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Old 11-24-2022, 08:59 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Bob K4TAX View Post
For these earlier stated reasons are the primary justifications for doing my own repairs. When it gets to the point where I can't do my own repairs, I'll sell the darn thing.

I'm fortunate, I can keep our TT at the house, and have made provisions for a reliable and dedicated 120V 30A power source. I keep it maintained with regard to temperature and electricity year around. I do winterize it by draining and blowing out the water lines. This is a 15-minute job and cost nothing as I don't use RV antifreeze. The battery stays in place year-round and is maintained correctly by the converter.

I realize many are not as knowledgeable, talented, and experienced in electrical, plumbing systems, and mechanical systems and thus must rely on others. I'm fortunate and blessed in these regards. I have the time and the talent and no money. Go figure.

Although we are the 2nd owners of our TT, I have fixed or repaired many original factory-related issues. This is great satisfaction knowing it is now better than it came from the factory. I have also added many convenience features that greatly add to our enjoyment. Not to mention replacing the crappy Dometic 300 series crapper along with the pealing vinyl fabric-covered chairs and jack-knife sofa. All lightning is converted to LED dimmable bulbs. This is a 90% energy saving on the 12V DC system and battery.

If I had to keep it at a storage lot, it would be immediately for sale.


Bob, What did you do with the jack-knife sofa? And which crapper did buy?
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Old 11-24-2022, 10:31 PM   #22
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Bought a Used Rental

In 2014, I bought a used 2013 rental, SunSeeker motor home.
Haven't had any trouble with it.
I think the rental people discovered all the things needing fixing and the dealer couldn't rent it until it was fixed.
Still have it and it's going great.
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Old 11-25-2022, 06:06 AM   #23
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We took our boat for service. Was told they would order parts for it and it may be awhile. We were going to bring it home and have them let us know when to bring it back. They absolutely would not put it on the “books” unless it was left there which we reluctantly did. I don’t know why but maybe camper repair is the same.
The reason they insist you leave it there is so you don't end up going somewhere else or fix it yourself and they get stuck with parts.
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Old 11-25-2022, 09:25 AM   #24
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Good thing I went. They had filled the plumbing with water and temperatures dropped into the teens last night. I ended up having to fully winterize from scratch which includes bypassing and emptying the water heater, blowing out the lines with compressed air and pumping in anti freeze.
Glad you got it done. I would have worried about theft as well, if the dealer put it in "an easily accessible place" - especially at your request.
I bought new in Uxbridge, knowing very little about travel trailers except the research I had done on makes, models, and weights (I was looking for something around 3,000 lbs.) I had things on my "punch list" that should have been covered under warranty, but my initial purchase and walk through kicked my instincts in "this is not a place I want to do any "follow up" business with. I joined several sites like this to learn as much as I can, get checklists, read all my manuals, adjusted the checklists to be consistent with my tt maintenance & specs, watched videos, and learned to do things myself. Now I am assembling lists of recommended repair places, mobile RV mechanics, and good detailers. They need not be in my area, because I can plan my trips to stop at highly recommended places for repairs I can't do myself. Whenever I see people recommending some place that has done excellent work and not ripped people off, I put it on my list, organized by state - just as I put fun places people talk about on my "plan to visit" list. Let me know how you make out - I would love to find a good repair place in our area - and to know who to stay away from.
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Old 11-25-2022, 12:02 PM   #25
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We bought a NEW Stealth 3614G toy hauler, 2015 odd model we've never found another one. The first year it was in for repairs more than it was with us. Complete nightmare. Eventually we did most of the work ourselves because they simply didn't do it. Forward to 2022, we've hauled it from AZ to GA and are living in it until 12/21 when we move into our new home. Did I mention that we have no heat and the furnace is literally inaccessible? It's behind the wall of the entertainment area. No panel inside or out. Believe me, we've cut out half the wall. Still owe over $40,000 on it. Extended warranty and all.
When we move to our new place I'd just as soon use it as kindling. Check your spare, wrong lug pattern on ours.
Never, ever will we buy another RV. Might have well drove down I10 throwing $100 dollar bills out the window.
Just my thoughts. We were told using mobile tech would void our warranty... so what, it's a piece of worthless paper.
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Old 11-25-2022, 03:01 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by timfromma View Post
They told me it will be plugged in.
But I'm sure they haven't had it pulled in this whole time it was there, so I'm sure they drained your battery way below safe levels damaging that battery...
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Old 11-25-2022, 05:47 PM   #27
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I think the industry is have a staff shortage everywhere. I also finish my winterizing at the RV Store… two weeks ago. I am still waiting on my repairs.
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Old 11-25-2022, 07:38 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by Pebbles View Post
We were told using mobile tech would void our warranty.
I know it's 7 years too late but I'm pretty sure that's not true.
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Old 11-27-2022, 08:45 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by WNY_Clipper View Post
But I'm sure they haven't had it pulled in this whole time it was there, so I'm sure they drained your battery way below safe levels damaging that battery...

I flipped the battery cutoff switch before bringing it up.

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