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R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailer"Super light weight - safe, easy, fuel efficient towing"
  
 
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Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailersteve pWell John, why wouldn't we buy it? The trailer looked good to us on the lot and the floor plan suited our family well. The leak problems we are having might be due to the design of having the kitchen sink built into the slide.The way they have used corrugated pool vacuum hose to connect to ABS is a flawed design.A design I would recommend be avoided by anyone buying a new or used trailer,for reasons which I will describe here. The kitchen plumbing needs to allow for the in and out movement of the slide.This is accomplished with a 4 foot corrugated flexible hose, (the same as those sold in pool shops for connectable sections of vacuum hose) connecting the ABS sink drain to the ABS stack pipe to the holding tank. These corrugated sections connect reliably to one another, but not so well with ABS pipe (something I have learned the hard way). In the trail sport bhss29 this connection described above is hidden deep behind the stove and cabinetry.Now that I have removed the stove, I've found that this connection has separated a second time after having been re-connected in 2012 by the dealer service department. Further, more just past this connection the flex hose bends up, trapping water at the loose connection. This leak, is likely the main cause the spongy floor described in my previous post.
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerJohn BenchmanGeorgia Najar Then why did you buy it?
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailersteve P2009 Trail Sport TS29BHSS, purchased in 2010 in Burlington Ont. This unit has had leak problems right from the first season. Water was showing up on the kitchen floor so while under warranty the dealer resealed slide-out and cut 1/4 inch off of the bottom of the kitchen cabinets as the slide-out was dragging on the floor . Spring 2012, resealed around rear exterior cabinet door as water damage visible on floor inside rear cabinet.Slide-out floor still a problem and rubs on floor. While camping summer 2012 I was investigating source of water on kitchen floor and discovered that the corrugated hose that connects the kitchen sink drain was not properly attached to the ABS drain stack and was leaking.At this time I pointed out the spongy floor to the dealer service manager and complained that this miss connected hose should have been spotted in the PDI. So he agreed to pull the stove to reattach the hose in goodwill,and suggested that this leak was likely the cause of the spongy floor and now that the leak was fixed the floor would dry out and the slide-out would not get any worse.Summer 2014 no water on floor. but slide no longer operates. Ive noticed that the spongy floor is isolated to the area directly over the holding tanks . I suspect the plumbing connections to the tanks may be as poorly made as they were to the kitchen sink as the floor seemed softer after traveling with tanks 1/4 full to rinse. The unit is now on the dealer lot waiting to be assessed by service department. The service manager fears the cost to repair the floor would be "exponential". If considering purchasing a trailer ,avoid any brand associated with this manufacturer.
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.
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerPatty O CamperNoticed a lot of folks looking for an owners manual for their R-Vision Trailer. What most if not all manufacturers do is give you a vague booklet with almost no real useful information, but they do give you a seemingly endless supply of manufacture's manuals for every component in your unit. (These include your A/C, water heater, furnace, refrigerator, electric panel, kitchen range, etc, etc, etc.....a very big pile of paper. All the parts ans appliances in every RV, travel trailer, motor home etc seem to come from the same group of manufacturers that cater to the RV makers. Therefore no matter what you buy they are all very similar. Quality differences vary from manufacturer to manufacturer in materials and fit and finish. No matter what brand you research you will find complaints. Remember these traveling mini-homes take quite a beating bouncing down the highways. I did notice many "soft-floor" issues. In order to keep the weight down thin light weight materials are used....add water from leaks and you have soft floors etc. it is the nature of the beast. The longer you own one of these traveling mini homes the better a handyman you will become.
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerB. C.We just bought a 2004 trail lite travel trailer used. Model no. 8306S. Can you please help us find a manual? No instruction manuals came with the trailer. Thanks
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerClaudia WolffI'm seeing a lot of folks needing a manual. We have an 02 8263S R-Vision Trail Lite. I'd be happy to scan the manual and email it to folks that need it. No charge, email requests to seawolff3@msn.com
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerCallilinaHave a 2004 30QBSS and LOVE IT! Not perfect but none of the water issues mentioned here. All systems work and work well. Great trailer.
