Exterior Kitchen Counters - water damage
We had our first camping trip involve a lot of rain. It was fine as we really had a chance to test the systems out and see if anything leaked in our New TT. Well a few lights leaked on the exterior and burned out. The door to the exterior kitchen also leaked and the counter top swelled up. I was a little surprised that it was made from MDF (particle board). I understand cost etc. but I figured that on an exterior kitchen with a sink, you wouldn't do that. I will be taking it in for replacement this weekend and was told they will only be able to replace it with the same top as OEM from the factory. Dealer suggested I call Keystone and see if I can convince them to send a plywood top. I called and they told me only the dealer can ask for things like that on my behalf, but she doubted they would do this. This seems a little dumb, expected but still dumb. If we spill water or have another leak, they will have to keep replacing this top.
My father and I are cabinet makers by trade, so I could easily whip up a proper top but the dealer was telling me they won't install it for me. I've never worked on an RV and since mine is new, I'm afraid to void any warranties etc.
Does anyone have suggestions for this situation? I hate to have them put more of the same back if it will likely fail again.
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