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Old 05-24-2011, 06:45 AM   #21
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I'll probably leave the outside shower alone and just use a splitter at the park hydrant. I know that leaves the water unfiltered but I figure the heat will kill anything if I'm using it for cooking. Seriously thinking about rigging up a filter system to install right at the hydrant and remove the one from inside the trailer. One of the other forums had a post where someone thought there filter was empty for the winter and it wasn't. Froze and cracked the casing. He didn't realize it until he was doing a spring flushing of the water lines. If I do the outside filter that would allow me clean water coming out of the splitter.
Hi Randy,

I use an external filter, keeps the sand and crap out of the internals of the RV. After having a look at the internal filter assembly I've decided that I'm going to remove it entirely. I don't like the location of it and I'm not a fan of the type they chose to install.

These things are always unfinished engineering projects.

I had a look at the procedure to re-tension my one saggy slide topper and decided that it's a warranty thing for the dealer when I ever get back there again. I'm wondering if other folks with the super slide are having some trouble with water pooling because the slide topper doesn't have enough tension.

Otherwise, getting ready for a nice long weekend.

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Old 05-24-2011, 07:43 PM   #22
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We don't have the slide topper on ours. I like the idea but I don't think I'll miss them. We just have to pack a cooler and hitch up and we are ready to go for the long weekend ourselves. Have a good trip!
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:08 AM   #23
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It's been two weekends...

... And counting!

I have settled into the 3008w so far without mishap. Some of you know that I have a seasonal spot for it with only occasional towing planned for a few long vacations this year. The weekend warrior thing isn't appealing (to me) with his size TT.

My punch list of things to do has dwindled down to one warranty issue that I'm not sure is fixable. My super slide topper collects rainwater because it appears to be too loose. The immediate thought would be to tighten up the tension on the drum but I'm thinking that the problem is the length of the topper and some engineering issues instead. Has anyone here successfully resolved this annoyance by tightening (or having it done) the drum tension?

Other than that, this TT has been a dream both cosmetically and in the fit and finish department. My tools have for the most part, stayed in the truck.

How's everyone else making out?

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Old 06-03-2011, 08:38 AM   #24
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... And counting!

I have settled into the 3008w so far without mishap. Some of you know that I have a seasonal spot for it with only occasional towing planned for a few long vacations this year. The weekend warrior thing isn't appealing (to me) with his size TT.

My punch list of things to do has dwindled down to one warranty issue that I'm not sure is fixable. My super slide topper collects rainwater because it appears to be too loose. The immediate thought would be to tighten up the tension on the drum but I'm thinking that the problem is the length of the topper and some engineering issues instead. Has anyone here successfully resolved this annoyance by tightening (or having it done) the drum tension?

Other than that, this TT has been a dream both cosmetically and in the fit and finish department. My tools have for the most part, stayed in the truck.

How's everyone else making out?

CZ
If this is a design issue, or cannot be fixed via warranty, would it be difficult to put something rounded between the slide and the topper to raise it in the area where it's drooping? I'm not sure how big the gap is, but that might be worth a try at least till you get it back to the dealer.
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:46 AM   #25
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... And counting!

I have settled into the 3008w so far without mishap. Some of you know that I have a seasonal spot for it with only occasional towing planned for a few long vacations this year. The weekend warrior thing isn't appealing (to me) with his size TT.

My punch list of things to do has dwindled down to one warranty issue that I'm not sure is fixable. My super slide topper collects rainwater because it appears to be too loose. The immediate thought would be to tighten up the tension on the drum but I'm thinking that the problem is the length of the topper and some engineering issues instead. Has anyone here successfully resolved this annoyance by tightening (or having it done) the drum tension?

Other than that, this TT has been a dream both cosmetically and in the fit and finish department. My tools have for the most part, stayed in the truck.

How's everyone else making out?

