Well, it's been just over 1 year for us owning our 2016 240RBS. All in all, we love camping in it. the layout is awesome and we were really able to put it through it's paces this summer on excursions all the way from Arizona and the Grand Canyon up into the mountains of Northern Idaho. It's been a blast!
That being said, we've had a good share of troubles and I've chronicled them in previous posts after starting this thread. I figured it might be good to bring you up to date with a few more issues that we've ran into after really being able to use the trailer.
Slide Out Issue
- After using the trailer for a few months, we started having issues with the slide sticking on one side. Initially we thought it was just out of sync but the problem has become continually worse even after re-syncing multiple times. We've taken it to our dealer and they have submitted approval forms for misaligned Shwintec rails that causes one side to bind up.
Front Cap Oxidation
- Our front cap is oxidizing terribly. I've been good about washing and waxing but the amount and speed of oxidation has been jaw dropping. After talking to FR they have had me submit bids for repairs. Our service rep at our dealer said that there was an issue with a bad batch of gel coat on a few Surveyor trailers. Looks like I got lucky. :-( I'm attaching a picture.
Shower Drain Leaks Underneath
- We discovered this while boondocking on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. When we use the shower, water leaks from the enclosed mesh underneath. it doesn't leak into the trailer, just underneath. Probably something where it ties into the grey water tank.
Bedroom Pocket Doors Falling Off Hangers
- We had just arrived in Moab, UT and discovered that one of the bedroom doors had fallen off the slide hangers and was stuck in the door pocket. Upon close examination, the screws that held the hangers had stripped out of the soft wood frame of the door. I used some wooden matchsticks to help shrink the holes in the door frame and re-inserted the screws. It is a temporary fix that got us home but the thread and /or screw size just can't handle the weight of the door jostling around.
That pretty much brings us up to date after one full summer of use. We are currently waiting for our dealer to gain approval for these repairs before we are beyond our warranty period. By far, the slide and front cap oxidation are our biggest concerns.