I sure do expect my TT to go everywhere my 4x4 does.
It goes up and down the highway.
My TT spends it's life in the driveway and on occasional weekend trips and it still is showing more wear than it should for a 1 year old rig.
It went from one end of the continent because the military moved me, not by choice.
My dealer is 8000 kms away because, again, the military moved me. They were a 5 minute tow away from the house prior to that. Still has nothing to do with the fact they are cheaply built. In all fairness to my original dealer (whom I'll never see again), they were quite good when it came to replacing bits. Kudos to them.
An "ultra Lite" shouldn't mean "Ultra crap" at nearly $40,000. It should mean newer style building materials and innovative design and reasonable use for the price. Replacing major components at just over 1 year is not reasonable use for the price...
Not the cheap and chinzy build quality and cheapest components they can source.
Point of order; more weight doesn't mean better quality so I'm not buying that line either.
Don't get me wrong, for some unexplainable reason we like the trailer.
I've just accepted that it's a cheaply built unit that is going to require a lot of care to get to the ten years of use we reasonably expected of it. At ten years, replacing water heaters, fridges, faucets, etc would have been reasonable. At just over 1 year it is not.
I never neglect my equipment, but I do expect reasonable use for reasonable payment and reasonable maintenance.
This rig is NOT reasonable use for the price....at just over 1 year it should be things like checking brakes, lubrication, cleaning, etc.
Like it or not, accept it or not, they're just not giving you the product they should for the price you pay.
It is a very pretty face though......