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Old 07-26-2015, 08:10 AM   #1
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Your biggest gripes about your coach

Thought I would start a thread about what you don't like or have had enough with problems on your coach. Should be interesting to see what is common.

Here are some of mine.

RV fridge. I know this has been beat into the ground but after many problems with our Norcold we solved it by installing a residential.

Leveling jacks. Always had that one that would not go up. New springs helped greatly but once in a while....

Power awning. Auto retracts when someone whistles nearby or won't go up. Why is it over a slide so as low as it goes is about eight feet up?

RV toilet. Second round of gaskets and ball. Still won't hold water. Tried many suggestions here. Gave up

Basement A/C. If you have roof A/C be glad you do. Have had the basement unit out so many times we should be certified as installers. It still cannot keep up on a hot day unless you close all the blinds and cover the windshield.

Our coach is now 11 so it is expected to have things wear out. After the second and third is when it starts to grind your gears. We are lucky to be able to do a lot (yes a lot is two words) of the work ourselves because I can't imagine paying for all of it.

After things are fixed it doesn't take long until we forget and go out and have a blast in it. What's your gripe?
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Old 07-26-2015, 08:35 AM   #2
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Definitely my awning, One Touch Carefree of Colorado. The only way it is Care Free is if we don't use it. The first year we got the "new" to us coach we had a wind gust catch the awning and bend the arm. I was able to straighten but never was right again. The flimsy 12 volt connector on the side of the coach is a continual problem. Because of this we seldom use the awning and when we do we usually have some sort of problem.
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Old 07-26-2015, 08:40 AM   #3
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Gripe

Would differently have to be the entertainment systems. More directly the satellite systems. Had 5 coaches now and never had a one that dish or direct ever worked right all the time.

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If you have roof A/C be glad you do. Have had the basement unit out so many times we should be certified as installers. It still cannot keep up on a hot day unless you close all the blinds and cover the windshield

I have to do the same thing with roof air (heat pumps) they run all afternoon.
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I don't get to use it enough.
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Old 07-26-2015, 08:50 AM   #6
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I have to keep filling the gas tank up and paying for it. Can not find anyone else to do it for me.
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There's not much we don't like about ours. But it seems to me that we are dumping black and grey tanks pretty often; I submit that our biggest gripe is that the holding tanks are too small. \ken
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Definitely my awning, One Touch Carefree of Colorado. The only way it is Care Free is if we don't use it. The first year we got the "new" to us coach we had a wind gust catch the awning and bend the arm. I was able to straighten but never was right again. The flimsy 12 volt connector on the side of the coach is a continual problem. Because of this we seldom use the awning and when we do we usually have some sort of problem.

I agree Carefree makes the worst power awning. I have one and it never closes correctly. I never leave it extended if I am not close by. The adjustments to tilt for rain run off never worked. Next MH will have a manual awning.
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Access to the engine! Being a rear radiator, it is a real pain to access the engine. Otherwise I like most things about our current MH.
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Very noisy a/c system. Not so much the a/c itself, but the air rushing through an inadequate ducting.
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Would differently have to be the entertainment systems. More directly the satellite systems. Had 5 coaches now and never had a one that dish or direct ever worked right all the time.

Safe travels everyone
Our in motion dome is actually a flat Winegard "LP" or low profile. If after it aims itself and you shut it off to not listen to it, slamming the door will un-align it. After sitting long enough in one place oxidation or something builds up on it so I have to climb up and clean it off.

When we are parked for more than a couple of weeks, like most of the winter, I put out a dish. Fixed. I can live with that one so it's not on my gripe list.

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I have to keep filling the gas tank up and paying for it. Can not find anyone else to do it for me.
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The lack of wiring chases or conduits from TV's to stereo and satellite receivers. Old technology needs to be updated occasionally.
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More storage for us. DW keeps buying.
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The lack of wiring chases or conduits from TV's to stereo and satellite receivers. Old technology needs to be updated occasionally.
Excellent idea! Conduit is cheap.
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