Originally Posted by SammySabre
Squeaky wheel gets the grease. Glad the Sabre got fixed up on round two. However, I l keep wondering why owners of RVs have to get involved at all with anyone over and above the dealer they bought it from. You bought the camper from your dealer, not Palomino, Forest River, Lippert, etc. Your dealer needs to take care of you the buyer. Not the factory taking care of the buyer and then the dealer washing their hands of it. I keep reading way too many stories of dealers passing the buck and staying out of the warranty repair mess.
Wrong answer Sam......
The squeaky wheel gets greased or It Gets Removed......
The removal is a Forest River owner going to another brand. Putting Grease (lip stick on a pig) on parts only covers up the problem for a short term. The Dealer (for most I assume) can and will do tweaks and fix issues that in most cases come from the Factory that way. I am hearing that all (most) of the parts of a unit come from different manufacturers. Do we 'blame' all of these manufacturers for sub par products and not FR. I would blame 'Wally World' for a shoddy product (which most is) and I would get my money back in a second from Wally World. In my case of the back slide from Lippert not moving in and the slide hanging out the side of the unit while I had to drive down the road to take it to the Dealer. The Dealer could not tell me how to get the thing in Manually. Bring it to 'us' as is....., I was told. I was put in that position Twice
of having to take the unit back with a slide hanging out. I am not 100% sure of the problem as I did not look over his shoulder every minute my unit was there with him, but was told that it was a wire routing problem and a wire was getting jammed in a gear. I also feel that the motors on these slides do not have enough power to take the slides in and out in a correct manner, because they are all sluggish and jumpy. Was this a Lippert caused or FR factory.... it don't think the Dealer did this?
Yes, I am venting and at this point I will apologize to the Forest River Family for my tone. I never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that I would have had this many issues with a camper. If I would have known then what I know now, I would have never bought that camper because of the time, trouble and yes, humiliation that it put me through. I camp with a 'Herd' and to show my Family and friends such a fine
new camper and the features don't
work. The tone from my family and friends is "should have kept your old camper.... because you got taken on this one..." I could not disagree with them at that point and still for the most part feel the same way today.
Thank-you for your time... this vent is over.
Forgive me Lord Jesus for my anger.