It has just been so hectic the last week or so I have not been able to post at all. But we were able to pick up and start living in our bayhill about a week ago. We get the PMI and everything went well although the only hiccup we had was the flatbed I was getting from my truck was not in and could not be put on so we could not tow it off a lot. We got a delivery guy that the dealer uses quite often to deliver trailers to bring it down the road a couple miles so we can start living in it. First I was hesitant in paying the guy as much as we did to get him to move it down the road but that little extra couple days of living in it before we left Texas really paid off, I have to give the wife all the credit for that.
We did run out of propane the first night in Texas when I just happen to be freezing. But all it needed was the flip of the handle, And the small unneeded trip to the gas station to get a new propane tank. Also the first time I took a shower I got nothing but cold water, at first I was a little pissed and a lot worried that that was a major problem of the camper, until I realized that I forgot to turn on the heater. So we figured out if you turn it on! it will work just fine! my wife has been enjoying long........ hot showers.
We have only had minor problems nothing that can't be fixed with a little bit of time. We had a couple light covers that fell off during the first move but that was very easy and we had one that broke one of the side springs that hold it to the ceiling but we taped it up until we can get a new one. The biggest problem we have right now was actually with the brand-new truck and flatbed.
I ordered the flatbed from coyote Canyon a mom-and-pop after market truck bed supplier in San Antonio Texas. We ordered it at least six weeks out but it came eight weeks which almost pushed my time schedule. And I ordered it with the B & W hitch for a flatbed. it had to be special ordered because they created a 20 inch box for the hitch to sit in and then recessed it 5 inches. I don't know if you're familiar with that hitch system but it does not need to be recessed and can sit on the bed itself. Also the hitch is nonadjustable and once it got recessed it we had problems with the Clarence of the front landing gear of the trailer. When we first hooked it up my Clarence was only about 3 inches off the ground for the front landing gear my dad helped me move the king pen down to the lowest setting and that still only gave us about five or 6 inches. I ended up taking it to Spiller a professional truck hitch company. To's see if they can help me out. So first when they try to take the hitch off we found that it was jammed in the hole so hard that they needed a forklift to take it off. And the gooseneck ball that came along with it would not even fit in the hole. Spiller was able to take care of all the problems, however it would take them longer than I had time for her to adjust that platform to the top height. Also on our second day of travel during the test off all the outside travel lights on the RV we had a failed test. It took us about an hour to figure out that coyote Canyon when they install the seven way hook up on the backside they broke the clip and didn't replace it. So the connections for not getting a good connection and would not give power to the lights of the RV. So if you're in the center of Texas area I would not recommend coyote Canyon for anything however I would recommend Spiller in Austin for any of your hitch needs.
We bought our RV from RV land in Kyle Texas. They are a small mom-and-pop RV dealer and I would definitely recommend them to anybody who's looking at a Bayhill, alpha gold or Tesla.
They've been easy to work with and have help me with everything that I have asked. I have worked with Scott Dean and while he does not know everything about RVs he is more than helpful and will find out for you. And most important he will admit when he does not know.
I will have to say I do not understand how people who do not live in their RV full-time can keep it maintained. There is a lot to these little guys and if you don't see it or work with it every day it would be a big extra chore in my opinion.
Only thing I would say that we don't like. Or I don't like about my BH395 is that darn master bath medicine cabinet. There is two mirrors but in the middle there is about 3 to 4 inches of wood where there is no mirror for this being one of the main mirrors when I shave or brush my teeth I have to go to one or the other side to see myself. This I believe will be one of my first undertakings. to take off those two mirrors and put in one big mirror.
Others I have planned are putting cabinets above the toilet in the main bathroom and in the half bathroom. Replacing the Bayhill glass in the master bedroom for the closet with mirrors. Building a desk right in front of the front door in the corner that sits to the right for an office. Doing something with the plastic on the bottom of the curtains. Putting shims around the washer so that when it goes into a slow spin cycle it doesn't shake the whole camper. Building more shelves in the generator compartment for common tools. And eventually getting around to the LED in the skylight in the shower that Ken did.