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I purchased a NEW NEXUS VIPER (most expensive) 30 ft. 3 sild motor home on 4-15-2012. On the trip back to Teaxs from the factory on the 2nd night one of our living room sildouts would not go out! When we got home to load the unit all worked fine. BUT NOW 8 MONTHS LATER AND ALL 8 TRIPS we have been on have had all 3 sildes not work at different times....BUT ONE slide wouln't go out on EVERY trip. The coach has been in 2 different R,V, shops to fix this problem. As of DEC,21,2012 it remains in an RV shop for sidleout repairs. Out of my 9 mon'sof ownership, the coach has been in the shop for 3 mon's are 1/3 of the time.. Nexus is now going to send down to TEXAS some repairmen with new equipment for all 3 slidouts in hope of fixing this promlem??
KEEP YOU POSTED
JIMMY MC KINZIE
Another RV Dreams participant had a Nexus and had a few problems. If I remember right, he was very complimentary with regards to the Nexus company. Their biggest issue was the leveling system, but that is one of those things that the factory themselves don't build. That Nexus is sending someone down to Texas with parts to get the problem fixed does speak volumes for that company.
Good luck and here's hoping that all your future trips are as trouble free as possible.
Terry and Jo2010 Mobile Suites 38TKSB32008 Ford F450 2010 Ford F150 as Tag-along or Scout Two minor works in progess....pictures taken over the years and a webblog:Our photos on PhotobucketIgnoring the Barking Dogs - Terry's Blog
2012 Winnebago "Journey To Insanity" 40U
2008 Dakota 4x4
2004 Subaru Baja -DW's
2005 Honda Shadow Aero - TOAD for now.
WELL NOW IT'S JAN. 9,2013 AND MY NEXUS IS STILL IN THE SHOP FOR 36 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STILL WATING ON THE FACTORY TO SEND DOWN SERVICEMEN AS PROMISED IN EARLY DEC. THEY SAY NOW THEY WILL BE HERE ON THE WEEK OF THE 14TH JAN. VERY DISAPPOINTED... STILL WAITING TO ENJOY THIS 6 FIGURE RV. AFTER 9 MONTHS OF SILDOUT FAILURES...MANY CANCELLED TRIPS AND MISSED BUSSINESS TRIPS. SAD...........................
Jack & Danielle Mayerhttp://www.jackdanmayer.com,2009 Volvo 780 HDT, 2015 New Horizons 45'Custom 5th, smart carNew Horizons Ambassadors - Let us help you build your dream RV.....
YES...KEEPING ALL REPAIR RECORDS... HAVE ALREADY CONTACTED A 'LEMON LAW' R.V. ATTY. JUST WAITING TO SEE IF THIS IS THE "FIX" I"M AM HOPING FOR !!!! LETS HOPE IT WORKS. WOULD REALLY BE NICE TO USE MY 9 MONTH OLD "NEW" RV.
I PAID OVER 6 FIGURES FOR A NEW R.V., BUT TO GIVE YOU MORE INFO 10YRS AGO I PURCHASED A NEW MONACO....AND HAD TO SUE UNDER THE "LEMON LAW" TO GET THEM TO FIX A FACTORY DEFAULT........SO IT HAPPENS WITH ALL MODLES IT SEEM.
1998 ...Harney Renegade DP class A
My Service dog and life partner " Nikki"......Klee Kia Miniature Husky....(she Runs the ship!!)
We are not lost in the Woods.....Just Extreme boondocking!!!!!!
RVing probably not a reality any more.It was a good time while it lasted.
I had Lippert Schwintech In-Wall Slide issues on my 2012 DRV Elite Suite. DRV's factory fix was to bend the "T" molding to try to convince me that it was now sealing properly. They also cut off and glued screw heads to hide where three screws had broken off in the same hold on the slide frame. Before I bought the RV I asked the Vice President of DRV in person if there were still slide issues and he lied to me and said, "No, it had been corrected." We spent over four months in RV repair center parking lots the first 13 months we owned the Elite Suite. We had close to 100 repairs and replacements on a $125,000 5th wheel. The manufacturer passes the "buck" to the component maker and the component maker passes it back to the manufacturer. Lippert bought out most of all the component competition I am told.
