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Old 10-17-2015, 08:48 AM   #1
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Are we being too fussy

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We have had our first brand new TT, a Vibe 268, for a couple of months now. After a couple of weeks of buyer's remorse, I can say we love it. Just had the best Thanksgiving weekend ever in it. (Yep, we are Canadian)

Why buyer's remorse - the build quality is shocking (and it is a bit longer than we realized, but that is totally on us). I have rehung the bathroom door so it stays shut, resealed the top of the shower, remounted the shower head support, and accepted that Forest River use their accountants to do the welding (no welder would accept the quality of our welds, but the accountants would accept the cost savings ) I put the general quality down to weight saving - which I can accept.

As we get ready to winterize the TT I wonder what everyone's opinion is on the remaining issues.
1 - the awning has a very small hole in it. It looks like it will spread. Our dealer have suggested they will patch it. I don't want a brand new TT with a patched awning. Am I being unreasonable.
2 - the myRV linc blows its 30A fuse everytime we use it to bring the slide out in. The dealers fix is to replace the fuse. Any thoughts what this could be so I can suggest a better fix. I am sure we are not being fussy here! FWIW - when we went out last weekend the battery was also completely flat. Not sure if this is connected
3 - the shade behind the lazy boys will not stay up. Are these adjustable or do we need to request this gets replaced.
4 - and finally, the fridge in the outside kitchen sits so low the door will not open. Does anyone have a tidy fix for this? I have it resting on a couple of 1 x 3s

Wow - that turned into a long post. We love our trailer, very sad to put it to bed for the winter, but would like some guidance on our remaining issues.

Thanks all.
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:57 AM   #2
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With respect to #3, if those are day/night type shades you are talking about, you may be able to adjust (re-tension) the cords to make them a little tighter. Often a small adjustment is all that is required.
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Old 10-17-2015, 09:00 AM   #3
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With respect to #1, hard to say without more info. You'll find plenty of folks on here who will want to hijack your thread with rants about poor quality, the fact (who would disagree) that this is "not acceptable on a new TT", and "lawyering up". My TT is 3 years old and I found a pinhole in the awning this spring, which a piece of clear awning repair tape seems to have fixed to my satisfaction. However, I was beyond warranty and had no sense this will spread (post-repair).
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Old 10-17-2015, 09:03 AM   #4
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With regard to blowing the fuse when extending your slideout (your issue #2), I would not find that acceptable. A fix is needed. I'd press the dealer and, if not capable, Forest River, to make that right.
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Old 10-17-2015, 09:04 AM   #5
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Regarding number 2 in your post. It is not normal to blow the fuse each time that you run your slide in or out and just replacing the fuse is not fixing the root cause of the problem. There is something wrong here that is causing the slide motor to draw to much current therefore blowing the fuse. This may be related to your battery have them check out the battery as well as the converter.
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#4 calls out for a little owner ingenuity...but I'd inquire why this design is like this and whether there is a recommended fix (dealer and FR should be able to explain how it is intended to be used as built) before resting comfortably that I was happy with whatever fix you (or they) employ.
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Old 10-17-2015, 09:05 AM   #7
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Agreed...

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Regarding number 2 in your post. It is not normal to blow the fuse each time that you run your slide in or out and just replacing the fuse is not fixing the root cause of the problem. There is something wrong here that is causing the slide motor to draw to much current therefore blowing the fuse. This may be related to your battery have them check out the battery as well as the converter.
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Old 10-17-2015, 09:07 AM   #8
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[QUOTE=Vern;1011931]With respect to #1, hard to say without more info. You'll find plenty of folks on here who will want to hijack your thread with rants about poor quality, the fact (who would disagree) that this is "not acceptable on a new TT", and "lawyering up".

X 2 regarding Item 2 and 4 I would take them back for warranty work. Just replacing fuse all the time is not normal and a frid that is sitting to low show be there responsibility. Later RJD
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Old 10-17-2015, 09:14 AM   #9
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You only have 4 items and you think you may be too picky???? We have 3 pages with 18 items (make that 17,Ifixed one myself yesterday while winterizeing).
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Old 10-17-2015, 09:15 AM   #10
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Sounds like there is some type of feedback loop (hall sensor or proximately sensor) on the slide that is not working correctly. With manual switches the person see the slide at the end or hears the motor labouring/ grinding and lets go of the switch. Withe tablet i almost would think some delay exists and therefore there should be some feedback loop to tell it to stop. I say there is a design problem with the Linc system or faulty equipment.
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