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Old 05-30-2011, 07:11 PM   #1
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Stuff they didn't say in the walk thru

What have you learned about your TT since the walk thru... stuff that the dealer should have told you)???

This Memorial Day weekend, we went out for a 3 nighter and had a great time. We packed the fridge and the freezer had some frozen burgers and two containers of ice cream. The first morning, we opened the freezer to find the icecream oozing out of the cartins... melting.

After having a conversation with a neighbor that had the same fridge, he mentioned the 'plastic slide' on inside the fridge to control the temp. I thought the Dometic fridge was a fixed temp setting from the factory and didn't see a noticeable temp adjustor. After adjusting (by sliding upwards) the temp we had re-frozen icecream and found out our fridge actually works properly.

The dealer should have mentioned that little fridge adustment 'thingie' inside the refrigerator as part of the walk-thru, no???

Live and learn.

Had a great time camping this past weekend.


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Old 05-30-2011, 07:53 PM   #2
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I feel your pain Darren - I dont remember a mention of the slide for temp control either

I have a thermometer in mine so I know it is at temp or not - Camping world has these nice clip on skinny narrow thermometer's.

I have also noticed the slide that you mention - I had to keep pushing the white piece up because it slides out of the the other white piece that attaches to the fin.
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:58 PM   #3
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Yeah, I figured that out as it was not mentioned in our walk thru. Didn't mention the slide brace or that our sidekick bbq stand can be stood up using the support brackets to stand on its own.
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:59 PM   #4
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I didn't know thats what that was. Thanks. Temp guage something else for the trailer list
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:26 PM   #5
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Hey Darren,
Here's one for you since you own essentailly the same unit - I finally got a chance to go on the roof and do some caulking and found 3 potential areas that could leak if not caulked - you may want to check these areas as well before it becomes a problem for you.
I used the Dycor Lap Sealant - self leveling (Blue Tube) in white.

the 4 areas to look at are:
1 - where the front shell meet's the roof on both sides - found the seal to be cracked and open so filled it with sealant
2 - the cable from the antenna had a hole from moving the antenna up and down cause the sealant to split away from the cable - I used the sealant and let dry for over an hour and then ran the antenna up and down a few times - no gap now.
3 - found a small gap between one of the vent tubes (may not have been enough space but I caulked anyway)
4 - the back awning bracket was attached to the white seal but pulled away from the top - almost like it wasnt installed in a groove and you could see a potential problem if water get in between there.
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i believe the correct term for that "thingie" is thermistor.
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they should have installed or told me that the water filter was not installed when i got the unit.

also they didnt know how the stove worked... magic chef apartment style
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They failed to tell us about the hidden power switch in the outdoor kitchen that toggled power between the indoor and outdoor microwaves. The inside microwave didn't have power. Once we called them and found out about the switch, we still didn't have power. We removed the microwave and found it wasn't even plugged in. Thanks!
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Things they didn't tell us on walk thru.....

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What have you learned about your TT since the walk thru... stuff that the dealer should have told you)???

This Memorial Day weekend, we went out for a 3 nighter and had a great time. We packed the fridge and the freezer had some frozen burgers and two containers of ice cream. The first morning, we opened the freezer to find the icecream oozing out of the cartins... melting.

After having a conversation with a neighbor that had the same fridge, he mentioned the 'plastic slide' on inside the fridge to control the temp. I thought the Dometic fridge was a fixed temp setting from the factory and didn't see a noticeable temp adjustor. After adjusting (by sliding upwards) the temp we had re-frozen icecream and found out our fridge actually works properly.

The dealer should have mentioned that little fridge adustment 'thingie' inside the refrigerator as part of the walk-thru, no???

Live and learn.

Had a great time camping this past weekend.


Darren
'11 M/L 23LB



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they should have installed or told me that the water filter was not installed when i got the unit.

also they didnt know how the stove worked... magic chef apartment style

Well, you mean I assumed that there was a filter installed in our 831RLBSS for the last 2 years when there is none?? Yeck
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