Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-14-2014, 04:34 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Hammer bird's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Illinois
Posts: 252
What thing on your RV makes you go huh?

I have an jayco eagle tt. Some design features make me wonder if the designers were either drunk, hungover or stoned! Our bed is at the front of the unit and the genius team of designers put these crazy sconce lights right next to the bed so you have to be careful not to bang your head! Anyone find other odd fixtures or bizarre parts to your rv?
__________________

__________________
Coleman pop-up
Jayco Kiwi, Jayco Eagle
Monaco Knight 2006
Hammer bird is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-14-2014, 04:48 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Selah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,319
Who at Frieghtliner thought it was a good idea to put the LBCU, the LCD display of important engine info, in a position that you can't see it when driving. What?
__________________

__________________
Paul, Kathy, and Tux the Mini Schnauzer
2014 Tiffin Phaeton 42 LH, 2013 Honda CRV
"When the time comes to look back, make sure you'll like what you see"
Selah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2014, 04:51 PM   #3
Member
 
zdomain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 35
Thor put 2 gate valves on the black water tank dump of my MH. One at the output, where it is clearly labeled and can be seen when you hook up, and one hidden on the other side of the rig between the coach door and the rear tires with no indication it is there. The guy who did the walkthrough with us didn't even know about the second valve.
__________________
Zdomain, Minnesota
2014 Thor Four Winds 28z
DW, 2 boys, 1 knuckleheaded yellow lab
zdomain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2014, 05:03 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Moonrover's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1,685
Quote:
Originally Posted by zdomain View Post
Thor put 2 gate valves on the black water tank dump of my MH. One at the output, where it is clearly labeled and can be seen when you hook up, and one hidden on the other side of the rig between the coach door and the rear tires with no indication it is there. The guy who did the walkthrough with us didn't even know about the second valve.

Hmm ... a stealth street storm sewer dump?
__________________
Moonrover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2014, 05:07 PM   #5
Member
 
zdomain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moonrover View Post
Hmm ... a stealth street storm sewer dump?
They are both on the same line. You have to pull both to dump the black tank. I can just imagine some poor sap at a campground with an overfull black tank and no clue how to empty it.
__________________
Zdomain, Minnesota
2014 Thor Four Winds 28z
DW, 2 boys, 1 knuckleheaded yellow lab
zdomain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2014, 10:21 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 189
Good morning,

My 2001 KZ Sportsman has the spare tire behind the rear slide. Pulling the slide out to change a tire is not a big deal (there is nowhere else to mount it). However, having the lugs that hold the spare to the mount a different size than the lugs on the axles (3/4" vs 7/8") is just silly. Part of the fun in owning an RV!!!
__________________
slanted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2014, 10:28 AM   #7
Community Administrator
 
NLOVNIT's Avatar


 
Pond Piggies Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
LA Gulf Coast Campers
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 22,292
Blog Entries: 1
We had an Aerolite TT where the mfr mounted the towel bar too low & our bath towels hung almost IN the toilet. I guess I was only supposed to put a washcloth on that rod, but it was the only rod in the room.

This is the same mfr that mounted the toilet paper holder on the inside of the vanity door & the door wouldn't close if a full roll of TP was on the holder because the roll hit the P-trap.

L-
__________________
Lori & Dave - FMA #3415 | FMCA #F419886 | RV/MH Hall of Fame Lifetime Member
2006 Fleetwood Bounder 36Z & 2014 Honda CRV EX-L AWD, My iRV2 Photo Albums
How is it one careless match can start a forest fire but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
NLOVNIT is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2014, 10:35 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Skip426's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Powell River, B.C.
Posts: 14,970
Quote:
Originally Posted by Selah View Post
Who at Frieghtliner thought it was a good idea to put the LBCU, the LCD display of important engine info, in a position that you can't see it when driving. What?
Freightliner ; supplied the display, Tiffin was in charge of it's position on the dash. Just saying.

