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Old 06-12-2013, 11:11 PM   #151
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We picked up our 351 Saturday. During the walk through I asked the guy about the switch. He said the only switch he knew about was the one to raise and lower and it is a rocker switch with neutral off in the center. He did show me holes in the frame to put pins to keep them from coming down. Of course it doesn't come with them.
The brakes didn't work very well either. When I got home I jacked up each tire and adjusted the brakes. Both back tires had grease slinging from the axle seals and one of these the wheel could still be turned after adjusting and the controller manually energized. Figure the shoes and magnet are covered in grease. Problem is I am over a 100 miles from dealership. This would mean 400 miles to get it fixed as it would need to be left. While I was under I checked the tires and two of them had bulges about 1 1/2" wide from rim to tread area, and the tire tread was bulging about 1/4" in this area. Needless to say I am not driving this junk anywhere. WestLake Super ST tires good ole China stuff. All the tires looked fine outside.
If you look on the motor that let's bed up and down you should see the switch I am taking about.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:56 PM   #152
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puma 351 thss finally arrived this afternoon. been out there trying to figure things out. have a few questions though. when u walk in the door there are two sets with two switches 1 switch for overhead lights in ceiling. 1 switch for amber light under step. 1 switch for amber light by door. what is the other switch for?
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:17 AM   #153
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puma 351 thss finally arrived this afternoon. been out there trying to figure things out. have a few questions though. when u walk in the door there are two sets with two switches 1 switch for overhead lights in ceiling. 1 switch for amber light under step. 1 switch for amber light by door. what is the other switch for?
Turns front bedroom light on
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:52 AM   #154
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thanks Ke5rbd. it has plenty of lights for sure. what is the metal bracket above tires and plugs that has two large slots?
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:55 PM   #155
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That bracket is for hanging your tv outside.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:32 PM   #156
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Thanks bentpushrod . that would make since the cable and plugs are right below it. New to all this rv stuff. graduated from a tent lol.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:03 PM   #157
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Just got home from a 1250 mile run to the Grand Canyon. The 351 worked out great. We slept all 13 of us and no one complained. Had a great time. All the kids will remember this trip for life. No complaints with my Puma at all but I did have a roof leak that had to be dealt with before we left.
I would like to let everyone know about the great service I got from Camper Clinic II in Buda TX. I discovered the leak the week before trip. I inspected roof and discovered the caulk seal where the front cap and the roof membrane meet was cracked all the way across the trailer. The seal around the tv antenna was also compromised. I called Camper Clinic II as they are the closest Puma dealer in my area and they first told me they were 3 weeks out before they could squeeze me in. I explained my delimma and they told me they could get me in the day before we were set to depart. Thursday came and I was at their shop bright and early. They moved my trailer right in and completely resealed everything on the roof of my trailer. They told me there had been a few Pumas that had problems with the roof seals and Palomino had come out with a kit to deal with that problem. They just happened to have a few of those kits and took care of the problem for me. They made me wait a few hours for things to set and I was on the road to pick up my family that afternoon. All this and I did not even buy my trailer from them. This is the third time I have asked them for help and they bent over backwards to give me that help. It rained hard two nights on our trip so I feel they saved my vacation. Kudos to Camper Clinic II and their great service department.
I will post some pictures of our great adventure in a follow up post.
Happy Trails To All!
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:18 PM   #158
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Rebraz,

Thanks for sharing. Wow 13 slept in the puma. Man that roof leak is scary. I have camped in some heavy rains and so far so good on the leaks. I would love to hit the grand canyon. Did you camp there or near by?
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:50 PM   #159
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Two babies on the sofa, two parents on the table, three 10 year olds on the top bunk, two parents on the bottom, two teen boys on air mattresses on the garage floor. Me and grandma in our suite. It was a bit tight but everyone was happy. We were mostly outside and it was a really great adventure.
We stayed in a KOA just outside Williams on the road to the park. About 50 miles from the park. Great KOA. Swimming, Hot tub, and Playground. Super clean facilities. Hot tub was nice after a hard day of hiking and the kids loved the pool and playground.
Regarding the roof, I can see why the owners manual states you should inspect all the seals and seams every 90 days.
I will say it was inspiring to look upon one of Gods great wonders. you have to see it.
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Two babies on the sofa, two parents on the table, three 10 year olds on the top bunk, two parents on the bottom, two teen boys on air mattresses on the garage floor. Me and grandma in our suite.
I think you overloaded your axles

Great that you got that many in there.
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