Originally Posted by TSK
Hello. My name is Aaron, and I just purchased the camper above. It is a 2016 model. I noticed when I picked it up there seemed to be a lot of dust, shavings on the floor like you would see after drilling holes, etc. there were a few good sized scratches that I saw during the walk-through, and the tech that was showing me the unit fixed it with a touch up pen. The bathroom doors, and the inside door to the garage don't latch unless you pick up on the door. Looking in the compartments, everything looks new, but I see things here and there, like the generator cover has a chip on the lower corner, and other thigs like that which makes me wonder.
Are these things normal on a new camper?
Congrats on your new camper and welcome to the forum.
It is not unusual for construction debris to be left behind, but it is usually found in places that don't show.
Unfortunately Quality Control is pretty much non-existant in the RV industry and Thor Industry products seems to be the worst.
My belief is that they ship whatever comes of the line, the dealer is supposed to go through the unit and correct any of the defects. Some dealers do a good job of the PDI, others not so much.
Most folks fix many of these sort of things themselves, which is what I believe the manufacturer and a lot of dealers count on. Keeps the profit margin intact.
It's too bad that you have already taken delivery, the advise from many on this forum is to not sign the final papers and take delivery before everything is to your satisfaction. Once you take delivery the dealer no longer has any interest and now you are in the line up and wait. There have been stories on this forum of folks having there camper stuck on the dealers lot for mounths on end, as the warranty process works it way through the maze.
While to items that you raised won't really impact the servicability of you unit, they are annoyances. The thing that you want to be doing is making sure the important stuff like, the furnace, fridge, A/C, etc are functioning the way they are supposed to.
Hopefully these will be the only concerns you have.