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Old 03-14-2018, 10:19 PM   #1
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2018 26RBSS Minnie Plus (Blue)

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,

My name is John and I have been active in the RV world for about 30 years now. I am in my 50's and I still love and enjoy camping and taking the RV out every chance I get. This past July 2017 I purchased a new 2018 Minnie Plus 26RBSS unit. I love the unit but I was very distressed to discover a MAJOR leak in the front cap while it was in storage outside this winter. Evidently, there is a known manufacturing defect in the front cap of the Minnie Plus units whereby water can enter through the seams in the front. It dripped over the bed, ran along the inner seam, then dripped all over both nightstands on both sides of the bed. The water then made its way to the basement into the storage compartments and de-laminated the basement wall structure. I was devastated when the dealer told me this was the third unit he had seen that month with the same leak pattern (all new units). He said the parts would take months to order and the job would be extensive. I am heartbroken. It's a brand new unit and now I am afraid of mold problems and structural problems.

I was wondering if any of you have had any experiences with the 2018 Minnie Plus leaking?

Any information would be appreciated. So far, I don't know what the outcome will be. I left it at the Dealer's to examine. They said they would submit it to Winnebago for an estimate for repair under the warranty. Evidently, Winnebago only warranties units for leaking for 6 months. I am really worried since I will be paying for this unit for many years to come and it's already damaged.

Thanks for any help or advice.

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Old 03-18-2018, 08:34 PM   #2
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Welcome and sorry to hear about what happened with your rig.
Before you know it you will be camping again.
You should post this in the repairs and maintenance section so that other with your same rig can see it and reply about there experienced.
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Old 03-24-2018, 06:06 AM   #3
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Oh I feel your pain

Hi my name is John also

I guess guys with the name John get leaky trailers

I have owned my 27bhss Minnie for a 8 days

I have a leak by the refrigerator somewhere

It damaged the cabinet

I don't know what damage is going that I can't see

We haven't even used it
Towed from dealer to the house

Also my cargo doors And outdoor kitchen is leaking

Please keep me informed
As am going through leak and warranty issues

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