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Old 07-30-2015, 11:28 PM   #21
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I am screwed. It was used *1* day, brand new 2016...
I called like 8 dealers, most tell me the same line ... "I'm sorry, we service the coaches we sell first, then out of warranty work, and finally warranty work from those who chose not to purchase from us." And then I was told how many weeks it would take to see me.
I even was on the phone with FR trying to get them to allow me to bring it up to them directly up near Fontana and let them fix it. I really have to imagine this will be like 1 hour of a tech's time if it is truly just the shorted out controller board, then align the slide out, drop the motors back in, put the set screws in, and whammo!

I really called everyone I could, short of saying let me drive it 4 hours away.
Did you try this place in Fontana??

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Old 07-30-2015, 11:33 PM   #22
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I actually have an appointment with them on Monday to bring it in, but I was thinking I would cancel. It's like 100 miles each way, and she said she probably cant get to it for a few days, and so the Friday thing is like basically nil chance. However, getting it on Monday to them was way faster than many weeks from others. Giant RV offering to take it in on Friday was pretty quick compared to some other stories I've heard. I guess I am mentally committed to letting these guys try at this point. I have to work tomorrow and Monday, so getting to Giant RV and getting home is tough, but I can swing it. Driving from San Diego to Quality and home is a half day for me
Maybe if this goes south, I will be doing that next time.
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:51 PM   #23
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I actually have an appointment with them on Monday to bring it in, but I was thinking I would cancel. It's like 100 miles each way, and she said she probably cant get to it for a few days, and so the Friday thing is like basically nil chance. However, getting it on Monday to them was way faster than many weeks from others. Giant RV offering to take it in on Friday was pretty quick compared to some other stories I've heard. I guess I am mentally committed to letting these guys try at this point. I have to work tomorrow and Monday, so getting to Giant RV and getting home is tough, but I can swing it. Driving from San Diego to Quality and home is a half day for me
Maybe if this goes south, I will be doing that next time.
Well good luck in getting that slide and anything else that may pop up fixed ASAP for you man. I don't know whether to wish myself or Giant RV luck on Saturday when I go to pick mine up, cause if anything is fixed half-assed the wife and I will be two very very very unhappy people who will make sure we get heard no matter how high on the chain we have to climb We have an upcoming 1000 mile trip to Idaho that we better be problem free for...
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I know it's frustrating to plunk down your hard earned money only to have it break first time out.

Can you get the slide out manually?

If so, go to big bear and enjoy your time with your friends and drop it off in Fontana when you head home.
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Old 07-31-2015, 01:35 AM   #25
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I know it's frustrating to plunk down your hard earned money only to have it break first time out.

Can you get the slide out manually?

If so, go to big bear and enjoy your time with your friends and drop it off in Fontana when you head home.
Yeah, part of the dropping it off up at Quality is the fact its so far for me and not being open Sunday for service, I couldnt drop it off if I wanted on the way home.

It is kind of a PITA to try to manually operate the slide, and then of course when you are driving, I have a 2x4 to keep the slideout from actually sliding out while driving since the motors are disengaged. It is however, do-able to manually do it.

Tomorrow at Giant, I am going to explain to them the situation and explain if it isnt ready next week, I will pick it up on my way up the I-15 and bring it back to them the next week for them to finish. I have a huge laundry list of other things, but I only care about them replacing the slide-out controller right now.
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I think you will enjoy big bear. Encouraging you to go cause that park is too nice to pass up. You are going the back way, right? If you get the time, the zip line is tons o fun!
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Old 07-31-2015, 03:23 PM   #27
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Giant Rv was real cool today. He asked me if the issue was a water leak I said YES. He wasn't surprised. U showed him the Schwintek controller box and he says he agrees and thinks its likely just a replacement. We hope... So the plan is to hopefully have it fixed by Friday. TBD.

Yeah we wanna go bad. My friend who is bringing his TH said be world go up n down the front 30/330 way but I figured it'd be so tight n steep it would be no good. 38 prob the best idea...

I'll call them Monday afternoon n see if they have looked at it and submitted to FR.

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My friend who is bringing his TH said be world go up n down the front 30/330 way but I figured it'd be so tight n steep it would be no good. 38 prob the best idea...
I'm not 100% positive but usually the 30/330 is the most common way up and down and usually has the most lanes/traffic and is spread out a little more...I believe the 38 is the most gradual climb but a lot of the time it's just the 2 lanes, one each way...

Good luck if you head up there! Haven't dragged my trailer up there yet but I remember the 78 to Julian had me white knuckle! Haha
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I agree that the 38 would prob be best.

Just remember to put in the town of Fawnskin when you put address in your gps. If you put in big bear, you will find yourself in some tight residential roads. Don't ask how I know this...
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I agree that the 38 would prob be best.

Just remember to put in the town of Fawnskin when you put address in your gps. If you put in big bear, you will find yourself in some tight residential roads. Don't ask how I know this...
Good info, thanks.
I drove through that town once when I had an Audi A4 FWD and the bridge of the dam had CHP on it checking for chains. I didnt have chains when i went up (stupid) and they required them to go down. I thought I could go around them by going the back way (I did get around them) but quickly realized my FWD car couldnt make it and turned around and went the long way down, then back up (I was staying in Arrowhead). 3 hour huge drive. thanks!
It looks like the 38 adds like 25 miles to the drive, no biggy, probably worth it for the ease of the drive.
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