We purchased a new 2013 Sandstorm T266SLR in January. In the last 9 months it has had (and continues to have) several issues. It has been to the dealer 3 times (for a total service time of over 2 months) for warranty repairs and is ready to go back again as soon as more parts come in. We are wondering if others are having similar issues or if we just got a lemon.
Buzzing in stereo - Loud buzzing in stereo when front lights on dimmer switch are turned on so we had to choose between stereo/TV or outside light. Dealer installed noise filter which made it a little quieter but still buzzing.
Jack stand with stripped threads - could not put it down the first time we went camping so dealer replaced
Black water tank has read full since the day we bought it - dealer said wires were not connected correctly and flushed tank. It still reads full so it is going back to the dealer for this.
Two of the on/off switches on the primary panel were mounted upside down. I took the panel off and turned them over
Speakers in the living room and outside were fine, but bedroom speakers were about half the volume. Dealer said that bedroom speakers were not hooked up through the amplifier like the others. They blew the amp trying to fix it and are waiting on a new amplifier to be shipped so they can try again.
Refrigerator door comes open while driving - 1st dealer said I was not getting it shut all the way. They showed me how to shut it (like I'm an idiot) and when I got home from the dealer it was wide open. They have now adjusted the latch and said it should be fine. Still use a bungee cord just in case which is kinda low class for a new RV.
Screen door catches on the bottom door sill and make the door hard to close. Dealer said there is no adjustment so no fix
A few of the cheap floor tie downs bent/broke the first time we hauled kid's dirt bikes. I replaced all tie downs with heavy duty ones before I hauled polaris or street bikes. A couple of the tie downs were only screwed into the plywood floor, so I had to relocate about 1/2 inch so the new ones would bolt into the frame.
Shower faucet was cracked and leaking water into the bathroom wall when we turned on the shower - dealer replaced
Converter failed so the batteries would not charge - dealer said some wires were not connected correctly and shorted out the converted - replaced by dealer
Dimmer switch for the front lights melted (kinda wished it would have started fire and burned the thing to the ground) - dealer replaced switch but made it work for inside lights now instead of outside front door lights. They said it may have melted because it is not rated for the high intensity outside lights. I told them that is not acceptable solution so they are looking into it so they can fix it right on my next trip back.
Three of the window blinds have fallen off the wall. They are just screwed into the thin wall paneling, so I have re-mounted them to the wood valances/cabinets as they fall off.
Electric jack stand failed - again it was a loose electrical connection
I am sure I forget a few things. We love the floorplan and options on this toyhauler but it is frustrating that I spend more time fixing it and dealing with the service dept than we have spent camping. Luckily we bought an extended warranty since it appears the issues will probably continue long past the 1 year warranty.
Prior to this we had a Ragen toyhauler for 9 years that we bought new in 2004. It never went to the dealer once for repairs and makes us regret our decision to "upgrade"