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TOP THREE THINGS TO WATCH FOR $$$

 

  1. Dry rot caused by water trapped in the roof
  2. Dry rot caused by trapped water in the floor
  3. Deteriorating structure caused by weld or outrigger failure
  • Dan mckeever

    Posted at 2014-03-23 21:14:02

    Can you lift a fb2600 by the lower hanger holes only? Do you have to do anything special or will that work to raise it. Thanks

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    • MARK WARMOTH

      Posted at 2014-04-01 00:31:13

      Can you lift a fb2600 by the lower hanger holes only? Do you have to do anything special or will that work to raise it. Thanks

      IF U DO USE THE UPPER OR LOWER HOLES USE EVERY HOLE HI OR LOW--DON'T MIX THEM--AND YES THAT WILL GET YOU A INCH OR SO---THE OTHER WAY IS TO PUT YOUR AXLES UNDER THE SPRINGS WILL COST YOU AROUND 500$ AND RAISE YOU UP 5.5 INCHES--800-500-9914 GOOD LUCK...MARK

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  • Becky

    Posted at 2014-01-04 20:32:32

    In 2007, my husband and I went to the RV show at Pomona fair grounds. After looking at hundreds of models and dozens of options, we decided to lean towards the Weekend Warrior toy hauler.

    We didn't buy one that day, but a few weeks later I found a used 2007 Weekend Warrior 2100fb.

    It was May 2007 and to find a used model the same year seemed like a great deal. The original owner seemed to have most of the additional upgrades and we would be saving big.

    We decided to buy it and commit to $230 a month payment for 12 years or 144 months. It is a big deal for people to purchase your product, more than a car.

    In 2007, we took it around the area a few times, in 2008, we took it out a few more times and once up to gold country calif. In 2009, I was in school so we were only able to take it out once. In 2010, we took it out for Memorial Day and in August. We have not taken it out since August 2010.

    I am going to be writing out checks for $230 until May 2019.

    The side panels on the 2100fb are not set very well and slide down letting in water. Since my dad has a 1969, Weekender camper with the same type of panels they don't move as the ones in the much newer Weekend Warrior.

    The water ended up dry rotting the floor and it is uneven, I will call it wavy and not solid, I'll call it soft. This is unacceptable and as I write checked for the purchase of my mistake trailer, I hope that nobody else suffers from poor workmanship from Weekend Warriors or Extreme Warrior. 12 years of payments people deserve better!

    Also, the batteries no longer charge. We replaced the batteries and inverter, still we have issues!

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    • MARK WARMOTH

      Posted at 2014-02-21 16:49:03

      In 2007, my husband and I went to the RV show at Pomona fair grounds. After looking at hundreds of models and dozens of options, we decided to lean towards the Weekend Warrior toy hauler.

      We didn't buy one that day, but a few weeks later I found a used 2007 Weekend Warrior 2100fb.

      It was May 2007 and to find a used model the same year seemed like a great deal. The original owner seemed to have most of the additional upgrades and we would be saving big.

      We decided to buy it and commit to $230 a month payment for 12 years or 144 months. It is a big deal for people to purchase your product, more than a car.

      In 2007, we took it around the area a few times, in 2008, we took it out a few more times and once up to gold country calif. In 2009, I was in school so we were only able to take it out once. In 2010, we took it out for Memorial Day and in August. We have not taken it out since August 2010.

      I am going to be writing out checks for $230 until May 2019.

      The side panels on the 2100fb are not set very well and slide down letting in water. Since my dad has a 1969, Weekender camper with the same type of panels they don't move as the ones in the much newer Weekend Warrior.

      The water ended up dry rotting the floor and it is uneven, I will call it wavy and not solid, I'll call it soft. This is unacceptable and as I write checked for the purchase of my mistake trailer, I hope that nobody else suffers from poor workmanship from Weekend Warriors or Extreme Warrior. 12 years of payments people deserve better!

      Also, the batteries no longer charge. We replaced the batteries and inverter, still we have issues!

