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Old 05-28-2011, 08:40 AM   #1
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Finally spent some nights in the Lexington

We bought this 295 GTS in mid Sept. . With a lot of issues, dealer problems & a Minnesota winter, we finally took it out. Having own a 38 ft. class A , we didn't know how the down sizing would work out. Plenty of outside storage. Very crowded in the shower & bathroom area! Short on storage area in bedroom & kitchen area. But we can survive. The number one problem was the seal on the toilet wouldn't hold water in the stool! I knew it had a problem there & I thought I had it fixed. I have to put in a new seal. Lucky an outhouse was close by!
The water pump was very noisy & not enough water flow. It's mounted on a 1/4 plywood under the bed! Maybe a bigger pump & mounting it on something with more cushion. Any thoughts?
The Concertone started acting up when playing a DVD but finally played a whole movie without anymore trouble. I don't have any great hopes with that POS !
We pulled out before the rains came. I'm not too sure on those seals on the compartments. I did have the dealer replace the seal just below the water heater. The replacement seal is a lot better than the original. One piece! No seam on top! Too make a good seal on any of these, all latches latched. All locks , locked.
It was nice to back this smaller rig into these small US Forest campsites.
Walleye fishing was great!

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Old 05-30-2011, 12:40 PM   #2
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Dave-I replied to your last post on the water pump, but I think you are thinking in the right direction to deal with the water pump racket. Even the upgraded "whisper quiet" model had some mechanical noise. I think that installing some kind of insulation material around the pump would cut down on noise even further and am hoping that someone has tackled this. When a partner must sleep or is sick, the noise becomes an issue.

I have been traveling for 6 weeks through lots of weird, stormy weather and twice, I brought my slides in during high winds and rain. No water that I can see has gotten inside or in the compartments so far.

I agree about the downsizing. After my DH passed, I downsized from a 40' diesel to my 27' vehicle and have never looked back. Yes, the bathroom is teensy even for a female frame but I love the compactness and being able to go anywhere without worrying about size.

Dried out, shrunken potty seals are probably to be expected where you live and I have seen discussion on forums that talk about how to preserve the seals during storage so they remain functional. You don't want to do THAT job too frequently!

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Old 05-31-2011, 07:40 AM   #3
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Seals always seem to be an issue. There is a new Sealand 310 toilet where the seal is accessible from the top. You just reach down, pull the seal and put a new one in. It may not solve the bad seal issue, but it sure makes it easy to change one.
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