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Old 03-08-2020, 06:17 PM   #1
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Is this typical?

We purchased a 2020 23ft Globetrotter only to be overwhelmed with problems. We are fairly new to the RV world. Is it common for new trailers to have a furnace that needed a new sail switch, an air conditioner mounting bolt that wasn't sealed properly and leaked that needed repair, a water heater that works intermittently, and a refrigerator that won't run on the propane function? It won't ignite. (The last two problems have not yet been diagnosed.) 4 vacation trips all cut short as the above situations all happened at different times. We've yet to complete a trip without a problem. Do airstreams continually have problems? Second guessing the purchase. We upgraded from a 19ft Flying Cloud as we thought we wanted to spend more time on the road and felt a larger trailer would be more comfortable. We had a few issues with that trailer as well.

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Old 03-08-2020, 06:25 PM   #2
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I rarely get through a trip without some sort of breakdown. Its part of the adventure. I do most of the repairs myself even though my Airstreams have been under warranty. I won't wait weeks or months for a service appointment. All RVs break down. If anything, I think Airstreams are built better than most.

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Old 03-08-2020, 07:28 PM   #3
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We jumped into full time life in a new 30 classic. Worked up a large warranty list of minor issues pretty quick. Most of them handled in 1 day.

Started another list and took a bit longer to build up a lengthy list. Ended up making a trip to Jackson Center and everything was taken care of and then some. They went above and beyond!

Two years later, we have zero issues or at least no running list and I take care of most of the routine maintenance. Unfortunately, it did take a couple trips to straighten everything out. Deep breath, it will be perfect once all the shake down happens and all the adjustments are completed.

Remember these things are hand built and have never been driven down the road even upon delivery to you. Most have been flat bed shipped and youíre the first to put real miles on it. Itís seriously like a mini earthquake for everything in the trailer. Things will come loose.

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