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerRickOne of the worst campers I have ever owned. Water got in somewhere and damaged the floor. The floor became very spongy. Checking into it further I found alot of damage, rotting floor and no structure to replace with new floor. I will have several hours in repairing this mess. It's to bad these fly by night companies continue to get away with selling this JUNK. Kept in a machine shed all winter. So there was no snow damage. Talked to two dealers, they both told us the repairs would cost more than the camper is worth. Can't get in contact with R Vision. This would be a bad choice in a camper purchase.
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerShellyVery happy with the trailer. Super light; can tow behind lighter vehicles; bought the lay out that would work best for us. Put a wax finish on the outside every year and keep it parked on concrete for less exposure to moisture. Finish inside still looks brand new and we inspect twice a year for any damp spots...including underneath.
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerCali~jennI am researching trailers with plans on purchasing next year. This one had me excited since I need less weight for the type of camping we do. After reading these complaints I am starting to rethink my plan. :(
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerV. DeWittI like many of you have been looking for manual for our 2003 22' Trail Lite manual and was finally successful and finding someone who could help me. I went to R-Vision online Support and sent a request to rvtech@navistarrv.com and they were nice enough to send me a scanned pdf of the manual. Evidently the company that made our campers is out of business and this is why it is has been so difficult to find any owner manuals online.
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerwilbur carpWe have the 2008 QBSS 30. It came with a slow leak in the plumbing under the bathroom vanity. It seeped under the tile of the last several years to the point of now making the floor in the bathroom out to in front of the stove spongy and discolored. It's in the shop now, and they repairs are estimated at around $4000.00. Because it was a slow leak from a cracked elbow joint, insurance isn't going to cover it. I wonder if Trail Cruiser will cover a manufacturing flaw? (he types with sarcastic snerk... )
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerDon GunderI have a 2006 Trail Sport 27QBSS travel trailer that needs slide out cable replacement. How do you get into the upper wall next to the microwave/stove to replace cable?
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerFredI purchase a NEW 2003 in 2004 26 QBH Trail-Cruiser, and now the bedroon floor is ready to step thur it, and another spot next to the bed, and door frame & door step is not mounted to frame,and I can't use the steps anymore "UNSAFE" and the floor is unsafe. The floor which is form and very thin plywood, very thin & very lite. Very Poor design. Any body else having the same problems with the floors? email me please at supplyfire@aol.com
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailernick darmstaedterI purchased a used 2002 trail lite 17ft bantam hybird travel trailer did not have a parts or instruction book.need one badly.were can I purchase one?
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerDeniseI AM LOOKING FOR USER MANUALS FOR A 2003 21 FT TRAILLIGHT R VISION 8000 SERIES TRAVEL TRAILER..WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED IF COULD GET SOME HELP ON THIS...THANK YOU VERY MUCH...SEXYMAD68@YAHOO.COM....
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerVernWhere can I find a wood bathroom door for a 2006 travel lite bantam? It's 24" x 62" verns@shaw.ca
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerDebbieI am looking for the manuals for a 2002 19B. Bought 2nd hand,no manuals!
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerNellie V.I own a trail lite bantam 17B hybrid. The floor is discolored, and in looking at the linoleum manual, I read that if you left the mini blinds open, the sun will discolor the floor. Nuf said. And I have soft spots in the floor too. I like the size for travelling.
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerBarbLooking for an owner's manual for a 2003 Trail-Lite 7211 - basically any of the 7000 series have the same owner's manuals, from what I can tell. barjulian@yahoo.com
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerLibrarianWe bougth a 2007 Trailite Rwagon toyhauler in 2008. We have had very good service from it so far. Our toys inlcude a Polaris Ranger, a golf cart and a 2001 Harley Ultra Classic. All will fit in the toyhauler/s 9 and a half foot garage (one at a time of course). We pull it with a 2005 Dodge RAM 1500 quad cab Hemi. The half ton truck has done well with it all loaded with toys and heading into the hills of eastern Kentucky. For those of you who want owner manuals, there isn't one. I got a packet from the dealer with owner manuals for all of the appliances. As for spongy floors, we have not seen this problem, but I suspect that it is because our toyhauler is built with much heavier duty floors.
