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Old 06-19-2013, 06:27 PM   #161
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Puma should use you as a commercial! Camping is all about the outdoor fun anyway. Sounds like a great campground.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:43 AM   #162
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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.
After replacing the grease seal and shoes and cleaning all the grease off the brake magnet and stator on the one wheel I knew wasn't holding I pulled it to the tire shop and had new tires put on it. On the way to the tire shop it still didn't brake right. In fact went by the tire shop as it wouldn't stop. This got my attention. When I got back home, I pulled all the brake hubs and none of the other seals were leaking, but replaced them anyway. The magnets and stators and shoes all had grease on them. I think what had happened was some trainee at Lippert was greasing the magnets as everyone knows you don't need metal to metal contact. Either that or someone was deliberately sabotaging them for what ever reason. The knots on the tires were the joints where the tires were pieced together. I still feel better with the USA made tires. Probably could have run them for a year or so, but wasn't worth the worry to me.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:19 PM   #163
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I will be using my fuel station for the first time this weekend. Anyone used theirs yet? Simple as it sounds to use? Thanks
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:30 PM   #164
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Dealer said they had put a few gallons in to test generator. I used the fuel station to add gas to my ATV just to see how it worked seemed just fine.
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:08 AM   #165
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I don't have an onboard generator so plan to use it to glass that and atv
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:38 PM   #166
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OK third time out in my Puma...getting use to to it but why did they put the bathroom switches outside bathroom??? But loving the unit!
Unless you put them in the shower is probably the reason. I thought the same myself.
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After replacing the grease seal and shoes and cleaning all the grease off the brake magnet and stator on the one wheel I knew wasn't holding I pulled it to the tire shop and had new tires put on it. On the way to the tire shop it still didn't brake right. In fact went by the tire shop as it wouldn't stop. This got my attention. When I got back home, I pulled all the brake hubs and none of the other seals were leaking, but replaced them anyway. The magnets and stators and shoes all had grease on them. I think what had happened was some trainee at Lippert was greasing the magnets as everyone knows you don't need metal to metal contact. Either that or someone was deliberately sabotaging them for what ever reason. The knots on the tires were the joints where the tires were pieced together. I still feel better with the USA made tires. Probably could have run them for a year or so, but wasn't worth the worry to me.
Well made it to NC Smokies no major issues on the trip. The Firestone tires got 1 1/2 miles per gallon better than the WestLake. Can't explain that. Got in a rain storm out of Birmingham and the Prodigy brake controller showed SH which means shorted. When got out of the rain every thing back to normal. I think the plug to truck got water in it from under the bumper. I will seal that up before I head home. I didn't have time to do a shake down run before heading out. Boy did I get a lesson. The shower didn't work as the diverter valve leaked so bad. The microwave would work sometimes and cut off during a warming cycle. Hard to get to start. Both drains on the sink leaked. the caulking around the baskets bad. Couldn't get the garage door down. Had to lower bed a little as it had the aluminum plate hung. Still scratching head on that one. The shelves in the oven wouldn't come out to put in correct height slots. with lots of tugging and prying, finally got it out. Had to remold the lip around inside on front to get them back in. Also noticed the outside decals have bubbles under most of them in the valleys. The garage beds are definitely not memory foam. They remember where you sleep and have a permanent sag.

Now for the good stuff. Plenty of room to sleep 6 which we did for the first week. It rained for the entire first week we were here and no leaks and the awning will dump water if it gets too heavy. The refrigerator, hotwater heater, TV, awning, and both air conditioners work great. I do like the led lights throughout. The switch locations is another story. Bathroom lights outside the bathroom. The front bedroom light switch in the kitchen. I guess I am just too picky. By the way they checked all this stuff out at the dealership the day I took delivery. At least they showed me a checkoff list
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:45 PM   #168
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New Truck

Decided to buy a new truck. 2012 F350 leftover. Gotta a great deal. This one has the factory fifthwheel prep and I am waiting on my hitch. Apparently Reese has a backorder on the Elite Slider. Its been three weeks and I am going nuts wanting to take the 351 out. I asked the dear wife if she would like to take the pup to the coast and she declined. Told me she was officially spoiled. None of the kids or my friends could make it so I decided to go by myself. So off to the coast I go. Fishing was good. Had a really good time. The pup is ok but I have to admit the 351 is just too sweet. I hope the hitch comes in soon or I will be taking the pup back out again. I would lay money on my Honey going next time. She was a bit envious when I told what a good time I had.
Hope everyone is having a really great season.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:07 PM   #169
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Congratulations on the new rig.
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Decided to buy a new truck. 2012 F350 leftover. Gotta a great deal. This one has the factory fifthwheel prep and I am waiting on my hitch. Apparently Reese has a backorder on the Elite Slider. Its been three weeks and I am going nuts wanting to take the 351 out. I asked the dear wife if she would like to take the pup to the coast and she declined. Told me she was officially spoiled. None of the kids or my friends could make it so I decided to go by myself. So off to the coast I go. Fishing was good. Had a really good time. The pup is ok but I have to admit the 351 is just too sweet. I hope the hitch comes in soon or I will be taking the pup back out again. I would lay money on my Honey going next time. She was a bit envious when I told what a good time I had.
Hope everyone is having a really great season.
Happy Trails!
I have a 2012 Dodge with short bed and standard 5th wheel hitch and have clearance between cab and fifthwheel cap. Can turn way past 90 degrees. The cap is rounded on the end I guess is what does it. Make sure your diverter valve in the bathtub works. Mine didn't. Also none of my brakes worked as all had grease on the shoes and magnets and only one had a bad seal.
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