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Old 03-07-2016, 12:25 PM   #101
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Don't skip the walk-thru. Very important, and I do not know if this applies to all RV manufacturers, but don't expect to get much help from the manufacturers with small problems, so be sure you are satisfied with the workmanship before you sign the dotted line. I'm having to buy and install new fan blades because the manufacturer forgot to secure one when it was built, and possibly replacing those dreaded hanging lights over the island. They are heavy, and if they start swinging while traveling, they will snap off like a twig. You are not buying something that is absolutely perfect. Don't get discouraged and waste your time by expecting them to fix every little thing you find wrong after you buy it. Be sure and check all your plumbing after your first pull as you are likely to find leaks, and be sure all of your tires are in good nick. Trailer tires are not cheap.
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Old 03-08-2016, 12:07 AM   #102
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Thanks BillScott this helps a lot.... will at least make sure we add checking the fan, hanging lights and, of course, the tires to our list.
We realize it may not be perfect, but we intend to point out anything that may be a problem and do our best to get it corrected.
Boy that is really disturbing to have to worry about those lights breaking during travel. Bummer.... Sorry about your luck and thanks so much for the heads up!
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:07 AM   #103
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GH Camper - Those hanging lights are definitely a serious design flaw. They will all break eventually. The rods are just too long to support the weight of those globes in a swaying RV. I don't think they look good anyway. I am planning on taking them both down and replacing them with something more practical.

Have the salesperson point out the tank dumping valves. There are three on mine and I was not able to find one shred of information on what each of them are. Luckily, I correctly guessed the one in the middle was the blackwater dump valve.

The first time we used the furnace, the thermostat was 20 degrees off. I ordered a new thermostat (they are cheap), but the darn thing fixed itself on the next trip. I have no idea what the problem was.

If you have a residential refrigerator, be advised that it runs on electricity only regardless of what your salesman tells you. There is a inverter in the large bay in the middle/front of the RV. You can turn it on if you want to power the refrigerator when traveling. But, I have made a 9-hour pull without using the inverter, and everything in the freezer was still frozen. I have heard that running the refrigerator on the inverter will run the battery down in about 8 hours. Mainly because the tow vehicle may not be able to charge the trailer battery if the tow vehicle battery is at full charge.

Yes, I would buy the same RV again. This is my 4th RV and I am pleased with it. Just don't let the dealer oversell you on the product. They ALL have problems.

Remember the idiom: The difference between a used car salesman and an RV salesman is, the used car salesman KNOWS when he is lying.
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:34 PM   #104
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Here is a picture of the one we use....we got it in a cherry version

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HELP! I have been unable to find this table. I'm sure Im just missing it somehow.... Do u know for sure if it is still avilable? And if so exactly where do I need to go to order?
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HELP! I have been unable to find this table. I'm sure Im just missing it somehow.... Do u know for sure if it is still avilable? And if so exactly where do I need to go to order?

Its on eBay - do a search for side table


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Old 03-10-2016, 06:23 AM   #106
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We got ours from LTD Commodities catalog a couple years ago....not sure if they still have it....it came in cherry or natural at the time

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We got ours from LTD Commodities catalog a couple years ago....not sure if they still have it....it came in cherry or natural at the time

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Thanks. I did my best to look into LTD and CW....but not Ebay.... Let me try that.
Appreciate the help!
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Oh will look into this also.... Thanks so much!!
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Old 01-23-2017, 07:33 AM   #110
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My lunch system is not working on my two rear slides....I can hear the modem activating when I call for a slide to move, but no movement....Any thoughts out there on the problem? We love our unit, had a roof leak on a slide but was repaired by the dealer last winter while in Texas, plus the outside speakers quite working & was also replaced by the dealer, other than that all is good. Now to figure out the line system not working.

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