NHSTA AL KO Axle CLaims...How many????

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NHSTA AL KO Axle CLaims...How many????

Postby F350Cardinal » Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:36 pm

Many of us have had problems with AL KO axles manufactured 2003-2004. Many of us have also been given the runaround by AL KO personnel. How many of you have filed a complaint with NHSTA and received a claim number. What is your claim number.

If you have had problems and have not filed a NHSTA complaint, now is the time!!


Postby ratherbcamping » Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:46 am

We had problems with the AlKo axles on our Wildcat in the summer of 2005. We really have no complaints with how things were handled -- We were on a six-week trip when the tires showed unusual wear. We found a dealer near our campsite and took photos in to their service dept. manager. The service dept. contacted Forest River -- and then AlKo. The axles were ordered, and we remained in the campground until parts arrived. (We were in Durango, Colorado, so it took five days.) As soon as the axles arrived, they were installed and we were on our way again. We were lucky we discovered the problem when we did.

We didn't file a claim with NHSTA because everything was dealt with quite reasonably. Our only complaint was with the cheap tires the dealer used as a replacement!

Postby Shields » Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:40 pm

On the bright side, that is a good place to be stuck in a campground. :) We spent a week there in September and I hated to leave the area. But I checked and I have Lippert axles...whew!
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Postby bayoubengal » Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:15 pm

Al, How did you get Lippert axles on your Cardinal? Our dealer (Berryland) told us that Forest River only uses AL-KO on Cardinals. I'd love to have anything other than AL-KO axles put on when we order ours.
We've had our share of problems with AL-KO on our Wildcat.
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