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Old 08-08-2013, 09:32 PM   #1
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How many have bought a new camper and have had no problems?

Most post when they have problems with new camper bu just wondering how many have bought a new camper and have had no problems? We purchase a new Flagstaff 5th wheel 3 yrs ago and the only problem was the AC vents would not stay open quick fix from dealer, We have had no issues at all. I admit i was worried after reading horror stories about problems others have had when they bought new campers So far so good!
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:40 PM   #2
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We bought a new cedar creek we've had a few problems but nothing big but when you get something new you have to get the bugs worked out just enjoy your Rv.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:43 PM   #3
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I'll be surprised if you find anyone with NO faults as a matter of fact I would be totally shocked.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:51 PM   #4
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It's like buying a new car or truck you always have to take them back for something if you have a good dealer and service it make a difference if the dealer doesn't care then you call the company.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:54 PM   #5
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Haven't had our baby that long. Almost afraid to say anything...don't wanna jinx ourselves.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:58 PM   #6
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7 Campers over 20+ years - Only 1 Camper with 0 problems.

We have had popups, travel trailers and now 5er....

The only camper we ever purchased new and had no problems with we bought from the Factor, ordered in Sept of 2001. We owned that Citation (Thor Mfg) for 12 years and had only to replace the roof due to a hail storm and normal wear/tear items like tires and brakes. Not one other failure.

All others were either used and problems pretty much worked out and our new 5er Cedar Creek has had a few very minor problems, but I considered it to be normal adjustments and real mfg defects (like blown LED light).
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:23 PM   #7
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Its a good question. Reminds me that we used to have a long thread for happy FR owners that was fun to read.

To answer the question, my current trailer was the only new one we've owned. Had several used ones prior to this. We've had few problems (ripped seam in the dinette cushion, wonky radio, and an LCI jack that failed). Nothing big. I think the small items are to be expected. The question might be "how many have bought a new trailer without major issues?" I'd be in that category.
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:25 PM   #8
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Yea we had one of our led light burn out but I called shady pines and they have one for us we're going to rockport tx in October and we're going to Texarkana tx for a week or two and have a few things done.
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:27 PM   #9
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20 years...pop-up, 2 travel trailers and yesterday we ordered our first 5th wheel toy hauler. No problems with first two...hoping the same with new 5thwheel. Yikes!
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:42 PM   #10
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We have had three new campers since Jan 2010, the first was a 30' Travel Trailer that had zero problems for the year we owned it. The second was a 5ver, that had so many major problems it stayed in the dealer's shop for over 8 months total before we traded it on our current unit after only 21 months. After 11 months, the Sandpiper has developed its first problem and has to go back to the dealer to repair a wall joint that is separating.
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