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Old 08-03-2016, 10:07 AM   #11
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If nothing else the inspection i had did find a small hole in the roof i didnt see, so warranty aside the hole may have never been noticed and could have cost a ton in the future.
You found a hole in your roof and that "warranty" covered it, or did that dealer repair it for a small fee? Warranties usually cover parts breakage. Prolly no 'wear and tear' coverage. So, if a part wears out and ultimately fails you're on your own. The OP is right about lots of 'holes' in the coverage. Don't believe the bs of a 'forever' warranty. They are only as good as the company that underwrites them. Companies fold, get bought or simply dissolve.
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Old 08-03-2016, 10:35 AM   #12
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You found a hole in your roof and that "warranty" covered it, or did that dealer repair it for a small fee? Warranties usually cover parts breakage. Prolly no 'wear and tear' coverage. So, if a part wears out and ultimately fails you're on your own. The OP is right about lots of 'holes' in the coverage. Don't believe the bs of a 'forever' warranty. They are only as good as the company that underwrites them. Companies fold, get bought or simply dissolve.
the local dealer charged me $80 to do the annual maintenance inspection to keep the warranty live. during his inspections of all the seals/caulk he found a hole in the roof (maybe a branch hit it) and he sealed it up and was no extra charge. If i didnt have to have the inspection done for the warranty i probably wouldnt have and that hole would not have been found and cost leak damage. So glad i had a warranty making me get the inspection.

in regards to the warranty, i opted out of adding it to my deal, i typically dont buy warranties, but when signing my final papers and picking up my unit, the sales manager (old friend) tossed the warranty in for me at no charge.... so i will keep getting the annual inspection. it will be a good piece of mind and if the warranty ever covers something, great.
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Old 08-03-2016, 10:38 AM   #13
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Plate both sides and run Bolts and place nuts on the inside! It will be easier than what they are going to put you through! Fac running screws into VERY THIN door Skin is asking for Failure! Youroo!!
that is kind of what i was thinking for a fix if i have to do it on my own. but if i can save my free time and have a local repair center fix it under warranty that is what i would prefer.
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Old 08-03-2016, 05:26 PM   #15
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I have to ask out of curiosity but what is the purpose of the strut on the door? Seems like it would hinder it from opening completely.
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I have to ask out of curiosity but what is the purpose of the strut on the door? Seems like it would hinder it from opening completely.

That's the point entirely. Most likely to keep it from hitting an awning support.


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That's the point entirely. Most likely to keep it from hitting an awning support.


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It's not needed I guess. I can completely open right now and it clears the awning support arms. Although I'd need a latch to keep it open and away from water heater vent. When I got the unit I hated the strut as it slowed the opening of the door, but once use to it I love having it
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Also prevents the door from slamming open or closed
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Old 08-04-2016, 07:18 AM   #20
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It's not needed I guess. I can completely open right now and it clears the awning support arms. Although I'd need a latch to keep it open and away from water heater vent. When I got the unit I hated the strut as it slowed the opening of the door, but once use to it I love having it
Not Needed? That is what other Members have thought,they Open the door when the Awning is UP then they try to Close the Awning with the door OPEN and Bend/Destroy the arms! Same thing applies for Step assist Handles turned the Wrong way trying to put awning away! The Shocks are needed,just mounted WEAK for a Main Door Area! Youroo!! PS Step Handles turned the wrong way can also be Death to Some slides also!
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