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Old 06-10-2012, 07:35 AM   #1
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A Frame - is this normal???

Well I tried to attach photo, but can't seem to figure out how....

When setup and standing inside, you can see light coming in at both peaks!! How can that be? 2012 unit! I bought it from 1st owner who used it once. Soooo many little problems. Wish I'd bought the ALiner.
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:45 AM   #2
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My camper does the same thing when set up at home on the patio. At the campground, not so bad. I figure the camper is not level enough but my level says it is. Went thru a real bad storm last time out and no leaks so I'm not worrying about it. May try adding some more weatherstripping this fall. Other than that, I have had no problems other than the fresh water tank sagging and the dealer replaced it back in April and all is good.
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:52 AM   #3
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We've been in a bad storm as well and no leaks from there however counter above microwave flooded. Water was coming in from hinge area. Fridge only works on AC when it feels like it. Propane alarm sounds for no reason from time to time. Other then that, we love it!!!
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Some light leaks is normal. My 2011 does the same thing. The design of the roof shouldn't allow any rain leaks. I would imagine the ALiner is the same, but you have quite a load of cash in your pocket. Many here will attest to the Rockwoods having a better overall quality than the ALiner at a much better price/value point.

I'd be interested to see your pics.

Just go to your profile and create an album and upload there. When viewing the pictures there will be links, use the 2nd link and paste those links into the thread.
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:30 AM   #5
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you might have to adjust your weather stripping if it is not forming a seal. On my unit, the factory had the stripping on one roof panel off maybe 1/4" which allowed for a gap and some daylight....easy fix. I also used some rubber foam weatherseal self stick tape on each side of the door where it folds to fill the small void...works like a charm.

As far as the Aliner...I was not impressed when I was A-frame shopping...jmo.

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Old 06-10-2012, 10:47 AM   #6
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Some light leaks is normal. My 2011 does the same thing. The design of the roof shouldn't allow any rain leaks. I would imagine the ALiner is the same, but you have quite a load of cash in your pocket.

I had the same problem on my 2003 Chalet Arrowhead. It never leaked any water when it rained, but it sure did leak mosquitoes. Was able to seal most of it with more weatherstripping, but on a few occasions had to cover the seams with duct tape to keep the little buggers out.
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:33 PM   #7
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Had light around the seems in the A liner as well. It never leaked. Sometimes I can see light on the A124 other times not. It has been my experience that ALL moderately priced campers have quality issues. I wonder how they can be so expensive when they are constructed so poorly. I guess it is hard to strike a balance between lightweight, low cost, and quality construction. I will not take mine back for warranty issues because I usually fix whatever needs adjusted/replaced for less money than the gas/time it would take to get it to the dealer...and I ALWAYS take more time and do a better job.
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Well I tried to attach photo, but can't seem to figure out how....

When setup and standing inside, you can see light coming in at both peaks!! How can that be? 2012 unit! I bought it from 1st owner who used it once. Soooo many little problems. Wish I'd bought the ALiner.
You can also select the "Go advanced" tab when posting. With the "Go advanced" option you will find the paperclip icon for attachments. I use this method and upload the pic from my computer to my post.
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... When setup and standing inside, you can see light coming in at both peaks!! How can that be? 2012 unit! ...

Mine has a small amount of light showing above the sink side. It has not leaked a bit. Overall, the build on our unit is quite good.

We've had a few small issues. Our dinette table came apart because the leg supports were too stiff and my wife was too strong. I fixed the supports and made the repairs. (Table is fine now.) My microwave quit working (its been replaced but the dealer got the wrong unit - this is ongoing... ). There is a small stuck-on metal piece on the upper door frame that came loose (I epoxied it back on.).

We've had our unit out 6 times since we purchased it. We've loved every minute of it. We almost bought an Aliner. My wife liked the Rockwood. I found that the Aliner was not wide enough for me to lay down comfortably. We got a lot more Rockwood for the price than we would have got if we had purchased the Aliner Ranger.
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if your getting water in on top of your microwave cabinate, check and see if the biege rubber seal that is on top of the cabinate top is flush with the wall. Also check and see if your door is fitting relatively tight at the topend of the two piece door. If you see problems with both ... i know what the issue is.

Your propane dedector is coming on because the battery that is currently on your camper has been damaged. Take your battery to a good garage and get it tested .. it most likely has a dead cell or two in it .. good time to step up to larger class deep cycle battery.

This is caused by the origional owner not recharging it, and letting it deplate too far past its half life ... too many times ..

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