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Old 04-18-2012, 06:10 PM   #11
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Our propane system "sang" when we 1st got our trailer. Took it back to the dealer, and he tried another regulator with no help achieved. He replaced both pigtails, and the problem was solved. Both of tho puppies had bad check valves.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:21 AM   #12
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We just got our trailer home and found quite a few issues. Found 3 stains on 1 cushion and 2 holes in the fabric on the base under the cushion. A 7 inch scratch in the slide trim and a small hole in the wall all in the same area. Bathroom door was warped and separating, Carpet on the slide out had a cut about 3 inches long. There is 1 brad nail sticking out of the trim that I must cut off before 1 of my kids catches some skin on it. I contacted the Dealer with pictures and they asked for more info and pictures so they could order parts. I am confident that my dealer will make this all right. I am a little POed about the damage in the trailer as it was obvious that the workers were careless moving stuff around in the trailer. The trailer was built on Thur July 28 which I suspect was at the end of their run and they may have been under the gun to get these trailers out of the factory. I think the 12th Aniversary Edition trailers started production on Aug 1. I haven't turned my propane or water on yet to test all that stuff out, and I am hoping that this is the end of the problems. I am not planning on taking the trailer back to the dealer until Oct where they can store it all winter for me again as they fix it. I know my wife is sick thinking about the damage in the new trailer but I still love this trailer and think it is still well built and plan on using it this summer and not worrying about the other stuff. We are hoping to have our unit in our seasonal spot by May 1st.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:26 AM   #13
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We took delivery a week ago of our 220. After one night of camping, here are the issues so far:

Kitchen faucet leaks when traveling
Propane tank(s) ping loudly*
Fridge will not run on AC*
Finish on edge*of cabinet door*rubbed off and*rough
Cable connection faulty
Piece of wood on side of sofa came off
Let's see, the fridge and TV now work. The propane tank "ping" will probably need a regulator or pigtail replacement...should be covered under warranty. The faucet leak should be an easy fix with a new washer. A couple of cosmetic problems are left. Overall, it looks like you got a great trailer !! Nothing serious in all of that.

We had a bunch more problems than yours, and we thought we were fortunate compared to many people buying campers.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:31 AM   #14
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We had a bunch more problems than yours, and we thought we were fortunate compared to many people buying campers.
Yep - its all relative.

We also had some minor issues with our only new trailer (the one we have now) but nothing compared to some that you read about .

The only times we didn't have issues off the bat were when we bought used and I know the previous owners had all ironed out the bugs in these units by the time we bought.

The reality is that most new trailers have issues.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:55 AM   #15
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I don't know. Never had this problem before. Pump is off. John thinks its the regulator. Will have it checked.
We had pinging in our new SP 280. Was the pigtails that connect tank to regulator. Changed them and problem gone. Sure relate how annoying that is and after a bit of research I understand it's a common problem and known issue. We live far from our dealer so fixing myself was cheaper and less hassle but sure seems like this shouldn't even be a problem. But all said an easy fix to a very annoying problem
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:03 AM   #16
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So strange that fr continues to turn out garbage like this without any recourse. I guess they read the site and just don't care.
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:11 AM   #17
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what's really going on these days

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So strange that fr continues to turn out garbage like this without any recourse. I guess they read the site and just don't care.

I find it rather amazing myself !!!

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pick it up a notch or two on the final inspection
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:04 AM   #18
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Let's see, the fridge and TV now work. The propane tank "ping" will probably need a regulator or pigtail replacement...should be covered under warranty. The faucet leak should be an easy fix with a new washer. A couple of cosmetic problems are left. Overall, it looks like you got a great trailer !! Nothing serious in all of that.

We had a bunch more problems than yours, and we thought we were fortunate compared to many people buying campers.
We are finally taking the camper in for repair this weekend. And for the recall for the propane line. We spoke with dealer and were told that the faucet cannot be fixed and we have to live with leaks because it's a gooseneck faucet and they all do that. Doesn't sound right to me. We are also having a problem when running the AC. It runs for awhile and then trips the circuit breaker. Dealer told us that's because we had the water heater running on electric (even though they're on separate circuits). So we don't hold out much hope of getting things fixed.
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:45 AM   #19
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Guess you can't be comfortable and clean at the same time.We can run our AC and electric water heater at the same time,so I think they are trying to pull one over on you.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:11 AM   #20
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For whatever reason, your dealer is not coming clean. Faucets do not have to leak. AC and water heater should not trip the breaker (in the trailer) . May trip a faulty breaker at a campground. If your dealer isn't willing to fix these, I suggest you call FR warranty dept. I have found them to be most helpful and concerned that things get fixed right.
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