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Old 05-17-2011, 03:32 PM   #29
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You'll always have maintenance items as a home owner, and it doesn't travel down uneven highways at 65 MPH twisting and bouncing and.......you get the picture. So yes you will always have some sort of repairs to do. So many things to go wrong and Murphy's law.

On the other poster, the only grey hair that might be under my pillow would be mine.
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When we purchased the m/h, I didn't think there would NOT be problems. They sure have come in bunches lately though. The issues I have experienced will pass. At least so far, no issues with the motor or drivetrain, yet.
Just a little addition...my original post was meant to be humorous.

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Alex, Yes it also helps to have a sense of humor, when some things go wrong....
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:39 PM   #33
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Simple one word answer: NO
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:29 PM   #34
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New Motor Home new set of problems
Seems to me that the teething problems of a new machine have got a lost more intensive in the past few years
From my POV the quality has gone downhill a longs ways - This is my third new machine and I hope last one
Took me two full years to get things under control - until a few days ago when the genset died - O well a new fuel pump and all is well - got off cheap $80.00 less then 1/4 a tank of gasoline
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We have owned RV's since the early 70's. Travel trailers to motor homes and I have always said that an RV is a kit sent partially assembles and you spend the time owning it completing the assembly.
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The short answer is no, the problems never go away.
That's the bottom line, short and to the point.
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Recreational Vehicle = A mass array of moving parts, rolling in close formation. All in environments of heat, cold, aridness, moisture, dirt and vibration...sometimes in the extreme - what could possibly go wrong?

Even when broke, it's STILL called a 'Recreational Vehicle'...well, with a sense of humor in the mix - and an emergency sandwich, it CAN be. Bob
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Every time we take the m/h out, a problem occurs which required me to take it back to the dealer.
Yesterday, while getting ready to leave the campground, the left front HWH jack would only partially retract. I did try to relevel then retract but was not successful. I decided to drive it home (1.5 hrs). On the way home, the rear view camera quit working. Today, when I went to fillup with LP, the headlight switch assembly fell out of the dash. After returning home and parking the m/h, I decided to check the switch assembly and found it had previously been glued to the dash. I got up from the driver's seat and accidentally pushed in the parking brake. I suddenly realised the m/h was going forward, so I jumped in the driver's seat and tried to apply the brakes. They finally stopped the m/h. But in that process, the right convex mirror hit some bushes and broke that mirror. Fortunately, no further damage has occurred as I am in the house now. Well, so far my attitude has been "Oh Shux".
Maybe I should trade for a newer model. I think mine has been hit with the 10 year bug!!!
Just venting.......
We have an '85 Winnebago 30' Chieftain. I bought it from the original owners who were not mechanically sensitive so we have spent a lot on replacing stuff. The unit, as a whole, is in really great shape so it was worth it to put money in it. We tow a 20 foot race car trailer with it.

I spent 20 years on submarines and this thing is just like one of them. One system after another craps out or malfunctions. We now have a "mystery" water leak on the fresh water tank. I cannot figure out where and my biggest fear is the tank itself has a leak.

Which leads to a question. If, God forbid, I have to remove the tank how in the world would you get it out? Surely you don't butcher the woodwork!

Does anyone have a suggestion?

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Last Sept we replaced all six tires $3,200.
This year:
Replaced the coolant, DCA and coolant filter.
Replaced the 3 hydraulic filters and 4 gallons of fluid
Replaced the engine oil and filter.
Replaced the generator coolant.
Replaced the generator oil and filter.
Replaced the Dometic cooling unit.
Washed the roof.
Washed the MH sides (had to literally knock the moss off it)
Polished the MH sides.
Polished the Alcoa wheels, then waxed them.
Sanitized the water system.
Tried to get the satellite dish to work, appears to be the incoming cable or the electronics in the dish itself are bad.
Replaced batteries in the fire alarms.
Restocked the refer since everything spoiled when the cooling unit went out.
Got the U-Line ice maker working.
Lubed some of the bay door locks.
Lubed the front IFS suspension and brakes.
Lubed the rear brakes and driveshaft.
Need to clean the radiator and CAC (side radiator so fairly easy to do).
Looks like the slide out awnings are ripping.
Need to pull the front Koni shocks and try a different setting on them. (KONI doesn't make FSD's for our 14,600# axle)

Oh, sorry, what was your problem?
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If, God forbid, I have to remove the tank how in the world would you get it out? Surely you don't butcher the woodwork!

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Well, they build the interior and furnishings around the tanks and such so the answer is: probably YES!
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We have owned RV's since the early 70's. Travel trailers to motor homes and I have always said that an RV is a kit sent partially assembles and you spend the time owning it completing the assembly.
My parents rented a TT in 1956, then special ordered a 1957 KenCraft. Had a toilet, shower, floor furnace and even an instant water heater.
Blew out LOTS of tires over the first year or so till he finally went to truck tires. Problem with that was they were so much larger that they pounded out the wheel wells. One trip my mother and I spent some hours in the TT mopping up the water as my father drove through the flooded arroyos. When we got to Pikes Peak he spent a day caulking everything up. Finally got 14 ply mobile home tires.
Then there were the special screws in the instant water heater. They were metric and were designed to break if the unit froze. Well, in the late 1950's do you know how hard it was to find metric screws, let alone the special ones?
Yep, lots of fun!!!!
I've never been without an RV since 1967 myself so I've spent a LOT of time repairing them!!
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I have been thinking about this thread title for some time and finally have the answer.

Yes: In time the problems WILL go away..

And 3 days later your family and friends will gather.
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