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Old 01-03-2014, 07:11 PM   #15
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I empathize with you,also having a new to us 2007 WB Type C. Alot of stuff we recently changed were our decision to add features(flat screens,bilsteins,trac bar,steer stabilizer) but we have had to recently replace thetford fill valve that leaked into toilet($40) , the house battery 12vdc cutoff relay($70), and now we have a crack in the shower caddy($200). These aren't huge expenses but a bit annoying,huh. At times on our last trip I was a bit troubled about the chassis battery going dead and toilet fill valve leaking and almost concluded it was because it is a used camper, then I went outside and the guy next to has a newish 40' class A and he can't get his toilet to flush. I have concluded like some have previously stated, we will always be doing something to these electro mechanical houses on wheels. I have only got to camp in ours 2-3 times since Sept when we got it, I am looking foraward to using it alot in 2014, Lord permitting.

Enjoy the blessing to meet new folks and refresh in this beautiful place we live. Ride safely, enjoy the ride.

I appreciate y'all,your kind remarks are helpful.

happy new year.
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:21 PM   #16
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Sounds like.....

Sounds exactly like something I posted when we bought our Bounder. But we bought an extended warranty. Most of the things that broke I've been able to fix myself but a couple of big ones have paid for the warranty, and we have a couple of years left on it.

Ride it out! Stuff breaks on all RV's.
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:31 PM   #17
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If your not mechanically inclined,just hang around in here awhile,do a lots of reading,if you see something your not sure about just post a question.By the time these guys gets trough with you,you will think you are a mechanic.If there ever been a problem,they most always have an ideal to help you out,and best of all,THEY CHARGE NOTHING.Good bunch of guys and gals
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:11 PM   #18
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when we purchased our New MH (used) we stayed at dealership. 1st morning we had absolutely NO Power. No 12 volt, did I mention no 110 either? they showed us their check list and how everything was serviced and checked (ya rite). they ended up replacing 4 house batteries and 2 chassis batteries no change. we stayed another nite. In morning NO Power. seems the bad batteries caused a problem with the invertor convertor. that had to be replaced to. another 1800 bucks. Now we're up to over 3 thousand dollars. We stayed yet another nite. Praise the LORD, no problems in the AM. We've had 3 years without any problems since then. Use the MH, Pump the Pumps, dump and refill tanks. turn everything on and off. . Once your 30 days are up you'll always have everyday maintenance. fixing things is a whole lot cheaper than trading and getting screwed by an RV dealer. unless you just happen to like the abuse. Safe Travels... ed
Thanks for the advice/pep talk . It does make me feel better
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:18 PM   #19
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Sounds exactly like something I posted when we bought our Bounder. But we bought an extended warranty. Most of the things that broke I've been able to fix myself but a couple of big ones have paid for the warranty, and we have a couple of years left on it. Ride it out! Stuff breaks on all RV's.
Yes, I did buy an extended warranty also. So far the dealer has picked up all costs.
Thanks for the encouragement.
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:38 PM   #20
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how many miles does the rig have? batteries, always have to keep fresh. Inverters do go out, when you do replace, upgrade! Heat gets em and weak batteries! Stay the course...get an extended warranty..Sam club offers a good one...cheap in long run!!
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:58 PM   #21
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Yes, it makes one wonder how come all of this is happening to me?? It isn't just you, it happens to many of us....in your situation, the Extended Service policy is your 'FIT IT'. Just think how those RVers that buy the $500k [+/-] rigs and have the same problems..

Hang in there, it is well worth it..
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:46 AM   #22
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In 2005 I bought a brand new gasser,, Almost from the first I had problems, I mean one day the front A/C worked, another the rear, some days both or neither (I finally tracked it down and fixed it) The dash display failed (Replaced under warranty) Likewise the brake light switch, and some other things (Dash A/C for example) The new Inverter (Aftermarket) Camping world installed failed, (Also under warrnaty) and of course CW messed up the install (Again I fixed) in that they put both A/C's on the same leg of the 50 amp supply.

I have heard a boat described as a hole in the water you pour money into.. Well a motor home is a land yatch. (Boat) it's a hole in a parking lot you pour money into.

I would stick with what you have,, Sooner or later you will be able to put a bumper sticker on it.

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