FUSES: 4 different locations for Chassis fuses and 8 ( and counting) for coach systems . I now that newer coaches have come a long way to centralizing fuse locations and doing away with in-line fuses , but this is my , What in the world were they thinking, thing.
__________________
99DSDP 3884, Freightliner, XC, CAT 3126B, 300 HP /ALLISON 3060
2000 Caravan toad, Remco & Blue Ox.
Skip426 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2014, 10:38 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
ROAquaman's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 248
My 2002 Tiffin has ample 110V outlets throughout our 31' Allegro except in the rear bedroom. I have to run an extension cord to run my CPAP machine. Oops
__________________
ROAquaman
2002 Tiffin Allegro; P32 Workhorse; Chevy 8.1 Vortec
ROAquaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2014, 10:56 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
macantic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Aiken,SC
Posts: 1,025
on my last coach and this one,it has been my Father-in-Law that makes me say HUH? or WHAT? besides that it's the hour meter for my genny that is on the left lower side of the dash that you have to stand on your head to read.
__________________
Good Sam Life Members
Served in U.S.A.F.
macantic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2014, 10:58 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
4x4dually's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Stillwater, OK
Posts: 150
I'm just astounded that our new travel trailer doesn't just disintegrate driving down the road. The use of tiny staples and the lack of glue on major stuff...like to hold up the table when used as a bed...just makes me ill. The kids fell through it....watching a movie laying down. They weight 76 pounds combined. I guess I tend to over-engineer things, but good Lord. Cheap cheap cheap built.

If they'd have made the trailer 12 inches longer, the recliner wouldn't have to be moved to run the living room slide in. Dumb.

Put three TV positions in the trailer. Living room, bunks, and master. The DVD player must be manually jumper'd to the living room set. In order to run it to the other two, you must run cables down the hallway. Another $20 in cable and they could have ran all three to a central location. Dumb.

Hard wire the water pump using crimp terminals. Put a two position connector on it for about $3. If the pump goes out, just unplug and swap. Glad I do electrician work and carry strippers, crimpers and terminals around in my truck. Dumb.

Bunk bed floor plan...doesn't come with a ladder. Dumb

I can go on and on and on and on and on.....
__________________
Electrical Engineer
I invent light-emitting resistors and smoke-emitting diodes.
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...3de0.jpg[/
4x4dually is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2014, 11:16 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
halfwright's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 588
O n my 5th wheel, the door opens and,if you havr the window next to it open, it hits the glass. I have to be very careful about securing the dood.
__________________
Jim and Darlene Wright
plus Ryder, the Ethiopian
monkeybeaver dog
halfwright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2014, 12:58 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
wanderso's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,045
We have friends with a trailer where the circuit breakers are behind the slide and inaccessible until the slide is extended.
__________________
History: '08 View, '05 Chinook, '01 Jamboree 24D, '78 Apache Popup, 81 Komfort Tlr,
84 Mazda B2000 'w canopy,
Tent from wedding shower in '96
wanderso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2014, 07:50 AM   #14
Community Moderator
 
JMonroe's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Deer Creek RV and Golf Resort, Davenport FL
Posts: 6,854
I had a whole word document I put together, with photos, that I shared with American Coach. Some of my favorites, similar to one of Lori's observations, the toilet paper hanger is mounted on the cabinet immediately next to the toilet. Sounds handy, except the cabinet is so close to the toilet that if you have more than 1/3 of a roll on the hanger you can't open or close the toilet lid. There's a window behind the toilet - the metal shade/blind they installed is 3 or 4 inches longer than it needs to be so when locked into those little plastic clips for travel the toilet lid hits it when you put it up.

Another favorite is one of the A/C unit temp sensors is mounted under the kitchen cabinets, right next to what used to be a halogen light fixture (I changed the bulb to a much cooler LED). The cooktop is just a couple of feet to the right of that same sensor.

There are more, some of which I've fixed, some of which AC seemingly fixed on newer models.
__________________

__________________
Jay & Peggy Monroe with Dolly
Can't take it with you - don't plan on leaving any behind
2016 Newmar London Aire 4553, Spartan chassis
2017 GMC Acadia toad
JMonroe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What was the last thing you bought for your RV ? Peacekeeper6 iRV2.com General Discussion 8878 12-06-2017 12:10 PM
What's the best thing you bought for your RV? charliej Gear and Product Discussions 99 12-21-2015 06:06 PM
Is This Going to be the Next Big Thing? Mekanic Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 18 06-14-2014 07:39 PM
My seats are uncomfortable - is there such a thing as replacing them? traveldogs Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 4 05-25-2014 01:20 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.