Shasta Aerflyte 16 Problems
I just finished doing all the warranty work myself on my new Aerflyte. Bought it out of state and no local Shasta dealers would touch it. Shasta shipped me most of the parts I needed. Here are some of the issues:
1. Tire clearance - Trailer set too low, tires too big. Tires rub on wheel well, cannot remove wheel from wheel well to change flat tire.
Solution - Shasta sent me longer shackles for leaf springs. This raised trailer 1" more off of tires. Rubbing of tires eliminated.
2. Air conditioner wouldn't work - I removed access plate on outside of trailer and found AC plug was not plugged in. I plugged it in, AC works great. When I was in AC compartment I noticed lots of construction debris in condensate drain tray. Clean this up as it will plug condensate drain.
3. No ventilation holes on cabinet door for cooling fan on power panel (converter). I drilled small holes in bottom of door, fan can now get cool air so panel won't over-heat.
4. Upholstery cushion backs not secured, they always fell forward and slid around - I got a roll of 1/2" wide velcro tape and secured the cushion backs.
5. Access door latch failure - keyway for deadbolt lasted four weeks then failed. Door was locked shut. I had to crawl in through storage compartment by dinette. Door still wouldn't open, I had to crawl out, get Vicegrips and screwdriver, and crawl back in (I'm 70 yrs old, great fun). Removed inside cover plate and with Vicegrips was able to open deadbolt. Shasta shipped me new lockset. There are two locks (keyways) on this lockset. Only use the upper one (latch) to lock trailer from the outside. Do not use the lower (deadbolt) keyway. Only use the deadbolt from the inside as a night security lock. You'll notice how hard it is to turn the key on the deadbolt, these lacks are made in China and are poorly designed. Nice chrome though.
6.Replacing broken window glass - Hehr did a nice job on these windows however replacing broken glass can be a problem. The front 17" x 19" glass on my trailer broke. Shasta recommended a new window and frame from Hehr that would cost me about $200 incl. shipping. I elected to have a mobile auto glass guy come out and replace the window, that cost me $89. The problem though is getting the adhesive (putty) to match the color that Hehr uses, this is visible through the edge of the glass. Luckily mine matches pretty well.
I have made other cosmetic changes to my Aerflyte and have to say it is drop dead gorgeous. It turns heads when I tow it.