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Old 06-24-2019, 03:11 PM   #15
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My dealer had mine on the lot for 6 weeks and had not even looked at it yet. Was there for a slide seal leak. They finally declared it "fixed" twice and each time I went to pick it up there was still a puddle on the floor. So then they slathered silicone caulking all over the outside including seams that were designed to let water OUT in case it did find it's way in, and despite my and the factory rep's insistence that they not use silicone. The third time they declared it "fixed" it again had a puddle on the floor at which point I drove it back to the factory who completely rebuilt the entire slide, including removing the silicone caulk, and had it back to me in just a couple days.

Glad I purchased a trailer with great factory support. Many brands will offer no point of contact other than the dealer, who is completely inept in my case.
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Paid $30 for our Arctic Fox 22G. I haven't been back for services yet. We have 20 nights in it in one year. I fixed some very minor issues myself. Nothing more than fixing a screw.
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Old 07-01-2019, 03:44 PM   #17
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I have bought two TT from GRV. First one was a like new Ultra-Lite 15ft. 3 years later I bought the one I have now, a 28ft. bunkhouse brand new. Their customer service is SUPERB!! They are family owned. I have one near by, but even if they were 3 hours away, I would still go back and do business with them. My TT is now 3 years old and NO ISSUES!! Don't even consider CAMPING WORLD, you'll regret it!!!
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Old 07-01-2019, 08:09 PM   #18
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Ok I need to rant. I bought a new 26 foot travel trailer this year for about 30K. Been on two trips and so far have had to take it in twice. Have had to have the radio, entry door, and a fender skirt replaced. The black tank flush system, bedroom door, and cabinet door repaired.
It seems horrible, the quality that they put into these and they we (consumers) put up with it.

Ok I feel a little better.
This is the way I see it. 30k for the trailer. Not very expensive and several companies need to make a profit from it. The manufacturer, the dealer, the transporters etc. Add in the cost of materials and you donít have much financial wiggle room. The only thing the manufacturer can do is rush production out the back door and hope for the best. Not much money left over for warranty work so that suffers and you end up with unhappy customers. Sad but true.
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Old 07-06-2019, 08:05 PM   #19
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My thoughts of the RV industry is that they are in the same place as the Auto industry in the 70's. They built crap with the idea that the dealership would take care of the problems. When foreign competition showed up things changed. My 2018 TT had some problems but not like the ones mentioned above. (Slide issues and brackets on the Freshwater take let loose) The dealer was able to fix promptly and I was on my way. I try to do as much as I can and hopefully not make problems worse. Thank goodness for this forum and YouTube !
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Old 07-06-2019, 09:00 PM   #20
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My thoughts of the RV industry is that they are in the same place as the Auto industry in the 70's. They built crap with the idea that the dealership would take care of the problems. When foreign competition showed up things changed.
Hmmmm, a Japanese built camper may be cool
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Ok, so I habe a coleman lantern 202rd. The only warranty issue I had was the furnace. I had a bad electrode and a bad circuit board. I sent it in to the dealer for the warranty repair of the CB, it was there for three weeks! I called and got no answer. Only leave a message, so I drove down. Told the service manager what happened. She said that they were playing catchup because her staff quit under a change in management. I said I want my TT back. Do you habe the CB? If you do, I will replace it in the parking lot.
They gave me the wrong board 2x and then a tech came out, tore one off another new unit, and I was on my way in under 45 mins.
The next was the electrode and flame sensor. It was going to be 2 weeks, so I just ordered one from Amazon and put it in. Saved me $45 in gas for a $15 part and it was done in 15min.
I called corporate with help from members here, told them the problems, and now I have a spare electrode at no cost to me.

Many times it is the dealer that will cause problems, not the MFG when it comes to warranty work. Just call corporate for your rig, be pleasant but firm, and it is amazing what you can get done.
Ive had my 202rd on quite a few trips now, so far the only problem I have, is the trim inside the door frame is buckled and loose. Used the heater a few times when I first got it, no problems so far! Hope I don't have the problem you had!
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I have bought two TT from GRV. First one was a like new Ultra-Lite 15ft. 3 years later I bought the one I have now, a 28ft. bunkhouse brand new. Their customer service is SUPERB!! They are family owned. I have one near by, but even if they were 3 hours away, I would still go back and do business with them. My TT is now 3 years old and NO ISSUES!! Don't even consider CAMPING WORLD, you'll regret it!!!
What is GRV?
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We bought preowned TT and expected repairs would be needed. I personally like to go though a unit and get to know it personally. as time will pass I am sure this knowledge will increase . I've had a couple big issues so far and a few hopefully minor ones to still attend to . although they are frustrating since they never seem to find a convenient time to happen as so many have stated relax and enjoy your time, repair ,get repaired, and proceed with life.

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Old 07-07-2019, 05:39 PM   #24
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Ive had my 202rd on quite a few trips now, so far the only problem I have, is the trim inside the door frame is buckled and loose. Used the heater a few times when I first got it, no problems so far! Hope I don't have the problem you had!
We have had many more trips and everything else has been
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