DRV's owner also refused my request to recall units with known defects that were life threatening. Even after, in their own test, they found possible fire issues with wiring of inverters. I was told by DRV that there was going to be a national recall on a Carlisle brake actuator. We were stopped on the highway by a motorist because our brakes were about to catch on fire. I contacted the Indiana Attorney General's Office of Consumer Protection and got nowhere. Contacted National Traffic Highway Safety and the Fair Trade Commission. The Lagrange County prosecutor on the fraud and unfair trade practices. Nothing!! To date, no national recall has been made to my knowledge. RIVA was contacted unofficially. DRV continued to build and sell RVs with known component issues that had not been corrected. I know, I set in the factory parking lot for months and saw DRV do it. I would find it hard to believe that owners of Nexus were not aware of the slide issue when they built and sold you the RV. Have you asked them? In most cases, if you go to court looking for justice, you are looking in the wrong place. I known, first hand, I spent 30 years in the criminal justice system.
Those on this Forum that defend the companies that make RV's have not walked in my shoes or yours. Some that have had similar issues with DRV continue to defend DRV and fail to report their own issues. RV consumers need to stand together and not put down those of us who speak out. Since April 2010 I have spent over $200,000 with DRV and you can read DRV owner David Fought's response to my in person meeting with him if you go to my blog www.puppypaths.blogspot.com and read the October 22, 2012 post "The Start of DRV Elite Suite RVing Journey". There are photos and more details.
I am truly and sincerely sorry that you are having these issues. My wife cried many tears and we both lost many sleepless nights. Fellow RVers stopped wanting to talk with us because our TRUE story was so negative. We were consumed. To survive and move on, I had everything repaired at DRV's factory or at a DRV dealer and traded for a Tiffin motorhome. I had Lazydays general sales manager, Lazydays sells DRVs, read the blogpost. Their own repair techs noted that DRV's construction showed "no pride in workmanship". Quality control was a joke. Lazydays still sells DRV as far as I know.
Lost $35K on the Elite Suite and $10K on the Chevy 3500HD. It would have cost more to have tried to take DRV to court. Have had issues with the Allegro Bus also; but, to date, Bob Tiffin's treatment has been 180 degrees different from David Fought's response at DRV. We again have slide issues, not level, as well as Dometic toilet issues, and will have to go to Red Bay for the repairs. Bob Tiffin read my blog post and had his staff read it also. I can call Bob Tiffin and get him on the phone and he returns phone calls. Those of you that are thinking about buying a DRV ought to try to get David Fought on the phone.
RV dealers continue to sell RVs that they know there are issues with. And we, "the silent sheep", continue to buy their faulty products. Some of us minimize it and say that is just part of being an RVer, like it is "a badge of honor" or something.
When you buy an RV, it is yours. No amount of checking things out will prevent these issues from occurring again until the consumers say, "Enough is enough", and stand together. Those of you that put down Jimmy should be ashamed of yourselves.
2012 - 31 foot NEXUS Class C with one slide out.
