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Old 04-28-2013, 06:58 PM   #1
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We have a 2012 36FL. Ive washed and waxed it regularly, paint is now fading on the top of the front cap and the lower deck on rear cap. I have the standard beige/white paint. We even paid big bucks to have body treated with something "guaranteed" to prevent thiswhen first bought. Anyone else having paint issues. I wouldnt expect fade this soon, especially since we arent that often exposed to direct sunlight.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:56 PM   #2
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My 2012 RL did same thing. Had to have front cap replaced.
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:45 PM   #3
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Well, Redwood only Okd dealer to rub out front/rear caps which they did. Although it looks new I had already done this before, it looked new then as well but only lasted a few months then faded again, worse than ever. I guess I now have to battle with the manufacturer. Just over a year old and already fading, even with the extra Trident finish protection and regular maintenance by me. Another issue among the many, many, many I have had with this poor quality rig. It is the most troublesome I have ever owned, easily surpassing my other rigs issues, all combined, over their entire life, and its well under two years old!
If I could do it over I would think long and hard before buying a Redwood product.
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:59 PM   #4
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had mine 3 weeks and the problems started day 1 . its headed back to the factory Monday.
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:55 PM   #5
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Martaz,

I had the same issue with my 2012 FL. Took it and had oxidation buffed out and then waxed. It looked as good as new when I picked it up. Within 2 weeks the oxidation had returned. My dealer says the only solution now is to paint the frontcap. Sure hope they can match up the paint to the color of the fiberglass.
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:00 AM   #6
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We have a 2012RW which we have had for 2 and half years and the paint has faded on both the front and rear caps. I have buffed out the paint several times. The day we picked up our Redwood we have live in it full time. We are thinking on taking our unit in and have the caps repainted and pay for it ourselves. This way we know it will be done right.
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:13 PM   #7
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I agree with thinking long and hard. The lack of quality control and engineering errors is beyond belief. When I tried to talk to the RW rep he said "it is what it is". Well what it is is sad. We have the right to expect decent quality and engineering. We got neither. Don't tell me to be nice. Anyone should know the hot water goes on the left and the right speaker should be wired to the right side. I hope you get your paint fixed.
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I agree with thinking long and hard. The lack of quality control and engineering errors is beyond belief. When I tried to talk to the RW rep he said "it is what it is". Well what it is is sad. We have the right to expect decent quality and engineering. We got neither. Don't tell me to be nice. Anyone should know the hot water goes on the left and the right speaker should be wired to the right side. I hope you get your paint fixed.
You know for the money you have to lay out for one of these units you would think they would have a quality and engineering program match. There quality program can't be that good with the amount of problems you read about on this forum.
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:07 PM   #9
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Sorry about your problems. We have had our 36RL for a little over a year. Had a few minor problems that the dealer took care of initially, a couple later on that I took care of myself with material from Redwood. This is our third full time rig since I retired in 2002. First was a Montana Big Sky, second was a Carriage Carri-lite, our third is this Redwood 36RL. I have had fewer problems with this Redwood that I had with the other two. I don't care what you buy, there is the possibility of getting a bad one. I have been at a restaurant where I get a bad meal or service. One time doesn't mean that I will never visit that restaurant again. I will be a little more cautious, but will give them another chance. Bought a new Chevy 3/4 ton in 1978. It was in the shop numerous times in the year we had it with mainly transmission problems. Finally got rid of it, but had other Chevy's since, and am currently driving a Chevy 3500 DRW. There are some Redwood owners that have had problems, but I think there are many more that are very satisfied with their unit. A person has to look at and live life realistically.
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:03 PM   #10
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Right. I realistically expect:
Entry door keyless entry system to operate (replaced twice)
Shower to be plumbed correctly
Shower door to be caulked
Surround sound to be wired correctly
Entry steps not to be bent
Wheel finish not to be stained by corrosive material
Sewer discharge connection to be accessible
Sewer hose storage to be accessible
To have a few towel bars
For the hardware and trim to match
For the carpet not to buckle when the slides close
To be able to open the frig door when the slides are closed
To be able to operate the surround sound system which sits low in the cabinet and behind an oblique glass which is out of range to the system remote control
For the entry door threshold not to bend and rock back and forth to the point it is almost broken and a tripping hazard
For the wood putty to match the wood stain
For the walk in closet not to be unbearably hot and stuffy
For my e-mails to customer service to be returned

These are a few of the things I consider realistic.
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