      BECKY I'M VERY SORRY FOR THE TROUBLE YOU ARE HAVING---I'M ALSO SORRY IF YOU HAVE THE IMPRESSION THAT I'M NOT AT FAULT FOR ANY DEFICIENCY'S IN THE PRODUCT--THE SADDEST THING IS I COULD HAVE MADE THEM STRONGER IN THE REAR WHEEL AREA AT ALMOST NO EXTRA COST--MY MISTAKE---JUST SO YOU KNOW--EVEN THOUGH I AM TELLING PEOPLE THAT OVERLOADING OR ABUSE IS A PROBLEM I HAVE PUT MUCH MORE PRIORITY IN BOTH THE STRUCTURE AND THE WATER INTRUSION PROBLEMS IN THE UNITS I BUILD TODAY OR TRYING TO BUILD TODAY---THAT BEING SAID--I WOULD LIKE TO HELP YOU IF I CAN--MY SHOP TODAY IS IN SO CAL--ALTHOUGH I CAN'T COVER YOU UNDER WARRANTY --I WOULD LOVE TO HELP YOU AT MY COST-----IF SO CAL IS NOT AN OPTION OR YOU DON'T WANT TO GIVE ANYMORE OF YOUR BUSINESS TO ME-- I UNDERSTAND BUT WOULD BE GLAD TO ADVISE YOU OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE AND HOW MUCH IT SHOULD COST YOU--I SAY THIS BECAUSE THE PRICES AT INDEPENDENT SERVICE CENTERS VERY SO MUCH THAT IT MIGHT BE NICE TO KNOW THE CENTER OF THE ROAD REGARDING PRICES TO REPAIR YOUR COACH---E-MAIL ME AT TALK2MARK@EXTREMEWARRIOR.COM OR CALL ME 800-500-9914--AND I WILL DO MY BEST TO HELP YOU NOW--SORRY I HAVE BEEN MIA--PS 50% OF THE CHASSIS UPGRADE REPAIRS (DROPPING WALLS) WERE NOT NECESSARY TO DO--AND RECOMMENDED TO BE DONE FOR THE FINANCIAL BENEFIT OF THE SERVICE CENTER DOING THE JOB---ITS HARD FOR ME TO SAY THAT IT WAS NEVER GOING TO NEED TO BE DONE-- BUT MANY COACHES WERE REPAIRED WHEN THEY DIDN'T NEED TO---WHAT I AM SAYING IS THIS--THE COACH HAS A NATURAL SETTLING--UNFORTUNATE BUT A LITTLE SAG IS NORMAL AND ONLY IF IT CONTINUED NEEDED A HIGH DOLLAR REPAIR--IN MANY CASES IF THE BROKEN OUTRIGGER ONLY NEEDED TO BE RE-WELDED OR RE-ENFORCED IF BUCKLED AND NOT THE OVER KILL REPAIR--THE OVERKILL REPAIR IS WONDERFUL AND BETTER TO DO BUT MOST LIKELY COST A LOT MORE--EARLY DETECTION OF THE PROBLEM SHOULD HAVE BEEN A VERY IN EXPENSIVE REPAIR AND IN SOME CASES WERE CHARGED MORE THAN MAYBE NECESSARY-- JUST ONE MANS OPINION--MARK W

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  • Dave

    Posted at 2013-07-15 15:54:25

    We have a 2009 CR3705 with the "distressed" interior. We are in the process of repairing the wall and were wondering if the beige distressed paneling is still available.

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    • MARK WARMOTH

      Posted at 2013-12-11 19:11:05

      We have a 2009 CR3705 with the "distressed" interior. We are in the process of repairing the wall and were wondering if the beige distressed paneling is still available.

      YES AVAILABLE OR IF NOT A SUBSTITUTE IS AVAILABLE--CALL WARRIOR LIFESTYLES 800-500-9914------PARTS FOR WARRIOR'S RAGEN'S AND EXTREME'S--ALSO FULL SERVICE FOR TOY HAULERS---BUILDING NEW TOP LINE LUXURY & CUSTOM TOY HAULERS AND CONSIGNING AND SELLING TOY HAULERS FOR CUSTOMERS--FULL SERVICE EVERYTHING TOY HAULERS................MARK

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  • Mark Cunningham

    Posted at 2013-01-24 20:22:09

    I have a 2006 FT1900 and leaks have been a big issue. First, the water heater leaked and soaked the floor. Next, the front tip-out seal leaked, and again soaked the floor...along with the mattress and carpet and rotted the canvas. Then, the sun cooked the plastic sky lights and rain got in there too. Yes, the poor floor again. The first time I pulled up the linoleum and dried out the OSB sub-floor, and laid 1/4 inch plywood on top of the OSB. Then I laid a decent linoleum floor tile on top of that. Looked great, but unfortunately another leak soaked the floor and now all has to be ripped out. My plan was to cut around the cabinets, fridge, etc., and try to get away with replacing just the floor in the kitchen and bathroom. So, I have a few questions: 1. would you use 3/4 inch OSB or something else? 2. Would you anchor the floor to the cross members running underneath? With what? Would that reduce the structural integrity of the cross member? 3. Would you put down indoor/outdoor carpet down instead of tile or linoleum? I have to do it myself, can't afford to have a RV place do it. Thank you in advance.