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerGeorgia NajarWe bought a 2010 R-Vision trailer. The layout is wacky. The bathroom door opens into the front of the stove. I miss my '70 Kitt Companion with all of the storage space.
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerTammyOBought a brand new 2011 RVision Super Sport. We are on our second set of tires and will need to replace them before we hit the road again. The tires are wearing on the inside. From what we can tell the Lippert axles are defective. The dealer told us to call Monaco, they told us to call Lippert, Lippert says they don't do recalls and they don't warranty axles for RVision trailers. Buyers beware. Has anyone else experienced this? Right now I'm trying to get the dealer to fix the problem. Still waiting for a call back
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerJoseph BAs with others comments here I have privately purchased a 2002 26' R Vision Trail Lite 5th Wheel and need an owners manual. Have tried on line with no luck. Can anyone help me? Email is oswaldjb@bell.net
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerpetie reply to Shelly flloorShelley : My husband and I were going to sell our 1999 Bantam Trail Lite, but decided that we needed to fix the soggy spot by the bathroom door!!! O what a mistake!! Does any one have suggestion on how to fix from here!!! We could not believe that even foam rots UGH!!! help we have it on bare floor and have a small pin hole that we can see the pavement below!! What stinks is that it is covered every winter and still this happened. Any suggestion would be helpful!
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerpetie if it ahs foam like most do, Get a few cans of the spray foam, fill it up not to the top but about 4-5 inches below the floor line, It may have alum cross sections if it does get some rivets lay your sub flooring down the fasten it to the alum, then if your using tiles get some liquid nail spred it on each tile press it firmly down to the flooring let set for a couple of days and you should be ok, I have done 3 of my R-Visons , and now a propblem with the bed room floor, spongy on both sides on the bed, And a tad past the bath room door its a Trail Cruiser 27 ft w/ sofa slide. Many of these have had the same propblems, No leaks what so ever, Glue board and the foam they use, Most will do this after 5-9 yrs . Not smelly or rot or mold just spongy when your walking on it, I know it wont fall though but if you ever want to trade it or sell its will throw a red flag to the buyer, Thought about getting in the storage compartment drill a hole from bottom up not though the floor, And spray foam where its spongy I have heard this will do the job, BUT if the foam has broken down dont see how new foam would raise the spongy part, Oh well worth a try or lay plywood on top of the floor and retile, I know this will resolve this issue, Happy Camping
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailercamper bobturn the pump on a listen then find it it should be easy STEVE COLEMAN : WE BOUGHT A 1999 BANTAM TRAIL-LITE TRAILER USED AND NEED A MANUAL. WE DON'T KNOW WHERE THE WATER PUMP OR ANYTHING IS.
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerOLD DRUMMER 70WE HAVE A 2001 TRAIL CRUISER, THE BED ROOM FLOOR IS SPONGY NO LEAKS, SOFT FROM BATH ROOM DOOR TO BOTH SIDES OF THE CAMPER , THE FLOOR IS DISCOLORED ANY ONE NO WHY? WOULD IT BE THE GLUE OR FOAM THEY USE? WE HAVE ONWED 50 CAMPERS AND NEVER SEEN THIS ISSUE DEALER SAYS ITS THE GLUE TRIED TO GET THE COLOR BACK TO NORMAL THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN WILL NEED NEW TILE reply to thrs52@aol.com thank you
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerDarron SMy wife and I had a 1999 26-foot Trail Lite, which turned out to be the worst trailer we have owned. The frame bent within six months. The black water tank would never drain properly. Trail Lite's customer service reps told us the problems were our fault because we used the trailer too much, and refused to honor the warranty. The trailer fell apart in less than three years.
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerJ. D. HolmesI purchased a used 2001 28' fifth wheel camper , rear bathroom and sofa, sink, and cook top slide out, 8000 series, need a manual, jdpmholmes913@hotmail.com
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerShelleyMy husband and I were going to sell our 1999 Bantam Trail Lite, but decided that we needed to fix the soggy spot by the bathroom door!!! O what a mistake!! Does any one have suggestion on how to fix from here!!! We could not believe that even foam rots UGH!!! help we have it on bare floor and have a small pin hole that we can see the pavement below!! What stinks is that it is covered every winter and still this happened. Any suggestion would be helpful!
