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Old 08-05-2015, 10:55 AM   #1
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2016 27DBH-So many problems.

Hi all, we got a new 27DBH in April and have had issues with it ever since. It's sitting on the lot at the RV Shop right now after another round of issues being repaired. I explained to them three problems that they are telling me are "just fine".

1. The front door does not close properly, even though the back one is just fine. We have to slam it for it to latch, and I've had it come open when driving down the road. Dealership opens and closes it with no issue on the lot, so they say it's fine.

2. The water pressure on city hookup is not much more than a trickle. I get better pressure on the pump. Dealership hooks it up, and says there is no problem at all.

3. We get hardly any radio stations on the stereo. No matter where we camp, we get about one station, and it is fuzzy. Additionally, the blue tooth doesn't work properly. It connects to my phone for a little while and then starts to make a loud squawking noise and won't work. The dealership claims they were able to get all radio stations on their lot...so there is nothing wrong with it.

I refuse to live with a camper that has consistent issues for the life of it because someone doesn't want to actually do any work. Do any of you have any suggestions? Has anyone else had similar problems?

Thanks so much in advance for any help.
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Old 08-05-2015, 11:52 AM   #2
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I too took delivery of a 2016 26dbh recently with a multitude of issues, The quality of this unit is very poor. They sure know how to make them shiny and pretty but they must not have a quality control dept.
The power converter didn't work from day one.
The screen door handles fell off on day two.
I have been finding missing screws, loose wires and connections everywhere. there are mis-aligned cabinet door handles, warped pantry door, and the bathroom door knob came apart in my hand.
Yesterday the power toungue jack blew six 30 amp fuses to get going and it grinds like it's trying to lift the world.
The brakes need adjusted or something because they are not grabbing proper. All this and I didn't even go camping with it yet.
It will be going back to the dealer in the fall with a large to-do list
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Old 08-05-2015, 04:11 PM   #3
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I might be able to help you with the door problem..ours did the same thing, hard to open had to slam it shut...but it only did it at the campground....I figured that the stabilizers where too tight on the ground and was bending the frame just enough to put a bind on the door frame, so now I lower the stabilizers just enough to put some pressure on the ground and our door works fine.
Hope this helps.


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Old 08-05-2015, 04:12 PM   #4
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Thanks Steelframer, we'll have to give that a try.
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Old 08-06-2015, 04:33 PM   #5
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XOXO Sounds like you are torqueing the frame with the stab jacks. Remember they are not leveling jacks they are stabilizing jacks.
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Old 08-07-2015, 11:08 AM   #6
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Yep, we were all newbies at one time, some of us had to learn by experience, some learn by asking questions and others learn by help via this forum.


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Old 08-07-2015, 11:24 AM   #7
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Costorga...PM sent.


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Old 08-14-2015, 01:55 PM   #8
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I have a 2015 26dbh Limited. Pretty much same story.

After 1 year of use, 15 different trips, 3000 miles, the thing has been in the shop for warranty work 7 times.

Its actually in the shop as I type this for slide out problems.

I wanted to trade it in for a new *NON*-FORREST RIVER 5th Wheel but of course after spending like $19,000 on this P.O.S. they only want to give me $7000 for a trade in. So this thing might end up being an insurance claim - total loss due to fire
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I'm sure you are kidding about the fire but even if you weren't you might be surprised at how little the insurance company would want to pay. It won't be anywhere near the 19K but fairly close to the 7K
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Old 08-15-2015, 08:56 PM   #10
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We purchased a 2016 26DBH the end of June. Had to take it back to the dealer the next week to fix a kink in the water line. I just fixed the fridge on my own, it was not cooling when using propane. And one of the ducts for the furnace was loose. Just got back from a 3,600 mile trip from MN up into Alberta, Canada then down to Yellowstone and back home. No issues at all with the trailer.

We've only had a month and a half so it remains to be seen how it holds up. We are going out almost every other week for short 3 night trips through the end of October. Planning to take it to the dealer for winterization, hopefully that's all I'll need to have them do!
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