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RV MAINTENANCE
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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
Re: RV maintenanceLCEthinking about buying a 2008 14ft trail-lite but it has no bath room door otherwise it looks new. any idea if a replacement can be purchased anywhere ?8/25/2014 5:12:00 PM
Re: RV maintenanceMikeWe purchased a used 2006 R-Vision Travel Lite camper and cannot find the switch for the water pump. The paperwork with the camper is of no use whatsoever--just generic stuff. Does anyone have an idea of where to look?8/21/2014 12:54:00 PM
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerLuvmycamperJuly 26, 2014 I have had 2 Trail Lite's and loved both of them. I have read a lot of negative comments here and I have experienced most of them. My current trailer is a 2000 model 26 foot with rear kitchen/bath and sofa slide. All my problems were of my own making. Number one, you have to be vigilant with everything on the roof. The only water damage I have experienced was where the vent pipes extend through the roof. The hardware on the roof is plastic and over time will degrade from the sun and get hairline cracks. I replaced both of them with metal ones and no more leaks. I had to repair the floor and replace the vinyl and now it looks like new. Another problem was the cables on the dump valves were not cut to length at the factory. I took them loose, shortened them and no more dumping problems. I have pulled this camper from Virginia to the west coast twice. Once to Whitehorse Yukon Territory, 3 times to Florida. Once to Texas then New Mexico and back and once to Maine and back. I have worn out 3 sets of tires so far and this camper is ready to go anywhere I want to take it right now. I don't know why any one would need a manual. All the equipment is standard stuff and the manuals for all those things was included with mine. You have to realize also that these campers were built to be light weight and are not the high end type that some folks expect in terms of finish and upholstery. If you want that stuff you will have to have a big truck to pull all the weight. Please don't bad-mouth a product that is "as advertised" when most often your problems are because you yourself did not do due diligence in maintenance. I paint all the metal every two years, clean and seal the roof twice a year, re-caulk as necessary and lubricate doors and windows regularly too. Enjoy your camper and if it is not what you expected then sell it and get something heavier.7/26/2014 5:10:00 PM
Re: RV maintenanceCJI purchased a used 2009 Coachmen Spirit of America 30RLS...love it! Previous owner removed TV with the baracket that hooks onto the wall mount for the TV. Can't find that bracket that attacheds to TV anywhere...Coachmen says it was discontinued in 2012. Any help out there short of buying a new wall mount?7/8/2014 1:02:00 PM
Re: RV maintenanceRickI am think about purchasing a 1999 Tiffin Allegro M-25 Class A motorhome with 39,000 KM. Can anyone recommend this RV or give me some feedback on this model. It has the 7.1 Chev engine. What can I expect for MPG?7/7/2014 4:07:00 PM
Re: RV maintenanceDarlaSister Has a 2012 Zinger, Runs out of hot water after a few minutes, Dont know if both water valves to Hot water tank should be open7/5/2014 7:05:00 AM
Re: RV maintenanceKitermanWhere is the slide out motor on a 210rs? Before I need to know, I would like find this.7/5/2014 6:47:00 AM
Re: FulltimingDenim 62 year old male...Owner/Driver of the RV Sunova looking for a Lady to ride Shot Gun... Single White Male, medium mileage, custom paint, long gray graphics... All original parts, no airbags, straight body, no rust or room for kiddy seats, 6'1" lift, bright hazel headlights will take Single White Female with no spare tire anywhere in the US of A she wants to go... Easy maintenance for the right First Mate... Runs great in City or Open Highway... Radio usually set on classic rock stations with the occasional bluegrass and alternative for variety... Tire kicking or rough handling will cause immediate ejection... Sorry no hitch so can't haul your baggage... Only qualified applicants may test ride... Better hurry, this one will go fast!!! So send a message if you want to be a Full Time RV'er... No Photo, no reply... Sometimes good things fall apart so that better things fall together... Looking to travel to see the states via campgrounds, parks and open space... caboose999576@hotmail.com6/20/2014 4:36:00 PM
Re: RV maintenanceBlessedGirlieWe have the 2015 Jayco Pinnacle and we can't figure out how to turn off the exterior LED lights on the awning and on the front . Yeah they are pretty…NOT in our driveway….Help????6/17/2014 7:01:00 PM
Re: FulltimingDenimOwner/Driver of the RV Sunova looking for a Lady to ride Shot Gun... Single White Male, medium mileage, custom paint, long gray graphics... All original parts, no airbags, straight body, no rust or room for kiddy seats, 6'1" lift, bright hazel headlights will take Single White Female with no spare tire anywhere in the US of A she wants to go... Easy maintenance for the right First Mate... Runs great in City or Open Highway... Radio usually set on classic rock stations with the occasional bluegrass and alternative for variety... Tire kicking or rough handling will cause immediate ejection... Sorry no hitch so can't haul your baggage... Only qualified applicants may test ride... Better hurry, this one will go fast!!! So send a message if you want to be a Full Time RV'er... No Photo, no reply... Sometimes good things fall apart so that better things fall together... Looking to travel to see the states via campgrounds, parks and open space... caboose999576@hotmail.com6/8/2014 4:38:00 PM
Re: RV maintenancedebbiehow do you dewinterize a four winds class c motorhome 28ft 19995/30/2014 10:22:00 AM
Re: RV maintenanceLarryWhere can I get an owners manual for a 2010 Jamboree 25' Fleetwood for the Cab and Coach5/27/2014 3:45:00 PM
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