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Old 05-17-2011, 03:15 PM   #1
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various flaws found in new rv

I was just wondering if it was considered normal to find little glitches in the factory craftsmanship after you get your camper home and thoroughly inspect it. Nothing big...just little things that I touched up or screwed in better, etc. No complaints..just glad I am comfortable with tools and tinkering.
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:19 PM   #2
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I did the same thing for the first week. Checking everything and making small adjustments including the plumbing that I could reach.
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:23 PM   #3
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it would be abnormal if you didn't find these things!

pretty standard with nearly all RVs, no matter the brand.
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:23 PM   #4
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Most of them you can find more issues in new then with used. My brand new rv has issues, and stupid things like no tp holder.
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:36 PM   #5
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I took delivery in April on a 2011 Cherokee 39P. The dealer did an awesome job of going through it and fixing the little things. And no we did not get a toilet paper holder. We never mounted the tp holder in our Roo.

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Old 05-17-2011, 03:38 PM   #6
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Yes it is normal. Not made by robots, but by plain folks like you and me.

Wait till you find all that saw dust, cut wires, screws behind or underneath everything. I got my shop-vac out and cleaned it good.

Every once in a while I'll do a round with my Robertson screw driver (square head) to tighten things up. It's essential a house on wheels, things will loosen up over time with the flex of hitting bumps on the road.

A friend who has a '09 Springdale 30 foot - which had been used for 3 summers at the same location - was shocked to see it falling apart when he did a long trip. Tightened everything up and all was well.
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Mine came with two T/P holders, you have a choice, left or right !
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:34 PM   #8
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it is normal to find things. I still do find things every now and then. I seem to always come home with a few things on a list (as with my last trailer) when I dewinterize I will go through and check plumbing connections and screws on the cabinets and various nuts and bolts.
most important on a new camper is check the lug nuts as stated in the manual and on the stickers on the camper. also just go through and make sure all is hand tight on the plumbing. I had a few connections that were loose. no big deal all part of ownership.
ours came with a TP holder but it was not installed- I prefer to use 2 fingers, the middle and index to hold the roll
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TP Holder... That's what that thingy was. I thought camping was meant to rough it. I use leaves and tree moss. Time to move up I guess.
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TP Holder... That's what that thingy was. I thought camping was meant to rough it. I use leaves and tree moss. Time to move up I guess.
Stay away from pine cones.
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