Originally Posted by Bedlam
I am on the group you referenced and few more plus some dedicated forums. You have to have remember that most problems are isolated and not systemic. Then there is a member that touts covering every RV roof in rubber coating...
Absolutely NOT TRUE! There is an issue with build dates in 2018-2019 with leaking in the cabover. The rain rail screws under the plastic screw cover on the entire cabover .... the screws were NOT waterproofed!!!
Why do I mention it? Because there WILL be some poor schmuck that gets a rotted overhead bunk and the area under it! Bedlam, I can understand if you haven't looked online for a while, but you are mistaken.... on what I posted on and MORE than just that one issue.
Second. The screws that hold the electric jacks were not sealed (about the same time frame as above) and the water gets in behind the jacks and you know you have an issue when rust water starts to leave running rust marks on a WHITE wall around the jacks. More than a few commented on that one!
3RD. At least 4 posts (in past 12 months) show the corrugated flex-drain lines under both sinks have split! Drain a sink, water floods under it. Kinked the line with slide usage causes it...the cutout was too sharp and grabbing the drain lines.
4th. The two doors into the 6' tray close left/right together. Way more than a few people since 2017 have complained the screws holding the frame DOWN in front of the doors, leak. Water travels into the frame via unsealed screws.. Then the wood abelow the door frame below stays wet from rain. Some apply silicone, but many unsuspecting owners have no idea about the rot.
I'm not talking about little stuff like the bathroom doors that fly off and get damaged. Im not talking about hinges not straight....that kinda stuff happens. I'm talking about LEAKS.
All of the issues I bring up are from late 2017 to units picked up before the March 2020.
Host has found poor workers (and I assume were canned) for the overhead cab leak issue, but you know darn well there are more than a few of those un noticed until the owners that keep them in the garage get rained on a bit! It's not like Host has called people about it either...they haven't said a peep. I wanted to look at one but called the dealer first and they were having a TRADED unit in for an Arctic Fox because of the leak. The dealer sent the unit to the factory to get fixed. So, there was one NOT on the forum. Good on that dealer for being honest!
I'm not saying that a Host isn't in my future, I'm saying they are absolutely no better than everyone else, maybe not as bad as some. But leaks are no excuse.
Bedlam, go back to posts from 2017 and read forward. It will take you almost 3 days, but I promise, I am telling the truth. Keep in mind, Maybe all these issues are only 2017 and forward (that's as far back as I am willing to buy used). But since the build rush of the 2018 till now (before Covid) Host has issues!---just like every other brand. Build them fast and Quality Control goes down.