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Old 06-07-2012, 08:34 AM   #61
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I would not worry about mold or mildew if it was a one time deal, just make sure you dry it out very good before repairs are complete as you don't want to seal moisture in. Typically mold and mildew issues are from related wet dry wet dry exposure.

Good luck. Made it to Hilton head so far so good but I happen to notice the trailer does lean toward driver side when slide is open although was level when parked. Anybody else have this issue.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:55 AM   #62
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I would not worry about mold or mildew if it was a one time deal, just make sure you dry it out very good before repairs are complete as you don't want to seal moisture in. Typically mold and mildew issues are from related wet dry wet dry exposure.

Good luck. Made it to Hilton head so far so good but I happen to notice the trailer does lean toward driver side when slide is open although was level when parked. Anybody else have this issue.
Well the slide on this unit is massive! I too noticed it leaned a bit to the slide side after leveling. May need to compensate for this next time. Just make sure it leans a bit to the door side then it should be level once slide is out.
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:38 PM   #63
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Yup, I notice it. One Lynx leveler on the slide under the two tires is perfect on level ground.
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:38 PM   #64
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I noticed the lean as well, but both times we've been out this year I had extra lean on the door side that it levelled when the slide was out. In fact, on the 2nd weekend I had to put a 2x6 plus a 1x6 under the door side wheels to get it level .
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:22 PM   #65
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My last TT was 35.5' with a super slide and a rear driver slide. It defiantly needed compensated for the 'lean'. What worked ok for me was putting down the stabalizers and making sure the driver side were tight. After the slides were out, I would go out and tighten down the passenger side ones since they were now loose.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:58 AM   #66
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So after my TT sits there for over a week, they call me and tell me they can't work on it till end of July?? WTF?!! Yeah, pretty pissed about that one. Don't tell me to bring it in that you can look at it right away and then tell me that! Ugh! So I went and picked it up Saturday. Should I call Coachmen and complain? I did tell them some compensation should be in order (120 miles round trip for nothing!). So irritated! Set up an appointment at a different dealership 45 miles away. Told them what happened and they said that should have never happened. Seem like much better folks there. So, in the mean time, gonna use it this weekend for a planned trip. Just hope we don't get no major storms.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:55 AM   #67
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Sled, Sorry about your bad luck, just curious the dealer that is looking at your coach right away, was it the same dealership you bought it from. A lot of time if you don't buy it from them they will service it but only after they take care of the customers that buy from them first.

I would also check once the slide is all the way out make sure the top rubber gasket flips out, use a ladder and look on the outside, I had a leak on my old trailer and found out the "wiper seal" was not flipping and when it rain it just went inside the trailer. I always carry a blue tarp with me too. On another trailer I had the rubber blew off (air got under front seam). I was 700 miles from home and did not want to ruin the family trip, so I just used a blue tarp, not the most attractive but it did the job until I got home and I stayed dry.

As far as my trip, over 700 miles all went well and no issues. I got a little sway but over all it was good. I just put the cruise control on 65-67 and it was very manageable. Have the reese dual cam but I thinking of installing the the friction sway bar too, I already have the set up, of course this will be for the longer trips.

I did notice the trailer does squeak and creek a lot when making turns in the campground, don't know if it is the dual cams or the springs near the axle. Anybody else having squeaking issues when towing?
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It's not the slide out leaking but rather the skylight above the dinette. I crawled up there after bringing it back home and they left one corner of the skylight totally unsealed! The sealer goes about an inch and a half under the glass in one spot!
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:54 AM   #69
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Sled,

I will have to check my skylight seal, I personally don't like the sky light but I wanted the L.E. That was one of my concerns, another is the skylight rubbing the seal going in and out of the wall.

Is it something you can repair yourself? Generally if the repair is something I can do myself in less than a couple of hours or less than $100 I will do it. (1) I know the job will be done right, (2) it not worth the gas, (3) the time it takes to get trailer out of storage to the dealership and back, and (4) I don't have to deal with the dealership issues of hurry up and wait.

I tend to find dealerships usually work with the squeaky wheels first (be persistent but not a PITA), there is a fine line you don't want to cross.

