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Old 08-16-2014, 10:54 AM   #1
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Only a year & 5 mo. since I took delivery and the front cap is oxidized so bad it looks 15 yrs old! Does anyone know if there is any warr. coverage for this?
Has been waxed twice, so it's not like I neglected it.


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Old 08-16-2014, 11:09 AM   #2
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Only a year & 5 mo. since I took delivery and the front cap is oxidized so bad it looks 15 yrs old! Does anyone know if there is any warr. coverage for this?
Has been waxed twice, so it's not like I neglected it.

I had the same issue but it wasn't so noticeable since my TT is white. I can't remember the name of the product but there is protector that can be sprayed on that protect the outside from the elements. I think there is a diamond in the product name. Anyway the service department cleaned the TT before the stray was applied. If I remember correctly my TT was a year or two old when I had it done. The difference was day & night - it looked new again. It's been a couple of years since it was done and it still looks new. (Now the skylight cover is another story) I wished I knew about it sooner as I would had it done before taking delivery which would had come with a 7 year warranty.
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:53 PM   #3
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Id be intersted to see what the dealer and PT say. I'm not seeing that on my cap yet anyway at 1 year 4 months. I've waxed probably 3 times with auto wax but am using protect all pretty regularly too. My routine is to wash the truck and finish with spray wax then towel that off and bag the towels. Then go to the storage lot and use the wet wax towel over an extendable brush to wipe the caps and sides off. Cheap wash and wax but still looking new. The top of the cap gets the worst sun and really needs something extra.


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Old 08-19-2014, 01:44 PM   #4
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Just got off the phone with fact. rep.....I'm a few mo out of war so they will only kick in $1000 toward repair. My dealer informed me they repaired one recently to the tune of $3100.

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Old 08-19-2014, 03:28 PM   #5
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That sounds like a satisfactory arrangement since you're 5 months out of warranty. Maintenance on RV's usually recommend waxing your RV twice a year. I do mine in the spring and in the fall with a good liquid wax made for RV's or marine applications. I would recommend that you do the same in the future, and if it's too much for you to handle, find a teenager that would like to make some extra cash. Good luck in the future.
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:18 PM   #6
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That sounds like a satisfactory arrangement since you're 5 months out of warranty. Maintenance on RV's usually recommend waxing your RV twice a year. I do mine in the spring and in the fall with a good liquid wax made for RV's or marine applications. I would recommend that you do the same in the future, and if it's too much for you to handle, find a teenager that would like to make some extra cash. Good luck in the future.
I do wax it with marine cleaner wax left over from my boat that NEVER oxidized in the 10 yrs I owned it.
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:21 PM   #7
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Wow! That is surprising. Sorry for your grief and hope it doesn't happen again.
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:39 PM   #8
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I would take it by a boat place to see what they think


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I am in the same boat as you are. Mine is a 298BHD
Mine is out of warranty by 2 months and they will give me $1500 towards a repair.
That is bull
This should not fade within a year or two.
Waxing or not this should not happen. Has not happened to my old camper. I have seen so many other campers that are not faded.
I am trying to contact my extended warranty company to see if it is covered but have not had any luck.
Next is to contact customer relations.

I would like to see how many others are out there like this.
Dealer says that this is the first one they have seen.
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:45 PM   #10
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These things are not well made... none of them. I have had mine for 3 years, but none of these problems. I keep mine in covered storage. It's a little expensive, but I think it's worth it.
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