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Old 06-11-2013, 08:05 PM   #1
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Own an Viking CWS8 from Camping World?

Our understanding was that it was a 1706 but with their name on it. After our first 4 days of use our list of issues continue to grow.

Battery box not attached -- held only by cover strap
No wheel or foot on front jack
Door gasket not completely attached
Slow leak in left tire (denied by dealer)
Hot exhaust plate (for heater?) not properly sealed
Locking gasps not aligned
Spare tire bolts not attached -- spare loose on bracket
Left tail light housing loose
Leveling jacks not on tight (3 of 4)
Screws not seated flush on top of trailer box
Loose bolt on front bed slide -- binds
Mystery green cable on same bed slide
Miscellaneous loose gaskets and detached moldings
Spare tire cover torn
Top binds near bottom -- "canvas" not interfering; must be pushed down to complete closing

Having not owned a Viking camper before, can any one tell me if this is the quality that one expects from Viking?

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Old 06-14-2013, 10:04 PM   #2
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we owned a '96 Viking popup and it was junk, compared to our old Starcraft popup, which was built like a tank.

FR bought Viking 2-3 years ago so i don't know if their QC got any better.

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Old 06-15-2013, 08:06 AM   #3
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After talking with Viking and Camper World it was concluded that Camping World failed to do the prep work necessary prior to selling the camper. Camping World has since gone to great efforts to rectify our problems. Hopefully this will be the last of our issues for awhile.

For those interested, as explained to me by Viking, Viking built the core components and systems and Camping World did the finishing touches. Fabric on cushions, door bring the price point down. At the same time they added extras as well. Time will tell how it holds up.
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