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Old 05-17-2015, 03:17 PM   #11
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Regarding the awning, take a metal file to the track opening and file off the sharp edges, then pull the awning on slowly.
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Old 05-17-2015, 03:21 PM   #12
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Document the leak with pictures and a description of where the leak was found with backup from who ever fix's the leak.
Bundle all the information and ship it to Mr.Lucas with the explanation that you have little or no faith in people who did not get it right in the first place.
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Old 05-17-2015, 04:44 PM   #13
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Letter from Mark Lucas to his Shasta Airflyte Dealerships

And tell him you expected at least 6 months of leak-free camping before having to break out the lap sealant.
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:25 PM   #14
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Sorry to hear about the leaking window, and the bathroom window. Kind of shocked to hear about the leaking window since Mr. Lucas said that every camper goes through a thorough water testing to make sure its water tight. They must be using powered water. Haven't tried to put the awning up yet. Sounds like it's going to be fun.
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:45 PM   #15
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Dchick - your leak is probably not coming from the window but rather from the seam on the roof. I started another thread on this forum asking if "Yours has a one piece roof" like we were told there would be, and in there I explained the source of the leak. I think from reading here and other places, a lot of people are experiencing this same leak.
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Old 05-24-2015, 03:33 PM   #16
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My roof is NOT one rolled piece as advertised. it is four just as you described. the leak could be coming from a few places.
I have more questions today.
Has anyone plugged anything into electrical outlet using just the battery power? My receptacles do not work. I pulled out an extension cord from the house to check them again, but my dealer sold me the wrong shape plug. so off I go to buy another one.
Is this a feature to protect the trailer battery? (what good is it then?)
Did anyone else's trailer have water in your fresh tank upon purchase? Mine was 1/3 full. I'm seriously wondering if this trailer was used or a show model. Wouldn't that have to be disclosed to me? the bathroom door has been damaged by the rear bed and I had them change the door out.


How do I look for other posts / threads concerning just the reissued Shasta & other vintage only?
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Old 05-24-2015, 03:43 PM   #17
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Regarding the awning, take a metal file to the track opening and file off the sharp edges, then pull the awning on slowly.
I opened the rear of the awning channel, flared the edges and filed them smooth. I could not get the awning into the channel any more than about 3". It felt like I was going to have to open the entire channel or risk ripping the material, so I felt I'd better ask around. Have you gotten yours installed?
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I have more questions today.
Has anyone plugged anything into electrical outlet using just the battery power? My receptacles do not work. I pulled out an extension cord from the house to check them again, but my dealer sold me the wrong shape plug. so off I go to buy another one.
Is this a feature to protect the trailer battery? (what good is it then?)
Did anyone else's trailer have water in your fresh tank upon purchase? Mine was 1/3 full. I'm seriously wondering if this trailer was used or a show model. Wouldn't that have to be disclosed to me? the bathroom door has been damaged by the rear bed and I had them change the door out.


How do I look for other posts / threads concerning just the reissued Shasta & other vintage only?
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Howdy and welcome aboard, Devilchick. First thing, nothing that's 120 volt AC works off of the battery in ANY RV..unless you have an inverter. Motorhomes can have inverters but travel trailers usually don't.

Your outlets, microwave, television, air conditioner...and anything that plugs into an outlet are powered only by 120 volt AC power. You have to be plugged into a form of shore power (or generator) with your trailer for the aforementioned items to work.

The things in your trailer that work off of 12 volt DC power will work off the battery. Lights, fans, pumps, furnace, radio, etc.

Here is a good article by Mark Polk that will familiarize you with the different power requirements, and staying within the amp ratings depending on what you are plugged into.

http://rvservices.koa.com/rvinformat...lectricity.asp

Also here is another good article explaining the differences between inverters and converter...which is another good thing to understand so as to not confuse the terminology.

http://extremervguy.com/2011/09/23/r...-need-to-know/
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Old 07-13-2015, 07:07 PM   #19
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Hello folks,
I signed up for this forum last night. I'm interested in keeping up on fixes for the Shasta reissue. I brought my 16' Red home late April. Have not been anywhere yet. Unfortunately my former vehicle would not comfortably tow this trailer.
It finally rained here yesterday and I found my first leak in the rear window coming in at the frame. I also have a bathroom window which fell off it's frame like Mr. Lucas mentioned. Can anyone recommend a sealant for the window? Can it be applied over existing goo?
Has anyone figured out an easy way to install the awning w/o ripping the material? There has to be a trick to that!
you have to clean all old Urethane off the glass and Aluminum frame. You can do it yourself or take it to a glass shop that installs Auto Wind shields. They will sell you the urethane or you can pay them to run a bead on the frame and put on some clamps to hold it in place for a few hours. Two of my windows have fallen out so far, bound to be more.
Have not even tried the awning yet. Too busy fixing the rear bed, AC, windows, microwave mounting. Good Luck.
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