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    • MARK WARMOTH (EXTREME WARRIOR)

      Posted at 2013-01-31 00:08:35

      I have a 2006 FT1900 and leaks have been a big issue. First, the water heater leaked and soaked the floor. Next, the front tip-out seal leaked, and again soaked the floor...along with the mattress and carpet and rotted the canvas. Then, the sun cooked the plastic sky lights and rain got in there too. Yes, the poor floor again. The first time I pulled up the linoleum and dried out the OSB sub-floor, and laid 1/4 inch plywood on top of the OSB. Then I laid a decent by Giant Savings">linoleum floor tile on top of that. Looked great, but unfortunately another leak soaked the floor and now all has to be ripped out. My plan was to cut around the cabinets, fridge, etc., and try to get away with replacing just the floor in the kitchen and bathroom. So, I have a few questions: 1. would you use 3/4 inch OSB or something else? 2. Would you anchor the floor to the cross members running underneath? With what? Would that reduce the structural integrity of the cross member? 3. Would you put down indoor/outdoor carpet down instead of tile or linoleum? I have to do it myself, can't afford to have a RV place do it. Thank you in advance.

      MARK CONTACT ME AT TALK2MARK@EXTREMEWARRIOR.COM AND LEAVE YOUR PHONE NUMBER AND I WILL MAIL YOU MINE--WE CAN TALK...MARK

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  • Dave Foster

    Posted at 2012-12-27 15:14:56

    Just bought a 2008 SXFK 1800 from original owner. He showed me the floor in the bathroom he "repaired" due to a leaky water heater. Well all he did was place a crudely cut sheet of composit board OVEr the rotted floor and paint it white. Today I pulled it apart to find the rotted floor looks like it started at the junction of the wall and floor under the TP roll. I cut out all the rot but it extends under the wall towards the rear. This area is where the water heater is. Will it be ok for now? I am headed to buy the new board for the floor and hope I can find a piece of vinyl to come close to the grey and black original. I just can't believe how crude people are with "repairs" Any tech help would be appreciated. Dave

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    • dave foster

      Posted at 2012-12-27 19:13:13

      Just bought a 2008 SXFK 1800 from original owner. He showed me the floor in the bathroom he "repaired" due to a leaky water heater. Well all he did was place a crudely cut sheet of composit board OVEr the rotted floor and paint it white. Today I pulled it apart to find the rotted floor looks like it started at the junction of the wall and floor under the TP roll. I cut out all the rot but it extends under the wall towards the rear. This area is where the water heater is. Will it be ok for now? I am headed to buy the new board for the floor and hope I can find a piece of vinyl to come close to the grey and black original. I just can't believe how crude people are with "repairs" Any tech help would be appreciated. Dave ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN GET THE GREY CHECKERBOARD VINYL FLOORING TO MATCH????????

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  • Jacob Davis

    Posted at 2012-09-18 22:55:32

    I have a 2008 30' Superlight Fifth. I am flipping the axels and installing new spring pads on the top of the axels to get more ground clearance. Can I use the top holes in the spring hangers? From the ratify it came in the bottom holes.

    Thanks for your help!

    Jacob Davis

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    • MARK WARMOTH (EXTREME WARRIOR)

      Posted at 2012-09-19 14:25:14

      [quote]I have a 2008 30' Superlight Fifth. I am flipping the axels and installing new spring pads on the top of the axels to get more ground clearance. Can I use the top holes in the spring hangers? From the ratify it came in the bottom holes.

      Thanks for your help!

      Jacob Da

      TOP HOLES IN HANGERS: YES YOU CAN--BUT DO NOT USE SOME TOP AND SOME BOTTOM--EITHER ALL TOP OR ALL BOTTOM IS IMPORTANT----(FYI USING THE TOP HOLES LOWERS THE UNIT)
      P.S.--I RECOMMEND YOU REINFORCE THE SPRING HANGERS TO COUNTER THE EFFECTS OF THE EXTRA LEVERAGE ON THE TWISTING OF THE AXLES WHILE TURNING SHARP--CONTACT ME AT TALK2MARK@EXTREMEWARRIOR.COM AND LEAVE YOUR NUMBER AND I WILL CALL AND EXPLAIN.........

