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Old 08-31-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
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Angry Terrible welding

I purchased a 2013 Monaco Knight 40DFT. I drove it from Oklahoma to Colorado thursday. While setting up I noticed the inverter had broke loose and was hanging only by the wires. I noticed the bracket the inverter was bolted to broke loose from the frame.After further investigating it was obvious that whoever made the weld was untrained because the weld only puddled on the bracket and did not penetrate. Makes me wonder if Monaco uses certified welders. Now I've got to drive back to Oklahoma with the inverter ziptied and duct taped to the frame. I hope the same guy did'nt weld the frame.
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:39 AM   #2
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the welder probably got a text message or a cell phone call that he HAD to take and forgot his train of thought...lol (said due to far too many people putting a cell phone before their actual duties and the employers allowing such actions)

Sorry not laughing at your situation...it is terrible such work is let out the door.

A suggestion...look the vehicle over top to bottom prior to making the return trip...Note any other things that might need addressing...so they can be repaired at the same time...all in effort to avoid another trip back
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:58 AM   #3
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As sc3283, says look everything over before your trip, keep track of your expences and RAISE HELL.
Might be worth a phone call to customer service, to see if you can save some time by going to some where closer.
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:12 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum, sorry to hear about the bad weld, but when you have that many different individuals working on a coach in a production line, unfortunately one fella having a bad day, can cause grief. Agree that one should really check these things out, but one little problem doesn't mean you got poor quaility control.

Be diligent but I sure hope you enjoy your new coach.

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Old 09-03-2012, 03:55 PM   #5
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Sorry to hear about your weld issue. The RV industry has been plagued with poor quality but they are trying to make improvements.

Make sure you spend some time inspecting everything and get any other issues repaired at the same time.
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