- Sep 1, 2020
- Reaction Points
- Western North Carolina Foothills
- USAF Gulf War Vet
- Current Ride
- 6.7 liter Tremor
- First Responder
- Retired LEO
Yeah, your welcome, you bet. They pump these toppers out like a pop tart bakery. My dealer has (4) on order. And it seems that quality control pushes units out the door to the vendors and let them handle the cosmetic and fit issues. Smart thinking on the paint credit and holding your dealer accountable. I hold back final payment until I am 100% happy.Thank you. I like ARE Z series (looks/style/features) as this will be my 3rd one, however everyone I got has had problems initially and had to go back, my '05 went back 3 times for issues when new and my '15 they could never match the magnetic paint correctly (2 times back). I bitched till they gave me a $500.00 paint credit and took it to my local body shop, who guess what? matched the paint perfectly. It is frustrating because I never had a problem with them after these initial problems. Like you said these things are not cheap! If it comes back this time with a problem, I am done and going to try a different manufacture.
By my second topper purchase like you I learned a few things. Inspect inspect, and inspect finish and fit and install.
I am sure the employee turn over at ARE the manufacturing plant is an issue. Can’t even imagine...