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Old 10-02-2011, 09:59 PM   #1
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How many things have gone wrong with your trailer the 1st year you had it?

Just curious as to how many things are excessive in your trailer that had to get replaced the first year you had it?

1- Awning had hole
2- Shower surround cracked
3- taps were squeaky and had to be replaced
4- drawer slides in outdoor kitchen fell off and broke face of cabinet
5- buttons on top of booth seat upholstery falling off
6- Cabinet door fell off (I fixed)
7- Water pump died
8- panel falling off of side of cabinet ( I fixed)

There are more, but just curious if everyone has bad luck like this or if I am just the lucky one?

They were all covered under warranty, so I am not complaining, just curious if I should expect this many things every year?

I will get to repaint the front and rear bumpers next year as when they pulled the trailer from the factory to Alberta it must have hit some wicked salt and started the rust process on the bumpers.

I should mention, it is a 2011 Surveyor sv-295 and we are very happy with it.

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Old 10-02-2011, 11:41 PM   #2
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All I had was my concertone unit.

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Old 10-03-2011, 05:09 AM   #3
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I guess we have been very lucky. Minor things--1)Replaced bulb in the stove hood 2)One blown fuse in the retractable stabilizers 3)Replace broken rivets with small nuts/bolts on stove top cover 4)Small bubble in the vinyl floor near floor vent.

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Old 10-03-2011, 05:40 AM   #4
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A few minor issues...replaced a few bulbs, locks that weren't working properly, ceiling vents won't stay open with ducted ac. The vents have now been "repaired" twice by the dealer. My biggest issue is the slide out. After camping for a couple of days with the slide in the outward position, the motor does not have enough power or torque to start it back in. Been in twice for "repair"..just got it back...going back in. We'll see what happens. I will say that after owning several campers and camping with friends, things happen and things break. Just hope to keep things in the "minor" category.

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Old 10-03-2011, 05:48 AM   #5
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I've had the awning fabric replaced due to bubbles, outside vent cover for hood replaced due to discoloration and the A/C had a loose wire and wouldn't run on high fan setting. All were fixed under warranty.

I did have to add some chaulk around the bottom of the shower surround due to a small leak. Very pleased so far (knock on wood).
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:38 AM   #6
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On our minilite 2011 the complete back wall had to be replaced due to a major leak that destroyed it. The whole menbrane under was replaced with a new one and all the baggages doors and insert were replaced with new ones. Quite a big job for a new trailer. We are happy now and the whole job was done at the factory in middleburg. I would have not accepted that my dealer would have taken this projet at their chop. The trailer is perfect now and all of this because there was a miss in the caulking above the door entry and other related water entries near the baggage doors. A few other minors items were replaced like the front light that the switch was seized and the ac holding 4 screws that were loose and needed to be tightened up.
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:45 AM   #7
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On my son new 2012 roo 17 the roof had to be repaired because of a mistake at the factory. He was complaining of a wet bed after raining and after I investigated I found this with a picture. Have a look!!!!
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:16 AM   #8
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Concertone Zx700 replaced (although it did not need to be as the mod from Concertone fixed the jumping vid issue). Air bed had a seam split due to SIL and hubby doing the nasty (almost 500lbs jumping around on a mattress not rated for that) Propane detector that had a very high pitch squeal that only me and the dogs could hear and the stand alone Cherry wood dining table had some hair line cracks in the surface, the table also pulled out of the floor in Ontario last summer due I think to the terrible roads and the screws being over tightened when they put the table in.

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Old 10-03-2011, 07:25 AM   #9
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1st trip out found wet carpet next to bed. Turned out to be loose fitting
on the back of the water heater. It was barely hand tight. Almost like
someone started screwing it together and then didn't finish with a wrench
or pliers. Later found slow drip at a hose clamp on the water pump.

All 3 of my trailers leaked at a hose clamp at some time or another.
You all need to check/tighten the automotive type screw clamps on your
water tank and water pump hoses when new and again every 6 to 12 months.

Mine leaked again after 2 years. Check those clamps!

Concertone replaced 2 times in first 2 or 3 months. Finally settled for one
that mostly worked but had issues. It died completely after 2 years of very
occasional use. Replaced with Jensen by me. Disappointing concertone was
my main issue of dis-satisfaction.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:26 AM   #10
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So far nothing...
there is a missing vent house from the fresh water tank up to the fill point and when I checked all the drain lines under the sinks after our first road trip (as the dealer suggested -things can rattle loose) I found one that needed a twist.

Not that there aren't issues - the radio isn't the best and the bathroom sink cold water turns the wrong way, the tether on the city water connection cap broke.

Nothing that I"m taking it for repairs though. Gonna winterize this coming weekend and look forward to next year!

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