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerkenwhat would a 2004 r-vision trial-lite 18 with drop down bunk in the front and back.
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerCamper guyWe bought a used '05 30' Trail Lite with the back bed, front couch, dinette slide, 2 stools, etc. It's been great. I was worried about quality and a few things aren't perfect but what other brand of RV has a 30' trailer that I could tow with my GMC Sierra 4.8 liter? None. We're very happy.
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerStan2006 R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailer 21RBH How can I get an Owners Manual? sdavis at medianewsgroup dot com No SPAM Please! - 5/11/2011
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerStanHow can I get a copy of the Owners Manual? My trailer did not have one. I DO NOT WANT TO BUY ANYTHING SO DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT SENDING ME SPAM!!!!sdavis@medianewsgroup.com
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerScottI just bought 1998 Bantam Lite 17 foot trailer. It was suppose to be in great shape, but found mold and dampness in front nose. Went to tow it to the rv repair and the bottom panel popped out of bottom seam. The strip of wood it was stapled to is rotten. How would I fix it? (Other then sell it)
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerbrian&LisaWe bought a used 1998 26ft Traillight. We have towed it to Alaska, South Dakota, and many Northern camping trips. Also had to live in it for 3 months while our house was being built, we have had NO problems and love our trailer. We recommend buying this brand to anyone we meet. We can't say enough good things about this brand. To all the people who have had issues it's really unfortunate but I can tell you Don't turn to a jayco because they are just over priced junk.
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerbrian&LisaWe bought a used 1998 26ft Traillight. We have towed it to Alaska, South Dakota, and many Northern camping trips. Also had to live in for 3 months while our house was being built, we have had NO problems and love our trailer. We recommend this buying this brand to anyone we meet. We can't say enough good things about this brand. To all the people who have had issues it's really unfortunate but I can tell you Don't turn to a jayco because they are just over priced junk.
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerJohn RI have a 21' bantam 5th wheel, water pump is under the rear side cushion,same side as the stove. My tires also wear out unevenly. I don't know if they can be alinged. I just buy new ones. If they can be alinged please let me know.
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerJohn RI have a 21' bantam 5th wheel, water pump is under the rear side cushion,same side as the stove. My tires also wear out unevenly. I don't know if they can be alinged. I just buy new ones. If they can be alinged please let me know.
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerThe Wood TinkerThey do not offer owners manuals....I had a Bantam and it didn't come with one either. Best bet is to go Camping World, etc... and a standard manual.
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerCB RedmanPurchased a new 2009 21' Trail Cruiser and just had a blowout with less than 4000 miles on tires and cracks appearing in all treads. DOT numbers indicate all tires manufactured in 1997.
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerlockwoodmutHave recently purchased a 2003 27 ft Trail Bay front kitchen, second hand and need owners/operator manual.Where do I get one? rascoles@bresnan.net
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerPamI would like to purchase a Manuel for a 2006 23 foot rear kitchen.
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerSTEVE COLEMANWE BOUGHT A 1999 BANTAM TRAIL-LITE TRAILER USED AND NEED A MANUAL. WE DON'T KNOW WHERE THE WATER PUMP OR ANYTHING IS.
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerAl J.I have a 1999 Bantam 19ft. Am looking 4 the front canvas. Mine is still good from the weather, BUT the inside is discolored from a leak. Any help appreciated. car3jay(at)yahoo(dot)com 9/8/2010
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailergary williamswe have a 2005 S8310 31'trail lite travel trailer and we are looking for the stripes for outside,they have faded and also the little silver mini blinds.Does anyone know where we can get these things.Thanks Gary Williams
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerJohnny DI have a 1999 Trail Lite – Bantam, 21 foot and the water pump does not work -- does anyone know where it is located, and how to get to it? Any info on where to get a manual would be highly appreciated as well. thank you.
Re: R-Vision Trail-Lite travel trailerP.D.-HoustonJust purchased a 2006 TV-30BHS Trail-Lite TrailVision 32' at auction. How do we go about getting an owners manual?
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