I am not a lawyer, nor do I pretend to be one on the internet, but I did ace business law. There are very specific laws that govern shipping and interstate commerce. The shipper hands the product over to the shipping co. The shipping co is responsible in transit untill the new owner recieves the goods. If the goods are damaged in shipping the shipping co has a "right of cure" The right of cure is what a resonable person would expect the repair to meet a standard. It sounds like what you are doing is the best way out. The law recognises that all parties have a realised a risk shipping an item that far, yourself included. As I said in my earlier post have the repair shop pad the bill a little for your trouble and enjoy the rest of your camping season with the new unit. I believe it will be better than new.
I don't play a lawyer on tv, and I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express either. In any case, it would be different if the "factory" was infallible. They aren't. If the local repair place has a warranty, you'd be better off. After all, by the time you ship it back to the lower 48 if the repair doesn't "stay", you'd be without the camper for a much longer time.
I recently had a "situation" with a computer hardware reseller. I believe they damaged the item I was returning for replacement. I couldn't prove it. My choice was either hire a lawyer or cut my losses. I ended up sending it to the manufacturer for repair. I was out some money, but since I "couldn't" make the reseller do anything, I paid to have the item repaired. Sometimes, it works out that way. Life is too short to sweat the small stuff.
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Good luck, and make sure you do a very thorough inspection including inside the camper (inside lockers and cupboards etc.) to check for any possible areas that might have been affected just in case it was ratcheted down so tight it did some structural damage - since this will be your one chance to get any damage caused by this incident rectified.
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