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Old 02-15-2007, 04:47 PM   #11
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Bob,
It appears as if you got a very bad unit. I feel for you.
Please don't refer to all of us as "suckers" I have had a few problems with my unit and they where fixed as soon as I pointed them out to the dealer.
The unit is now a year old and along with some other buyers are please with Doubletree.
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Old 02-15-2007, 06:15 PM   #12
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Sorry, but I don't feel like a sucker at all. First of all, my MS doesn't have Lippert hydraulics. Secondly, it's only been back to the dealer one time - for a failed slideout drive gear, and Doubletree replaced the entire slideout drive unit, including the gearbox and motor. We're pleased with our MS - if we weren't, we'd sell or trade it and get something else.

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Old 02-15-2007, 06:40 PM   #13
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I also had a problem with the landing gear but it appears to be fixed now... It started dropping on the way back from our son's U of I graduation.. 4 hours of working on it on the road got us back here. 500 miles round trip to the purchasing dealer to have the pump,wiring harness, both front cylinders, and the solenoid on the street side replaced.
I couldn't be happier with the responsiveness of the Lippert people or my dealer. As the saying goes "feces occurs" and it is how the problem is handled that makes the difference. we are still very happy with our 'suite' after ten months full time..
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Old 02-16-2007, 02:57 PM   #14
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Re: DT

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Please don't refer to all of us as "suckers"
We are all suckers, when it comes to accepting pore quality manufactured components from people that only want your money. When every item made for your RV is made by the same manufacture, you have no choice but buy from them, or go without. Example, you furnace. I've owned 5 RV's and everyone has had a problem with the furnace. How about your home furnace? Same quality? How about the Fridge? Does your home fridge only last three years? This is not to say anything about DoubleTree. There not the ones that make components for your RV. I'm talking about Dometic and others. Junk. Sorry if you can't accept this fact. Last year I talked to a dealer that told me all the RV's out there are built the same way and have the same issues.
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:38 PM   #15
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If you feel that way, have you considered leaving the RVing lifestyle? Life's too short to be miserable.

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Old 02-17-2007, 07:28 AM   #16
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Bob, you make it sound like everyone has all these problems. I bought my first hard side RV almost 40 years ago. Most of them I kept for 10 years or more. I drove my first MH over 80K miles. My first full time trailer was towed over 120K miles. While the pin box broke after about 90K miles Fleetwood repaired it at no cost to me. I've yet to replace any of the components you mention. I did replace one AC unit and one Thetford toilet. Over those years, when I had a house I did replace 2 refrigerators, one AC unit, and a furnace. I don't think an entire industry can be considered trash because some have had problems. Most of the companies that I've contacted over the years have been very helpful in solving the problems I've experienced. Companies like Fantastic fan, MS, Tiffin and Fleetwood come to mind.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:44 PM   #17
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Re: DT

Absolutely not true that all units are built alike and have the same issues.

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Bob,

Please don't refer to all of us as "suckers"
We are all suckers, when it comes to accepting pore quality manufactured components from people that only want your money. When every item made for your RV is made by the same manufacture, you have no choice but buy from them, or go without. Example, you furnace. I've owned 5 RV's and everyone has had a problem with the furnace. How about your home furnace? Same quality? How about the Fridge? Does your home fridge only last three years? This is not to say anything about DoubleTree. There not the ones that make components for your RV. I'm talking about Dometic and others. Junk. Sorry if you can't accept this fact. Last year I talked to a dealer that told me all the RV's out there are built the same way and have the same issues.
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:04 PM   #18
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And where does your informmation come from? I've worked for a RV rental business and have done repair work on more than 20 brands of RV's. You will never get that experience as a owner. No, not all RV's are built the same, I'll give you that. Means very little to the owner of a lemon. Lucky for me I can do most all my repair work. Not so lucky for the retired owner on an extended trip. I think we can lay this to rest. One persons experence can't speak for everyone.


[quote="rjttam"]Absolutely not true that all units are built alike and have the same issues.

[quote="BobW"][quote="john"]
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:06 AM   #19
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I believe after having owned 14 RVs & have the 15th on order, I have gained some knowledge, and have repaired most problems that will occur in an RV. How many have you actually owned and had to maintain? I'll match my knowledge with yours any day. But, enough of this bickering, have a nice day.

[quote="BobW"]And where does your informmation come from? I've worked for a RV rental business and have done repair work on more than 20 brands of RV's. You will never get that experience as a owner. No, not all RV's are built the same, I'll give you that. Means very little to the owner of a lemon. Lucky for me I can do most all my repair work. Not so lucky for the retired owner on an extended trip. I think we can lay this to rest. One persons experence can't speak for everyone.


[quote="rjttam"]Absolutely not true that all units are built alike and have the same issues.

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Old 03-01-2007, 07:49 AM   #20
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slide order AGAIN!!!!

Legs are working fine, so we have not taken our Select in! However Lippert did say to put slides in this order. When arriving: landing legs, bedroom slide, either liv. rm or kitchen slide, then stablizers. When leaving: stabilizers, either liv. rm or kitchen, bedroom slide then landing legs. In other words work front to back then back to front. This is the first time anyone has ever told us THIS order. We will move again the 8th keep your fingers crossed!
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