      MARK WARMOTH EXTREME WARRIOR

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  • Donald Fox

    Posted at 2012-08-14 21:04:16

    Mark in SEPT 2009 my wife and I we purchase the FS23OO.WE didn't use the trailer until APRIL 2010 for Health reasons. We had only used it 3 hours and the re-frig quit, that cost $1600 dollars. In 2011 at the beach we noticed a leak in the front bedroom and we lost the floor in the bathroom, the hall, and kitchen that was 10,000 dollars. The brakes locked up and the repair man said it happened from a staple in the water line at the front wall. We bought the trailer for 18,900 but up to date we have about 37,000 in it. I really cant say thank you for a well made toy hauler.

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    • MARK WARMOTH (EXTREME WARRIOR)

      Posted at 2012-08-16 18:08:53

      Mark in SEPT 2009 my wife and I we purchase the FS23OO.WE didn't use the trailer until APRIL 2010 for Health reasons. We had only used it 3 hours and the re-frig quit, that cost $1600 dollars. In 2011 at the beach we noticed a leak in the front bedroom and we lost the floor in the bathroom, the hall, and kitchen that was 10,000 dollars. The brakes locked up and the repair man said it happened from a staple in the water line at the front wall. We bought the trailer for 18,900 but up to date we have about 37,000 in it. I really cant say thank you for a well made toy hauler.

      REALLY CAN'T SAY THANKS: DONALD I KNOW THIS DOESN'T HELP MUCH BUT I'M SO SORRY FOR YOUR EXPERIENCE--I LIVE FOR THE EXPERIENCE YOU SIGNED UP FOR AND DIDN'T GET--THE GOOD TIMES AND TROUBLE FREE USE WE ALL EXPECT---I DON'T KNOW WHY SOME TIMES BAD GETS WORSE--BUT I HAVE ENOUGH CUSTOMERS AND HAVE BUILT ENOUGH COACHES--- TO JUST KNOW THIS DOES HAPPEN EVEN WITH ALL THE KINGS MEN AND ALL THE KINGS HORSES TRYING TO KEEP IT FORM HAPPENING---I'M SORRY I WASN'T THERE TO HELP YOU THROUGH IT---I HAVE KNOWN FROM THE EARLY 90"S THAT IF WATER GETS TRAPPED IN THE FLOOR THAT THE FLOOR WILL DETERIORATE---WE RELIGIOUSLY POKED HOLES ALL OVER THE PLASTIC UNDERBELLY SO ANY WATER THAT GOT IN FOR ANY REASON COULD DRIP OUT AND DRY---KEEPING YOUR FLOOR PROBLEM FROM EVER BEING A PROBLEM---I THINK ANY VOLUME OF WATER IS MIXING WITH THE FIBERGLASS PARTICLES IN THE INSULATION AND PLUGGING THE HOLES LIKE RADIATOR STOP LEAK--THUS TRAPPING THE WATER ANYWAY---THE HOLES SHOULD HAVE BEEN LARGER OR SLITS---I HOPE YOU WERE ABLE TO GET YOUR REFER COVERED UNDER WARRANTY AS THEY WERE WARRANTIED FROM DOMETIC FOR TWO YEARS FROM YOUR PURCHASE DATE----EVEN AFTER WE WENT OUT OF BUSINESS IN JULY 2008---MANY DEALERS HATE DEALING WITH COLLECTING MONEY FOR WARRANTY AND WILL JUMP AT THE CHANCE TO SELL A UNIT AS IS OR NOT HELP YOU IF THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH IT----DONALD I APPRECIATED AND DO APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS AND I AM TRULY SORRY THE EXPERIENCE DIDN'T WORK OUT THE WAY EITHER OF US EXPECTED---BUT I DO APPRECIATE THE INFORMATION--I AM STRIVING TO DO BETTER AND WILL AS LONG AS I CONTINUE TO MAKE IT MY PRIORITY---SORRY & THANKS AGAIN...........

