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Old 08-21-2018, 08:17 AM   #1
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my USED DX3 is junk

2015. I purchased in December of 2017 with 30,000 miles.


I am in tens of thousands in repairs and now the ceilings, walls, floors, and sub floors all need to be gutted and replaced.


I don't know where to start...


-slides leaked and needed seals
-roof leaks in 3-4 places
-slides cracked the interior and exterior on the corners
-power storage switches work randomly
- stairs/motor fell off driving down the road
-self level does not work, its way off
-A/C leaks water in side(weep holes are clear)
-9 doors have fallen off
-there are bolt holes in the floor behind the couch where you can see the ground
-horrible septic smell fills the rv if you use the toilet then drive it(we keep it very clean and flushed)
-water leak at the filter
-water leak at the outside shower
-had to get a furnace rebuilt
-molding falling off in 3-4 places
-water heater needs constant attention to work
-the chair behind the passenger seat broke off the floor and is unfix able because its a terrible design
-TV antenna wont work
-outdoor speakers, only 1 works
-outdoor DVD doesn't work
-only one side of the range works
-mirrors wont stay on track in the bed room, they fall off
-shower dome is cracked


and most recently it sat for 1 week and we came out to 3 new leaks that ruined the ceiling, 3 walls, hard wood floor, sub flooring under carpet. water was standing in the bathroom, bedroom, living room.


So this weekend I go under it to look around. The welds are woeful, the metal framing looks like a beaver chewed it, it was not cut or ground straight and I cut my hand on welding wire hanging down.


The way these things are built is scary bad.



I cant be the only one to have issues like this, is it known they are junk and I just bought one not knowing how bad they are?
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:20 AM   #2
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I forgot to add


-I have remounted 5 of the valances
-I remounted 3 of the roll down blinds that fell off
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:25 AM   #3
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Obviously the Previous Owner had some of the same issues with that particular 2015 DX3 and did not disclose the issues with you. You've heard the phrase Caveat Emptor, Buyer Beware.

My 2018 Dynamax DX3 is having a couple of issues, but nothing as you described. MY coach drives straight and smooth (for a Medium Duty truck), it tracks well on the freeways.
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:25 AM   #4
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Did you buy it sight unseen?
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:29 AM   #5
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Obviously the Previous Owner had some of the same issues with that particular 2015 DX3 and did not disclose the issues with you. You've heard the phrase Caveat Emptor, Buyer Beware. .

I get that but yesterday the guy who owns a local coach repair shop who was trying to fix some of these things told me that it is his normal experience with Dynamax. He has a friend who is lawyered up chasing them with lemon law.


most of these issues were not pre-existing and would not be related to a previous owner.
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Actually I don't believe they are junk but do feel without proper maintenance they can turn into junk. And buying without a really good PDI can result in buying one that has serious shortcomings. It sounds like nothing as been done to seal the leaks/roof what ever before the water pours in. I hear your frustration but these rigs need on going maintenance.
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It sounds like nothing as been done to seal the leaks/roof what ever before the water pours in. I hear your frustration but these rigs need on going maintenance.

Don't make too many assumptions. We found some wet carpet in march and immediately took it in. a FR dealer said it needed new slide seals so we had them do it.


the leaks now are all new and obviously coming from the ceiling, some of it is hanging down.


So go through my list and point out the maintenance items? I've owned issue free RV's for years.
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Did you buy it sight unseen?

no. It's just now falling apart.
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I was just going by your description of problems, good luck with what ever course of action you take.
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A lot of the leaks sound like lack of maintenance coupled with outdoor storage. Unfortunately water intrusion causes the most widespread and labor intensive repairs. My 2016 with 35,000 mi on it barley looks like it’s aged at all but I’m definitely due for some caulking updates.

Sounds like this particular unit was used pretty hard in its first couple years

Then there are a few minor everyday stuff mixed in there looks like (valences, leaky filter, etc).

I’d start with the water/mold damage first as that’ll dictate how extensive your repairs are. Get those leaks sealed up ASAP!
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