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Old 03-22-2016, 12:26 PM   #41
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The good news is that it is labeled as new per the VIN, so you have recourse on warranty and it holds its value as a new camper. If it were me, I would cut my losses and sell it ASAP as a new trailer while it still has value, and then use the lessons learned to buy another new one, maybe even another brand that doesn't pull these stunts.
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Old 03-22-2016, 12:38 PM   #42
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The good news is that it is labeled as new per the VIN, so you have recourse on warranty and it holds its value as a new camper. If it were me, I would cut my losses and sell it ASAP as a new trailer while it still has value, and then use the lessons learned to buy another new one, maybe even another brand that doesn't pull these stunts.

Really?

Have you not read the rest of the thread?

It is not a 'stunt', but standard practice.

This is not a case of 'buyer beware', as the unit is what it says it is.
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What are you talking about? I didn't say anything about it being a stunt. I said that if it were ME, I would sell it while it still has value.....
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Old 03-22-2016, 01:19 PM   #44
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What are you talking about? I didn't say anything about it being a stunt. I said that if it were ME, I would sell it while it still has value.....

He meant your reference to forest river pulling "stunts"


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Old 03-22-2016, 01:31 PM   #45
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Self imposed buyers remorse. On big ticket items I tend to do a fair amount of due diligence upfront so I will be happy with it for a long time as I'm not one to flip things often. When I find something I like at a good price I'll pull the trigger and what I've learned about myself is if I keep shopping around it leads to disappointment when I find it cheaper or better somehow.
My trailer too has rust all over the undercarriage and my table just cracked and one of my brakes is not working. What will I do? ...paint it, replace the table, and fix the brake - it's all part of the RV experience.

My advice to OP if he ever returns is to run with it. Enjoy your new trailer and consider yourself lucky to be in a position to have one.
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Old 03-22-2016, 02:49 PM   #46
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Interesting post; I always wondered why the underside of my Solera was so rusty when I purchased it "supposedly new." Yeah, how old was that frame/ axles really??
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X2 on the frames, when I toured the Flagstaff plant I noticed a lot of things being stored outside, frames, water heaters covered in plastic, showers, and of course all plumping and fixtures. Plant did not have inside storage for a good bits if the components that go into trailer assembly. The way the frames are line set from out side storage to inside, they incur a few scratches as well. A little sanding and spray paints covers it up. Rvs do not go through the undercoating process that autos do, would greatly add to the expense would be my guess!
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Self imposed buyers remorse. On big ticket items I tend to do a fair amount of due diligence upfront so I will be happy with it for a long time as I'm not one to flip things often.

That is what I told my wife when we got married (30 years ago). She said that she wanted a new car.... I said you better pick the one that you want for awhile, because we will not be trading very often. She said the other day that she wants a new car (again... ?) . I said that she picked out the first one.... and 'now' she is not happy with it.....?

High maintenance women.... who 'needs' a CD player and GPS and back up camera in their car?
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That is what I told my wife when we got married (30 years ago). She said that she wanted a new car.... I said you better pick the one that you want for awhile, because we will not be trading very often. She said the other day that she wants a new car (again... ?) . I said that she picked out the first one.... and 'now' she is not happy with it.....?

High maintenance women.... who 'needs' a CD player and GPS and back up camera in their car?

The more gadgets and electronics means more things to break and go wrong. I'd love to be back in the day you did not have all the extra crap that will break on vehicles.
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Rv's change the same as auto's in September, and you also need to remember no matter weather trailer or motorhome the chassis is still different from all the numbers shown!!
As for rust on frame they are built up to a year before they are used and sit outside of the factory, so when it comes in to be built it has some surface rust on it!
As for model shown on the net always take that with a grain of salt (read the fine print on bottom of page (subject to change) as it always dose)
SO if you are looking for a 2016 but think it is a 15 you have to go by vin number as they are provided by the feds!
Hope this helps and Happy Camping
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