Barely Hanging On

(Update: I decided to fix the lambrequin myself. The dealer was backlogged and they couldn’t get us in before a few scheduled trips. I had let it hang down by the one screw so they could see the problem, but that caused it to bow. I should’ve just removed the whole thing after the one side fell. Anyway, it’s secure now and will never fall again thanks to Gorilla Glue on the fastener threads!)

After a very long and stressful drive up to Yosemite last weekend in the pitch black for a quick weekend trip, we discovered our very next warranty item we’ll be filing with Keystone. Yippee. =\
This is the valence over the dinette and it’s only (was) held by two screws?! The left side must’ve got a stud, but the middle one pushes in and out easily with nothing but the thin Luanan to bite into… and there isn’t a third or more! The blinds and the curtains are mounted to the valence, and the valence is mounted to the ceiling. This should be secured much better than the evidence shows, especially since every time you want to close a shade you’re pulling down on the whole assembly!

Shame on you Keystone – you should be better than this. I could fix it, but there’s principles here.

5 comments

  1. zingerpuller · April 2

    We’ve had problems with most of ours as well. Wish they took some more pride when building these unit’s.

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    • RV-Therapy · April 2

      I totally agree! Thanks for the comment. Do you have a Keystone as well?

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      • zingerpuller · April 3

        Yes had a zinger but bought 324cg last February. Think I left a message via phone and showed up as Chris. I’ll email you some mod picks when I have a chance..

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  2. Patrick · April 25

    Just purchased a 2017 324CG and posts like this worry me! Taking it on a yearlong cross country trip and I’m curious to find out more about the problems you’ve had, so that I can hopefully address them before ‘shoving off’.

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    • RV-Therapy · April 25

      Congrats! That sounds exciting. I wish I had the leveling system that the 2017 model has! In fact, do you know what jacks (not the front/rear LCI stabilizers) are being used? One of the big issues we have is leveling because the slides are on just one side. We’re level when we setup, but the rig settles on the side with the slides and we have to reset, or compensate a little before setting up.

      Don’t get me wrong, this is a nice rig – it’s just the shortcuts Keystone takes that results in my posts. But I try to put it all out there without being negative.

      Please take a look at our initial warranty blog post. That should help guide you in the direction to addressing some of the issues we’ve come up against. and please let me know how things are going! Safe travels.

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