CZ
Hi Chris...we've only had ours home for a couple of days now and have done "camp driveway" the last two nights before heading out on our shakedown trip this Sunday. So far, so good. Had our first meal inside last night, though we cooked on our grill, so we haven't used the stove yet. Finally got the TV, DVD, and radio all figured out. Have used the toilet, have taken showers (never had an enclosed shower before ), have used the blow-up sofa bed for my son to sleep on, and he loves it by the way. We have slidetoppers too, but it has not rained yet. Our PDI tech did tell us that the tension on the toppers could not be adjusted. So far, everything works, and about the only thing I've noticed is when either my wife or I roll over in the bed, we hear a noise like the slide is shifting or settling. Don't really feel anything, just hear it, and I am not even sure it's the slide I am hearing. We'll need to investigate further. Other than that, we've been very satisfied so far, and hope for continued satisfaction on our maiden voyage.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:46 AM   #26
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They must have a good crew building the Windjammers, We've been very impressed with the overall fit and finish of our camper. As you said Our tools also for the most part have stayed in the tool box.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:58 AM   #27
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They must have a good crew building the Windjammers, We've been very impressed with the overall fit and finish of our camper. As you said Our tools also for the most part have stayed in the tool box.
Think you must be right, BigRed. Our PDI tech said whenever he gets a new unit from the factory regardless of make or model, he almost always finds "something" wrong with it that he needs to fix, but he said could not find anything wrong with our unit in his PDI, nor could we in our PDI, minus the strap on the sliding bedroom/bathroom door that needed some attention, but that was a quick fix.
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:32 AM   #28
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If this is a design issue, or cannot be fixed via warranty, would it be difficult to put something rounded between the slide and the topper to raise it in the area where it's drooping? I'm not sure how big the gap is, but that might be worth a try at least till you get it back to the dealer.
This just isn't that big of an issue. I have read where people shove beach balls and the lot up onto their super slide between the topper and the slide top to put a high spot in the center. I'm not interested in this.

One of my neighbors has a new Cedar Creek fifth with super slides on both side and problems with both. The dealer is coming out to "adjust" his topper tension next week. I'll have a look at the results and let you know.

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Old 06-04-2011, 07:49 AM   #29
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Hi Chris...we've only had ours home for a couple of days now and have done "camp driveway" the last two nights before heading out on our shakedown trip this Sunday. So far, so good. Had our first meal inside last night, though we cooked on our grill, so we haven't used the stove yet. Finally got the TV, DVD, and radio all figured out. Have used the toilet, have taken showers (never had an enclosed shower before ), have used the blow-up sofa bed for my son to sleep on, and he loves it by the way. We have slidetoppers too, but it has not rained yet. Our PDI tech did tell us that the tension on the toppers could not be adjusted. So far, everything works, and about the only thing I've noticed is when either my wife or I roll over in the bed, we hear a noise like the slide is shifting or settling. Don't really feel anything, just hear it, and I am not even sure it's the slide I am hearing. We'll need to investigate further. Other than that, we've been very satisfied so far, and hope for continued satisfaction on our maiden voyage.
Hey! I've been to Camp Driveway before, though not with the Windjammer. Sounds like you folks are having a great time getting acquainted with you new TT.

I have to disagree with your PDI tech. I have a Dometic installation PDF for the slide toppers (thanks Herk, for the link) and they clearly show the set up procedure for the tension. If they didn't set the tension correctly in the beginning, there's room to adjust.

Have a great maiden voyage. Where are you heading?

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Old 06-04-2011, 08:01 AM   #30
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They must have a good crew building the Windjammers, We've been very impressed with the overall fit and finish of our camper. As you said Our tools also for the most part have stayed in the tool box.
Hi Dave,

Yep, nothing big to speak of. I've had all the cupboards that are sealed shut open to poke around in and tidy up a bit. I think that the Forest River folks need to use a few more tie wraps but otherwise even behind the scenes, things look decent.

I've been lubricating things this weekend. Did all the crappy locks and hinges. Now I'm looking for a way to lube up the electric landing gear. They're both quite loud and neither instils any confidence in their longevity.

Finger Lakes region, eh? You're practically a neighbor. I'm camped up on Sandy Pond.

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