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Old 10-31-2013, 04:02 PM   #1
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Unhappy Urgent advice needed: new GT 351DS pickup: Lots of cosmetic issues?!

Hi folks,

We're picking up our new GT 351DS today. We're doing the blue-taping right now. Really surprised by the number of cosmetic issues, such as poor joints, nail pops in woodwork,
Overall very shoddy finish level. Is it normal??


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Old 10-31-2013, 04:07 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear about the cosmetic issues.
Didn't you pay the dealer a prep charge? All these minor issues should have been noted and repaired before you took it home.
Did the dealer show you how everything worked and where the hidden stuff is. If not come by the Georgetown message forum here and ask any questions you need answers for.
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:08 PM   #3
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From what I have been reading here it is normal.
Saw one reply in another thread that basically said the first year will be used getting it right.
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:16 PM   #4
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we're still at the dealer's. Haven't started the walk-thru yet. The dealer is letting us hang out in the coach a bit before the walk-thru, sales paperwork, etc.
Just saw that one of the res fridge doors is also dented.

We didn't pay dealer prep charge. We thought prep work was included...
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:26 PM   #5
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The good dealership should have found those minor, cosmetic issues and fixed them. It's sad that it doesn't come that way from the manufacturer, but it is what it is.

Personally, I wouldn't accept the camper until they're fixed or listed and plans made to be fixed by the dealership.


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Old 10-31-2013, 04:34 PM   #6
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Thank you for the quick replies. Hubby will talk to the dealer and ask how they will address these issues.
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:10 AM   #7
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Ours was in really good shape for the exception of a chip in the shower's gel coat. We pointed it out when we decided to get it and the dealer was supposed to fix it before we picked it up a week later. They didn't fix it, but it's written down in the paperwork to have it fixed at a later time.

I wouldn't except it with dings in the fridge's door or nails, etc. It sounds like that one has been through a lot.

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