Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-23-2014, 02:29 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 4
Would the sales rep know delamination?

Yesterday, my husband and I put a deposit on a used 2007 Terry Dakota. The unit is immaculate, it looks and smells new inside. My husband noticed what appeared to be a shiny spot about 20" in diameter on the front of the trailer. It appears that it's a bubble, but there are no cracks. The sales rep - who has years of experience, sort of shrugged it off. After checking it out on these forums, I am horrified to think that it may be delamination.
Is it possible that it could be something else? The sales rep, surely, would know about a problem that sounds to be fairly common and very expensive to repair.
Should we demand our money back and take it elsewhere? I can't find any references to the cost that people paid to have repairs done, but the topic seems laced with a pretty heavy dose of horror! Please, we need some advice!

BadgerClan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2014, 02:51 PM   #2
Senior Member
iceblaze580's Avatar
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Here and there
Posts: 811
I think the only reason he shrugged it off is to make the sale. If I saw a bubble on fiberglass siding like that I wouldn't touch that trailer with a 10 foot pole who knows what will be behind that wall

iceblaze580 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2014, 03:07 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 4
Thank you. As I'm thinking about it, as we were leaving, he asked if I was a lawyer (I mentioned to my husband that I have hearings this week). He did seem relieved when I mentioned that they were labour relations hearings. Very unethical, I am thinking. He must have known what it was - I have seen even more posts here and am now just hoping that they will return our $500.00 deposit.
BadgerClan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2014, 03:13 PM   #4
Site Team
Flybob's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 3,207
Don't ask for your deposit back. Demand it. The salesman knows he is wrong and if you are assertive, you will get your deposit back. I would not buy anything else from him no matter how hard he tries.

2015 Freedom Express 248RBS
TV 2015 Silverado HD2500 Duramax
TST Tire Monitors
Honda 2000I + Companion
2 65W solar panels
Flybob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2014, 03:34 PM   #5
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 4
Agreed. We were assured that this unit was inspected and in perfect order. Clearly not! The good news is that forums like this are available and I am quite certain that we are not the only people who have been pulled out of the fire because of that.
I was so excited about this TT. Now, I will be having nightmares about such a close call. Thanks for the help! I won't buy ANYTHING there!
BadgerClan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2014, 04:10 PM   #6
Senior Member
Rrickim63's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 458
It will make you all the wiser as you continue the may just take a little longer
2006 Roo 23B hybrid

1999 Chevy Silverado Ext cab 4.8L with tow package
Rrickim63 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2014, 04:33 PM   #7
Senior Member
Witch Doctor's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Clarksville Va.
Posts: 6,858
They really have to give your deposit back, they know it is delamination. I would run away from that dealership. Remember it is a deposit only. If they get an attitude with you which some will. Demand that the wall be replaced before finale payment. I don't think it will go that far. They will want to give you your deposit back. Then find a honest good dealer. I trust a dealer as far as I can throw them. I guess I shouldn't list all dealers in that, there are some good ones out there. As proven on this forum plus the bad ones that are proven also. If it is so easy to repair why didn't they do it before they listed it for sale?

Rockwood #8289 WS 2012
F250 6.0 / Husky 16k
With 4 point leveling system
Witch Doctor is online now   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:14 AM.