Originally Posted by dieselguy
dalford ... if you've noticed, there is a growing number of new owners with multiple quality of build issues, not just a piece of trim loose here or a miss adjusted cabinet latch there. I had 3 pages of squawks including a cracked fresh water tank, deep scratches all across the back of my fiver, and a j panel with a propane tank door cutout that was so big, the propane tank door couldn't cover it. CW's tech's tore up more that they started out to fix. You were fortunate that you unit was an acceptable assembly and your dealer's techs had skills beyond staring at their cell phones. A good number of us have a bit of butt rash over what we bought ... we can only post commensurate to our experience.
Hey Dieselguy, I feel your pain but I wonder how many owners like me sit on the side line and don't say anything because our units are acceptable. No unit is trouble free but when someone with 10 posts makes a blank statement the FR does not care nor does the dealer I kind of cringe.
I see on this site where some owners compliment FR for their support and some have a hard time. I wonder how many that have a hard time start their initial conversations with a bad attitude?
Anybody who has been on this site for any length of time should know the basic facts about the RV'ing...
Workmanship is not always top quality
Some of us are pickier than others
Stay away from Camping World, company stores, no real pride of ownership
If possible find a good, reputable dealer.
PDI, PDI, PDI...
Do not sign the paperwork UNTIL the problems are resolved to your satisfaction.
( I'm surprised you accepted your RV with those types of visible issues...)
Helps if you are handy with tools and can do repairs yourself
Buy a one ton truck (I should have listen to your advice) if your going to a 5ver
Once you work out the initial problems, life will be much better
Don't make any type of joke about someone's truck
And finally, I think FR does give a hoot and not all dealers are bad.