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Old 01-30-2016, 12:27 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Campin Cajun View Post
Jp, my take on things is just go out and enjoy you new Berk. There is no way possible to be able to carry all the spare parts you "may" need. Some of us have had our share of problems and some of us have had no problems at all. It's impossible to be able to tell what might break. If something does break contact your dealer or FR directly.

Or just post on here. Most of us have enough experience with these coaches to be able to walk you through just about anything.

Safe travels and enjoy the ride.

This is the best advice you will get here. I agree. Slide issues are not anymore common in a Berk than in any other brand. I have had issues with different items but never a slide. Things will break. Count on it.

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Old 01-31-2016, 12:51 PM   #12
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Speaking of drains when we picked ours up every drain and the ice maker line leaked. Also the toilet fill valve would not close which would have overflowed if we did not catch it. Moral of the story is inspect the plumbing carefully as the dealer as least for us did not.
We also have a 34QS (2015) and the ice maker line leaked. When the dealer fixed it, he patched it in 3 places.

One problem inherent in the ice maker line on the 34QS (and other Berks, I think) is that it gets water from the bathroom sink line. This makes the line longer than if it was connected to the kitchen sink. And, on the 34QS, the sink and fridge are on the same slide, but the bathroom isn't on a slide. This means that the line is flexing a lot and can get pinched if not installed properly.

Ours leaked while we were away from the RV, and some nice, intelligent neighbours shut off our water at the post when they saw water pouring out of our kitchen slide.

Moral of the story: turn off the water at the post when you leave your RV, even for a few hours.

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Old 01-31-2016, 11:37 PM   #13
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After the problems we had with our slides I would carry a spare slide motor and become familiar with how to change one. Become familiar with the controller and the error messages. The motors are easy to change if needed. A spare wire harness helps in diagnosing problems. But then I don't like relying on dealers for repairs and getting stuck with slide problems will spoil your day.
Amen to the Schwintek advice. We carry the spare parts for our Legacy full wall slide and have had to change one motor. If the slide is at least partially in, only a 10 minute job.
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:26 AM   #14
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The other thing I would check is on our 34qs the slide rollers ran over the bolts that hold the seat belts. It damaged the rollers. It was the kitchen slide and living room slide. May not be the same on the 38a or other 34qs models.

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