We put all our savings in this Nexus, to travel in our golden years. Never could we have imagined the nightmare, sleepless nights, headaches from this machine. I wont talk about the usual things people complain about, we had all those too. It's the safety issues and factory inadequacies that i must bring up. Nexus did take back the first 2022 model. Gasoline leaks and smell inside camper. Water leaks in walls and floors. Huge water leaks in cab over bunk caused shorting of dash, check engine light and loss of cameras, radio.
They sent another at end of August. We had planned a cross Canada
trip, and no time left test the new one.
It was missing electric step, rear stabilizers, lane assist, swivel seats, Intermediately even more serious issues. It was hard to believe, the new 2023 model was worse. Should not have left the factory. Slide stuck, blew main 200 amp fuse. Found 25 screws jamming slide. Generator shook violently and had to be shut off. While inside inspecting and cleaning for trip, I smelled gasoline real bad , again! I saw daylight through holes in floor behind seats, and rear wall of master bed. Fumes coming in from them! A noise could be heard with engine off, and coach power switched off. I ran outside to find gasoline pouring out of generator. It was switched off, but electric fuel pump was stuck on, pumping gas out carb. I had to remove power wires and fuse to stop it.
No time to fix, leaving next day. Ford dealer could not fix steering wheel either, too busy. Was mounted sideways, blocking speedo! At a stop to selling dealer, they felt awful bad we had to drive like this. They had to give us another mattress from a new camper as ours was unusable. While they installed it, they slipped on water...coming out fresh water tank. We opened up cover to inspect...found normally flat water tank was ballooned with straps broken off clean. It leaked at seams. No time to replace, I opted to continue without using water tank!
1000 kms into drive, rain started. Water poured in onto our knees!
Then it shorted the dash lights, cruise control, traction lights on!
lost back up and side cameras. We had to stop overnight. Next day the sun came out and we continued, too far in now. I stopped at hardware store to buy silicone, rubber seals, tape...as inspection of roof to cab area showed damage. At factory, multiple dents where cab to bunk seal is caused water to simply pour in. Just plain bad workmanship. I sealed the crack, it's ugly but it worked! no more water. I cant imagine workers on the line just letting this go with obvious damage to roof. The fresh water tank had vent hose twisted so many times, it was blocked tight. That is why the water tank ballooned. I crawled in and repaired the hose vent because using the toilet on the go was important.
We could put half a tank now, but it still leaked at night. My wife slipped on water at night going to toilet. She hurt her hip. This really upset me.
When you drive with water, gray and black tanks full, the motorhome drags it's back. This causes high headlights and frustrates other drivers to the point where they chase you down
One guy stopped me for sparks under camper. The propane extension hose was dragging on road, full of gas! Turns out there is no place to fasten it from factory, so it simply falls to road. I had not used it and had to strap it to frame myself.
My dealer in Ottawa dropped the Nexus line from 49 stores. Now, Nexus wont honor warranty.
And to clarify why Nexus replaced the first Phantom 24P, It had multiple holes drilled in walls, floors, tanks. Yes 6 holes drilled into gas tank! Ford would not cover it, so Nexus bought a tank.
It was like someone at factory vandalized it on purpose.
It's clear to me that Nexus puts put unsafe RV's. Bad quality, that's a given, but how come these machines can even leave the factory, putting customers in danger ?