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Old 10-17-2013, 04:15 PM   #21
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I'm glad to say I have had only one issue where the base pan in my corner shower leaked. Seems like a lot of them have due to someone not caulking the area. A little caulk goes a long way FR. Other than that, lots of mods
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:13 PM   #22
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2011 Skyline Texan. Use microwave when AC was on. Breakers tripped. Called Dealership was told not to use both at the same time RV are not equipped to handle both. Don't know if that is right but now when I microwave I turn off AC. Only problem we ever had with 3 RV's. 1st and 2nd were used and no problems. 3rd was new at the time breakers tripped.
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:34 PM   #23
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We have been blessed. Our 2014 Sunseeker 3170ds has been great. Just a few problems that we have fixed and kept on trucking

- shower was leaking onto the floor, (sealed & fixed)
- one drawer closing attachment feel apart (replaced & fixed) WARRANTY
- bath tub drain stop feel apart. (replaced / warranty)

The list goes on for about a dozen or so MINOR things. Most were handled while I waited at the dealership as warranty work.

All major components are running perfect.
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:59 AM   #24
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A few issues with our Surveyor Sport...the major one being a safety recall involving the propane line--it was routed incorrectly and was being crushed when the axles came under compression. We also had the check valve in the water pump glitch out so that water would back-feed into the freshwater tank and fill it. The Jensen radio began mysteriously turning itself on...took awhile to diagnose and solve that one! A few other minor things due to cheap materials being used in fabrication. Easy fixes. Quality control within the RV industry is seriously lacking, IMHO.
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:48 AM   #25
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The fridge

We've camped in 100 deg temps and never had a problem with the fridge. The problems we've had, have been fairly minor, all taken care of through warranty.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:06 PM   #26
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You could likely be talking about my grocery list of failures, but if not I wont bore you with them. I have fixed them all myself and was taken aback by the number of issues. even with all that said i still love mine. I will fix whatever breaks next.

IMHO, if you cant work on stuff and get a camper with the issues mine had you're gonna likely want to quit camping. You could also understand the first year is gonna be the shakedown year as sad and ridiculous as that is. Get the camper use it, and get the bugs worked out before camping season. I don't care what anyone says campers are cheap, poorly assembled trailers. they are not finished and will require a certain amount of post delivery repair. I imagine after the first year of 5-6 trips you should have the bugs worked out of it. if you can hang on for that long its worth the wait. The problems can be major I had what I consider some serious problems and if another person would have bought my camper they may have turned into nightmare problems.

added: I wouldnt mind taking my camper in for warranty repairs but its 80 miles and I can fix it in the time it takes to drive that far. not to mention diesel is 4.00$ a gallon
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:11 PM   #27
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We have been blessed.

- shower was leaking onto the floor, (sealed & fixed)
- one drawer closing attachment feel apart (replaced & fixed) WARRANTY
- bath tub drain stop feel apart. (replaced / warranty)

The list goes on for about a dozen or so MINOR things.
how can this not scare someone into NEVER buying a camper? if this is blessed i would hate to see cursed.
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:31 AM   #28
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i have had issues with my new tt but they are all minor issues that i have not taken it back to the dealer for. i plan on taking it back in in January and get them all taken care of we have 2 more trips planned for this year. Other than that i would consider us happy so far
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:53 AM   #29
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WE have been very pleased with out Surveyor. There were several items fixed under warranty, and I fixed a couple myself to save driving the 170 miles or so to the dealer and back.

Things still work as intended, with a few fixes along the way. The unit tows great, but I do wish sometimes it was a bit shorter when trying to drive in towns and parking lots, or back into a short camping spot.
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:16 PM   #30
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Our 1995 Prowler was basically problem free. Our 2000 Sunline was fantastic. Six years, one slide relay in year 5. Our 2010 Flagstaff has been good. One door handle broke, replaced both to keep the same key. Floor problem that FR took to the factory to fix, Defective propane hose covered under warranty.
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Old 10-27-2013, 01:55 PM   #31
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The horror stories we see on this forum and others supports our choice to buy used. We found a very gently used (12,000 miles in 8 years and 48 hours on the generator) Georgetown 325. We've had two problems of significance. The 11 year old Dometic fridge died two days before a trip. We had to relay on picnic coolers and ice for 2 weeks. Replacement was about $1800.

The second issue is self-inflicted. Due to an angioplasty op in December 2011, I didn't get out to do the generator exercise routine until late April. It hasn't run since. Not a big deal until we come to sell it, as we only used it once in three seasons.
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:50 PM   #32
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Well we're on our (IIRC) 8th problem, and this one happened just this weekend.

Vacuum breaker went out on our dometic toilet. So, we made do by keeping a small bucket nearby...just used that to keep the potty filled and for flushing.

dunno if we'll return the TT for warranty replacement or try to replace it ourselves, depends on what our dealer has to say about scheduling since we're takin 'er out again at Thanksgiving.

We're takin 'er back for some issues in early December anyway; power jack limping along if you tap it with a wrench, one of the crappy day/nite shades has a string failure (we're supporting it up off the floor with command hooks), LP valve *SINGS* constantly when in use, BR slide "wobbles" when being retracted...side to side movement uneven.

It seems lately that every time we take 'er out we add something to the list.

We had to return 'er not long after purchase (June) due to a serious wiring issue (sofa leg falling through a huge wiring hole in the floor, causing wires ...12V *and* 110V... to be pinched and abraded against the ragged hole edge by the leg) on passenger side rear. Others soon reported the same problem in their TTs.

Not exactly a crier, but I'm not doin' a Snoopy Happy Dance either.

Yes, some of these are just luck of the draw issues, but that sloppy hole in the floor (it was cut in the wrong location) was just that; *SLOPPY* don't give a crap workmanship.
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:00 AM   #33
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We're takin 'er back for some issues in early December anyway; power jack limping along if you tap it with a wrench,

tapping on a permanent magnet motor will definitely cause the magnets to become un-bonded (glued) from the housing.. the sooner the replacement the better. But there is always the plastic cap and wrench method.

On a side note i have found many PM motors that have been over lubed at assy and tooooo much grease is on the commutator shaft. if you are the wrench turning type cleaning out the grease will usually correct it. I have also had this on a batch of flap actuators on airplanes. again, poor assembly processes
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:20 AM   #34
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2011 Skyline Texan. Use microwave when AC was on. Breakers tripped. Called Dealership was told not to use both at the same time RV are not equipped to handle both. Don't know if that is right but now when I microwave I turn off AC. Only problem we ever had with 3 RV's. 1st and 2nd were used and no problems. 3rd was new at the time breakers tripped.
Believe it or not this is common and can "usually" be traced back to low voltage at the campground (although high compressor loads can cause this as well).

BOTH items are "inductive" load appliances (the Magnetron on the microwave and the fan/compressor on the air conditioner.

Even with 120 volts of AC, higher wattage microwaves and 15K air conditioners, during start up, can draw very close to the 30 amps available to a 30 amp service camper.

When the available voltage drops due to campground usage, long runs of service wires, or just plain brown outs, the amperage demands can easily exceed 30 amps when using both items.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:28 AM   #35
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When the available voltage drops due to campground usage, long runs of service wires, or just plain brown outs, the amperage demands can easily exceed 30 amps when using both items.

not that you need my second on that But to add that as voltage decreases amperage needs to increase to get the same job done. a fuse doesnt care about voltage an amp is an amp. I have a tractor that will sometimes have a weak battery after sitting and if you try to start it with a weak battery it will pop the Ignition fuse. Counter-intuitive but fact.


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