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Old 09-24-2015, 12:54 PM   #21
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I have had several no repair years. I dont count routine maintenance and general tinkering as a repair. I have only had my new TT since Feb but nothing has needed fixing yet.

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Old 09-24-2015, 01:07 PM   #22
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I can always find something to change, repair, caulk or mod. Love to tinker with it, now in the process of polishing the outside.

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Old 09-24-2015, 03:37 PM   #23
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Had to have a drawer repaired because it got crunched when the slide was going out. Someone?? had gotten something out of it and forgot to close it. Had to replace the electric tongue jack-wore out. Other than that had to replace tires and brakes-maintenance.
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Old 09-24-2015, 05:18 PM   #24
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Our 1st RV was a Coleman Pickup Camper with zero issues in 4 years. Our 2nd RV was a Monaco Alumalite TT with one trip to the shop in 3 years. Our 3rd was a Keystone Outback fiver with one trip to the shop in 4 years. The current unit is a Forest River Wildwood fiver 327RE with three trips to the shop in the first six months with a fourth trip required for numerous problems. The FR is by far the most troublesome we've owned. We have not been able to take it out a single time without a failure of some type.
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Old 09-24-2015, 05:43 PM   #25
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2006 Lexington 283GTS motorhome. Northeastern Ontario to Port St. Lucie FL for two months of southern sunshine. Four Ontario Provincial Parks so far (heading out tomorrow for a week or so). Other than regular maintenance the only project was a new backsplash. Great year!

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Old 09-24-2015, 06:47 PM   #26
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We have a new 8280 ws and other than the radio no problems .
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Old 09-24-2015, 06:58 PM   #27
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Just general maintenance not much else.
Think about things before you do them make life easier not harder.
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Old 09-24-2015, 06:58 PM   #28
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2013 Microlite 21FBRS .... only repairs this year involved the discovery of the rusting / breaking bolts that secure the platforms for the propane tanks & battery to the tongue .... everyone should check those cause it was a surprise that could have been a disaster! Very happy with our purchase that gets 40 - 50 nights a year of occupancy .....
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Old 09-24-2015, 07:16 PM   #29
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Last year was our first year owning our (used) TT & I did a bunch of mods to it, like replace the skylights with MaxxAir fans, replace the China Bombs with Maxxis & a TPMS, modify the dinette seats so that we could mount our bikes over the dinette, etc... However, my only big repair was replacing a rim I bent...

This year just little stuff... I lost my balance & broke a cabinet door - 5 minute fix with Gorrilla Glue... I dropped the external water filter & had to replace a fitting... I replaced the 30A male connector because the original was overheating & tripping the campsite breaker... Probably no more than $50 in repairs...

I did buy some Awning Pole brackets from OC & poles from Turbs & a canopy tent to keep our bikes & camping chairs dry. However, we watched our spending so that we could spend more time in the Smokies this summer.

Next Spring I plan to replace the entire cooling unit in our fridge with one rebuilt by the Amish ($425) & I might add a 2nd A/C & separate 20A line if there are few other expenses.

Overall I am pleased with the (used) PT Tracer we purchased. I have had less trouble with it than friends who purchased new FR & Thor products & spent their first year having warranty work done vs. time camping...
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Old 09-24-2015, 07:38 PM   #30
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Well I haven't performed any major repairs since Nov 14. I did have a couple of very small slide out roof tears that I had to seal. These were about half the diameter of a pencil eraser. Other than that the Berkshire been a real pleasure this year.


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