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Old 04-04-2012, 05:09 PM   #21
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Not screws in snap up brackets, screws on dual cam. Stipped
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:23 AM   #22
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Yes, there are screws in the blue panels and they rusted. All the bolts on the levelers or stabilizing jacks have rusted. The pipes underneath the camper are rusted. I guess it looks a lot different on the showroom floor. Overall, I like the shasta because of the open floor space and high ceiling. Can't wait to see what happens next.
The bolts on the jacks will show some rust, just like a car frame does. Plus remember those things are being used so when you start expanding and contracting them the paint from the factory will start chipping and they'll start to peel and rust . I've sanded my jacks down and put rus-nolium in them and so far so good. As for the rest of the underbelly, still looks brand new.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:30 PM   #23
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The bolts on the jacks will show some rust, just like a car frame does. Plus remember those things are being used so when you start expanding and contracting them the paint from the factory will start chipping and they'll start to peel and rust . I've sanded my jacks down and put rus-nolium in them and so far so good. As for the rest of the underbelly, still looks brand new.
My husband just started that process, hopefully it works. I remember our first camping trip the underbelly of the camper flew off while we were driving
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:50 PM   #24
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slows THINGS down considerably

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rus-nolium in them and so far so good

yes
some rust on these THINGS is common
even if one is not up to sanding
a spray of rus-nolium
slows THINGS down considerably

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Old 04-05-2012, 06:50 PM   #25
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I heard about this product:
Boshield T-9
ever heard of it? supposed to be "miraculous" lol
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:39 PM   #26
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Another thing that annoys me that I didn't realize until after we purchased is the door hitting the poles of the awning when it's opened. The only way to avoid this is to detach it from the camper.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:43 PM   #27
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" the door hitting the poles of the awning when it's opened"
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That is simply the result of poor design. One would think that the guy drawing up the plans for a new camper would take into account where the options, like an awning, would have to be placed.
Sometimes I am quite surprised how well thought out our fifth wheel is. Everything seems to have its place, and there isn't much space wasted, and nothing gets in the way of anything else. Too bad all campers aren't equal.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:48 AM   #28
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you are not alone with this situation when the awning is opened. Almost all my trailers over the years were doing this when the awning was not set to patio mode.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:37 AM   #29
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If you want to keep the belly of you unit looking new, try POR15. They use it to coat the frames of off road jeeps and stuff, many have also used it on the underside of tractor mower decks as they can look like they have been sand blasted after a few uses in high sand areas.

POR-15 rust preventative products from POR15 Canada.com master distribution center
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:52 PM   #30
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I also own a Shasta 26 qbtb and love it but it has been bitter sweet at the same time,some of our issues where not as bad as others but where just as annoying,here are just a few to list 1st bathroom medicine cabinet fell off the wall,brake lines unattached and were dragging along with the cd,DVD,sterreo unit did not work from day one,one blown surround sound speaker,black tank water flush has a bad connection so water blows everywhere and is getting fixed as we speake,doors and drawers would not stay closed,entire underbelly skin had to be replaced with a new one,awning handles,and door lock had to be replaced,also we are having the dealership fix the black water release valve handle corrected since it is right up against the left rear scissor jack and which makes it very hard to open this valve.there was a couple more minor issues that the dealer has fixed for us and most of this needed to be corrected after our first trip after driving off the lot after purchasing the unit brand new,and after all that we still enjoy the model it's just hard to believe that a company off forestrivers size would allow a product to be released for sale to the public with these issues and it's a darn shame since it is such a lovely unit,we also picked this over a Jayco 30' with double slides,sometimes I wish I would have bought the other unit but it's to late now since I can't get but little more then half of what is owed on it so I can only hope that all the bugs are worked out of the unit after this last trip to the dealer for warranty work.please let me know if anybody has had simmalar issues.
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