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Posted: 10/21/19 06:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After a few extended stays at the dealer for very poor repair work we do it ourselves or call a mobile service. When our new fiver came it had a frig with a defective door. They lied when they said they replaced it and eventually I got a new door through a mobile rv service.


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kennyd63 wrote:

wing_zealot wrote:

Take 2 gallons of antifreeze and go winterize it on the dealers lot. You might want to take a spare battery with you also; or some jumper cables.


What about if the dealer says I can't NOT winterize it on their property?
There is no reason for them to tell you "no" other then they want to be an a$$hole. I don't think any reasonable dealer would tell you "no".
But, If that is the case, take the rig off their lot and find a mobile tech to fix the window under warranty. And then find a dealer that is willing to work with you, not against you.

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dodge guy wrote:

I would just pay them. Shouldn't be any more than $100.


I agree with this. Is $100 worth the inconvenience? Everyones financial situation is different but $100 isn't a lot of money.

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kennyd63 wrote:

edbehnke wrote:

question on warranty. was it authorized and they just have not done it yet? if not deal with forest river direct and push them.

as for the winterization....do it yourself. on their lot.



They claim it has NOT been authorized..
I think this dealer is blowing smoke up your skirt, any warranty work I've ever had done on my Forester, approval was almost instantaneous.


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bukhrn wrote:

kennyd63 wrote:

edbehnke wrote:

question on warranty. was it authorized and they just have not done it yet? if not deal with forest river direct and push them.

as for the winterization....do it yourself. on their lot.



They claim it has NOT been authorized..
I think this dealer is blowing smoke up your skirt, any warranty work I've ever had done on my Forester, approval was almost instantaneous.
My local dealer charges $199 / hour, minimum 1 hour. So if it is at that dealer, you ain't getting it done for $100. I think you will find the price the dealer charges depends on "market conditions". All things being equal, If i can make $300 working for Mr. A, and $50 working for Mr. B, guess who's work is going to get done this week. Middle of January could be a whole different market condition.

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Good news, you're in Illinois, just tell them you're going to return the vehicle to them under your states interpretation of the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act. See this for more information.


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wing_zealot wrote:

bukhrn wrote:

kennyd63 wrote:

edbehnke wrote:

question on warranty. was it authorized and they just have not done it yet? if not deal with forest river direct and push them.

as for the winterization....do it yourself. on their lot.



They claim it has NOT been authorized..
I think this dealer is blowing smoke up your skirt, any warranty work I've ever had done on my Forester, approval was almost instantaneous.
My local dealer charges $199 / hour, minimum 1 hour. So if it is at that dealer, you ain't getting it done for $100. I think you will find the price the dealer charges depends on "market conditions". All things being equal, If i can make $300 working for Mr. A, and $50 working for Mr. B, guess who's work is going to get done this week. Middle of January could be a whole different market condition.


Then you won’t be in business very long with that kind of thinking!


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Personally, I wouldn’t ask them if I could do it or not. It’s my property, I’d just go do it.

X2 I’m removing the windows and adding the putty tape myself. You can probably buy a roll at that dealership and fix it all, winterized and everything by the time the truck cooled off after being shut down.

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