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Old 02-11-2015, 10:35 PM   #1
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I just got a quote on getting the first yearly inspection. The quote is almost $1,000. I feel this is very high. What have some of you paid for your inspection? Thanks Jim
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I will make arrangements for my third year inspection in the next few weeks. Anniversary date is March 1st. The first inspection was free. The second one was billed at $90 which equals one hour of service time. Redwood has allowed me to use a local dealer for the inspections due to the distance to an authorized shop. I expect to pay one hour of time to check out the roof and the other items on the check list. If they find a problem I'm sure it'll add to the cost. In my opinion, $1,000 is a bit excessive especially if there are no issues found.
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Mine was also free the first time and one hour of labor the second time at Windish in Denver.
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Old 02-11-2015, 11:25 PM   #4
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Thanks, I found the inspection in my book and sent it to Camping World to show them what inspection I needed. I thought they inspected the axles and wheels but it is not in the book.
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Thanks, I found the inspection in my book and sent it to Camping World to show them what inspection I needed. I thought they inspected the axles and wheels but it is not in the book.
Make sure you lift your trailer and inspect the wheels and bearings each year. There have been many on here that have had issues with these.
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Old 02-12-2015, 12:39 AM   #6
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I would call crossroads to verify, but from other reports, the yearly inspection is no longer needed for warranty coverage.
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Old 02-12-2015, 12:51 AM   #7
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I would call crossroads to verify, but from other reports, the yearly inspection is no longer needed for warranty coverage.
I just went through this 3 weeks ago with Redwood/Crossroads. Sent an e-mail to Jim Lazzarino asking about the annual inspection requirement and was told it was no longer required. I was also inquiring about my fading front cap which has been approved to be painted locally. I was told the inspection was no longer required and Jim would have someone on his team call me about the fading cap. When that individual called me he informed me that the inspection is still required for everyone that has the 2/5 year warranty if they want the 5 year warranty to stay in affect. They approved me to use a local dealer for that inspection and I was quoted 1 hr labor charge for the inspection. Any problems would be additional. When I told him I have an e-mail from Jim telling me the inspection was no longer required, he said Jim must have misunderstood, because he double checked and said it was still required.
On the front cap, I have to pay for it and send the paid invoice to to Redwood/Crossroads for reimbursement which takes up to 6
weeks..........I don't like it but what can I do?
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Old 02-12-2015, 01:53 AM   #8
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I just got a quote on getting the first yearly inspection. The quote is almost $1,000. I feel this is very high. What have some of you paid for your inspection? Thanks Jim

Where are you located? You might be able to take your RW to the Crossroads Factory Service Center for a lot less and they will do the inspection for free.

Seriously.........I would say thanks, but no thanks. Then go find a dealer that will do it for a lot less. They are trying to rip you off. The inspection takes about 1 to 1 1/2 hours of shop time max. Most shop rates are less than $150. per hour.

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I just went through this 3 weeks ago with Redwood/Crossroads. Sent an e-mail to Jim Lazzarino asking about the annual inspection requirement and was told it was no longer required. I was also inquiring about my fading front cap which has been approved to be painted locally. I was told the inspection was no longer required and Jim would have someone on his team call me about the fading cap. When that individual called me he informed me that the inspection is still required for everyone that has the 2/5 year warranty if they want the 5 year warranty to stay in affect. They approved me to use a local dealer for that inspection and I was quoted 1 hr labor charge for the inspection. Any problems would be additional. When I told him I have an e-mail from Jim telling me the inspection was no longer required, he said Jim must have misunderstood, because he double checked and said it was still required.
On the front cap, I have to pay for it and send the paid invoice to to Redwood/Crossroads for reimbursement which takes up to 6
weeks..........I don't like it but what can I do?
OK! TIME FOR AN UPDATE! After posting the above, I decided I needed to e-mail Jim Lazzarino again to update him on what I was told by the tech concerning the annual inspection. I received an e-mail back this morning from Jim stating that apparently the tech never got his e-mail informing him that the inspection is no longer required. I then called the tech to reassure myself that he had now received that info. He stated that his boss just informed them this morning that the inspection is NO LONGER REQUIRED to continue the 5 year warranty.
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Too bad you can't charge that tech your hourly rate for doing his job for him.
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