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Old 02-08-2015, 04:40 PM   #31
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Some potential buyer probably pointed out the roof issue as they were checking it out four days after you dropped it off.


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Very good point, the buyer or they had an independent inspection done.
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:18 AM   #32
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And still no call...the website doesn't have a price listed yet but will update everyone once I see it!


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Old 02-11-2015, 04:52 PM   #33
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UPDATE:

They called today to tell me that they had to replace the entire roof for a cost of $3200. The manager asked if there was anything we could do to help them out. He said that we had to have noticed that the roof was rotted. I politely told him that I did not have any idea. There were no signs of water leakage whatsoever. I was even up on the roof last fall to clean it and inspect the seals (like I do every year). He told me this wasn't just over this winter but that it had happened for a while. When he asked if there was anything we could do to help them recoup their loss, I told him that I had nothing to give.

He said he believed me but the service manager may get the owner involved. I said I understood and that if it went any further that he could contact me. At the end he sounded like that wasn't going to happen so I will leave it at that and wait to see if I ever get a phone call from the owner.

I will most likely take my camper to a different dealership to have any warranty work done on it. Fortunately for me, there are several dealerships within an hours drive. Hopefully we can put this past us and enjoy the use of the new camper. I will still be watching to see what they sell the trade in for.

Thanks for listening everyone! It was fantastic to have so many responses telling me to hold my ground. It made it much easier for me to believe in myself in this specific situation!

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Old 02-11-2015, 05:16 PM   #34
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First off I think like others, they should have checked it out when you traded it in, and now to call and say that it cost them $3200, now I believe it would have cost you that much, but not them, they did it for cost, but want you to pay full cost, I don't think so.
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:42 PM   #35
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He's playing the CYA game. They screwed up, now they're trying to leverage you before the owner realizes he's on the hook.

Next time ask him where the interior water stains are, see what he says.
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:56 PM   #36
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It's interesting that you first posted on Feb 4th and today the roof is completed at a cost of $3200.

I'm really curious if they have really replaced the entire roof in only 6 days as many on here find that it takes the factory several weeks (including transport).

I'm thinking they shouted out an estimate only, and they will probably try to sell it without fixing it, hoping the next buyer doesn't notice anything.
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:09 PM   #37
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Personally,

I would have ask the guy calling to go ahead and let you have the owners number so that you could call him yourself. If they did put a new roof on they will advertise it that way and make it up.

Shame on them for making an honest guy feel guilty about a new purchase.

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Old 02-11-2015, 09:17 PM   #38
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I would not ask them any questions whatsoever. You're out of it; stay out of it.
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:30 PM   #39
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I had a complete roof put on my 33ft 5th wheel a in 5 days,
they did an excellent job, pressure check it as well. They
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Old 02-11-2015, 11:26 PM   #40
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The dealer bought it as seen and inspected by his people. If they didn't find the problem, that's his hard luck. If you'd found a similar problem in what you bought used, do you think the dealer would've bellied up to the bar and fixed it? Not unless you had a post-sale warranty.

The legal term is "caveat emptor" - buyer beware. It's the buyer's legal responsibility to ensure that what he's buying is sound. Only a post-sale warranty gives the buyer any recourse against problems, and most people trading in don't have the legal responsibility for a vehicle inspected by qualified professionals who subsequently find problems. Tell the dealer "tough luck" and walk away. The problem is his, due to the incompetence of his receiving inspectors.
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