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Old 01-15-2012, 09:02 AM   #1
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Hi, We recently went to an RV dealer in SC to purchase a 2011 Georgetown 378. We did not complete the purchase because we noticed wood chips or shavings around the slide under the sofa section. The shavings were coming from the plywood, under the slide, on the forward drivers side. Is this common? Has anyone else ever seen this?
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:27 AM   #2
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I am sorta new to this forum but have noticed things about manufacturing. We just purchased a 2009 used Puma. Even tough someone owned it before us...I am still finding pieces of sawdust and some metal shavings in corners of cabinets in the floor area. I know that some of it must get into the cracks and then vibrate out. I always think about the quality checks that go on during the manufacturing process. If you have ever worked in a manufacturing facility you might be able to associate with some of this. Workforce, production quotas have a lot to do with the quality but the final inspection should find things like this.
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:49 AM   #3
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Hi, We recently went to an RV dealer in SC to purchase a 2011 Georgetown 378. We did not complete the purchase because we noticed wood chips or shavings around the slide under the sofa section. The shavings were coming from the plywood, under the slide, on the forward drivers side. Is this common? Has anyone else ever seen this?
We got our trailer new last spring and after getting it home discovered alot of saw dust around.We cleaned it but still get a fair amount of dust creeping out during trips,so it was certainly common to our experience.
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We have owned our 2011 about 15 months about 6000 miles and have not noticed any sawdust or metal shavings over all i would rate this motorhome as excellent very few initial adjustments required we love and plan to continue loving it for a few more years. it is the perfect size for us and the ford drivetrain is doing its job well
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You want dust, sawdust, little styrofoam beads??? Just WAIT until the first few times that you turn the A/C on!!! Seriously, I'd run the A/C new, take it for a ride, run it again, and repeat several times. Each trip bounces more "stuff' out of the ductwork. Much better than firing-up the A/C for the first time while camping, and with food or lothing out....
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I'd say its common. You may also want to run the furnace a few minutes too before you trips.
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:31 PM   #7
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yep, shavings, sawdust, Styrofoam beads in lots of places.
lights, under dinette, in vents and so on.

probably not as much in the more expensive RVs.

pretty common in all brands of RVs
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When I replaced our LP detector the cutout and sawdust was still in there from when the company installed the original. They're probably in a huge hurry.
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The amount also depends on your dealer. Some do a good job prepping the trailer (i.e., cleaning it up, testing systems, etc) and some seem not to do anything at all.
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On our third fifth wheel and YES they all seem to have saw dust shavings in hidden places. The first thing I did when I brought our new Sabre home last week was take the panel off behind the water heater & furnace and vacuum the saw dust out. This week I will remove the panel in the basement where the pump and converter is and do the same. Most RV mfg., just don't seem to bother with getting the saw dust and metal shavings up when they drill or cut. Don't worry about it just get the vacuum.
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