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    Posted: 27 Feb 2021 at 3:18pm
When we purchased our 172 it had an outstanding recall issue with the clearance lights [the spoiler and fender mounted ones].  The selling dealer fixed it but made an error that caused the system to short.  I contacted the closest r-Pod dealer to see about attending to the issue.  They said that they couldn't even look at it for almost a year, that is to say - pound salt.  Thankfully, we were able to arrange a work around using a local independent shop ant the selling dealer paid to fix the mistake.  

RV dealers are generally not helpful if they did not sell the trailer in my experience.  Unfortunately, the manufactures could care less about securing the cooperation of their dealer networks for warranty and recall issues.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Feb 2021 at 6:20pm
Forest River took care of the mirror recall and the black tank damage from the failed bracket all under warranty through a local dealer despite me buying elsewhere. Bravo to Forrest River!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote GlueGuy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Feb 2021 at 11:45am
Originally posted by lostagain

When we purchased our 172 it had an outstanding recall issue with the clearance lights [the spoiler and fender mounted ones].  The selling dealer fixed it but made an error that caused the system to short.  I contacted the closest r-Pod dealer to see about attending to the issue.  They said that they couldn't even look at it for almost a year, that is to say - pound salt.  Thankfully, we were able to arrange a work around using a local independent shop ant the selling dealer paid to fix the mistake.  

RV dealers are generally not helpful if they did not sell the trailer in my experience.  Unfortunately, the manufactures could care less about securing the cooperation of their dealer networks for warranty and recall issues.
They always told me to pound sand.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote lostagain Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Feb 2021 at 11:54am
LOL  .... both of equal utility.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tcj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Feb 2021 at 6:54pm
Originally posted by readd5030

Hey there TCJ,

My wife and I just purchased a 2018 RPod 180 and just returned from a first trial trip.
The trip was great but two items that need some resolution are:

1 - the unit came with a single Lippert 24" step (26 1/8" mount width)
We notice the yours has the aluminum 2 step. 
Can you post any Manufacturer info on the steps? 

2 - the unit came with the Thule 5200 Omnistor Manual Crank Awning.
the Support Leg adjustment locking clips, to lock the two sections, do not work on either support leg pole. (Terrible Design)
Do you have any idea where we can get replacement parts in US for the Thule Awning?
I may just design my own clamp system

3 - Any other helpful hints on the 180 Model would be greatly appreciated!!

thanks for any help !!

DSR


I can't find any manufacturer markings on the stairs.  I looked at all the stairs on etrailer and none match how they bolt to the Rpod frame and floor.  Attached is a photo looking from rear to front of the bolt up needed.

I had the same problem with the locking lever on the awning legs.  The girl at the dealer showed me how.  Like said above. Grab the lever with the palm of your hand close to the pivit point and push hard. It won't break.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote StephenH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Feb 2021 at 9:40pm
Your step is different than the one I had. I did not have the bolts going up to the floor of the trailer. There were two brackets and the steps bolted to those. 

I hope you can find a double step that will fit.
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Following steps - but the preview is just a solid brown picture ?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote offgrid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jun 2022 at 6:17am
Could be you need to reduce the size and are just seeing a small part that happens to be brown.
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Reduced from 2900+ KB to 682 KB with very little change (can see just a small corner of skylight) .....................??
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