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    Posted: 17 Jun 2013 at 4:03pm
Unfortunately, the latest in a line of problems with our 177 is the axle failure which will cost about $900.00, waiting 6-7 weeks for the part, and not covered by warranty. We are extremely disappointed. Other issues have been: rear window leak, DVD falling off cabinet numerous times, lights falling off ceiling, lose clamp under slide-out (clap pushing on slide-out facia causing it to catch the screws), loose wiring on monitor panel for black and grey tanks (tanks not reading properly), furnace grill continues to fall off when traveling, table rubs the front camper wall, sink was not tightened down and moved out of position, and screws fell out of brackets holding dump valves.
I'm sure some might wonder how we care for our camper, it's our first new camp trailer and we are extremely careful with it.
Anyone else having similar issues?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Seanl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jun 2013 at 5:08pm
Nope I had an issue with the Ac that was repaired under warranty and thats it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote danthoman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jun 2013 at 5:11pm
Wow, we haven't had any problems like that. Everything has worked fine except for the black water tank monitor and connecting a hose (not a drinking water hose) to the spray inlet to help clean the tank when emptying solved that. Most all the problems mentioned should have been fixed under warranty.

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Were these items covered by factory warrantee ?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Goose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jun 2013 at 5:29pm
That's sad to hear of all your problems. Do you travel with the table set up when you travel, this I could see rubbing the front wall. Goose
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Post Options Post Options   Quote techntrek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jun 2013 at 7:16pm
Welcome.  What year is your pod?  Did you buy it from a dealer (new or used) or from another owner?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Keith-N-Dar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jun 2013 at 7:36pm
Ours is a 2011 and has been nearly trouble free.  Ours was made in Indiana.  Was yours made out west?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote P&M Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jun 2013 at 11:52am
We've had one or two minor issues with ours since buying it last October, but nothing like what you have encountered. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote hogone Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jun 2013 at 12:47pm
I have had no major issues as of yet, granted it's only a year old.  When I purchased, I did buy the extended warrenty.  Never in my life have I purchased an extended warrenty on anything, not quite sure why I did on the pod.  Maybe for piece of mind, but then how good is it actually if I were to use.  One thing I have noticed however is when my air conditioner compressor goes off there is kind of a thumping noise. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote techntrek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jun 2013 at 2:31pm
Thumping is normal, if you can call anything about the A/C normal.
 
I, too, never buy extended warranties but did for the pod.
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