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Old 02-21-2011, 09:50 PM   #1
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I just got a new 2011 189fds and have had it for 3 days. I can't belive some the manuls are missing. And all the manufactures want you to send in their warrany cards. some of them want them returned in 10 days. I am still checking out all the applinces and see how they work cus im new to this. So far I have found lots of minor stuff wrong I plan to make a list and take it back where I got it from. Cut cable lines loose and stripped screws lots of little stuff. From what I can tell most of the mechanical stuff in this trailer is junk. And I see I will a loose a lot of spare time fixing stuff. All I can say is I hope it will be all worth it. tx
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:52 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear about your problems, welcome to the RV world

Our 210WBS came put together pretty well...things I would have done differently, but, then I over-build everything and I'm a neat-freak. On the whole though I found mine well built and the hardware is the same that you'll find on any TT...all the builders use pretty much the same hardware, they just build the box the hardware is installed into and attached to.

As for the manuals and warranty cards...you should have had a walk-through when you picked your TT up, that would have been the time to notice manuals missing (I asked for manuals when we stepped into the TT and then as they were demonstrating each feature, I'd look for and if not found, request the manual for that feature). Some features, don't have manuals (the hot water heater by-pass for instance) and you just have to figure the feature out (one of the great things these forums exist for )
The warranty cards are what they are. Just like buying a toaster oven, you've got to send in the card...you just bought a big box full of toaster ovens, air conditioners, ovens, refrigerators, microwaves and stereos...got to send in the cards for each, just as if you bought each one separately.

Again, welcome to the RV world. As I was taught in my younger days, you'll meet thousands of great folks and few sore heads. Enjoy your TT and don't be afraid to ask questions. Nobody is born knowing everything.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:46 PM   #3
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Since you bought the trailer new you should have gotten manuals for everything. With mine I got a whole package of manuals. Everything from the roof membrane to the valve on the propane tank. Plus the dealer also included a general overview manual, which is somewhat generic, but gives a general description of how things work. I would go back to your dealer with a list of whats missing and ask for copies.

As far as warranty cards, from what I understand you don't lose your warranty if you don't turn them in. And while they make it easier to document when your purchase was made they are primarily so the manufacturer can contact you in the event of a safety recall. And of course so they can put you on their mailing list to advertise other products.
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Old 02-24-2011, 05:13 AM   #4
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I found our viewfinder to be pretty well built. It is not built like a house, that is for sure. As far as the mechanicals, they are pretty much the same across the board. Everyone uses the same HVAC, plumbing, and electrical suppliers.
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:38 AM   #5
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Please remember...that the manufactures build these 25 at a time.

Sometimes they whip through them some things do get missed.

That's what a dealer prep is fora, and also we check to make sure everything works, then wrnty registration is submitted to the MFG.

I sell RV's for a living. You should of had a demo at pick up time. Or was it shipped to your door. I do both ship direct and have demos at pickup.

Warranty...if your dealer is worth anything ......is taken care of at the dealer. We send all registration in to the mfg's...so you might have that taken care of.

Manuals can be found on line or ordered at the MFG.
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:28 AM   #6
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Sometimes they whip through them some things do get missed.

That just goes to show you the incompetency of the people making the TT at Fun Finder.
If you Tom or I did that our job, we would be fired, right?

Any person that I have tried to deal with at Cruiserv is as amoral as they can get. Once you purchase they could give a S--- less about you or the inferior workmanship of their trailers.
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:30 PM   #7
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Fun Finder has realy s___y quality control. They have none. I fix stuff for a living and I cant beleve FF gets away with such shitty workman ship. Someone must have sued them by now? If not maybe a class action would be better? It must be time.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:29 AM   #8
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Salty,
You have had your Fun Finder for 3 months now and surely you have gotten all your issues taken care of by your dealer by now and are out enjoying your new travel trailer like the rest of us. Since you fix stuff for a living, you sould be more qualified than most to be an RV owner.
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:25 PM   #9
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Hi ArizAl. Yes I have gone out with it on 1 trip so far. Weather has not been very good here yet. I have several trips planned for tis summer and looking forward to it. still have some problems with getting a new matress and other small things. Im slowly going to make things better in it. Like brace the holding tanks. Also got it so I can move the tv undr the bunk bed so now we can watch tv in bed. It will take me a season to do some of the stuff I want to do. Salty
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Hi ArizAl. Yes I have gone out with it on 1 trip so far. Weather has not been very good here yet. I have several trips planned for tis summer and looking forward to it. still have some problems with getting a new matress and other small things. Im slowly going to make things better in it. Like brace the holding tanks. Also got it so I can move the tv undr the bunk bed so now we can watch tv in bed. It will take me a season to do some of the stuff I want to do. Salty
Ha Saltynuts ,HMMM? Im not going to ask how you got your name? We are in the same Boat , Well in the same RV that is and the same Truck 2011 RDS & 4X4 tacoma , I cant say a lot about my FF 189 RDS but I think the Tocama is the best Truck on the earth Let me know how your FunFinder is working out , Im with you on the FF , Just got it and all I do is work on it megabusa@yahoo.com
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