My wife and I just purchased a 2011 Microlite 18RK from her brother, who had only used it four times. He knew next to nothing about the camper, so I'm on my own learning about it! The owner's manual is virtually useless because it appears to be written for every trailer that Forest River manufactures and very little applies to mine! This is our first camper and I'm learning as I go here. I've already managed to burn out the heating element in the water heater by turning it on when the tank was dry (mistake one), but after watching some Youtube videos, I'm confident I can replace the element easy enough. Now I suspect I may have damaged the water pump because it was working initially, but now it runs constantly, never shuts off and I have very little water pressure. Maybe it sat too long and the diaphragm dried out, not sure, but I can't get the system to pressurize completely. I've watched videos, read numerous posts about bleeding the air out of the water heater (see mistake one above), etc. By the way, the reason I think the water heater element is bad is because I got shocked draining the water out of the fresh water tank! Also, with the water heater switch on, you can get shocked just touching the key holes on the door handle! Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself and share my many woes of first time camper ownership. Thanks for reading and stay tuned as my saga continues.
Daytona Beach, FL