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Old 11-30-2013, 05:04 PM   #31
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You have many brothers in arms that regret putting "large amounts of money" into the Dutchmen brand. While other Thor brands aren't any better, the Voltage and Infinity were supposed to be the top of the line. What a waste. And macman83, if your slides are still working, consider yourself lucky, you still have that coming.
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:53 PM   #32
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A lot of us have discovered many attempts at QC while trying to make something work. Welcome to the club of 'don't leave the couch without your tool kit'.

The more time you spend in these things the more you'll find to repair, replace, install and/or look the other way.

Freezing in Peggs, well, until today.
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:52 PM   #33
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With everything I've read in the past 8 years, I've come to the conclusion that all RVs under $300,000, whether towable or drivable are "thrown together" and will leak. I paid what I did for this Voltage thinking I was getting quality, and while I have not had any issues other than the AC Vent Ducts, I am now leery that every time I use it I will have to repair something.
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Old 12-01-2013, 03:00 AM   #34
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This is just a heads up to all of you checking out what is behind the walls of that pass through basement storage. Be prepared to be shocked. When I first took home my Voltage 3905, I had read that the heater ducts would come from the factory ripped and leaking. Our first trip was in March, and I wanted to make sure that we would be comfortable. I opened the back wall of the pass through in my brand new trailer to take a look at the heater hoses and MY GOODNESS what a mess. First thing I notice is that the heater duct for the garage is torn completely in two. Some 3M foil tape took care of that. Next, I notice that my subwoofer for the surround sound is hanging from 1 small angle bracket, and sitting on top of another heater hose and a run of 110 volt wire. A few minutes with a screwdriver, a few extra screws and cutting 3 feet of speaker wire out of the tangle of wires made that potential problem go away. Then I look over at my 110/12 volt charger/converter. It is screwed to a piece of flakeboard, and is hanging crooked, from 1 screw attached to one of the overhead beams. That, along with the piles of sawdust under there was enough to make me regret paying that large amount of money for this cobbled together rolling wire tangle. After the initial shock of seeing the rats nest, I started in to clean-up all the different things that I saw wrong. I am still working on some of the projects, but I am getting there. The point is, once you get a good look under there, you might not want to look again without your tool box.

Ya ever wonder what happened to "pride in workmanship"?
Ya ever wonder "why there always is enough time to do things over the second (and third time) ". BUT "never,, NEVER enough time to do things right the first time"?

The same goes for the engineering of the components and how they go together.

Then there is the cleaning up. It is surprising to me there have been no fires so far. At lest that we know about.


Here is the ultimate example:

What do you call a man or a woman whom finished at the bottom of their Medical School and passed their boards with a 71% (assuming a 69 is a fail and 70 is a pass)?????


You call them DOCTOR!!!!
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Old 12-01-2013, 04:06 AM   #35
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With everything I've read in the past 8 years, I've come to the conclusion that all RVs under $300,000, whether towable or drivable are "thrown together" and will leak. I paid what I did for this Voltage thinking I was getting quality, and while I have not had any issues other than the AC Vent Ducts, I am now leery that every time I use it I will have to repair something.
Bring on another thousand, I thought boating was expensive but beginning to realize this another expensive hobby, maybe I should start gardening!!!!!!
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Old 12-01-2013, 04:52 AM   #36
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Getting back to the theme of this thread, my coach went in today to have the Schwintek slides repaired. The floors in both the front lounge slides are being replaced along with a list of other things under warranty. CW is ready to do the work starting Monday but the parts haven't arrived yet. I'm leaving town for work for a couple of weeks before Christmas and they agreed to take it in and hunt down the parts. Should be ready by the time I get back. I have to say I've been impressed with the attitude of this CW. If the work is as good I'll be a happy camper. Time will tell.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:07 AM   #37
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Yep the area behind the pass through is a mess for sure, I don't know if the vents into the storage area are supposed to be ducted so as to meet the 'heated' claim but mine has the vents but no ducting. There was numerous other issues with pee poor workmanship also. My only consolation is that we paid what I hope was a rock bottom price for this lump of lead.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:01 PM   #38
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Well par for the course. My coach is at CW for the slides. Parts were ordered back in October and CW has a confirmation number verifying the order at that time. Guess what? Dutchmen hasn't sent them yet and can't seem to find the order! CW is flabbergasted! Is anybody at Dutchmen competent? As we've all discovered, what a waste of time and money.
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:29 AM   #39
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Ya'll are scaring me, never even thought about the slide until I came to this forum, my raptor had two hydraulic slides and one electric cable slide (bedroom slide) never had a major issue with the TH just bought to small……..now second guessing my decision!
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Old 12-07-2013, 01:25 AM   #40
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Lakebuster,

Everything's fine until you have an issue. You may never have an issue.

Well.........hopefully, you don't.
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