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Old 05-20-2011, 07:20 AM   #1
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New 2012 Windjammer 3008W

Hiya,

Just finished with taking delivery of my new TT and I thought I would share a few thoughts.

I'm coming to TT camping from a small motorhome and while I was very happy about having all the extra living space, I was apprehensive about shaking the bugs out of another new camper. I have been very pleasantly surprised so far.

The walk-through was earlier in the week and while I prepared my usual anal list of things to inspect and go through, I was very happy to see that the dealer was also interested in adhering to a detailed script. We both wanted ro see everything, inspect it and be sure that it works. I found only one thing wrong, the landing gear was not operating, and a fast fuse replacement took care of the problem.

Overall, the quality of the rig was excellent. There are many things that I like a lot and a few things that I plan on changing. But this is small potatoes compared to other big problems I've seen crop up in other people's units.

This will be my first weekend out at "camp" so I'll have more to talk about next week. So far everything's is great!

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Old 05-20-2011, 11:06 PM   #2
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Enjoy the new 3008W. My wife and I are on our maiden voyage in our new unit. Same model as yours. We picked it up last Saturday and when we got ready to leave the house this afternoon my landing gear would not retract. I hand cranked them so we could hit the road, got to our campsite and got set up. Checked the fuse for the gear and it was blown. A quick swap and we are brand new again. So far everything else working just fine.
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:19 PM   #3
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Please keep us posted guys with a follow-up from your shakedown trips! So far I've learned to make sure we have extra fuses onboard for the jacks! Curious as to how both of you report on the stability of the 3008 when you are all set up? Any additional rocking or side to side shaking as you move about inside the trailer?

We're still waiting on ours. Will be 8 weeks this coming Tuesday since we placed our order. Calling the dealer in the morning to see if he has an update for us, though not expecting any news.

Congrats to both of you, and enjoy your trips. A fine choice in model, I might add, lol.
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:31 AM   #4
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First night at camp went well. I keep a spot at an RV park up on Lake Ontario for use when I'm not traveling and I'm all set up here. My first road trip won't be until vacation in July.

So far my tool bag has stayed in the truck. I did however climb up to have a look at the slide topper on the super slide, it was sagging when I arrived and I discovered that water had pooled on it and needed to be drained before the tensioner in the roller could properly take up the slack. The smaller slide topper on the bedroom slide was fine, but it's also much smaller.

Watched a movie last night and was surprised at the sound quality from the integrated entertainment system. The name plate says Genesis 3.0. I know there has been a lot of discussion about the Concertone stuff, I'm not sure who makes this contraption. My Internet searches come up empty handed. If it rains later today I'm going to pull it off the wall and have a look it's back side and wiring. According to the manual (if you can call it that), there is a lot of functionality that is going unused.

Randy, you mentioned having to replace a blown fuse on your landing gear. We did that during my walk-thru. Apparently during prep the dealer exercised the gear a bit to hard at the top and pop the fuse. I'm thinking that gear itself is a great idea, but the execution of the idea could have been better engineered. Too many people find that they are delicate and don't provide as much stabilization as some want.

Can't think of anything else for now. Enjoy your new rigs and best of luck.

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Old 05-21-2011, 11:40 AM   #5
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Chris, my stabilization went out just as I finished taking up the front jacks. I think I brought them up a little to far and bumped the drive motor. When we leave tomorrow I will pay closer attention and see what happens. Hand cranking was no big deal but may as well use the power ones if I have them.

The only other issue (and it's not a big deal) is my wife and I both tend to step on the shower drain plug a lot. Just have to keep an eye on it so we don't fill up the basin while showering.

One of our RV neighbors was telling us a little trick he uses to keep the probes/sensors clean on his black water tank. Says after he flushes out the tank he throws a bag of ice down the toilet while he's moving to his next destination/home. Says it does a great job sloshing around and knocking toilet paper off the probes and any build up. Has anyone ever heard of this trick?
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One of our RV neighbors was telling us a little trick he uses to keep the probes/sensors clean on his black water tank. Says after he flushes out the tank he throws a bag of ice down the toilet while he's moving to his next destination/home. Says it does a great job sloshing around and knocking toilet paper off the probes and any build up. Has anyone ever heard of this trick?
Have heard of this trick as well. We tried it once, but did not see any noticeable difference in the sensors. They still always seemed to give a false reading on our previous trailer, and would show our blank tank as being full even though it wasn't. Of course, we tried it in the middle of July, so the ice probably melted before we ever left the campground, lol.
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The only other issue (and it's not a big deal) is my wife and I both tend to step on the shower drain plug a lot. Just have to keep an eye on it so we don't fill up the basin while showering.

One of our RV neighbors was telling us a little trick he uses to keep the probes/sensors clean on his black water tank. Says after he flushes out the tank he throws a bag of ice down the toilet while he's moving to his next destination/home. Says it does a great job sloshing around and knocking toilet paper off the probes and any build up. Has anyone ever heard of this trick?
Hi Randy,

I've read about the ice trick in the past but haven't tried it, never had problems with the last RV and will have to see how the sensors on this one work out.

As for the shower drain, well, I just pulled the stopper up and out. Can't step on it when it's in the cupboard and I could see no reason to have it in there.



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Watched a movie last night and was surprised at the sound quality from the integrated entertainment system. The name plate says Genesis 3.0. I know there has been a lot of discussion about the Concertone stuff, I'm not sure who makes this contraption. My Internet searches come up empty handed. If it rains later today I'm going to pull it off the wall and have a look it's back side and wiring. According to the manual (if you can call it that), there is a lot of functionality that is going unused.
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We have a pending order for a 3008 and I'm interested to see if others are getting non-Concertone systems!! Does it have HDMI inputs and ouputs? If it's not too much trouble, can you post a pic so I can ask my dealer about this system?
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Ours came with the Concertone system. So far all I have done is listen to a couple of Royals / Cardinals games. Our first trip out and we forgot the camera! Oh well, pictures will have to wait for next weekends trip.
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:53 PM   #10
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Hi Chris,

Congratulations on your new Windjammer. We have the 3002W and took delivery just a few weeks ago. Two short shakedown weekends have not revealed any big issues. This was our first brand new TT and were concerned about construction quality issues. Thus far, we have been very pleased with our experience with both the brand and our dealer. We went for our PDI with extensive checklists in hand and were taken aback when the dealer tech went into much greater detail with the model specifics than we expected. We ended up only using our checklists to validate we had covered everything, and we had!

Some of my mods will be the Oxygenics shower upgrade, Eternabond on the roof seams and adding Cyclone sewer vents. Also getting the X-Chocks to help stabilize the trailer a bit when setup (the typical shake of ultra lite trailers would be about our only "complaint").

Our good old Terry trailer was used when we bought it and did not have slideouts, so we feel like we have upgraded to a palace in terms of both space and amenities.

Anyhow, welcome to the Windjammer world!
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