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Old 04-03-2016, 11:03 PM   #1
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Oxidization

So...I'm getting ready to wash/condition the roof, taking black streaks off (AWESOME followed by some wax, perfect), the whole friggin' top cap from the top of the top running lights back to the start of the roof is completely oxidized. I have had my coach for 11 months, bought "brand new", the attenae is rusting as well. The dealer is close to the beach, Mike Thompson RV in Fountain Valley, but this seems odd to me. I also paid extra for the paint sealant that comes with a 5 year warranty, so ?????????? Just another thing to add to the list.


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Old 04-04-2016, 07:56 PM   #2
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Hey Antone, I live in Huntington Beach, CA and store my MH in Costa Mesa. I will check for oxidation next time I take it out. I was planning on washing it before my next trip, anyway.
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:05 PM   #3
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Here you go. We should have never taken delivery 11 months ago, but that's a different story...

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Old 04-04-2016, 09:21 PM   #4
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I've had mine for 18 months and have the same problem. I've buffed it out twice so far, but it keeps coming back.
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:31 PM   #5
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Sea spray will kill the chrome…. I had the same thing happen when I went to Florida.
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Old 04-05-2016, 01:05 PM   #6
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Oxidization

I sent photos to Kevin Stratton, FR3 warranty manager. Looks like they're going to fix it. I'm still within the first year, by 15 days as luck would have it.


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Old 04-07-2016, 11:38 AM   #7
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I've seen a lot of the same corrosion. Specifically the cabinet near the battery access. The latches were completely rested on initial inspection. They repair them but now my door is falling off it's hinges and smashed on the backside from the repair. That's the latest on my list. I'm finishing my solar so I will check my front cap as well.


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Old 04-07-2016, 11:58 AM   #8
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That antenna is made by Jensen, or should I say sourced or imported by Jensen from our little buddies over the ocean. Put a new one on there and it will rust @ the spring in about 90 days. That has been my experience with 3 of those antennas and we live about 175 miles from the closest saltwater.
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:12 PM   #9
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I live in Fountain Valley and bought my 28DS 2015 from Mike Thompsons. I do not have your problems yet but I have had numerous other ones,
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Front cap was removed and repainted. It looks good, but time will tell.


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