Originally Posted by Old Campers
Our trailer is is a 2015 Forest River Cherokee Gray Wolf 26RL. It has been somewhat troublesome and we are not frequent users. Besides 2 battery problems, we had 3 problems with the Swintech slide motors, and the CO2 detector has failed. We have also had more normal problems: the interior became overcome with mold on the surfaces that I now have to keep up with and all 4 wheel valves had dry rot. As a friend says, they are just like another home.
The CO/propane detector has a 5 year life. Most of the newer ones alarm in some way when they reach end of life. That should have been an expected problem.
Likewise, trailer tires - especially if exposed to lots of sun - only have a 5 year life. Consider yourself fortunate that the valve stems rotted first instead of a tire failure. Check the tire dates - if they are more than 5 years old replace them before you have a blowout on the road - those usually cause real damage in the wheel well area of the camper.
2019 Flagstaff T21TBHW A-frame
2008 Hyundai Entourage minivan
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