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Old 07-03-2007, 06:38 PM   #1
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what do you think the manufacturer of a 300 mile coach with a blown motor should do? Replace motor or replace the coach. Have had less than 14 days. Cost $300,000.00. and have been stranded in 3 different cities.

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Old 07-03-2007, 06:38 PM   #2
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what do you think the manufacturer of a 300 mile coach with a blown motor should do? Replace motor or replace the coach. Have had less than 14 days. Cost $300,000.00. and have been stranded in 3 different cities.

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Old 07-03-2007, 06:52 PM   #3
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Welcome to iRV2. Sorry about the problems. Two things to check here. First read your manufacturers warranty in detail. Most are for a specific time period and are repair or replace at their option. The engine is most likely a pass-through warranty from the engine manufacturer, so the coach manufacturer may bow out.

Next see if your state has any Lemon Laws that apply to motorhomes.

Last, document every thing, names dates times, record conversations and send written confirmation of any actions or statements. Send then registered mail, return receipt.

you ned to do al of this just to be sure you are protected in case you need legal action.

As a minimum, I'd insist on a new engine in the coach.

Hopefully once you talk to the manufacturer of the coach and engine, they will get moving.

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Old 07-03-2007, 06:57 PM   #4
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Welcometo the site stranded. I hope your handle is temporary.

Here is my two cents worth:

I assume your being stranded 3 times was due to engine problems. I also assume it has been repaired but keeps breaking down.

Since the coach is brand new, It could be something very simple but elusive that is causing your problem.

If it ever comes to an engine change, then the new engine should solve your problem. However, to use an aircraft term, if the new engine can't be trimmed to the coach, then it might be time for the company to replace the coach. I can assure you that before that happens, they will turn every concivable stone over.

Since it envolves the drive train, lemon laws should prevail. Keep DETAILED records.

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Old 07-03-2007, 08:14 PM   #5
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Can you give us the details? Brand? Type of breakdown? Believe me, I know it's frustrating, but maybe it's not as bad as it seems on it's face. Best of luck!
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I have never seen a warranty that would give you a new coach. My warranty states the problem will be repaired. I know it's a bummer but a new engine sounds fine to me.

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Old 07-04-2007, 05:58 AM   #7
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In recent months Cummins has gone through a catastrophic failure situation where they had an entire series of serial numbers over a particular date range that received bad "wrist pins" and as such were succeptible to fail.
My best buddy in VA had such a failure on his first trip after purchase and between Cummins and Spartan was able to arrange for a complete engine replacement. Newmar even paid his flight expenses to fly out and get the coach...

I agree we need to hear more details of your situation in order to be able to help you.
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Check your states lemon law. If it's a drive train connected failure some states apply the law to MH. In PA they have 3 tries to fix the same problem. Jeep replaced my 4 day old GC when the oil pressure went to 5 psi and after 3 times they couldn't figure it out. They tried to offer me a new engine, I declined and they replaced the car. They really were great about it and the one they replaced it with had a couple of additional options at no cost.

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