.........the bad and the good.
When we took delivery of the trailer last fall it was already winterized.
During the de-winterizing process I started to put some water into the fresh tank without much success so I went inside to see what was going on. (the freshwater tank sits under the dinette seat) Two things became obvious very quickly 1.) the little water that was going into the tank run right out again onto the trailer floor because the out hose to the pump was cut too short and just sitting there without being tied to the fitting. 2.) The reason for the very slow fill was that the outside filler was half an inch lower than the top of the tank. The vent hose on the other hand was about 3 inches too long.
We are very lucky to have a good dealer (Guarantee RV in Calgary, about a 35 minute drive from here) and they looked after things the following day. According to the work order they found 3 more leaks in the fresh water system. Not much could be done about the filler problem so the dealer just supplied us with a long enough filler hose to reach right into the tank. But that just worsened another problem. The trailer was supposed to have 38 gal. fresh water capacity but came with one 19 gal. tank only. The filler problem took away another gallon.
So last week we went camping to Banff National Park, every thing worked as is should until it came to use the shower. Couldn't get enough water into the shower head to make it work and the little that did come out pulsed between ice cold and scalding hot. Did not make for a happy better half but as old experienced campers we managed. Today we took the trailer back to the dealer, they say that it needs a new shower faucet (bad diverter valve).
So, all of our problems are freshwater related, the rest of the trailer works as it should.
We have owed many an RV during the last 40 years, both good and bad but this one is without a question one of the better built units that we have had, especially since it is an ultra-light unit. It tows easy and runs straight even in high winds and uses less gas than the R-Pod that we had last year. In other words we are happy with it.
Earlier in the year I had e-mailed Prime-Time about the discrepancy in the fresh water capacity. After a few e-mails back and forth Brandon shipped us a 40 gal. tank that fits under the bed, free of charge. All it cost us is the brokerage fees and taxes. Now that is customer service.
It'll take me a while to figure out how best to do this job but it's not like I don't have the time.
If anyone is interested the photos from the Banff trip are here:
In Banff National Park Photo Gallery by Heinrich Lohmann at pbase.com