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Old 04-05-2015, 01:38 PM   #15
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An RV is more house than truck. Anyone that has ever bought a new construction home has become aware of a little thing called a "Punch List".

These are things that need fixing...IN A BRAND NEW HOUSE!

I am not saying it is good...just saying that's the way it is.
The owner is expected to demand repairs as they see fit.

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Old 04-05-2015, 02:07 PM   #16
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An RV is more house than truck. Anyone that has ever bought a new construction home has become aware of a little thing called a "Punch List".

These are things that need fixing...IN A BRAND NEW HOUSE!

I am not saying it is good...just saying that's the way it is.
The owner is expected to demand repairs as they see fit.

Safe travels
I just finished 2 custom homes.... punch list ....0..

I took care of everything before I sold the home..




guess I could have said things like the garage door doesn't open all the way...


or ,,, the stove doesn't work... but give me your money and all that will be fixed when you move in...




then when they move in say... the stove and garage door is covered by the manifactor... call thenm and see what they say...


you might have to get a better door
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Old 04-05-2015, 02:51 PM   #17
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Test drive on a windy day if u dont like how it handles move on to the next one. Fyi wind is no friend to any high profile vehicle
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Old 04-05-2015, 03:05 PM   #18
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we don't have any one that sells newmar to my knowlage what do they have in the 34' and under...

my full timer has to have a concrete floor.. so we don't wanna live in it ... just camp
I'm not sure I understand what you are asking or saying by this comment related to my post, Newmar has MH's from 29' up to over 40', and I must be missing something about the concrete floors, we live in our house and camp in our MH(for extended trips as well as the weekend getaway).
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For what we pay for these things yes they should be right but it's just not the case.
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The bottom line is, as long as we keep buying them the way they are offered.....nothing will change
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I'm not sure I understand what you are asking or saying by this comment related to my post, Newmar has MH's from 29' up to over 40', and I must be missing something about the concrete floors, we live in our house and camp in our MH(for extended trips as well as the weekend getaway).
I'm not sure either... I didn't know you had a ford... I thought it was dp..
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I just finished 2 custom homes.... punch list ....0..

I took care of everything before I sold the home..




guess I could have said things like the garage door doesn't open all the way...


or ,,, the stove doesn't work... but give me your money and all that will be fixed when you move in...




then when they move in say... the stove and garage door is covered by the manifactor... call thenm and see what they say...


you might have to get a better door
Good point but you are comparing crafting vs manufacturing. When we start paying for aircraft quality we can expect aircraft quality. And even then there are maintenance issues.
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I would have to agree the mindset of dealers in the rv world is backwards. When I go to sell my stuff I make sure it's ready to roll when the customer arrives. They seem to think that you buy it first and then they will fix it is a acceptable business model. This is what the dealer wanted us to do on our last purchase, I just laughed and said "I'll give you the money as soon as you're ready to give me my MH." Laughed even harder when they said that's not the way they do it. Told them if they wanted me to buy it that was the way it was going to be done. Motorhome was ready for delivery the next day...
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As a new owner, you have the privilege of using the coach first. In exchange, it's your responsibility to get EVERYTHING identified and fixed under the one year manufacturer's warranty. That's really what you paid top dollar for. You have ultimately purchased the right to tell the next owner that everything works fine. (when you go to sell or trade it).

If you really want to forgo the privilege, then simply purchase a slightly used late-model coach. Most little defects should be resolved when you purchase a late model coach.

As a hobby, I develop and sell abut a dozen new stick homes every other year. I would NEVER sell a new stick home without a complete house warranty policy in effect. That way, the new owner has the privilege of living and using their new home, and it's their responsibility to identify and have everything that goes wrong repaired under warranty, so they don't come after the developer, (me).

Hmm, sounds exactly like they just purchased a motorhome.
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Everything I know about buying new I learned from the Op - and my one new unit experience in 1991. I will always buy lightly used.
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Test drive on a windy day if u dont like how it handles move on to the next one. Fyi wind is no friend to any high profile vehicle
That's for sure! My ACE 27.1 was fine stock until I drove it in a gusting 30-35 mph) cross wind, I moved the sway bar links (front and rear) immediately after that trip!
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There should be quality control inspections during construction
and a complete inspection after completion. Plus another from the dealer before delivery. I'm talking about every part. I had several things that should have been seen during the build. Like a window that wouldn't close because it over lapped the frame. There's no way the installer could not have known it was installed wrong.
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