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Old 07-17-2016, 02:22 PM   #1
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I am not a craftsman by any sense of the imagination, but I know how to read and write. I purchased a MicroLite 21FBRS 16 months ago, and have suffered countless repair issues. Neither my dealer nor Forest River have been helpful. I have learned how to become an RV DIY'er via this forum and YouTube. With a little research and advice, I have been able to not only repair but also upgrade and improve my trailer at reasonable expense. The RV dealers in Corpus Christi, Texas charge $185.00/hr for labor with a two hour minimum. My friends charge me a 12-pack, and help me do a better job. Cheap quality materials and poor construction led to my problems, but have in turn educated me regarding RV's. As others have posted in this forum, don't get mad when something goes wrong with your RV. This is not life or death stuff. I have found that a little patience and craftsmanship goes a long way. Consider it refurbishing your dream muscle car, and all will be good. Happy camping my friends. (By the way, I finally learned what F.R.O.G means; I wondered why people were so interested in small amphibians.)
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I've been a DYIer my entire life. Wouldn't have it any other way. I've found that on 90% of the projects that I can do as good, and often better, than the pros. The trade off is that it takes me a lot longer. The tricky part is recognizing the 10% when it is time to call in the pros.
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I am not a craftsman by any sense of the imagination, but I know how to read and write. I purchased a MicroLite 21FBRS 16 months ago, and have suffered countless repair issues. Neither my dealer nor Forest River have been helpful. I have learned how to become an RV DIY'er via this forum and YouTube. With a little research and advice, I have been able to not only repair but also upgrade and improve my trailer at reasonable expense. The RV dealers in Corpus Christi, Texas charge $185.00/hr for labor with a two hour minimum. My friends charge me a 12-pack, and help me do a better job. Cheap quality materials and poor construction led to my problems, but have in turn educated me regarding RV's. As others have posted in this forum, don't get mad when something goes wrong with your RV. This is not life or death stuff. I have found that a little patience and craftsmanship goes a long way. Consider it refurbishing your dream muscle car, and all will be good. Happy camping my friends. (By the way, I finally learned what F.R.O.G means; I wondered why people were so interested in small amphibians.)
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