Originally Posted by toes in the water
Well I called Dutchmen and was told that this was a "dealer problem" . Wow!
So i called the dealer and again was told that they all look the same with the same defect. He offered me 200.00 compensation and told me to fix it myself.... Again Wow! Luckily i have a good friend that does cabinetry and he will fix it for a six pack and a steak. "life is good today"
There you go, lesson one in RV ownership.
The dealer is really going out of his way to accomodate you, after all he's giving you $200 out of his own pocket. He figures he's going to make it up in parts and service department sales.
Lesson number two, only go back to the dealer for warranty repairs. Most of the stuff used in the construction of an RV can be found in the everyday world, at everyday prices. The only thing the "RV" packaging adds is about 30% to the price.
I am fortunate in that 2 of my local auto parts stores have large RV parts sections and they can order most stuff that they don't keep in stock.
For any work that I can't do, I go to an independent repair shop. His labor rates are lower than the dealer, I know I'll have the same guy working on my camper everytime and he doesn't give me the runaround.