EACH (for a total of 10,400 lbs. That's only 1000 lbs more than the empty weight; just filling the fresh water tank exceeds 10400 (150 gallons x 8.3 lbs = 1245 lbs, which put our gross weigh at 10,645, almost 250 lbs over the tire capacity! That's with nothing else loaded, and no fuel in the generator or fueling station tanks (let alone the contents of the black & gray tanks, toys, cargo, food, etc).

Last month, we installed 16" steel wheels & Carlisle load range "E" tires (mfgr p/n 5193411), rated at 3960 lbs each @ 95 PSI (for a total tire capacity of 15,840 BUT - the best 6-lug, 16" wheels available are only rated for 3200 lbs each @ 80 PSI (total of 12800 - which is about the GVWR of the trailer anyway, but less than the tires). To get higher capacity wheels, we'd have to change the axles & go to 8-lug hubs/wheels.

But still, we now have 2400 lbs more capacity than we had with the "D" range tires. In addition, the rating on the wheels is most likely conservative, so we probably have an additional 100-200 lbs per tire as a safety margin. We don't intend to push that limit, but still; it's nice to know it's there.

I hope this long-winded post is helpful; if you have a similar problem, check your tire load rating... if we had done it sooner we'd have saved LOTS of $$$ and headaches.

Tony

* This post was last edited 04/23/12 06:18am by anarion55 *   View edit history


Susan & Tony
(3 kids/3 dogs)
'06 Chevy Silverado 2500HD CC/Shortbed; 6.6 Duramax/Allison, Reese DualCam, Prodigy
'07 WW FSC2800 Billet
Yamaha V-Star 650, TTR125-L, Suzuki Z250, Eiger 4X4m Kawasaki Ninja 250 (hers)
Kawasaki ZX-9r, KFX400, KX250 2-stroke (his)


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