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Old 08-20-2013, 11:28 PM   #1
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Opinions needed. Thanks

We ordered a 2014 Puma 30-DBSS six weeks ago and it came in yesterday. Go today to check it out and it's the wrong interior fabric. Basically puma changed the fabrics mid 2014 with out telling dealers including those with special orders. First he showed me the cushion in his office and first thought was oh hell no. But in the trailer in person it looks good but at the same time it's different from anything I've seen before. The dealer is going to try and get samples of the new fabrics (3 total) and hope we like it better and make them exchange out of spite mainly.

The good thing is puma upgraded to a leather couch probably to keep people from complaining.

So long story short what are your thoughts? and heads up if you have a palomino product on order.
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:48 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear that you're unhappy with some of the changes on the camper you ordered. Manufacturers make running changes all the time throughout the model year, some major, some minor. I understand that things like décor tend to happen around July...perhaps after their summer shutdowns I've heard about.

I think that you'll also find in your purchase agreement, some wording like 'the customer agrees to accept the final product regardless of minor modification by the manufacturer to layout, specs, colors or option types within reason while in production'.

It's not the answer you'll want to hear, but that's the way it is in the RV industry.

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Thanks and your probably right about the fine print. It's not that we hate it but might like another better. Just would of been nice to get a call saying that is discontinued and here are the new colors pick one.
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It's not what anyone but you think of the fabric. You are the owner and only your opinion counts. If you like the color fine, see if the dealer will "deal" somewhere else on options, otherwise your option is forcing them to replace the fabric to your liking.
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:56 PM   #5
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I agree with Dave. I know my purchase agreement last year had language in it that said the company reserved the right to change the interior. Mine also came different from what I ordered. In my case it was an acceptable change. I don't think there is much you can do about it. Sorry.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:59 AM   #6
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Contemporary, modern, unique.... Looks good to me

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We ordered a 2014 Puma 30-DBSS six weeks ago and it came in yesterday. Go today to check it out and it's the wrong interior fabric. Basically puma changed the fabrics mid 2014 with out telling dealers including those with special orders. First he showed me the cushion in his office and first thought was oh hell no. But in the trailer in person it looks good but at the same time it's different from anything I've seen before. The dealer is going to try and get samples of the new fabrics (3 total) and hope we like it better and make them exchange out of spite mainly.

The good thing is puma upgraded to a leather couch probably to keep people from complaining.

So long story short what are your thoughts? and heads up if you have a palomino product on order.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:08 AM   #7
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While it wouldn't be my first choice, I don't think the pattern is all that bad. The base cushions are pretty neutral.
When we were shopping for our trailer, I kept thinking to myself "Are the designers color blind?" I've taken down most of the valances, changed out the master bedspread, and will be changing out the wallpaper border around the sink, maybe even put up a "tile" backsplash.
But ours was NOT custom...it soon will be. :0)
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:35 AM   #8
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I like it, but then my opinion doesn't count as I'm not paying for or using the camper. Previous posters are correct in that manufacturer can make changes w/o notice. I guess it all depends on what the samples of the 3 new fabrics look like and if you like them better than what you have.
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Looks great, cause Grey is one of those colors that you can use ANY color as an accent....like throw pillows, small fleece blanket to cover up on a chilly night, throw rugs, etc. The Grey color might be a blessing in disguise!
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:52 AM   #10
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Thanks for the replies. We went and looked again this morning and both agreed we liked it even better than what we ordered so we pick it up tomorrow. Main concern was the dw was happy because umm well we all know why and she is so done deal. Thanks again.
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