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Old 03-31-2016, 10:38 PM   #1
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First trip. Not happy so far.

First trip in our brand new 2016 GH 31FS.
Here is the list of BS I have had to deal with:
Front end alignment
Helwig spring adjustment
Had to adjust Water pump shut off
Built in GPS and cameras are worthless
Transmission sometimes doesn't shift out of fourth gear after going up hills
Leaking hydraulic line on stabilizer
Door stop came unscrewed twice
Drivers side mirror won't work side to side
Tankless water heater is temperamental, works only sometimes on bath sink
Shower drain came unattached and flooded bath and hallway
Drip hose on fridge overflowed and got circuit board wet on furnace. It doesn't work now. Reran drip hose through vent.

I know some of you may say this is just part of using a new rv.
But all of this has added much stress to a well deserved family vacation.
Good thing I am handy and fixed most of it. Especially since we are on the road and 1500 miles from home.
Heading for home tomorrow. Hope nothing else goes wrong.

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Old 04-01-2016, 05:35 AM   #2
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Wow, I wonder what happened between your PDI and your first trip that all those things would have broken in between. Sounds terrible...

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Old 04-01-2016, 06:09 AM   #3
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Wow, I wonder what happened between your PDI and your first trip that all those things would have broken in between. Sounds terrible...
Sounds like they rented it out for an around the world trip.
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Old 04-01-2016, 07:26 AM   #4
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Wow, how was that all missed during the PDI?

Ours was several hours long, and the dealership fixed everything on the spot.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:22 AM   #5
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Many of those things can not be adequately tested during the PDI. I remember during my PDI I felt overwhelmed and I had a two page checklist. Prior to the PDI, DW and I checked all the cabinets, drawers, seats, bed, faucets and other things. In spite of that you can't check everything. I felt the experienced person who ran the PDI gave me all the time I needed. My 2016 GH 29MV had only a few issues. I feel sorry for the OP and understand some of those problems could have happened to me as well.

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Old 04-01-2016, 10:13 AM   #6
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Wow, that's a rough first outing. I would hope that most units come from the factory in better shape than that. Shouldn't have to rely on the PDI to catch all that stuff. I've been out twice with my new rig and only really share the alignment and worthless tankless water heater issues, both which were expected. Guess I will be taking a closer look at everything on our next trip next weekend.
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:03 AM   #7
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I had a similar list of issues on my new 2013 Greyhawk. My water heater varies big time from cold to hot and no one has been able to fix it....let me know if you find out how to fix it.
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Old 04-02-2016, 07:40 AM   #8
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When I took delivery it was cold out. So plumbing was still winterized. I spent 3 hours in MH while they set up the toad. Sink counter has a hairline crack. Which they will replace. I was all over the vehicle and didn't find any other visible problems. All of my issues were from use. I had been on this site for several weeks and was looking for the obvious issues. Tech that I did walk through with was kind of quick about it. I will take it up with dealer when I get home.
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Old 04-05-2016, 12:33 PM   #9
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Sorry to hear about your issues. I took delivery of my 2016 Redhawk and during the walk through, found some things they were supposed to fix while my wife and I completed the paperwork inside. Well, they did not fix anything! So I called for service immediately and they said they could schedule me in a month. I pitched a fit and they got me in 2 weeks later, BUT all they did was tighten the toilet. The leaking seal on the slide out they had to order as well as the propane alarm. It took a month for the seal to come in from the factory and now I've had to schedule the installation 2 more weeks out. I now know why they have a 2 year warranty. The 2 years will be up waiting for service. I contacted Jayco customer service and they politely told me that my dealer will take care of the issues. I have to laugh. At least I know I'll be able to pull the duct tape off of the slide in a couple of weeks. I know what water does to the inside of an RV.

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Old 04-05-2016, 01:10 PM   #10
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I have the same problem with the bathroom faucet in my 2016 GH 31FS. I spoke with Girard and they said it was a water flow problem. The water heater needs more flow sensed to stay on. Two fixes were to but a better higher flow water pump, or remove the water saver in the faucet screen.. I'll try the faucet idea first, but I dry camp a lot and am not a fan of using more water to get the faucet water hot.

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