Originally Posted by cfeller
I took possession of my Sanibel 3601 two weeks ago and christened it with a trip to Myrtle Beach with my two 6 year old. Spending this kind of money on a high quality 5th wheel I anticipated the typical small issues but nothing like I ran into over the course of the week. Below is a list of issues found in a 7 day period:
[*]Crack in the fiberglass above the main door resulting in irratic passenger slide activity and the man door not properly closing.[*]Premature slide wear to the bottom of the passenger slide and bedroom slide.[*]The hot water tank failed to work on electric.[*]The shower door track was not adequately sealed resulting in a flooded bathroom floor after every use.[*]Damaged linoleum and carpet from slide operation.[*]Floor registers not large enough for floor openings.[*]Dresser drawers not latching.[*]Poorly secured rear ladder.[*]Unwired storage area light.[*]Awning LED lights falling off of awning.[*]Front storage door will not close without excessive force due to poor alignment.[*]Signs of delamination in 3 locations on the driver's side rear slide.[*]Scuffs to leather theater seating.[*]Poorly designed residential refrigerator latch resulting in open doors during transport and spoiled food.
While I am sure I have missed a few minor things this is absolutely unacceptable for the money a unit of this supposed caliber costs. I am meeting with the service managers of my RV dealer to begin repairs, however I am seriously concerned that I have a structural issue beyond repair. To all experienced fifth wheel owners I am looking for your input.
Sorry to hear of all your issues. Although it appears this unit MAY have slipped through inspection at the manufacturer, the majority SHOULD have been caught and corrected by your dealer. How extensive was your dealers inspection and your PDI with them?
The erratic slide operation/alignments, water heater operation, shower door sealing, inoperative storage light, floor register fit, drawers and storage doors that don't latch securely/properly and scuffs to the furniture (depending on when & how they happened) ALL should have been documented and/or taken care of before you showed up to get it.
Mine had quite a laundry list upon arrival at the dealer that they showed me and we went over each and every item on my PDI just to make sure they were taken care of to my satisfaction.
Take pics of ALL the problems you see and froward them directly to Prime Time. I suggest sending them along with an e-mail to Roger Stickel at firstname.lastname@example.org
. They have been having trouble with their regular link through their web-site. Some mail has been ending up in their SPAM folder, so I suggest contacting him directly.
Good luck & keep us posted.