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Old 06-09-2013, 11:43 AM   #31
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Just to be clear, I was only kidding about the Amish.
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:27 PM   #32
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Nexus does have its pluses. Similar if not same thin material on the roof, except they wrap theirs over the side opposed to having the aluminum radius. Hadn't heard of any cracking on theirs, but that doesn't mean it hasn't happened. Tons more FR's on the road, so obviously we'll read more about them. I wasn't crazy about the wheel base to length ratio as they have a shade more overhang, however, they will have the suspension lifted if you want. Good people, and I've been watching them grow, but time will tell. When I was up there, they were just fixing to start doing their own laminating. Also toying with the idea of a class A.
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:52 AM   #33
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You should look at the Thor ace . We were very impressed.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:11 AM   #34
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Yes, we looked at those. They are nice. Our dealer sells those like crazy. I'm going to meet with dealership owner to discuss how they would handle buying back my unit to move into something else. We'll see how they handle it.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:13 AM   #35
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Totally agree that FR should replace, but 'cover' patches like premabond and truck liner don't penetrate the cracks. I would recommend one of the low surface tension/low viscosity epoxies that will (sorta super GerRot) that would penetrate down into the cracks.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:27 AM   #36
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That's good to know. I'm not going to put anything on it. If it leaks on out trip someone else can deal with it under warranty when I get rid of it. There decision to let it go was not mine, so they can do extensive repairs later if needed. My goal is to get rid of it before those damages occur.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:56 PM   #37
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4Gcampers, what's the latest on the roof cracks. Got any worse, traded it?
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:30 AM   #38
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Well BigJohn, we have been on the road for three weeks going to the Grand Canyon. We should get back home to FL today and park it for awhile. We did get some big rains in Louisiana night before last, no obvious leaks. Once we're home I'll continue to try to get someone at the factory to get some answers or response. I have to take the rig to the dealer and leave it to fix other issues that broke along the way...water heater, water pump, TV mount, etc. I'll keep you posted
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:07 AM   #39
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Thanks for the update. I really hate yall are having all of the problems. Our Class A just about took me out of RVing due to all the problems, but my wife kept commenting on letting just 1 RV kick my butt, so I kept going. My priority levels in life have always been God, Family, then Rving, so it ranks high and I can't just give it up. Traded to this one only to have problems, just fewer and different. Fixing to trade again, but this time for full timing and space reasons. I think you may have mentioned possibility of a Class A at one point. Just do extensive research and homework which I know you will. We sunk over $100k in our class A only to have LOTS of problems. Made us really sick. Guess we thought since it cost that much, the problems would be less. Well, if I made a list of cost of RV vs. problems, the more they cost the more and worse problems they've had. And most of my problems have all been due to construction, not third party components. Had to eat around $18k to trade it, at 7 months old. Probably will have to eat about $15k on this one just to unload it, but that's just a guess. Either way, I hope and pray yall can either get this one ironed out or get one that will have minimal problems where yall can return to the reason you got into this in the first place. Sometimes it's worth to take a hit on one to get what will make you happy. Good luck and we wish yall well.
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:35 AM   #40
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It sounds like our priorities are very similar. I promised the wife I wouldn't let these RV issues spoil our family time. Now I just laugh when something new happens. We stopped at three dealers along our route to try to fix issues. Two wouldn't do FR warranty work. I hope our dealer back home will back is as promised when we ordered it. The class A that we could afford could likely have the same types of issues. Can't afford a Newmar or allegro. It sure would be nice if the dealer and FR would offer to order us a replacement.
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