      MARK WARMOTH EXTREME WARRIOR

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  • Brant

    Posted at 2012-07-03 10:48:39

    I have a 2008 Supercross, and starting to get worried about future floor rot. The trailer is in EXCELLENT shape, however, I feel like a very few spots in the kitchen area are slightly soft (don't feel like I noticed anything before). It seems early, but i'm keeping an eye on it just to make sure. There is a very faint area that would be either glue from under the vinyl or the beginning to a soft spot. Has over-used glue ever been an issue or could it be a water issue? If it's a water issue, it must be coming from underneath the trailer. What is the fix for this? I saw you mentioned cutting slits in tarp like material, so water can drain?

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    • MARK WARMOTH (EXTREME WARRIOR)

      Posted at 2012-07-05 15:33:44

      I have a 2008 Supercross, and starting to get worried about future floor rot. The trailer is in EXCELLENT shape, however, I feel like a very few spots in the kitchen area are slightly soft (don't feel like I noticed anything before). It seems early, but i'm keeping an eye on it just to make sure. There is a very faint area that would be either glue from under the vinyl or the beginning to a soft spot. Has over-used glue ever been an issue or could it be a water issue? If it's a water issue, it must be coming from underneath the trailer. What is the fix for this? I saw you mentioned cutting slits in tarp like material, so water can drain?

      MAYBE A FLOOR PROBLEM-----MAYBE THE POWER OF SUGGESTION---SORRY IF I SCARED YOU---YOUR COACH HAD MANY HOLES PUNCHED IN WHEN WE BUILT IT BUT FOR SOME REASON THERE ARE STILL A FEW COACHES THAT ARE GETTING SOFT SPOTS IN THE FLOOR---WE THING THE WATER IS MIXING WITH ISOLATION PARTICLES AND PLUGGING THE HOLES LIKE RADIATOR STOP LEAK---THE SLITS ARE THE BEST DEFENSE--ONCE THE WATER DRIPS DRY THE DAMAGE WILL STOP---THEN YOU CAN KEEP YOUR EYE ON IT AND REPLACE IF NEEDED---ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP WATER OUT OF THE FLOOR UNDERBELLY----I HAVE NOT SEEN LENO GLUE EVER BE A PROBLEM---MOST OF THE WARRIOR'S EVER BUILT DO NOT HAVE LENO GLUE BUT PERIMETER STAPLES ONLY THIS MAY NOT BE THE CASE ON THE SUPERCROSS UNITS---THE FIRST ONES WE BUILT AT THE WARRIOR FACTORY AND THE LATER ONES WE BUILT AT THE RAGEN FACTORY---IF IT IS PERIMETER STAPLES AND NO GLUE AND WATER GOT IN BETWEEN THE LENO AND WOOD FLOOR ON TOP --THIS COULD BE A PROBLEM--TRAPPED WATER KEEPING WOOD WET FOR 3-4 MONTHS WILL START DRY ROT--WITHER ON TOP OR FROM UNDERNEATH...........

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  • MARK WARMOTH (EXTREME WARRIOR)

    Posted at 2012-06-22 14:20:44

    IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT PARTS OR REPAIRS PLEAS CONTACT ME AT TALK2MARK@EXTREMEWARRIOR.COM OR CALL ME @ 951-244-5256 ANYTIME--MY DIRECT LINE---MARK

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  • Lisa Fournier

    Posted at 2012-06-17 20:02:25

    Hello We have a 2007 week end warrior FS, we love our trailer! However over the last year and a half we have noticed the floor right by the entrance door and into the hallway by the bathroom has gotten incredibly soft to the point we are afraid of falling through the floor. We know that the company is out of business so we have been dealing with a local trailer company. They have gone over the trailer with a fine tooth comb and can not find where the water is getting in. They seem to think it has to do with the tanks below the trailer. Have you heard of this and can you please provide us with some advice, anything would be greatly appreciated. We don't want to see our trailer go to waste! Thanks so much.
    Rick and Lisa

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    • MARK WARMOTH (EXTREME WARRIOR)

      Posted at 2012-06-22 15:25:48

      Hello We have a 2007 week end warrior FS, we love our trailer! However over the last year and a half we have noticed the floor right by the entrance door and into the hallway by the bathroom has gotten incredibly soft to the point we are afraid of falling through the floor. We know that the company is out of business so we have been dealing with a local trailer company. They have gone over the trailer with a fine tooth comb and can not find where the water is getting in. They seem to think it has to do with the tanks below the trailer. Have you heard of this and can you please provide us with some advice, anything would be greatly appreciated. We don't want to see our trailer go to waste! Thanks so much.
      Rick and Lisa


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