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Old 09-27-2016, 07:50 PM   #7071
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Driver and passenger seats because Fleetwood would do nothing about the seats disintegrating on our 2014 Bounder just 13 months old. Flexsteel and Fleetwood just pointed at each other. OK it was a month out of warranty, though since discovered the issue was with a bad batch of fabric that Fleetwood provided to Flexsteel - or so we were told. Fleetwood wanted over $1,100 to replace just the passenger side, when the driver side started showing the same problem we did some research. Glastop had the same Flexsteel seats so ordered both for just over $1,500, with better fabric.


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That's pretty crappy in my opinion. Makes me want to go out and buy a new Fleetwood. 😡 Glad to know how Fleetwood/REV takes care of their customers. I'll be staying with Newmar or Tiffin. 👍
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Old 09-27-2016, 07:52 PM   #7072
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Driver and passenger seats because Fleetwood would do nothing about the seats disintegrating on our 2014 Bounder just 13 months old. Flexsteel and Fleetwood just pointed at each other. OK it was a month out of warranty, though since discovered the issue was with a bad batch of fabric that Fleetwood provided to Flexsteel - or so we were told. Fleetwood wanted over $1,100 to replace just the passenger side, when the driver side started showing the same problem we did some research. Glastop had the same Flexsteel seats so ordered both for just over $1,500, with better fabric.


Connie, Tony and Rusty - on the road in 'Arvey


That's pretty crappy in my opinion. Makes me want to go out and buy a new Fleetwood. 😡 Glad to know how Fleetwood/REV takes care of their customers. I'll be staying with Newmar or Tiffin. 👍
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Old 09-27-2016, 08:46 PM   #7073
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September was pump month for my coach. Got delayed for 3 days in Iowa when the pump motor that drives our hydraulics died. Today - I replaced our water pump.

I'm hoping to that this spate of mechanical issues abates pretty quick so I can enjoy the rest of our 2 month trip to AZ without any more problems!!!!!
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Old 09-27-2016, 09:45 PM   #7074
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Three new Bosch alternators. 140 Amps each. Was such a good buy, I bought three. Going to carry one for a spare and leave one at home. My old one was only putting out about 10 volts! Batteries never went dead because of my tremendous capacity and the fact I was plugging in every night at campgrounds. New Bosch type does 14.5 volts! And that's just at idle. At only 100 bucks a piece, I bought three of the AL 9960LH ones. Heavy duty long haul types!

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Old 09-28-2016, 12:38 AM   #7075
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Old 09-28-2016, 04:20 PM   #7076
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Driver and passenger seats because Fleetwood would do nothing about the seats disintegrating on our 2014 Bounder just 13 months old. Flexsteel and Fleetwood just pointed at each other. OK it was a month out of warranty, though since discovered the issue was with a bad batch of fabric that Fleetwood provided to Flexsteel - or so we were told. Fleetwood wanted over $1,100 to replace just the passenger side, when the driver side started showing the same problem we did some research. Glastop had the same Flexsteel seats so ordered both for just over $1,500, with better fabric.

This issue isn't limited to Fleetwood. Our good friends with a Monaco experienced the same problem with their Flexsteel seats. In their case, their Flexsteel sofa had the same defective material. They were also outside of their warranty and had to repair it themselves. Very expensive.
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Old 09-28-2016, 04:38 PM   #7077
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This issue isn't limited to Fleetwood. Our good friends with a Monaco experienced the same problem with their Flexsteel seats. In their case, their Flexsteel sofa had the same defective material. They were also outside of their warranty and had to repair it themselves. Very expensive.
Fleetwood & Monaco are both owned by REV
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Old 09-28-2016, 07:30 PM   #7078
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Bought a traffic cone with reflective tape on it. Exciting, eh?
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Old 09-29-2016, 11:56 AM   #7080
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Passenger side windshield. I never saw the chip. Wife said she had, just forgot to mention it to me before it started to crack. $1000 dollar deductible. Oh well, she's still a keeper as they say.
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Old 09-29-2016, 01:26 PM   #7081
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Passenger side windshield. I never saw the chip. Wife said she had, just forgot to mention it to me before it started to crack. $1000 dollar deductible. Oh well, she's still a keeper as they say.
Ouch. I think that is my deductible with Safeco, but glass is 0. I just fixed a chip on mine.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:58 PM   #7082
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Old 09-30-2016, 09:08 AM   #7083
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Passenger side windshield. I never saw the chip. Wife said she had, just forgot to mention it to me before it started to crack. $1000 dollar deductible. Oh well, she's still a keeper as they say.
That's terrible. Check out Progressive, they have zero deductible on glass. They did mine for free! I had a $250 deductible on comp but glass was zero.

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After having connectivity problems on our last trip out, it became clear that we needed to add a Cellular Booster. I used some AMEX points to lessen the blow and added:

- weBoost Drive 4G-X
- weBoost 4G-OTR Cellular Antenna Truck Edition with spring base
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- Camco 4x2 FasTen Leveling Blocks

I did some initial testing of the booster tonight. I mounted the antenna to the top of our rear ladder, mounted the booster under the passengers side dash, and tested the 2 different interior antennas in different interior locations.

So far the best results - as expected - come with placing the low profile antenna a few inches to the side of the cell phone mount. In this setup I was able to see a 34 dBm gain using the weBoost, from -108 dBm to -74 dBm.

The click in the video is me turning the weBoost on

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