Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-11-2012, 08:12 PM   #71
Senior Member
 
steeleshark2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 228
I would take something with you to cover the skylight in case it starts to rain. Also, have a slight tilt (1 degree) on the trailer towards the problem area of the skylight. Water will run off the glass and keep going to drain off the slide.That should keep it from leaking so much in the rain until you can get it fixed.
__________________

__________________
steeleshark2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 09:04 AM   #72
Senior Member
 
sledhead77's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Northern Michigan
Posts: 137
Well I caulked the skylight and had some rain over the weekend and never leaked! Yay! Found a couple more issues however. The large storage door towards the rear leaks water and the front bedroom speakers started doing the pop buzz thing with radio off. Must be a wiring issue. Camper is on it's way to another service center today. Sounds like they got their crap together! So hopefully we will have our rig all fixed up and ready to roll in a couple weeks!
__________________

__________________
2015 Keystone Cougar 29ROB (wait, can I still be on here??)
TV: 2016 Ram HD 6.4 Hemi 4.10s dual exhaust



sledhead77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 01:42 PM   #73
Member
 
Ft W crew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 52
Got back from another trip this past weekend, and was good.

Steelshark, I used the one level lynx on the driver side tires to make sure trailer was level and it was almost perfect however with the A/C on, the water was dripping on the camping side versus the hook up side. I think I will live with the slight angle toward the driver side to keep the a/c run off from dripping on the camping side. Other than that nothing report other than good weather (little windy).

Next trip in two weeks to Fort Wilderness, our favorite spot hence my name on this forum...and hopefully Kelly Springs at the end of July.

Sled, I am glad you got the sky light fixed, probably better than a stealership. Good luck at the new place keep us posted.
__________________
2012 Freedom Express Liberty Edition 292BHDS
2011 GMC Yukon XL 2500 4X4 (what a difference)
2007 Ford Expedition EL Eddie Bauer 2WD (sold)
Ft W crew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 06:08 PM   #74
Senior Member
 
steeleshark2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 228
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ft W crew View Post
Got back from another trip this past weekend, and was good.

Steelshark, I used the one level lynx on the driver side tires to make sure trailer was level and it was almost perfect however with the A/C on, the water was dripping on the camping side versus the hook up side. I think I will live with the slight angle toward the driver side to keep the a/c run off from dripping on the camping side. Other than that nothing report other than good weather (little windy).

Next trip in two weeks to Fort Wilderness, our favorite spot hence my name on this forum...and hopefully Kelly Springs at the end of July.

Sled, I am glad you got the sky light fixed, probably better than a stealership. Good luck at the new place keep us posted.
You win some you lose some lol. You can get a slide jack stand to minimize the lean.
__________________
steeleshark2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 01:06 PM   #75
Senior Member
 
sledhead77's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Northern Michigan
Posts: 137
So the service center checked out the RV. I guess the radio is bad, outside speaker is bad, skylight needs to be replaced, seal around large sto-n-go cargo door needs to be replaced and they are checking to see if the handle will be covered under warranty for the ripped foam. They adjusted the screen door and I guess the water in the windows is normal? Says there are drain holes in bottom of window frame to drain the excess water. Anyone else notice water in their window tracks? So it looks like parts should be in 7-10 days.
__________________
2015 Keystone Cougar 29ROB (wait, can I still be on here??)
TV: 2016 Ram HD 6.4 Hemi 4.10s dual exhaust



sledhead77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2012, 11:55 AM   #76
Member
 
bwhunter65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NC
Posts: 31
Send a message via AIM to bwhunter65
I read in my owners manual that water could accumulate and would drain from holes on the bottom.
__________________
Uly
2004 Silverado 2500HD
2012 Coachmen Freedom Express 296REDS
bwhunter65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 01:40 PM   #77
Senior Member
 
sledhead77's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Northern Michigan
Posts: 137
Well makes sense since I did notice the little drain holes.
__________________
2015 Keystone Cougar 29ROB (wait, can I still be on here??)
TV: 2016 Ram HD 6.4 Hemi 4.10s dual exhaust



sledhead77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 02:55 PM   #78
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by the5Zs View Post
We also had our first trip with our Freedom Express 310BHDS and had the skylight over the dinette leak. Water coming through the roof of a 12-hour old trailer is frustrating. It doesn't seem like the water went anywhere else in the roof, but we'll see when they pull the skylight out. No other major issues yet. On the up side, our dealer has been fantastic to work with so far.

Dave
Our trailer has been repaired, but not field tested yet. The dealer removed the skylight, took pictures of everything, and re-installed it. He's confident the water did not go anywhere else in the ceiling or walls, but had Coachmen add a year to our warranty as assurance. They tested it with a garden hose, and say it's all good. We took it out last weekend, but no rain (that's good I guess, but I'm anxious for a field test).

We also had water in the tracks of our slide-by windows, and asked the dealer about it since my old rig had different style windows. He said that is normal, but the new widows may have sawdust or other debris in the drains causing the water to pool more than usual. So I blew them all out with a can of compressed air (for electronics) and had no problems on the second trip.

Dave
__________________
the5Zs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 03:59 PM   #79
Senior Member
 
sledhead77's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Northern Michigan
Posts: 137
Thanks for the water going elsewhere reminder! I totally forgot about the water leaking out of wall sconce light! I have called them and am having them check that out as well. They are installing a whole new skylight I guess.
__________________
2015 Keystone Cougar 29ROB (wait, can I still be on here??)
TV: 2016 Ram HD 6.4 Hemi 4.10s dual exhaust



sledhead77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 04:33 PM   #80
Member
 
Ft W crew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 52
I forgot to post this a while back but wanted to give everybody the heads up.

After I got back from dealership and before my first trip I went to check tire pressure. (A good habit for anyone with trailers or RV's)

I was a little concerned as where do I get nitrogen to fill the tire without going to a tire dealer as these are nitrogen filled tires. Based on my previous experiences I generally had to add air pressure.

I was quite surprised as when I checked the tire pressure for the first time all 4 tires were "OVER" inflated. They were inflated to 65 psi which is the standard for load range "D" tires.

The tires that come stock on this trailer are load range "C" which are suppose to be inflated to 50 psi. I still think these trailers should have come with "D" load range.

On a positive note all 4 tires were all at the exact same pressure.

CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY.
__________________

__________________
2012 Freedom Express Liberty Edition 292BHDS
2011 GMC Yukon XL 2500 4X4 (what a difference)
2007 Ford Expedition EL Eddie Bauer 2WD (sold)
Ft W crew is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:03 AM.