I always try to meet the service manager and befriend them. I had some work done on my truck once at the local ford dealership, bought the guy a 12 pack of bud light ($8) when my truck was done. From that point on my truck was always done on time, washed, free oil changes etc... Sometime a little bribery goes a long way.
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I could probably repair it myself but there are other issues as well. I figure it's a brand new unit and I should not have to be working on it already!
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I would take something with you to cover the skylight in case it starts to rain. Also, have a slight tilt (1 degree) on the trailer towards the problem area of the skylight. Water will run off the glass and keep going to drain off the slide.That should keep it from leaking so much in the rain until you can get it fixed.
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Well I caulked the skylight and had some rain over the weekend and never leaked! Yay! Found a couple more issues however. The large storage door towards the rear leaks water and the front bedroom speakers started doing the pop buzz thing with radio off. Must be a wiring issue. Camper is on it's way to another service center today. Sounds like they got their crap together! So hopefully we will have our rig all fixed up and ready to roll in a couple weeks!
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:42 PM   #73
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Got back from another trip this past weekend, and was good.

Steelshark, I used the one level lynx on the driver side tires to make sure trailer was level and it was almost perfect however with the A/C on, the water was dripping on the camping side versus the hook up side. I think I will live with the slight angle toward the driver side to keep the a/c run off from dripping on the camping side. Other than that nothing report other than good weather (little windy).

Next trip in two weeks to Fort Wilderness, our favorite spot hence my name on this forum...and hopefully Kelly Springs at the end of July.

Sled, I am glad you got the sky light fixed, probably better than a stealership. Good luck at the new place keep us posted.
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Got back from another trip this past weekend, and was good.

Steelshark, I used the one level lynx on the driver side tires to make sure trailer was level and it was almost perfect however with the A/C on, the water was dripping on the camping side versus the hook up side. I think I will live with the slight angle toward the driver side to keep the a/c run off from dripping on the camping side. Other than that nothing report other than good weather (little windy).

Next trip in two weeks to Fort Wilderness, our favorite spot hence my name on this forum...and hopefully Kelly Springs at the end of July.

Sled, I am glad you got the sky light fixed, probably better than a stealership. Good luck at the new place keep us posted.
You win some you lose some lol. You can get a slide jack stand to minimize the lean.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:06 PM   #75
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So the service center checked out the RV. I guess the radio is bad, outside speaker is bad, skylight needs to be replaced, seal around large sto-n-go cargo door needs to be replaced and they are checking to see if the handle will be covered under warranty for the ripped foam. They adjusted the screen door and I guess the water in the windows is normal? Says there are drain holes in bottom of window frame to drain the excess water. Anyone else notice water in their window tracks? So it looks like parts should be in 7-10 days.
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I read in my owners manual that water could accumulate and would drain from holes on the bottom.
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:40 PM   #77
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Well makes sense since I did notice the little drain holes.
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We also had our first trip with our Freedom Express 310BHDS and had the skylight over the dinette leak. Water coming through the roof of a 12-hour old trailer is frustrating. It doesn't seem like the water went anywhere else in the roof, but we'll see when they pull the skylight out. No other major issues yet. On the up side, our dealer has been fantastic to work with so far.

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Our trailer has been repaired, but not field tested yet. The dealer removed the skylight, took pictures of everything, and re-installed it. He's confident the water did not go anywhere else in the ceiling or walls, but had Coachmen add a year to our warranty as assurance. They tested it with a garden hose, and say it's all good. We took it out last weekend, but no rain (that's good I guess, but I'm anxious for a field test).

We also had water in the tracks of our slide-by windows, and asked the dealer about it since my old rig had different style windows. He said that is normal, but the new widows may have sawdust or other debris in the drains causing the water to pool more than usual. So I blew them all out with a can of compressed air (for electronics) and had no problems on the second trip.

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Thanks for the water going elsewhere reminder! I totally forgot about the water leaking out of wall sconce light! I have called them and am having them check that out as well. They are installing a whole new skylight I guess.
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:33 PM   #80
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I forgot to post this a while back but wanted to give everybody the heads up.

After I got back from dealership and before my first trip I went to check tire pressure. (A good habit for anyone with trailers or RV's)

I was a little concerned as where do I get nitrogen to fill the tire without going to a tire dealer as these are nitrogen filled tires. Based on my previous experiences I generally had to add air pressure.

I was quite surprised as when I checked the tire pressure for the first time all 4 tires were "OVER" inflated. They were inflated to 65 psi which is the standard for load range "D" tires.

The tires that come stock on this trailer are load range "C" which are suppose to be inflated to 50 psi. I still think these trailers should have come with "D" load range.

On a positive note all 4 tires were all at the exact same pressure.

CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY.
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