Originally Posted by dbest1va
My wife and I bought a new 2017 Thor Chateau at the end of September, and are happy to be back in the RV world after a 10 year hiatus. Our new rig is much nicer than the Jamboree we previously owned, and now that we are both retired we plan on using it a lot more. We just returned from our first shakedown trip last week and everything went well, but we do have a fairly long list of warranty items we will need repaired- most are because of poor workmanship at Thor. I hope that they step up to the plate when it comes to fixing warranty items. I guess I will have to deal with that through Campers World where I bought it.
Anyway glad to be back in the RV community. Look forward to meeting other Thor owners as we go along.
Many of us have found it to be faster, easier - and ultimately more satisfactory - to fix things ourselves even when itís clearly a warranty issue. Many repairs like loose or misaligned trim, leaking drains and loose electrical connections are easy to fix but seem to take dealers forever to fix and sometimes they break other stuff in the process (!). Even if it costs a bit for parts. The fewer items you have to take to the dealer the better as far as Iím co concerned. A byproduct is that you learn a LOT about how your coach works.
I hope you have many more happy trips in your new coach. We love ours.