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Old 07-16-2011, 01:37 PM   #1
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Weather radio and slide out leaks

We just bought a brand new 2011 Grey Wolf 26RL travel trailer and having huge issues with the weather radio going off all of the time and then it stays on and drains the battery. Yes, we could put a disconnect on the battery for power but if we're out camping somewhere and gone all day we'll come back to a drained battery. The dealer has provided us directions from the manufact. to program it, but nothing works. We've been fighting with this for 2 months now.

Then the slide out keeps leaking. We called the dealer asking for a full refund and she was shocked. She is going to have the service center contact call us on Monday. We even purchased a 2 year warranty. Water is getting behind the seal on the slide out and running in towards the camper living quarters and then all over the floor. The carpeted trim going around the furniture is also soaked. There is currently water pooling on top of the slide out.

Any suggestions on who to contact to get someone to listen to us for a full refund or replacement. Or recommendations on how to resolve this issue??
We haven't even taken it camping yet.
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Old 07-16-2011, 04:11 PM   #2
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First of all....

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Believe it or not, but the problems you mentioned are not uncommon with a new trailer. You are probably going to run into a few more. After the "new trailer bugs" are worked out you'll probably end up with a very good trailer.

Give your dealer and FR a chance to fix things. FR is pretty good at taking care of warranty items. Dealers, well that can be a different story. Hopefully you have one that will take good care of you.

Good luck and happy camping!
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Old 07-16-2011, 06:52 PM   #3
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What is the make and model of the radio? There may be people here who don't have the same model of trailer; but have the same radio.
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:39 PM   #4
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:19 PM   #5
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I take it that you have the camper set up at home, with the slide extended?
Is the camper level?
Is the flap part of the seal folded out properly?

Or is the slide in, and still leaking?
If so, is the gap all around the slide even? If the gap is uneven, then the seal might not be compressed enough in one place, and that would allow water to get in.

I know how you feel, after spending a ton of money on a brand new product, one would not expect such glaring problems.
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:20 PM   #6
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Check every plumbing fitting on the trailer! I had 6 joints leaking on mine.

Good luck

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Old 07-16-2011, 09:26 PM   #7
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The slide out was in and for the most part level. I have not checked the seal i just assumed it was sealsed properly.
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:28 PM   #8
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We cannot assume anything with these new campers.
Quality is definitely NOT job 1.

It is possible that the slide was simply not retracted all the way. It has to compress that seal quite a bit to be watertight.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:22 PM   #9
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Did you figure out what happened to your radio?
mine just came on it's own today, alerting the neighborhood of a (non) weather alert :/
running off the battery only.
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The one thing that has worked for me with the radio is to tune to a station you don't get on the weather band. Then go back to FM, and shut the radio off.

You mention a non-weather alert. Last time I had mine tuned it came on for a storm warning 150 km away.
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