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Old 06-13-2014, 01:45 PM   #1
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We have a 2010 Georgetown motorhome that we purchased new. We have had NOTHING but trouble with it practically since we bought it. My question: Has anyone out there had trouble with the shocks/struts? My husband took ours in today to have aligned and was told that the one tire that was flat on one side was probably due to worn out shocks/struts - (There is only 15,000 miles on this motorhome). Has anyone ever had this problem before? We're really to the end of our rope with this thing. Seems like everytime we use it, something else goes wrong with it. Then you can't find anyone reliable to work on them. That's a whole other story! Any help would certainly be appreciated.
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Old 06-13-2014, 01:54 PM   #2
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Can't help much but what you can do is look at the website RV Service Reviews and fill in the blanks. You may find a good service company near where you are. Sorry to read about your trouble
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Old 06-13-2014, 02:06 PM   #3
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You unit is 4-5 years old with 15,000 miles on it I do not think it is abnormal at all.

As for the flat tire could be a bad valve stem/core, are these the original tires?

I have not heard of a bad shock causing a flat, I would like to know more about this if you know what the tire people said.
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Old 06-13-2014, 02:21 PM   #4
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"Flat on one side"? Does that mean that it did not wear evenly, or that the tire went flat? If it has more wear on the edges, that is an alignment problem. I have heard of several brand new coaches that required alignment. Some tires have been replaced under warranty because of this. I still haven't checked ours, but it's on the "to do list".

Don't give up. By now, I'm sure you've worked all of the bugs out. That is the nature of the RV beast. You have to be prepared for anything. I have a mini toolbox that includes common tools along with solder gun, DMM, epoxy, tire plugs, etc., etc.
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I think the OP was talking about flat spots or cupping on the tire inself
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Old 06-13-2014, 02:23 PM   #6
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We've owned 3 large class A HM's over the past 15 years. When my best friend bought one and asked for some advice, I told him "stick a $1,000 bill in the corner of your wallet and at the end of a 2-3 month winter trip, if you have any of it left after repairs, consider yourself LUCKY".
Unfortunately, RV's are prone to have thing fail and they are not, as you well know, cheap to fix! Best of luck on whatever you decide to do.
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BTW, has your DH changed the brake fluid? I believe it has to be changed every two years per warranty. Also, your tires probably have one or two years left before they should be replaced.
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We've owned 3 large class A HM's over the past 15 years. When my best friend bought one and asked for some advice, I told him "stick a $1,000 bill in the corner of your wallet and at the end of a 2-3 month winter trip, if you have any of it left after repairs, consider yourself LUCKY".
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Had friends that bought a $300,000+ MH new, don't remember the brand, she said the 1st year, no problems, year 2 thru 4, she said every time they used it for a week or more it cost them $2,000+ in repairs of some sort and none crash related. 5th year they sold it and said "Good Riddance" and stay in motels for less money. BTW they had been campers for over 25 yrs.
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I can see how bad experiences would drive you out of it for sure. Fortunately we didn't start having any major problems until 2012. Ever since then, the last 3 have had numorous problems. It definitely wears on you, but I hadn't had enough of it to quit yet. I think the general consensus is the more you pay for it, the more it costs to maintain and repair it. This wasn't the reason we got out of the motorhomes, but it was a contributing factor.
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