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Old 10-06-2018, 11:57 PM   #1
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Voltage delamination

I wish I would've researched the Voltage line before buying.
It's a 2013 and it already has delamination on both sides, both the sofa and loveseat seams are splitting and on our last trip one of our wheels completely sheared off the lug nuts. We lost the brand new tire and rim!
We bought every extended warranty but most have expired. The only one left is the leather warranty but it doesnt cover seam separation.
We've had it to General RV for delamination issues but they said theres no leaks.
We tried to trade it in but no one will tough an rv with delamination. So we're stuck.
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Old 10-07-2018, 11:19 AM   #2
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I wish I would've researched the Voltage line before buying.
It's a 2013 and it already has delamination on both sides, both the sofa and loveseat seams are splitting and on our last trip one of our wheels completely sheared off the lug nuts. We lost the brand new tire and rim!
We bought every extended warranty but most have expired. The only one left is the leather warranty but it doesnt cover seam separation.
We've had it to General RV for delamination issues but they said theres no leaks.
We tried to trade it in but no one will tough an rv with delamination. So we're stuck.

OMG! Good Luck!
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:50 PM   #3
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IMO, most tow-able RV's are not meant to be kept in the weather. They are built using cheap materials in order to keep them affordable. I think anyone purchasing one should add storage or some type of permanent covered structure into their budget. I have had my Voltage stored in a RV/Boat self-storage type garage since it was purchased and have had no issues with leaking or delamination. Tough lessons learned from my first 2 TTs that both developed leaks that eventually rotted out the walls & floors.
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:03 AM   #4
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IMO, most tow-able RV's are not meant to be kept in the weather. They are built using cheap materials in order to keep them affordable. I think anyone purchasing one should add storage or some type of permanent covered structure into their budget. I have had my Voltage stored in a RV/Boat self-storage type garage since it was purchased and have had no issues with leaking or delamination. Tough lessons learned from my first 2 TTs that both developed leaks that eventually rotted out the walls & floors.

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Old 10-09-2018, 10:58 PM   #5
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Most every tire shop uses impact tools to install lug nuts and few bother to torque correctly. Good chance your lug nuts were put on too tight, over torqued, and they failed. As for the furniture, every trailer has the cheap stuff installed and it will fail. Can't help on the delam.
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Old 10-13-2018, 11:38 PM   #6
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Know the feeling, ours is a 2014 V3200 and have replaced the rubber roof and the floor in both slides followed by the slide mechanisms that went bad due to the weight of the soaked floors. Also replaced the sofa because the fabric fell apart. Unfortunately, like you, no one would even consider it on trade with the damage, so I bit the bullet and had it all repaired. Got far more in it than it’s worth now, so I’ll just use it till it falls apart again and probably scrap it. Been looking for a place to store it inside in hopes of extending the life, but no luck yet.
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Old 10-14-2018, 12:54 AM   #7
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I wish I would've researched the Voltage line before buying.
It's a 2013 and it already has delamination on both sides, both the sofa and loveseat seams are splitting and on our last trip one of our wheels completely sheared off the lug nuts. We lost the brand new tire and rim!
We bought every extended warranty but most have expired. The only one left is the leather warranty but it doesnt cover seam separation.
We've had it to General RV for delamination issues but they said theres no leaks.
We tried to trade it in but no one will tough an rv with delamination. So we're stuck.
Youíll never get done fixing a Voltage. My 2013 has delaminated on both sides. One of them covers almost the whole side of the garage. I just found out the floor is rotting in the garage. Iíve had two of the slide floors replaced also. Knowing now I would never buy another Dutchmen product. You pay that much money for a camper that wonít last even three years..
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Old 10-14-2018, 01:12 AM   #8
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I forgot to mention that part of my garage floor has been replaced as well. None of the leaks had tell tale water that could be seen. They obviously don’t seal things at the factory.
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Old 10-14-2018, 02:30 AM   #9
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Guess I'm a lucky one with no delamination issues but then my 3600 lives in dry AZ
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Old 10-14-2018, 02:33 AM   #10
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Wow all, sorry to hear about everyone's issues. Ours has been a dream and stored outdoors in SC and TX since we have owned it. 0 QA/QC at the factory and absolutely built as cheap as possible.
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