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    Posted: 30 Aug 2010 at 9:19am
Thinking of adding axle risers to my 177. It is mentioned on the forum that there are pictures of the risers on one of the posts but I can't locate them. Afriend of mine looked at the Pod and said that he should be able to fabricate a set for me. Also the height of the risers are referred to as being anywhere from 3 inches to 4 inches high. I thought it was a 4 inch riser? There is a post by "tsunami" who installed them himself (great instructions). Is is on this post that he mentions the pictures of the risers. Any help pointing me in the right direction would be appreciated.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote TIDALWAVE Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Aug 2010 at 12:16pm
I paid $250 including shipping via Coates RV last fall for my risers...someone recently mentioned that they were able to buy risers directly from Forest River for about $75.00.  I would recommend getting
the risers from Forest River.  The factory made risers have decent gussets welded to the main
pieces and the attachment holes.  The risers also included high-strength steel bolts.
I don't think that someone could fabricate a couple of risers for that price in their own shop...if you include the measuring/cutting/drilling/welding and time involved.
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You are absolutely right about ordering directly from Forest River. It is going to be interesting to see how much more it will cost to get them shipped across the border!!!!!!! I havn't got a price yet from my dealer here in Canada.
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I've called FR twice and left a message both times, still waiting to hear back so I can order my risers...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Outbound Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Aug 2010 at 9:11pm
Originally posted by Gerald

It is going to be interesting to see how much more it will cost to get them shipped across the border!!!!!!!

If you can, request that they ship via USPS (as opposed to a courier like UPS or Purolator).  It'll only take a day or two longer, but you won't be saddled with exorbitant brokerage fees when it arrives at your door.  Expect to pay HST on the parts at your door, regardless of the carrier.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote TerryM Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Aug 2010 at 7:47am
Or find someone on this side of the border to ship them to.  Then drive over and pick them up.  Don't declare them when you go back home.  Cheaper that way.Clap

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Post Options Post Options   Quote techntrek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Aug 2010 at 10:20am
I would offer to be a shipping point, but I'm nowhere near the border.  If anyone plans a trip down the East Coast, just let me know.  I think we are also planning on visiting Niagra next summer and we could meet up.
 
BTW, FR called me back this morning, my risers are on the way.
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Hey Guys and Girls,  just bought my first R-Podd 177 today, do any of U use the 4 inch  kits?  I really had trouble trying to put it in the driveway.
Are  they sold direct from forest river abd are they easy to install Thanks
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There have been several people who have installed them by themselves.  I had my dealer install them while the camper was in for other service.  I did not feel they cost too much.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote David and Danette Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jan 2011 at 6:50am
     Does anyone have a phone number or email address for Forest River to order the riser kit. I have finally decided to install them on the RPod. There was a post for instructions to install them yourself, if anyone knows where that can be found that would help too. The heighth of the risers are they 3 1/2" and the cost from Forest River about $100.00?      Thakyou   David
     I found the number for Surveyor 574-642-3119 and ordered the 3" risers they were $75.00 plus shipping estimated to be about $15.00 to $20.00 to south Fla. Now I will have to install them which I hope will not be to difficult.    David
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