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Paint peeling of Fiat motorhome


Hi Everyone

Just joined and this is my first post.

We purchased our Avan OvationFiat Ducati motorhome last July, and have hadthree trips along the east coast of Australia already.

First lesson learnt, don't travel during school holidays and wow it can get really really hot in the middle of Australia.

Our motorhome is 7.2 mt Avan Fiat Ducati 2011 model. This motorhome is in great condition with only 21,000 k on the clock.

We fell in love with it straight away and have had on a fewminor problemsuntil now.

The last trip away, we noticed the paint started peeling of the metallic parts of the Fiat. By the time we got home, a hand size section had completely peeled off and now most off the body had started to peel as well.

As it is out of warranty we went to Fiat to with hope to get it repaired under some sort of goodwill claim. After about 2 weeks they respectively declined our request stating, we could only claim manufacturing error if we where the original owners.

Does not seem fair to me. Anyone else out there had similar issues.

Anyway thanks for reading my first post and Sharon and I hope to share many of our road experiences with you all in the future.

Regards

Jeff



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Consumer Affairs ? Ask them . Its the motorhome manufactures issue . Is it the clear coat ? Or whole paint ? Can be expensive to repair . To an expert ? Easy job ..

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Thanks for the response Tried that, they where not interested in taking it on. Told me my best option would be the ACCC or civil action I was hoping this would not cost us any more money. Regards Jeff

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Insurance ??

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G'day Jeff and Sharon and welcome to the forum. Don't forget to try the two ongoing games here - 'Who is This' in the 'I Digress' section and 'Pick this Place' in the 'General' Section - a great source to find new places to visit. Reckon Aus-Kiwi has covered the bases re the paint problem.

Pete and Marion



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Welcome to the gang Jeff and Sharon, enjoy here and out in the playground.

Sounds like Avan are living up to their reputation of not wanting to know you once you leave the show room floor. Sad really. At least they are still aroun to fight with as my mob have gone down the drain, bugga.



Keep Safe on the roads and out there.

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Wow, I couldn't believe the huge number of Google hits on this subject!

http://www.google.com.au/search?q=ducato+paint+peel

BTW, Ducati is a motorcycle. I doubt it would have the pulling power you need.



-- Edited by dorian on Thursday 15th of February 2018 10:23:24 AM

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