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Old 05-07-2014, 01:01 PM   #41
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Sorry about so long in getting back on here. Monday a week ago we took rv back to Ron Hoover to check it out. Had a few more issues to deal with. Freezer was frosting up more than usual. Oven pilot light would not stay on. Also, a window was broken in the slide out on the bedroom side. It was like that when we drove it home but didn't notice while doing the walk through. The dealership will check the axle to make sure it is in line. Not sure how efficient the repair guys are. Didn't care for some of the answers we have gotten. Been checking the last few days to make sure they are working on it. you would think a week and half would be enough but today was told they are ordering parts for refrig and oven. Taking measurements for window. Shouldn't there be a standard window to order for this rv? I would think so. Just at this moment don't know really what to think. We are planning a trip the week of Memorial weekend and hoping it will be finished by then. I might add that we had a Wilderness Lite for 12 years. No problems except for a leak between the holding tank and floor. Had to replace the floor. That was all the issues we had with it. Everything worked like a charm. We wanted to upgrade to a better built and new features and now looks like we have started off with multiple problems. Hoping all will be resolved and we can enjoy without more problems. We had even though about going with a fifth wheel if the dealership would let us trade. Just don't want to have a loss. We paid quite a bit down on this rv. Is this normal to start out with this many problems? About the swaying, will not know any thing about it till they finish with whatever they can do with the axle. Will keep you posted as things progress. Thanks for your interest and opinions with this problem.
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:16 PM   #42
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I don't know if anyone has experience the same thing as we are, but it seems the service guys at the dealerships are not very intelligent. Not meaning to belittle anyone. We have just had bad experiences with them. They sell you these rv's and then it is hard to get them to return calls and the service is bad. (While we were at the dealership, a couple brought their fifth wheel in and said they couldn't get anyone to return calls and was going to bring in and have checked. It was their a/c that was not working good and their dvd players and speakers. You would not believe the answer that was given for the a/c. Said it would only cool 20 degrees lower than outside temperature.) We know for a fact that our previous rv's a/c would freeze you out in the summer with 100 degrees outside. That is the kind of people we are dealing with. For future repairs, would like to find someplace that we feel would know what they are doing and do the repairs in a timely manner. Sorry to rant but just how I am feeling at the moment.
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:17 PM   #43
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Boy this has gone from a (Fishtailing post) to a total rebuild? Youroo!!
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:21 PM   #44
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Thanks for waiting for a reply. I appreciate all the input and will definitely take it all in consideration for when we get the rv back. If it is still swaying we may have to go with a different hitch. (unless we have an opinion to trade it in for a fifth wheel). I really like the way this rv is made and really would like to keep it. Hopefully we can solve the problem. Will keep you all posted as we find out something. As of right now, trying to stay on top of the service guys to get it all done in a timely manner. May be a couple of days before I can update as will have nothing to report until they are finished with it. Thanks again
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:52 PM   #45
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Took rv to dealership Monday a week ago. Waiting to find out what the problem is with swaying. Also, having a few more things checked out while in for service. Hopefully will get back in time for camping Memorial week. Anxious to see if the swaying problem is resolved. Will keep in touch.
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Old 05-07-2014, 05:21 PM   #46
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Without sway controls, you will not be able to tow that trailer very far. If nothing else, have 2 friction sway controls put on it. If the dealer can't or won't do it, take it to a welding shop, you HAVE to have sway control.
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:33 PM   #47
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Without sway controls, you will not be able to tow that trailer very far. If nothing else, have 2 friction sway controls put on it. If the dealer can't or won't do it, take it to a welding shop, you HAVE to have sway control.
I have to agree with having the friction sway control it worked on my old trailer, taking the sway out of it, that is. My v lite had them on from the time I got it because of the problems we had with sway in our old trailer.
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:39 PM   #48
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We bought a 2014 V-lite. We pulled it home and couldn't get it over 60 mph without it swaying all over the highway. It was very scary! I bought a Anderson sway control hitch. Pulled it to the Lake and it swayed the same way. It would actually push us off the highway. I pulled it with a duramax 2500 Diesel truck. Very disappointed in it. Does anyone have a clue to what is wrong.
Guys even if he just dropped it on a plain ball and took off it shouldn't be doing what he's describing.

It's got to be way off level or something wrong in the trailer suspension to be handling like this. That or it was during some awful crosswinds.
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That's why I said in my first post sounds tail heavy, but could need to be adjusted at the hitch and dropping the nose so that the whole truck and trailer are level.
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:34 PM   #50
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Just to let everyone know I bought a new Andersen WDH and sway control 14000. I have had TT for 35 years and my last one was a wilderness 31 and I never had to use the sway control at all. this one has really got me puzzled. the dealeship is not being very helpful the salesman should have had the mechanic drive or ride with me instead of the salesman.
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