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Old 03-16-2014, 11:44 AM   #1
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Angry 2014 DBUD & Already Have Problems

With the weather cooperating we finally got a chance to get in our newly purchased 2014 DBUD to clean it. Here is what we found, both fresh water lines coming from the city connection and water tank had kinks in them (poor installation) which would have allowed no water to flow at all, tried to straighten them but they just kink again. The awning had a small tear in it near the front where it mounts on the roof rail. Found water in the back cargo area which was enough to soak a small towel, hopefully one of the pex lines in the cargo area isn't bad. Last but not least speakers on one side of the ceiling were not working which upon examination one wire was not connected on one speaker. We did do a walk through and never noticed the tear and everything else of course is hidden behind the walls. Everything is covered under warranty of course and we did go with the FR extended for $150. I know FR pushes a lot of these out of the building everyday but where is quality control on final inspection?
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:05 PM   #2
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Although annoying, your troubles sound easily repaired by your dealer. I have certainly heard of far worse problems. I wish you luck in your warranty repairs and let's hope everything is repaired quickly.

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Old 03-16-2014, 12:19 PM   #3
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As stated, your issues are minor and are easily fixed, although it can be frustrating after paying so much hard earned money. Most of the units coming off the assembly line don't go through a complete PDI at the factory. They generally pull every 6-10 one off the line for a complete PDI, other than that, they may only do a systems test and/or leave it to the dealer to do a complete PDI and rely on them to have the unit ready for the owner.
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:46 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear of your problems. I am still dealing with repairs at the dealer since last October and hope to have everything done soon. After 4 rv purchases i have no choice but to accept as the industry norm, do the best pdi I can and develop a good working relationship with your dealer. Even the best pdi won't catch everything. Not sure if you have filled with water and ran pump yet, but ALL of my water connections were loose and needed tightening. I bought it March and was still winterized or "air pressure checked" from the manufacturer. Good luck with your repairs and happy camping.
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:49 PM   #5
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Haven't run water yet but I did check water connections and some were finger tight which I snugged another quarter turn. We had leak (window) issues with our Jayco which were of course resolved, but now we're thinking "here we go again" but we do know the issues will be resolved because it is a very good dealership. Pics of tear in awning
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Old 03-18-2014, 02:23 PM   #6
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I completely know how you feel. dealing with problems on our 2014 26tbud. Awning and gutter leak. I put up some pics on another thread.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:18 PM   #7
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I assume the awning is leaking somewhere in the middle where the 2 trim pieces come together??
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I assume the awning is leaking somewhere in the middle where the 2 trim pieces come together??
Mine just started this season, what you going to put in the gap? to the OP, sorry for your problems, although frustrating, and an annoyance, it will and can be fixed rather easily.
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It is still at the dealer from last October. They have already siliconed a couple of times. The biggest issue is where the two pieces come together the ends are bend. I hope they replace the whole trim strip, but not counting on it.
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New replacement awning has been ordered and everything else will be taken care of when the awning is replaced. As far as the gutter leaking as stated from another poster, I took care of the split gutter seam with black automotive silicone, can't even hardly tell where the gutter joins together. Next project is to Eterna-Bond the front roof seam and other places.
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