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View Poll Results: After taking even the shortest trip, I almost always have some sort of RV related repair(s) when I
I Have Repairs After Nearly Every Trip 21 15.33%
I Only Have Occasional Repairs 116 84.67%
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Old 07-07-2003, 11:52 AM   #15
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Things to fix? No. Things that would be better with a small modification? Always.

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Old 07-07-2003, 12:44 PM   #16
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Our last 7 week trip was great, absolutely nothing went wrong on the Class C! When we arrived home we had the oil changed and I mentioned that I thought the tires needed checking...to the tune of almost $3000!!! It wasn't only the tires, it was brakes,drums,etc,etc,etc!
On our other trips the problems have been:generator,fridge,water heater,cab AC and two lost hub caps. I guess that isn't too bad for a 1997 with 72000 miles.

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Old 07-08-2003, 09:10 AM   #17
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We have about 8000 miles on our 2002 Layton. The only repair I have had to do in this time was replace the plastic drawer slide brackets for the drawer under the kitchen sink.

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Old 07-08-2003, 09:57 AM   #18
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I had really never had any problems until this weekend.

This weekend:

1) 3 tires came apart
2) Bathroom Door lockset won't catch
3) Screen door is twisted and cathing on the door frame
4) Dinette has become detached from something and parts are moving around that shouldn't

After this trip I didn't want to see the camper again for a few days (changing tires on the side of the highway will do that to you) I unloaded and took it to storage. I guess I will figure out how to fix it next week.

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Old 07-08-2003, 11:55 AM   #19
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Bill Christoff:

"Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?"

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Old 07-08-2003, 12:11 PM   #20
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Things to fix? No. Things that would be better with a small modification? Always.
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I echo that. Always some improvement waiting in the wings

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Old 07-08-2003, 01:08 PM   #21
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ken Lenger:

"Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?"

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This made me laugh. (I guess that if I didn't I would be crying)

After 3 years of almost nothing going wrong I guess the time had come. 1.5 years ago the dinette had a problem (poor support and only staples holding it togther) I guess my repair at that time didn't last much better than the original installation.

After a trip like this I can't decide if it is time to go shopping or time to fix it.

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Old 07-12-2003, 10:03 PM   #22
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My RV is 13 years old and I guess you could say there is always something to fix or repair, but I consider that part of deal with owning one of these toys.

I try to keep ahead of break downs of house or chassis systems by keeping a pretty continuous maintenance program going on everything I can think of between trips. Just think of it as a boat or airplane that you really want to keep afloat or in the air.

The repairs and maintenance on this rig are half of what my boats have required in years past. We don't do boats anymore.

If you own one of these you better get used to a continous maintenance program or you'll find yourself on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere more often than you like.

Enjoy the fix ups.

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Old 07-13-2003, 03:30 AM   #23
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Have had our cougar 5er for a year.Not one problem so far that I or dealer has had to fix.

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Old 07-14-2003, 04:29 AM   #24
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The more systems you have the more things you will be fixing. My brother has an air boat and 7 horses now that is high maintinance.

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Old 07-15-2003, 04:16 PM   #25
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I found that for us it depends on the usage. I have more repairs when doing a lot of boondocking. Some are self caused( like not tighting a hold down enough) causing a repair. Others are from rough roads ect.

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Old 07-20-2003, 10:01 AM   #26
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Define repair...

We always have little things that need "tinkering." Loose nuts/bolts, door adjustments, last time out we had a hose fitting work loose which leaked a small puddle of water. That repair took maybe 30 seconds, the cleanup took a little longer.

As far as actual repairs - we do need to repair/replace the entry door - wood inside the actual door is rotting. THAT will be a job, we are hoping GitRot will work, since it will be difficult to locate an affordable replacement door.

Need to replace the clutch fan, or the clutch part of it, anyway, not cooling very efficiently anymore. These are just things that go with owning a "classic" rig....

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Old 07-21-2003, 12:09 PM   #27
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No, not from breaking. Mostly from self-inflicted wounds. We love the parks - - State, County, National - - but they have not come into the new century. They think all RV's are just a little taller than a car. Last three campouts, three fights with trees. We have so many things on the roof that are really quite fragile and do not like tree branches. This last week it was a vine catching in the sat dish and breaking the gears. Bummer. It also pulled my bath fan loose, popped off a vent cap and lost a piece from my railing. Quadrupple bummer.

I think the main thing, as previously stated, is regular maintenance. A little TLC with the oil can, etc, can go a long way toward helping things not break. This unit has been a very good one. Two motorhomes ago was a real pain. Major problems every time I tried to use it and no help from the factory. Sure don't need that, do we?

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Considering the age of the rigs I've camped in (1976 Holiday TT, 1977 Dodge/Coachman C, 1972 RevCon), nothing major. Other than the Dodge occasionally broadcasting the objections of a 318 pulling a 6% grade with the A/C on in July (read: running a bit hot), we've only had a few "oh, crap" moments. A few little things (leaks, tossed belts, a flat tire, locking the keys in the toad), a few not-so-little things (the Dodge losing all chassis electrical power after the main firewall connecter fried in the rain, the RevCon's front calipers seizing in Middle of Nowhere, Maine).

Biggest "house-related" problem would probably be sitting down for lunch & having the Dodge's dinette table dump itself on the floor (screws pulled out). Everything else we've been able to patch together long enough to fix it at home.

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