Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-11-2015, 06:16 PM   #1
Senior Member
Sagecoachdriver's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,827
Day 11 and back from Shake down

Went up to Morro Bay. Windy half way and got 7.9 mpg keeping speed down to 55-60 and Loaded with food and full tank of water. Trip back got 9.2 mpg. Half tank of water and B/G tanks empty. Also kept speed around 60-65.

Had issues with levelers. Found fluid on rear passenger side foot. Used start which is like auto. Never again, will use extend and manually raise to level.

Had water in rear compartment yesterday. Thought it was black water or grey water from shower. Leaking from J trap cover under shower.

Took to dealer this morning. Checked levelers and they are OK. With the J trap shower cover removed, I found out that the City water connection was cracked and leaking when the water pump was on. I found the hose didn't have enough space because of plywood from the shower being in the way. I replaced the fitting that went into the hose and used my Dremel grinder to make enough room for the hose and fitting to have less stress. Can you imagine the mess and damage if I had gone to a CG with full hookups and attached my hose with the regulator on it. The DW kept saying the water pump is running and now I know why!!

2004 Winnebago Minnie 22e(went to a nice family Oct 3, 2015)
2016 Forester 2701DS (Aug 31, 2015)
2017 Camping 12 trips 38 nights
2018 Camping 10 trips 38 nights
2019 Camping 6 trips 19 nights
Sagecoachdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2015, 08:41 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Kaysville, Utah
Posts: 465
Oh man, you avoided a catastrophe! Congrats on your new ride!
steverkemp is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:46 PM.