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Old 08-23-2015, 01:35 AM   #1
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How common is it to have multiple problems on new vehicles?

Hi,
I just bought a Coachmen Clipper 806, 2015 and had several issues.
Our dealership's salesman and service rep. told me that it is common for people to fix a lot of little things under warranty. We fixed these this week.
1.We popped our city water in spite of regulator. Installed improperly at manufacturer.
2. New nitrogen tire popped with two huge wear holes. Tire issue.
3. Range top. Falls off each time we fold it down. Manufact.
4. Leaked in rain where some stripping under the bunk failed. Manufact.
5. Siding for the tent came undone on both sides of trailer. Manufact.

Is the popup a lemon or these issues are common?

Also, do people return trailers under similar circumstances?

With cars in Canada, one can go to arbitration if a new car is a lemon and get car replaced.

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Old 08-23-2015, 02:28 AM   #2
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Pretty common and yours appear to be somewhat minor, compared to some. Not sure what you mean by siding, though.
And since popups are at the low end of RVs, I would suspect that QC could be worse.
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Old 08-23-2015, 07:55 AM   #3
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Not sure about Canada, but this would not fall under any lemon law in any of the states. Usually, it has to be in service for (usually) over 30 days, or have the same problem multiple times in the year.
I would suggest contacting Canadian regulators.

Also, what is a "nitrogen tire." Is that a brand? Never heard of them. But whatever brand, it sounds like just a defect from the tire manufacture. Appears that ST tires are not the best tires made; by anyone.

As for problems; sounds about right.

I had quite a few minor problems with mine when first purchased, and get more as it gets older. Some are due to shoddy engineering, some for shoddy assembly and some, like the shattered gear on the winch the first time I used it were not the problem of FR directly but the supplier of the component.
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Thanks. I think I mean the weather stripping not siding.
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Old 08-23-2015, 12:13 PM   #5
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Sadly...all too common. We have lost count of all the issues we have had with our unit. I think we have one trip where nothing went wrong, fell off, broke or died.
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Common. Need to take it out for a test camp and make a punch list.
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Hi,
I just bought a Coachmen Clipper 806, 2015 and had several issues.
Our dealership's salesman and service rep. told me that it is common for people to fix a lot of little things under warranty. We fixed these this week.
1.We popped our city water in spite of regulator. Installed improperly at manufacturer.
2. New nitrogen tire popped with two huge wear holes. Tire issue.
3. Range top. Falls off each time we fold it down. Manufact.
4. Leaked in rain where some stripping under the bunk failed. Manufact.
5. Siding for the tent came undone on both sides of trailer. Manufact.

Is the popup a lemon or these issues are common?

Also, do people return trailers under similar circumstances?

With cars in Canada, one can go to arbitration if a new car is a lemon and get car replaced.

Regards,
Jeremy
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Old 08-23-2015, 01:09 PM   #8
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Consumers want lite weight inexpensive rigs. These units are made of thin plywood and pressed wood trimming, covered with wallpaper to look like real wood. What is not wood is plastic. All of which cannot be treated like home products. Caution is required from towing your rig to using it. Your troubles sound like assembler defects. Easily missed at walk-a-around inspection. We were lucky in that our dealer insists in allowing buyers to use the RV at their facility for a few days to insure all was working properly.
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RE: What is a "nitrogen tire." Is that a brand? Never heard of them. But whatever brand, it sounds like just a defect from the tire manufacture. Appears that ST tires are not the best tires made; by anyone


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Tires filled with pure nitrogen instead of air. Nitrogen molecules are larger than oxygen molecules and will not leak thru the rubber.
Oxygen molecules are so small that it is completely normal for air filled tires to lose 1-3 PSI each month from "permeation." Permeation is the normal process by which the oxygen molecules in compressed air seep through a tire's carcass.
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Old 08-23-2015, 07:05 PM   #10
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Ok, just never heard the called Nitrogen Tires, usually tires with nitrogen since they are not technically nitrogen tires. Well aware of filling tires with nitrogen as well as a half dozen threads on this site in regard to using nitrogen to fill tires. And I have never lost that much in any of my tires over a month period, so long as the ambient temps have remained the same.

When the temp drops considerably, the psi will naturally drop; one psi per each 10 degrees.

Also not sure why "nitrogen filled tires" would cause the problem noted. Sounds like just a common defective POS trailer tire. One reason why I don't run them on my trailer.

Also, believe your floor is probably made with 3/4" OSB not a piece of thin plywood. But the other info is correct. The wood grained stuff is primarily glued on and is a bit thicker than shelving paper. And it is tacked onto some very light, and thin compressed wood of some sort. So be careful when drilling if you ever need too. It will splinter.

Good luck, and welcome to the world of popup trailers. Make sure you have plenty of tools, extra parts, and hopefully some patience; something I lost a long time ago.
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