Originally Posted by Ke5rbd
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