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Old 06-12-2015, 08:26 PM   #1
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Purchased a 2014 wildwood new from a dealer in April 2015 after signing all the paperwork we had to wait six weeks to get the trailer becomes during inspection they found the galley slide was broke and when they delivered it they told us the linoleum flooring still needs replaced later. After having it for three weeks and only using it one time it now needed to go back for more repairs, the main slide is broke. And dealer said they need to have it for a while . Second week of June and our camping season is over because our brand new camper is getting repaired all summer.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:51 PM   #2
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Purchased a 2014 wildwood new from a dealer in April 2015 after signing all the paperwork we had to wait six weeks to get the trailer becomes during inspection they found the galley slide was broke and when they delivered it they told us the linoleum flooring still needs replaced later. After having it for three weeks and only using it one time it now needed to go back for more repairs, the main slide is broke. And dealer said they need to have it for a while . Second week of June and our camping season is over because our brand new camper is getting repaired all summer.
I might say that this TT has been built for 2 years before the signing of the papers.

I see RED flags all over this post.

And the roof hasn't been mentioned yet.

We all have done hasty, impulsive things in our life. But with the slide having the problem before you took possession and then the linoleum needed to be replaced, those are warning signs of things to come.

I think I would have a talk with the "person in charge" at the dealership and get a better understanding of what a "while" is going to be.
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:04 PM   #3
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I agree with Timex. I think I would have backed out of the deal all together. Later RJD
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:39 PM   #4
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They won't give me a time frame
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:21 PM   #5
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How much money is involved here? I think I would start standing on their toes a little bit because they undoubtedly unloaded a rig on you that they knew had problems from the get go.
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:29 PM   #6
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during inspection they found the galley slide was broke and when they delivered it...
Joealton26, did you spend time in this TT before purchasing it, or was it purchased sight unseen? Also, were you present during the PDI where they test all systems while you watch?
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:04 PM   #7
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We had a quick walk trough showing us the tt and was never given PDI
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Old 06-13-2015, 01:52 AM   #8
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All summer to put new linoleum down and fix a slide?
A pdi is the part where you find all the things wrong before you purchase the unit.
All these things should be fixed BEFORE you take possession, sign on the dotted line and pay for it.

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Wow, sorry to hear of the troubles, I hope it works out!

Have you asked them if they have a loaner you can borrow while they are working on it? (Some do this and it, also, would give them more incentive to get yours fixed.)

I've had my dealer order parts for my trailer from Forest River and sometimes it was very fast (days) but other times it took a while (weeks) because sometimes things are on back order.
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All these things should be fixed BEFORE you take possession, sign on the dotted line and pay for it.
X2. It's also not acceptable to be given a time frame of "awhile". If you financed it, you might talk to your lender and explain the situation. Your lender might be helpful in explaining what remedies might be available to you, if any.

Laying new linoleum is a 2 day job.. if you're lazy. If you can't get out from under it (if that's what you want), you might try to take a quote from a third party to FR and see if they will authorize it.

Just a thought.
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