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Old 10-02-2017, 01:14 PM   #1
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Owning a motorhome

I'll tell you it takes a special breed to own a motorhome. Is it me or are they built lousy. Every time we go out something is broke. First a slide quit then the counter extension screws striped, reading light falling down,
front of couch broke. And now generator
This is after having it fully serviced.
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Old 10-02-2017, 01:28 PM   #2
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Don't think I'll ever own one. I prefer trailers. When I do upgrade, it will be to a 5th wheel.
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Old 10-02-2017, 01:31 PM   #3
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Yea pretty much part of owning an rv is learning how to repair it. I couldn't imagine if I wasn't handy and able to do 95 percent of things myself. If your DIY challenged I would imagine owning an rv can be quite stressful.
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Seems like a one year old that's been out a dozen times should hold up better . anyway just fixed the generator. Elictrical 101 at least size wire properly
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Old 10-03-2017, 07:40 AM   #5
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Yea pretty much part of owning an rv is learning how to repair it. I couldn't imagine if I wasn't handy and able to do 95 percent of things myself. If your DIY challenged I would imagine owning an rv can be quite stressful.
Ditto! If I did the math in terms of how much I would have spent paying someone to fix the issues I've had it would have paid for another vacation somewhere. However, for us, the incentive to do-it-yourself was not so much the cost, but the time. The time it would take to drive it to a dealer, sit on the lot till they get a chance to figure out the problem, sit some more until the parts come in, sit some more until the have a chance to do the repairs, and then bring it back again for them to correct the repairs that were done incorrectly the first time is the real reason.
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Old 10-03-2017, 07:51 AM   #6
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If you look at most of the items listed as failing...slides, screws, lights, generator, etc.....

It doesn’t matter if it’s a motorhome or trailer including 5th wheels....
We’re talking about the problems with the “home” part of our RV units.
Quality control is in the hands of us....the buyers. I would also hazard to bet if we took our sticks and bricks home to repeated bumpy roads from sewer grates, frost heaves, bridge expansion plates, railway tracks....we’d be doing a lot of fixing there too.

I’m not a home builder, but I don’t believe drywall would survive very well either.

Just the nature of the beasts.
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