I just thought I would update about our experience with our PDI today. Maybe you could give your feedback if I made the right call. We were supposed to be picking up our 2022 Minnie 2529RG but ended up coming home without our camper and told them we wouldn't accept this one. There were many things wrong that we found during the PDI and the main thing that failed was the roof rubber membrane.
Here are some images
To give you a rundown of how this went in the beginning.
We get there 1/2 hour before our 9:30 appt - there was an accident so we left early and google did a great job of getting us around it. They tell us to have a seat at a table and the manager comes over and says there was a problem with the insurance from the dealership and they couldn't get the trailer inspected but had it there now and it should be back in under an hour. So we saw them pull in with our trailer and at 9:50 and they said they were going to wash it and clean it quick.. it was an hour later and they finally come in and get us. We go out and walk into the unit and find that is has:
The wrong style of theater seats - 2021 had a theater seat with a center section that is solid and 2022 has a theater seat that is more like a sofa with the back that folds down but it could be used either way.
We also see that the radio is just a regular radio without the DVD/CD.
The lady showing us the camper offers to get the manager right away - he said he would try to find a new sofa and he could order a new radio.
They had the heater running and I felt the ducts and there was no air moving from the dinette area. After discussing this with our guide I talked to a service guy and the manager who said depending on the layout of the heating system it will be lower airflow than other ducts. THERE WAS NOTHING COMING OUT. Later in our checkup my wife saw a screw under the pantry located aside of the bathroom door. She reached under the cabinet to get the screw and it was very warm under the pantry. She laid on the floor and saw there was a rectangular hole in the floor under the pantry that had some flashing around it but it was wide open without a cover. We slid the sink cover over this hole and a little bit of air started coming out of the heat duct that wasn't working.
It is difficult to see but here is a picture - the vent on the left goes into the bathroom and you can see the rough cut rectangular hole.
The water pump was so loud - they checked into this and the tech figured that it was a problem because the water came to the pump with Pex and normally it would be a more flexible line.
We filled the fresh water tank and then filled the black and both grey tanks. There was a water leak under both the bathroom sink and the kitchen sink. The tech came back and said the piping seemed completely wrong under the bathroom. It had a nut that should have screwed in to seal the pipe but it didn't even fit and was just hanging there around the pipe. We then checked every few minutes to see if water had drained at all. The black water kept on draining and it would take around a 32oz cup to fill it up again. The galley grey water tank kept on draining as well. It would take minutes of running the water again to fill the water into the sink again. We kept looking outside but didn't see where the water was coming out. We later saw a steady stream of water coming from the underbelly.
The shower didn't have any type of caulk at the top of it.. there was around most of the bathroom but above the shower was nothing.
The rubber around both sides of the slide didn't lay correctly each time we brought the slide in and the extended it again.
Notice the slide topper we had them install is just a little shorter than the actual slide it is supposed to be covering.. The manager said it would have to be a monsoon for something to blow under there. I told him a 5mph breeze would blow a leaf under there without a problem. It also seems like it isn't really on straight?
There is a flip up counter extender to the theater seat side of the sink that is missing in this unit.
Passthrough storage on camp side locks but you can just pull the door a little and it opens.
Fridge door doesn't really lock and can be pulled just a little and pops open. The freezer works correctly.
There were many other smaller things that were wrong (the things I expected to find) Cap on the bottom of a shade in kitchen which hooks the shade was missing (he stole one from another camper to fix), USB plug was loose, material in the shower door was a different cheaper material than we saw in other unit but..
By this time we are only into our checklist by a couple pages and have a lot left to check.
The whole time we were finding thing after thing and they kept saying they would fix everything. I kept coming back in my mind to the roof and just couldn't get past it. Finally after being there for 5 hours looking over stuff and 7 hours total we had enough and said we wouldn't take this camper.
I told them they should complain to Winnebago and make them aware of the issues but the manager basically said if we didn't accept this they would fix the issues (except roof) and sell it to the next person.
Because I bought this at a show my salesman was from Michigan and I am in PA. I forwarded some pictures to him and he was going to reach out to his Winnebago contact.
What do you think? Would you have accepted this?