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Old 03-20-2015, 04:04 PM   #1
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3601 Sanibel slide

Well, we just did our tech assisted walk through on our 2015 3601 Sanibel. All in all, very pleased with everything - except the curb side slide. It makes a lot of grinding noise and creaking etc. Road side slide is perfect. It seems like the slide is binding. As well, the slide wheel opening moulding does not match up to the piece that is on the body when the slide is closed there is a gap and it looks like crap. Anyone else with a 3601 that can confirm what the wheel opening moulding looks like with he slide closed?
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Old 03-20-2015, 05:26 PM   #2
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Noticed the same thing with ours....

I sincerely hope you don't have the same problems we're having! We noticed the same thing with ours on our initial PDI, and that it wasn't closing completely. - We purchased ours on February 10 but were unable to move it off the dealer's lot because the bedroom slide was malfunctioning so badly. We finally were able to bring it home from the dealer on March 17 after the repair was completed. The bedroom slide seems to be working okay but our other two slides are now malfunctioning (each with different problems but both serious) and we've been instructed to take ours back in for repairs. - Bottom line: Watch your slides closely!! If you notice ANYTHING that seems unusual, call Prime Time and discuss it with them. Hope yours work as well as you expect. Good luck!!
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Old 03-20-2015, 05:40 PM   #3
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The Fridge side slide is fine so far. the hallway / bedroom slide doesn't seem to open all the way. They are checking that as well. (forgot to mention in my original post)
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Old 03-20-2015, 06:06 PM   #4
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We were, to say the least, surprised that we'd have so much trouble with our slides in the first 48 hours of having our unit in our possession (it's in storage). The dining-side slide started shedding "Draco material" (according to Rick Koelndorfer's @ Prime Time ), a black rubbery substance, across the carpet near the door and a thin but solid line across most of the rest of the floor. Yesterday, we went to visit our rv and I went into the bathroom immediately without opening the big slides. As I left the bathroom, I saw two lines of leaves on the top of the kitchen-side slide INSIDE our unit!! When we opened the slide, we saw a very distinct indentation (6"x1") in the flooring where the slide rested on top of it near the pantry. We also noticed that the other big slide had actually sliced into the flooring when it closed the day before. - Prime Time is aware of our problems and we're waiting for the okay to take it somewhere other than the dealership for repairs. We did not have a good relationship with the dealer for many reasons, one being that in the 5 weeks they had our brand new, never off the lot unit, they ignored several of the things that were on our discrepancy list. Hopefully you have a better relationship with your dealer!
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Old 03-20-2015, 06:14 PM   #5
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BTW, my name is Mary Ann. Hubby is Buz. Kitty is Ringer, a 16 year old rescue that we've had since kittenhood
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:14 PM   #6
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Maryann, sorry to hear about your problems. I have the same unit and had the same problems. I may be of some help for you. Pm me if you would like.
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:33 PM   #7
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Hello Mary Ann and Buzz!
I didn't notice anything in or on the floor area but I didn't really look.
I'm not worried yet as we are not taking delivery until the middle of April.
They have plenty of time to make it right. So problems identified and now we see what they do. When I go to pick it up, I'm going to make sure the slides are working perfectly.



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Old 03-21-2015, 12:36 AM   #8
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We had the same issue with our slides, Our delivery dealer didn't know how to make the correct adjustment to the slides and actually made it to worse. We took it up to Indiana and they adjusted and lubed the slides correctly, It was actually contacting the fiberglass on the side of our Sanibel and rubbing the trim and decals off. When we got it back from the dealer, there was actually a 2.5 inch drop from the main floor to the slide. The people in Indiana told me that the hydraulic ram was actually bowing. They went the wrong way with the adjustment. Hopefully your dealer knowledge of how to make the adjustments. We love our Sanibel 3601- 2015, we've been full time RV'N since April 2014, Prime time has been very helpful and stands behind their products. Recommend changing your tire out for the Goodyear G614's. The Marathon tires are over rated and do not hold up. Happy trails and welcome to the Sanibel family
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:42 AM   #9
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Jimmyt - I can see where we're not alone in having slide problems, nor problems with the dealer who sold our units to us :/ I should probably start another thread entitled "We got your money, now go away". That pretty much says it all in regard to the dealer we purchased from. Unfortunately, on the day of delivery, we believed a service tech who told us the bedroom slide "just needs a little adjusting", that it was easy to fix, and we should go inside and sign our contract. He was wrong, and when we went outside to look at the slide before we were to tow it off the lot, we discovered we'd owned a major problem that an hour earlier belonged to Prime Time and/or the dealership. We'd paid a $877.00 fee for "Setup" and a $997.00 fee for "PDI", but apparently no one at the dealership had taken the time to look at the condition of the unit after it had been delivered to them in Oct. or Nov. - There were multiple problems in addition to the slide, some of which we noted that day, but most we didn't see in the short amount of time they allowed for our original PDI. The next time we went to the dealership, after they said the slide was fixed, we took a licensed, certified RV Inspector with us. We were allowed more time for the PDI and we discovered then that most of the problems we'd noted the first time weren't corrected. We, and the inspector, spent 4 hours going over every inch of the unit and found even more problems from unsealed roof seams to 3 windows that were stuck closed. Some bordered on the ridiculous. The dining table was mounted so close to the large window that the shade would only extend down to the tabletop. Other things were more worrisome and we've discovered were a precursor to one of the large slides malfunctioning. Bottom line: quality control at the factory was minimal and totally non-existent at the dealership. So, because of this, we're unable to go camping even though we live in Florida where the weather is perfect for it. Did I mention we traded in our Winnebago t.t. when we bought our Sanibel? Had we not been duped into signing a contract on Feb. 10, we'd at least have had that until all the repairs were made. And, Prime Time wonders why we're angry with the dealership and want to take it elsewhere for further repairs? Who wouldn't be?
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:14 AM   #10
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Jimmy, thanks for the info. As I mentioned earlier, I'm going to give the dealer the opportunity to fix them. What bothered me was that the tech said that the slide operation was normal. I've had two 5th wheels and a motorhome and never had a problem like that. Even the fit of the wheel opening moulding is so far out that it should be a clue that something is not right. But he said nope, that's the way it is. So I'm not gonna argue. My salesman is a personal friend. I started texting him before we were even done the walk through. So, we will see what goes. I looked at the G614 and I am going to switch them out for sure. We will be parking the unit in Palm Springs for the first few years then maybe start travelling. So while its sitting, I'll just leave the originals on.

Mary Ann, I'm so sorry about your issues. It takes the enjoyment out of the purchase and anticipation of using it. It sounds like Prime Time is going to make it right. That is what matters to me. We looked our unit over very closely and everything else looked good. We are still excited and very happy overall with it. I hope it all works out for you.
Please keep us posted!



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