Originally Posted by tnrambler
The salt from roads during that trip caked the bottom of the unit and it was not cleaned prior to sale. I didn't even think about that possibility.
That wasn't something we had considered either. Ours was delivered in early spring of 2015 and sat on the dealer's lot until September when we bought it. However ours had a slide that wasn't manufactured properly and leaked all that time, saturating all the walls with water, on the dealers lot. The damage wasn't visible when we bought the unit, but I found a rusty screw in the walls and that's what lead us to find out the damage went further.
I also took a closer look after I got the unit back from Thor's service center and it appears they didn't take care of much if any of the rust in the basement area. Thoroughly disappointed.