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Old 04-08-2015, 02:08 PM   #11
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Grey Wolf issues

We have a 2013 Grey Wolf 28bh. The issues that we encountered are:
a. construction fault with the wall at the front end of the slide out (which was repaired by the dealer);
b. lots of sawdust and metal filings;
c. added an aftermarket awning for the slide out to prevent accumulation of water and debris;
d. made a "turn key" for the hot water tank bypass valves to enable the valves to be turned from the outside of the trailer (instead of gaining access from under the queen bed through a small removable panel);
e. addition of a foam topper to the horribly uncomfortable queen mattress;
f. converting one of the deep drawers in the kitchen to 2 shallower drawers for improved storage;
g. addition of towel racks in kitchen and bathroom plus toilet paper holder;
h. minor plumbing leaks required fixing;
I. table pedestal legs needed turning to be in line with the table length to provide more stability to the table;
j. after a 4000 mile trip there is EXCESSIVE TREAD WEAR on the edges of the passenger side tires. Axles appear to be out of parallel and tires are not in line. Issue is now with Forest River for resolution.
Apparently in some cases the axles are not aligned when trailers are built!!
(according to info on the internet).
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Old 04-08-2015, 02:39 PM   #12
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We do have the skylight bubble thing. At 6'2", it's nice to have.



I'd love to hear how you got the stock speakers out. I worked on it last night and I couldn't separate the white bezel with the grille from the speaker. I then pried off the grille and the white bezel covered the mounting screws. I'm might have to get totally destructive with it which is fine since they are garbage anyway.
Your speakers sound like they are different then what I removed. The bezel and speaker were made together on mine but the screws were exposed. The speakers I removed were some of the cheapest crap for a speaker I've ever seen.
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Old 04-08-2015, 05:22 PM   #13
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I had same issue with separate door locks. Replaced one of mine to match other door lock. Also replaced baggage door locks to match camper door locks. Total cost was under $ 50, including shipping. Have one key for everything except outside shower door, instead of four. Recommend "Rv locks and more". Filled order fast, total mod under an hour.
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Old 04-08-2015, 05:32 PM   #14
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Congrats on new TT.
Never could understand why dealers don't clean up sawdust when they inspect things.
Oh forgot..guess they don't check things...just deliver to buyer and hope they don't discover things until warranty is off! LOL
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Old 04-09-2015, 11:56 AM   #15
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wanted to thank you again for all the info and pictures. after work last night my daughter and i went in camper and checked all the areas you pictured and found almost the exact same mess. minus the rages and wet sawdust. we did find a 8 inch piece of trim under top bunk. i was amazed at the mess behind the kitchen drawers. i did replace all the light bulbs with led that i purchased at amazon. so far i am happy with the led performance. the converter fan would turn on when i had six or more of the old bulbs on. i can turn on every light in my camper on now and the fan does not start. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

thanks and enjoy your trip to breckenridge. Our first trip starts tomorrow evening.
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Old 04-09-2015, 03:17 PM   #16
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Your speakers sound like they are different then what I removed.
Sounds like it... mine are the total PITA type yet like yours, still sound like garbage.


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Recommend "Rv locks and more". Filled order fast, total mod under an hour.
Glad to hear I wasn't the only one to whine about that. I mean with all the keys I have for all the locks for different things related to the camper- x-chocks, hitch pin, propane tank, ball lock pin, coupler lock, spare tire lock, bike locks, it would be nice to shed an extra key. Thanks for the web site recommendation too. It looks like they sell lock core replacements for the global latches which is even better!

I got the second battery installed but the battery box is a bit high and touches the diamond plate so I'm going to have to source another battery box. Ideally, they could have placed the battery supports a tad closer to the propane tanks.

I got the Andersen WD hitch installed in less then ideal conditions. The winds were howling ahead of a cold front causing the temps to plummet so the install was done with much more hastily than I would have liked-


I don't think all is right however. I've got just about as much squat as I had before. I raised the ball one notch from where it was before because the front of the trailer was about 1.5' lower when hooked up but now I think it is too high causing my truck to really squat down. Like I said though, the conditions really didn't allow me to take my time and adjust it until it was perfect.

