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Old 07-25-2016, 08:57 PM   #1
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Hi, we have had our 2015 Tracer 242Air for right at a year. It was a demo when we bought it and we have had a few issues with it! One issue was with the a/c. It was so loud we couldn't even hear the TV. And our breaker box kept tripping. At first we thought it was the pole at the campground, but when it happened at several campgrounds, we suspected the problem was with our RV. The dealer did fix that problem and the electricity issues were resolved. Then we had a bad water leak under the sink that was ruining our camping weekend and I was not a happy camper. We had to call someone to come to the campground and fix it. Forest River CS was good about refunding us the cost of repair but not the cost of the service call. We had a couple of other things pop up, mostly because of our inexperience with owning an RV. This is our 1st one. We are retired and thought we would enjoy the freedom an RV would give us. We are enjoying it, but I tell you, there is definitely a learning curve! We are looking forward to hearing about the experiences of other senior RVers!

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Old 07-26-2016, 08:41 AM   #2
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Welcome from Wisconsin. Sorry to hear about the problems you encountered with you camper but hopefully all the bugs are worked out now.

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Old 07-27-2016, 01:53 PM   #3
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Thank u! Bugs seem to be addressed! Now, if only we could manage to keep from messing things up due to inexperience! I guess that takes time.
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Old 07-27-2016, 02:13 PM   #4
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Welcome from somewhere on Florida's east coast.
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Old 07-27-2016, 02:28 PM   #5
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Welcome! Learning is part of the experience. Someday you'll be the one welcoming the newbies.

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Old 07-27-2016, 02:49 PM   #6
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Old 07-27-2016, 03:09 PM   #7
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Welcome to the forum. I am a senior as well but started out a long time ago. You are quite right about a learning curve. After many years I am still learning. I read this forum and others as well all the time looking for solutions and sometimes offering them. The internet is a wonderful thing for finding solutions too. I shop online for parts and tools when needed.

Best advise to newbies is to talk with other friendly campers and observe. There is a lot of knowledge out there just keep your eyes and ears open and be amazed at what you can learn.

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