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Old 01-25-2022, 12:26 PM   #1
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Looking at a Tiffin

All, we've been looking for our first motor home and Tiffin is on our short list (both gas and diesel). We'd like to stay around $125k so we have sufficient funds in case of repair.

Doing a lot of research and became aware of what everyone here calls the "big-3" issues with Tiffin coaches.

Tried running searches on the forum to see what years the floor rot issues impacts, to no success. Can anyone help me out as to what years and what models were impacted by the wet bay floor and driver's slide floor rot issue?

I also understand there may have been a remedy offered by the factory to address the issue that extended past the 10-year structural warranty. Does anyone know if that is true and what it might have entailed?

Lastly, for those coaches that were affected, what was the fix and how can you determine if a prospective coach was repaired properly?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-25-2022, 05:11 PM   #2
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The last of the big 3 was the roof that was corrected during construction midway though the 2012 model year. Can’t recall the exact date, but when I spoke to Tiffin they said it was a mix in the month or two before. If you find a coach you like, you can call Tiffin with the VIN and they can tell you if things have been fixed.
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Old 01-26-2022, 08:10 AM   #3
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To my knowledge the “Big 3” was on the Allegro Bus model.
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Old 01-26-2022, 08:28 AM   #4
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The Big 3 recall (wet bay floor, front driver's side slide floor, and roof rails) affected all Tiffin models. The final correction was the roof rails in mid-2012. If you are looking at 2012 or earlier, call Tiffin with the VIN to see if the repairs were made.
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And I believe that Tiffin will not do these repairs for free anymore but there have been some exceptions.
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called Lodi rv repair have not received a call back yet,Thanks again for all info,Mark
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Old 01-28-2022, 09:31 PM   #7
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To my knowledge the “Big 3” was on the Allegro Bus model.
We need to talk more, Jeff. Had all three, and then some, on my 2009 Phaeton.

Hope your new year is off to a good start!
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All, we've been looking for our first motor home and Tiffin is on our short list (both gas and diesel). We'd like to stay around $125k so we have sufficient funds in case of repair.

Doing a lot of research and became aware of what everyone here calls the "big-3" issues with Tiffin coaches.

Tried running searches on the forum to see what years the floor rot issues impacts, to no success. Can anyone help me out as to what years and what models were impacted by the wet bay floor and driver's slide floor rot issue?

I also understand there may have been a remedy offered by the factory to address the issue that extended past the 10-year structural warranty. Does anyone know if that is true and what it might have entailed?

Lastly, for those coaches that were affected, what was the fix and how can you determine if a prospective coach was repaired properly?

Thanks in advance.
When looking at these rigs, I felt one of the best ways to tell of the past is to ask to see the Maintenance records. We looked at several units, Tiffin, Monaco, Newmar and others. When the salesman said "Knowone keeps those things anymore" or something like that, it was a huge red flag. There is little difference between this purchase and an airplane. Other than mandatory inspections and mandatory maintenance logs. Logic says, if the person selling the unit took pride in ownership and cared for it, they usually will have some or all of the records. We finally purchased an '09 Allegro Bus loaded and has low miles, etc..... The owner had full maintenance logs as well as "RECEIPTS" since new. After a thorough pre flight (two day) inspection and a thorough test drive we bought her. Its the best recommendation I could give to a prospective buyer of a MH or any expensive item that has complex mechanical systems.

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Old 02-01-2022, 08:29 PM   #9
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We have not had the big three in our 2013 Open Road gasser but do have movement in various walls. Rear drivers side moves, inside rear wall in bedroom moves and kitchen wall moves. Not happy and trying to get things fixed under warranty has not worked out as the dealer doesn’t have the time to wait on hold for Tiffin’s service department. Red Bay is over 2K miles away so no go for me. Build quality on my old Itasca was a lot better. For us, the next rig will possibly be a Newmar, not a Tiffin.Click image for larger version

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