Seems like I've had a ton of annoying issues with my 268 also. Like you, many minor items I repaired myself. I don't want to have to drag my Vibe to the dealer every time we take it out... then wait two weeks for the dealer to make repairs and order parts!
Some items though require "that trip" and it sounds like yours is no exception! You shouldn't have to put up with the slide issue or the awning or any discrepancies for the first year! That even includes trim! It's brand new for crying out loud and it sounds to me like your dealer is trying to blow you off with bad advice and repair excuses!
Mine is in the shop right now for the second time getting a 3 page list of items repaired. Most are minor, but some are just bad engineering!
On the the slide out... After many months of inquiring, Vibe doesn't supply the customer with the manual crank. The cheapo crank the dealers store offered would not even fit inside the access hole in the skirt to get to the crank fitting... so I ended up buying a high dollar one from another source... But that's only the beginning of the story... the access hole isn't even close to the crank fitting!
it's at least 5" away and in another section of skirt! The same crank is also supposed to manually extend/retract the stabilizers. Yeah... try that one! there's no way a crank will fit on the front because the skirt hangs lower than the fitting (needs an access hole), and you better have an extra long crank handle for the rear cause the handle will interfere with that skirt also!
You said in your post that it pops the breaker? How did you get the slide in or out on your TT
I've had battery issues too... but found out after the fact there are things still operating when you thought you had everything off (ex. gas detector, etc), so you need to know how to manually extend/retract all those luxury items (includes tongue jack) and actually do it from time to time. A battery shutoff switch may help, but not when Murphy knocks on your door
Visiting the showroom when I dropped my Vibe off for service and looking at the floor model, I noticed the outside kitchen refrigerator sitting on a carpeted platform to raise it up so the door would open.
Like you, mine is trouble too. I asked about the raised platform and nobody could give me an answer. The dealer's service rep said he would look into it for me while he has my TT for two weeks. Out of experience, I won't hold my breath!
Please understand... We love our 268! it pulls well and we like the layout! We've been on many trips with it since we got it this April. We are adding an A/C unit to the bedroom this dealer visit and have a few trips planned as well
Watch... just as everything is perfect with it and we upgrade to a 5er... just so we can do it all over again!
Good luck with your TT and please keep us informed on your issues!