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Old 02-26-2011, 04:46 PM   #1
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Sigh.............

While working on my camper today, went inside to make sure everything was ok, and admire what a nice unit we bought last fall. But, once again, I was met with disappointment, as I found that one of the wooden steps going up into the bedroom was cracked.
Now I knew that I was going to have to reinforce the steps, as they were designed by a moron, with about a 3-inch overhang with no support, but I thought I could wait until spring. Well, you know what 'thought' did.
I really am getting tired of fixing a brand new camper.
Although generally a very nice unit, the design flaws and generally careless construction is very frustrating. One would think these guys had just started building campers.
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:47 PM   #2
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While working on my camper today, went inside to make sure everything was ok, and admire what a nice unit we bought last fall. But, once again, I was met with disappointment, as I found that one of the wooden steps going up into the bedroom was cracked.
Now I knew that I was going to have to reinforce the steps, as they were designed by a moron, with about a 3-inch overhang with no support, but I thought I could wait until spring. Well, you know what 'thought' did.
I really am getting tired of fixing a brand new camper.
Although generally a very nice unit, the design flaws and generally careless construction is very frustrating. One would think these guys had just started building campers.
Don't get down on your camper. I've had the same experiences... 20, 30, 40 grand appears to get you a very middle of the road camper these days. Even the "high end" campers have many issues that could have been addressed BEFORE going into production...

Any day camping is still better than a day at home!
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:57 PM   #3
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Thanks for the note.
I know that once camping season starts, a lot of these frustrations will be forgotten, and with all of the fixes I have done, our camper should be bullet-proof.
But it is the most glaring and obvious mistakes that get my goat. The designers obviously know little about strength of materials and what good construction design entails. It is no wonder we have so many problems.
But it is a pretty unit!
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:49 PM   #4
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Manitoba - I lived in Gimli in 1998 for about 6 months - very pretty area and I sure do miss the canooks and there EH

Good thing you are a handy guy and can fix the issues and I also understand about fixing stuff on a brand new camper gets old but look at it this way and like you said - once the small issues are fixed it will be bullet proof
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:53 PM   #5
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I would call the warranty guy at the factory and see about getting compensated for your efforts. my 2 cents worth!!
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I hear ya! It sure was frustrating the first couple of years we had our Rockwood, either taking it back to the dealer for fixes or just doing it myself, but it has been good the last couple of years. I can't believe how crude everything is. It looks like every opening for a fixture, outlet, vent, etc was gouged out with a butter knife. As many as they make, you would think someone there would have made a template.
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