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Re: RV maintenancePatriotic MarimerMy wife and I are contemplating the purchase of a used calss A RV and are concerned about the engine and mechanical systems haveing been inactive for a while for an older models with low mileage. How can we evaluate the potential risk of having problems associated with inactivity? Thank for your help there seam to be some good buys available for older models with low mileage.12/14/2014 2:52:00 PM
Re: RV maintenanceBarb Live in Blue springs mo and just bought a 1999 Fleetwood American Dream. Need some body work done on the bin doors so close better. Also need to have the seal on the slide looked at. Also want to have some work done on interior floors. Who does this type of work in Mo or near where i live? Help!12/12/2014 8:16:00 AM
Re: RV maintenanceTedTADA. Our first camper. We live in Florida. bought a 2008 Tada (Dutchman) ultralight. storing in a garage. Should I keep it plugged into the wall power? This camper has a 12 volt battery, and an inverter. Thanks, Ted 11/24/2014 2:24:00 PM
Re: RV maintenanceMtn ManThe water froze last night that is connected to my Jay Flight and I got the water thawed today but I still don't have any water inside the camper. What should I check?11/18/2014 4:00:00 PM
Re: RV maintenanceM D SmithWhere is the inverter located on a 2007 Keystone Outback Sydney Kargoroo located11/17/2014 7:08:00 PM
Re: RV maintenanceDMoI just purchased a 24 ft. 2014 Thor SR on a Mercedes chassis. Is there anyway to make the ride more stable. I get blown around by the 18 wheelers!10/31/2014 9:09:00 AM
Re: RV maintenanceWanderingWonGood afternoon all! A friend is looking at dropping the fuel tank on my 2001 Chevy 2000 Roadrek. He's stuck at removing the fuel line from the tank to drain it. The presumption is the tank needs to be cleaned out because it sat... a lot... and is now having problems starting and running. Love it otherwise, lol! 10/26/2014 4:07:00 PM
Re: RV maintenanceMannyCan anyone tell me where the reset is for my 12 volt inside lights for my 2006 Hurricane10/22/2014 11:54:00 AM
Re: RV maintenancewayne2014 tiffin alegro 45 bus air filter gauge always show full????10/14/2014 1:17:00 PM
Re: RV maintenancemark v.I own a 2004 342 forest river georgetown xl,Iam having problems getting my leveling jacks to extend out,I turn the power on,put the parking brake on,using the panel on the dash they will not go down.any ideas ?9/29/2014 12:35:00 PM
Re: RV maintenanceJohnnyI own a 2011 Damon Avanti. I purchased this RV new from a dealer in Texas. Be careful what you buy into. This RV has been nothing but trouble. Lippert Slideout then the Lippert leveling system. Not once, but several times. We purchased a Good Sam Extended Warranty. Constant battle with Good Sam. Never want to fully pay for anything. Finally, I sued them. Case is pending. Good Sam finally now wants to pay what they should have paid for in the first place. Only way to get Good Sam to cooperate is to actually spend the money, hire a good law firm. The discovery done revealed so many violations of the contract. We will have our day in Court with Good Sam. I strongly recommend that you not do business with Good Sam under any circumstances.9/26/2014 9:12:00 PM
Re: RV maintenancetammyHow do I find access to inlet water line for washer dryer combo in Monaco executive 40 rv9/24/2014 2:31:00 PM
Re: Forest River Cherokee Grey Wolf travel trailerBob from KYHi everyone, I went out of my way to purchase a 2015 Gray Wolf 28BHKS from Cheyenne Camping Center in Walcott, IA. I saved at least $4500. Although it was a 500 mile drive it was all good, had a great time traveling their and back and it helped me get used to pulling a TT (have a Class A but decided to go with a TT this time). At the dealer I spent at least 2 hours checking out the RV from the top of the roof to the undercarriage and only had a couple very minor items that they happily fixed. Then the service manager spent at least 1 ½ hours with me to explain the operation and use of every item in the RV, what to expect and explained how the RV should be serviced. Wow.. I was not expecting such great service. Now, I have read the posted reviews and would like to add my two cents. TV antenna and the boost, please remember to switch the boost switch on when using the TV. A little red light will illuminate when it is on. If the boost is not on then don’t expect to get really good reception. This is not a Forest River manufacturing issue it is a user/operator problem, read the instructions. I too have rabbit ears in the house and get 8 to 10 channels but in the RV with the boost switch “ON” I get really good reception from 25 channels. Water leaks/seeps etc. follow the manufacturers recommended service and inspection instructions and you will not have leaks/seeps. Before I signed the dotted line the service manager and I inspected the roof, windows, vents, doors for seals and sealing. Then I knew I had a well-sealed RV. Now I follow the manufacturer’s service/inspection guidance. I learned from experience with my Class A that you must inspect and repair/replace seals and sealant regularly (at least twice a year) in order to prevent leaks. This is the nature of the beast no matter what brand of RV you buy. RV’s flex a lot, from sun heating and cooling and then riding down the road at 60+ MPH (that’s like being in a really heavy storm). And we all know how smooth the RV camping site roads are…ha..ha. I failed to do this with my Class A and my kitchen vent leaked damaging the ceiling and floor… $$$$$, but that was my fault, not the manufacturer or the dealer. Someone wrote about tire ware, I agree it is a problem that requires a bit of research and maintenance. Abnormal tire ware can attributed to improper and over loading of the RV and not regularly rotating the tires. And for the axel issues, I have not ever had any although I do my best to keep the RV off the curbs while turning and for sure out of the ditch too. Those road hazards have damaging affects to both tires/wheel and axels… my car trailer is proof of that. Also I have found it to be very useful, having good side mirrors on the tow vehicle nice to see what is coming up. One advantage my Class A had was a rear TV monitor. I would turn it on when traffic was getting heavy or when I was in a construction area. Currently I am in the process of mounting a rear view mounted TV camera on my TT and placing the monitor over my rear view mirror. They are not expensive and add a bit of safety and security (what a novel touch). Keep on camping from Bob!9/11/2014 8:35:00 AM
Re: RV maintenancejacklegIs it better to cover your unit in winter or leave it to the elements. On Vancouver Island it rains Oct. to March.9/6/2014 5:47:00 PM
Re: RV maintenanceMathguyI bought a one year old 2009 Shamrock Flagstaff 23RS in 2010. The fibreglass exterior wall developed cracks at all four corners in the next two years. This summer the rear slide began to sag and started tearing out the top corners on the outside wall and tearing the inner wall at the corners as it pivoted at the slide rails. I contacted Forest River and was told they "might" be able to help me with the repairs - that involves removing the slide and completely replacing the slide frame and the rear fibreglass wall. For the last two weeks I have been unsuccessful in speaking with the person who originally called me. I have left several messages with e-mail and phone numbers. I am now very frustrated at their poor customer service. A slide-out should never totally fall out of an RV. Any suggestions?9/5/2014 1:38:00 PM

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