Have you ever had your car in for service and had something damaged that wasn't an issue earlier? I know I can think of at least twice in my lifetime. But that's car dealers.................
RV's are a whole other matter! I have experienced many that have occurred over the last 18 years. Here are some.
Dealer Screw Ups (All Newmar covering 4 units)
* Dealer ordered the wrong interior colors and some options.
* Roof resealed only for general maintenance. Leaked like a sieve that night.
* Installed power visors. One fell off and hit wife's head while driving 3 days later.
* Had passenger side heater mixture valve replaced. Heater core pipe damaged and leaked shortly there after. Heater core required replacement.
* Had turbo tube replaced through bedroom floor. Carpeting covered in grease.
* Replaced front wheel bearing. Broke the plastic Stemco Seal face causing a leak within a day's run.
* Had tire sensor replaced. Sensor let loose after about 1000 miles as it was only sticky taped on the rim inside.
* Tire loosing air at valve stem and rim. This was also after the sensor was replaced as above.
* Tech stepped on LED center stoplight strip while servicing rear camera. Light broken.
Well, these are just some that I recall. I doubt we would tolerate these kind of collateral issues at the frequency that these have happened if it was our automobile. Why do we accept this with an RV?
I know one major issue is for dealers to find, hire, and keep, qualified skilled help. This, in part, may be driven by the RV industry being somewhat seasonal as apposed to the auto market. Either way, there is certainly room for improvement, and at the cost of these toys, that improvement is well justified.
I doubt I'm the only one that has experienced this frustrating problem!