Pressure Pro TPMS
WiFi Ranger Mobile Boost
2012 Honda Fit in tow
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I am writing on this blog while at the same time working to resolve Mr. McKinzie's concerns. Nexus RV is committed to satisfying our customers 100%, in this case we have clearly failed. Although we see the details brought forth by Mr. McKinzie to the RV-dreams blog to different than our records, we know that does not matter one bit. The fact is we have a unit that has several slide motors fail after being replaced. We are working with Lippert to understand why so we may not have this occur moving forward.Without going into details that will sound like excuses, the fact remains on several occassions the replaced slide out motors have failed. In some cases, it was installation and others it remains unknown. Certainly, Mr. McKinzie's frustration is real and we have compounded his feelings by sending parts to wrong locations and fumbling on several attempts to fix his unit. These circumstances are unique and are not reflective of our committment. We have an industry veteran who is excellent at dealing with service and vendors and service facilities and he is keeping me abreast hourly of the the status of these repairs. The last report I have is the room has been repaired and should be available for Mr. McKinzie immediately.We are a fair company and will do what we can to minimize the impact on his investment in our company. For all of you who may have take us off your list of potential manufacturers to do business with, please don't. Find out for yourself what kind of company we are. I have been doing this a long time and I have built and sold over 40000 units in my time in the industry. Mr. McKinzie frustration is the same as mine. If anyone eliminates Nexus RV from their list without calling me at 574-876-4739 or my partner, Dave Middleton at 574-876-6632 you will selling yourself short. We look forward to keeping you posted. Hopefully through all of this Mr. McKinzie can enjoy his RV for years to come. Claude DonatiPresidentNexus RV
This is an interesting discussion. You may notice this is my first posting on this forum; however, I thought I might remind everyone of something you probably already know. Very little of what we put into text on the Internet is verifiable. In this particular discussion, most likely the only ones who know the complete story of the slide out issues are Jimmy McKinzie and Nexus RV. Have there been problems with the Schwintek slide out system across many RV manufactures? Google searches appear to indicate yes. As far as which solutions have been offered by each party in this case and which solutions were rejected by each party in this case will never actually truly be known by any of us; even if we see it in text in this forum discussion. I have benefitted from this posting and the follow up replies. From all that positive comments I have seen on the Internet concerning Nexus RV, they are still a top contender for my business. I know a lot more about the Schwintek system now than I knew before. The system (in theory) may be easier to install, repair, etc., but may not perform as advertised if something related to the slide out room itself (this includes operator error and ongoing routine care of the system) is off by a small margine. I believe Nexus RV is addressing this issue on their end. It appears that Schwintek (part of Lippert Components Inc.) may have some quality control issues or design issues they need to get a handle on a well. As we all know, ‘Stuff Happens’. I hope this particular issue gets resolved to the satisfaction of all parties involved.
-- Edited by Scot S on Wednesday 6th of February 2013 02:43:43 AM
Scott, go to my blog, www.puppypaths.blogspot.com, and the October 22, 2012 post, "The Start of DRV Elite Suite RVing Journey", there are photos. I also have many, many emails and I can give you the #'s of the Camping World and DRV dealers that worked on the unit.
Call DRV and talk to them and ask if I was there for over two months in their parking lot. Ask if they installed the wrong inverter and wrong generator. Call David Fought and see if you can get him on the phone. If you do, ask him if what I reported was false. Ask if he said what I wrote in the blog that he said. If you can't talk to Fought, ask Customer Service Manager Chad Olinger at DRV. Ask if the faulty inverter wiring occurred and if DRV did a recall. Ask if DRV did a recall on the brake actuator, the cabinet door, or the 2010 models with mirrors that fall out of the medicine cabinets like a guillotine. Ask if they keep quality control records and warranty repair records. Ask DRV to respond on this forum like Mr. Donati has. The DRV company phone # is 260-562-1075.
I asked Claude Donati of Nexus, "Did your company keep building units with the Schwintek slide knowing at the time that there were many issues with the Lippert Schwintek In-Wall Slide System? Are you still using the same slide system?"
Scott, ask DRV the same questions. In my case, Lippert blamed DRV on their installation. DRV blamed Lippert's design. Call Pamela Vandermel at Lippert Customer Service and ask how many issues have they had with the Schwintek In-Wall Slide System, phone # is 866-524-7821.
Take the time to call AND report back to us.
At this point, I'm just going to close this thread and let Mr. McKinzie and the manufacturer work through the issues. If there is a resolution that will be of interest to everyone, a new thread can be started. I have also be deleted posts that don't further the discussion of the thread topic.