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Old 10-10-2013, 08:10 AM   #1
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I read about, and talk about a lot of problems RVers have with their rigs. Just wondering how many RVers on here have been relatively free of problems when using their RVs? Myself, I have been fortunate I suppose over the past 7 years with our TT. Had a glitch when the furnace would not run right. Cycling problem. Looked up the problem in a book, and easily fixed it. Had a problem with the fridge this past summer, but that turned out to be because of extremely high ambient temps (120*F+ for 10 days) where we were staying. Added a helper fan at the outside vent psnel for a few days and cured that problem. Had a hinge go bad on a fold up table. Replaced the hinge. I now have a problem with the A/C unit. Seems the indoor fan won't run in "fan only" mode but works fine in "cooling mode". Even though this is an older problem, I have not looked for the exact problem causing that glitch. I know it started when we were invaded by a swarm of bees who tried to set up shop in the A/C unit. Thought I got them all cleaned out, but might have missed something. All in all, nothing really major has broken since we purchased this rig, so I feel very fortunate to say the least. We are full timers, and have been for the past few years.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:19 AM   #2
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We have been living in our XLR for a year now, while we build our new home , and the only problem we have, is our furnace. It works for a while, then it stops. We can hear the clicking, but it never ignites. We had it checked iGoshen, and they could not find a problem, because it worked fine. I hope our new home is far enough along to live in, come December! I am not looking forward to another winter using three space heaters again! Other than this issue, we love our rig, and I have enjoyed living in it!
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:34 AM   #3
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:35 AM   #4
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If you have a bug screen on the outside of the furnace port, take it off (at least while you use the furnace).
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:45 AM   #5
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We are near the end of our 3rd season in the Windjammer and still love it. Yes, we've had problems--some self induced and others that were factory issues. I have problems with my stick house as well. Fix them (house or trailer) and move on and enjoy the reason you bought it in the first place.
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We are near the end of our 3rd season in the Windjammer and still love it. Yes, we've had problems--some self induced and others that were factory issues. I have problems with my stick house as well. Fix them (house or trailer) and move on and enjoy the reason you bought it in the first place.
Well said. I think I could have written this post and replaced "Windjammer" with "Sabre".
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:04 AM   #7
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Every problem I have had this year was minor and I was able to resolve it myself. It helps to view problems as an opportunity to learn something.

The latest one was not having any hot water. Turns out when I run out of gas and switch tanks, I have to reset (turn on/off) the water heater. Unfortunately I didn't find this out until I was actually in the shower...

I've also had to replace my toilet (Dometic 300 w/ odor issues), fix a drawer slide, and replace the lower screen on my door (don't lock your cat in your camper overnight!), and I have an occassionally noisy pigtail on my propane tanks. That one is on my spring to-do list to replace.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:05 AM   #8
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Our first fifth wheel was a Wildcat 27RK and was pretty much trouble free. We had so many great trips in it that when we wanted a bit more room we bought a Wildcat 28RK. What a mistake,that fifth wheel was one headache after another. Every trip brought new issues. We are now completing our second season with our Silverback and it too has been almost trouble free. RVing is fun again.

I doubt that anyone could say they havenít had a single issue with their trailer. Everytime you tow your trailer down the road itís like subjecting your house to a 3.0 magnitude earthquake. Over time issues are bound to arise.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:56 AM   #9
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Pick your poison so to speak. Spend time on truck message boards, boat message boards, you name it and you'll see pretty much the same behavior. It's rare that someone will start a thread saying 'wow, I've had ZERO issues with my ____'.

That being said I do believe QC in the RV industry is a joke. However, on the flip side I also believe a huge amount of the issues can be fixed by the owner and in a number of cases can be prevented by the owner as well.
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:44 AM   #10
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We have been living in our XLR for a year now, while we build our new home , and the only problem we have, is our furnace. It works for a while, then it stops. We can hear the clicking, but it never ignites. We had it checked iGoshen, and they could not find a problem, because it worked fine. I hope our new home is far enough along to live in, come December! I am not looking forward to another winter using three space heaters again! Other than this issue, we love our rig, and I have enjoyed living in it!
I hope you get your place done too RV Chick! You go girl. True spirit of pioneering in the modern world.
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