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Old 07-24-2015, 01:23 PM   #1
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Worst RV Experience Yet

During our two week 2,600 mile round-trip to Lo-zee-anna (as spoken there) the following problems reared their ugly heads:

1. On last leg home, the jacks would not come up (I have a separate thread "Stranded With The Jacks Down"). Luckily the two front hydraulic slides where still in.

2. The door step wouldn't go in or out, but it tried. I WD-40 it good and then silicone spray.

3. The sofa slide dinette lights, sofa light above lights and fans stopped working.

4. The electrical bed slide started to loose contact between the gear and rack. I know this is a well known problem and discussed in several threads . But this is my third time with the problem with using blue Loctite on the bolt threads.

I have had many problems in the past as probably most of you have (or will have), but for all of these to occur on one trip was not good to say the least. Stranded with the jacks down or slides out probably could not be readily fixed by roadside insurance's.
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Old 07-24-2015, 01:54 PM   #2
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Sorry for your issues. My front leveling Jack wouldnt come up the night before our long trip. Found my Jack gear assembly sheared a pin. Had to make myself a new pin out of a drill bit and reassembled it. Got it back together and working at 1:30am
Hope you get it all fixed without issues. Happy Camping
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Old 07-24-2015, 10:11 PM   #3
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Sorry for you troubles, but look at the bright side, you were in Cajun Country!!!
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:16 AM   #4
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Sorry for you troubles, but look at the bright side, you were in Cajun Country!!!
Oh yeah gumbo, mud bugs, jambalaya and drive through daiquiris.
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Some of us are becoming awesome rv mechanics! I've had experience with some of your issues, and I'm sure the rest will follow. Every member of this forum feels your pain
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Old 07-25-2015, 03:38 PM   #6
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LOL - didn't mean to give a sob-story and for sure many of you have had terrible situations, I was just floored with four problems all at once.
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Have a used 2007 Lexinton. Have put about 20000 milesaf invwhren i on it with no problems. Start checking before a trip and when I get home. Change oil and filters before every trip. Purchased in 2012. Dealer made about $3000 interiors. Rocky Mountain RV Albuquerque.
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It helps to be handy, but that goes for any RV owner.
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Old 07-25-2015, 06:37 PM   #9
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To anybody that wants to listen regarding the bed slide mechanics. Blue Loctite sucks! Just the road vibrations will weaken the bond. Loctite 262, which can be purchased from Fastenal is the only product that works, really. If you want to take the belt and suspenders approach, replace the original nuts with " nyloc" nuts and the Loctite 262 which is red.
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:02 PM   #10
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Loctite only works if the surfaces are "clean". Use Brakeclean on bolt and nut and the nylon lock-nut is cheap insurance. Raced for thirty years, every nut and bolt, self locking or lock tite and always properly torqued. Lessons from the air craft industry.
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