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Posted: 10/26/21 01:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would call Tiffin or write them. Provide list of repairs and all associated costs, including lost camping fees. They were pretty good about responding and taking care of these type issues, including reimbursements.

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AllegroD wrote:

I would call Tiffin or write them. Provide list of repairs and all associated costs, including lost camping fees. They were pretty good about responding and taking care of these type issues, including reimbursements.


Was that before or after Thor bought them?


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My coach was built during the transition so that could explain some of it.


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Unfortunately, I'm afraid this is indicative of the general quality of rv's being produced.

It has gotten bad enough that General RV has opened a 150,000 sq. ft. pre delivery inspection facility in Elkhart,IN. Kudos to them for being proactive but too bad this has become necessary.

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I doubt this is solely attributed to Thor's acquisition of Tiffin, lack of quality is an issue across all manufacturers that has plagued the industry for decades. I always hear buy this or that brand, like it actually matters in terms of amazing quality and workmanship. Several companies that I have worked at have been acquired, we just continued to do our jobs like always, any real changes were couple of years in the making.

Sorry to hear of your new RV misfortunes, following along over these past few months I always knew that this scenario would come about, more so since the complexity of issues that can occur in this category of RV seem boundless. It is rare indeed for any type of RV to be issue free during first couple of years of ownership, hopefully they will get all the kinks out soon and you can thoroughly enjoy your beautiful RV.

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Found another issue last night while in AL. Temps dropped to low 50’s so I sparked up the furnaces. Thankfully everything worked fine until…. the back was getting too hot so I lowered the temperature and went to bed. A few hours later nature called and I walked into the back bathroom and it was like a sauna, over 80 degrees! I went and turned off the rear furnace. About 3 AM nature called again and the back furnace was STILL running. I went up front to the main control panel and it was quite chilly. Then the lightbulb lit. I turned off the FRONT furnace and the BACK furnace shut off!! I turned on the BACK furnace and the FRONT furnace came on!! So, something is either mis-wired or the control is mis-programmed.

On top of that, after two leveling jack repairs it now fails to level successfully. One or both rear jacks won’t ground. I give up until we get to our permanent residence at Palm Creek in Casa Grande, AZ and have the mobile tech make a house call.

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Alex and Tee wrote:

Found another issue last night while in AL. Temps dropped to low 50’s so I sparked up the furnaces. Thankfully everything worked fine until…. the back was getting too hot so I lowered the temperature and went to bed. A few hours later nature called and I walked into the back bathroom and it was like a sauna, over 80 degrees! I went and turned off the rear furnace. About 3 AM nature called again and the back furnace was STILL running. I went up front to the main control panel and it was quite chilly. Then the lightbulb lit. I turned off the FRONT furnace and the BACK furnace shut off!! I turned on the BACK furnace and the FRONT furnace came on!! So, something is either mis-wired or the control is mis-programmed.

On top of that, after two leveling jack repairs it now fails to level successfully. One or both rear jacks won’t ground. I give up until we get to our permanent residence at Palm Creek in Casa Grande, AZ and have the mobile tech make a house call.


Those are exactly the quality issues that Thor has. Bit to say other manuf don’t have similar issues, but Tiffin never had those issues.


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