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wanted to thank you again for all the info and pictures. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

thanks and enjoy your trip to breckenridge. Our first trip starts tomorrow evening.
Again, not a problem, and thanks for the LED light recommendation. Thoes are the exact same ones I put in my Amazon cart yesterday. Just haven't pulled the tirgger yet because i'm undecided on them or the 24-5050 SMD LED lamps. It would be great to see some pictures of the ones you installed.

Sorry to hear you had the same mess left behind but I'm sure you feel a little bit better not to be taking it with you? Were you able to re-position any of the panels to get more space?

I'm already getting real excited for our first shake down trip. Where you headed on yours?
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the led i have are very close to the original bulbs as far as the light is concerned. i for some reason have struggled to get any of my pictures to work on this site. i did move the panel under sink. we are headed to billings mt. my son is a freshman linebacker on the football team at Rocky Mountain College and they have a scrimmage Saturday evening. that is one of the reasons we purchased our camper is to go to his games, tailgating, and our own personal place to stay all season instead of hotels.
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the led i have are very close to the original bulbs as far as the light is concerned. i for some reason have struggled to get any of my pictures to work on this site. i did move the panel under sink. we are headed to billings mt. my son is a freshman linebacker on the football team at Rocky Mountain College and they have a scrimmage Saturday evening. that is one of the reasons we purchased our camper is to go to his games, tailgating, and our own personal place to stay all season instead of hotels.
Awesome. When you think about it, staying in a hotel is just nasty. I mean, they can't even resale a mattress without sanitizing it but we don't think twice about sleeping in one hundreds of people have slept and done god knows what in. I'll need to get some info from you on campgrounds in Montana.

I use Photobucket for my photos. They have an app I use on my phone that uploads to photos automatically then I just have to copy the link URL from Photobucket and paste it in my posts. Obviously I have some practice... that and being software engineer helps to pay for my camping obsession!

Just finished moving in tonight. Got some shelf lining material to line the shelves in the pantry. Also picked up a bunch of tubs for stuff to organize. Didn't take any pictures though because I've been stressed about being ready to leave at a reasonable time tomorrow to miss rush hour traffic and get on up the hill but we managed to gitr done but I can already almost smell the campfire.

I also decided to sanitize the fresh tank. With doing so, that leaky faucet is going to lead to our first significant warranty claim. It appears these "solid surface" counter tops are a bunch of BS! They are actually melamine- plastic coated MDF and sure enough, the leaky faucet with no putty under it led to the wet sawdust, has caused the counter to swell around the faucet! This should be interesting but I'm half tempted to now install a real solid surface counter top instead of dealing with them installing the same crap. Jeez, I just moved all our gear in!

I'll post some pictures of our maiden voyage tomorrow and the RV resort we're staying at.
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Old 04-11-2015, 05:59 AM   #20
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Sounds like it... mine are the total PITA type yet like yours, still sound like garbage.




Glad to hear I wasn't the only one to whine about that. I mean with all the keys I have for all the locks for different things related to the camper- x-chocks, hitch pin, propane tank, ball lock pin, coupler lock, spare tire lock, bike locks, it would be nice to shed an extra key. Thanks for the web site recommendation too. It looks like they sell lock core replacements for the global latches which is even better!

I got the second battery installed but the battery box is a bit high and touches the diamond plate so I'm going to have to source another battery box. Ideally, they could have placed the battery supports a tad closer to the propane tanks.

I got the Andersen WD hitch installed in less then ideal conditions. The winds were howling ahead of a cold front causing the temps to plummet so the install was done with much more hastily than I would have liked-


I don't think all is right however. I've got just about as much squat as I had before. I raised the ball one notch from where it was before because the front of the trailer was about 1.5' lower when hooked up but now I think it is too high causing my truck to really squat down. Like I said though, the conditions really didn't allow me to take my time and adjust it until it was perfect.

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interesting I haven't seen speakers like that! Did you try twisting the bezel? It's possible the bezel is keyed on. Mine were more of a flush mount but yeah cheapest excuse for sound I can say that.
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