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Old 05-16-2011, 03:14 PM   #1
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Do The Problems Ever End????

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.......
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:54 PM   #2
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IN the nine years we have had our coach there have been times when things seemed to gang up----but then it passes. Then every once in a while I do something adding to the fray having nothing to do with our motor home----tearing the passenger side mirrior off the coach two days before we wanted to depart. I was fortunate---it rained solid, poured down while I was making the repair having paid a handsome price to have the mirror overnighted---lucky me.

On our return from our winter four month away I made a list of everything I thought I wanted or needed to do------32 items. I do this every year. Nothing serious and much of it wanting to avoid problems--Right now we seem to have everything working properly but I will be tending to the list over the summer.

Not sure this helps much but maybe it will make you feel better. Oh yes----I should add we think we have a great coach---love it. Nothing serious wrong just, well relentless about giving her what she needs.

My best to you in your deliberations---we are sticking to ours---gonna wear it out.
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:48 PM   #3
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I think owning a MH there will always be something although it maybe little just like being a homeowner always something. I guess when there is nothing to repair I'll be dead.
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When this happens to us, we just stay home awhile and then go off for a few days and stay in a motel. The last time it happened, we went to Maggie Valley NC. Stayed in a nice motel. The next mourning we got up and were getting ready to leave. Upon straightening up the bed, we found a large bundle of hair under the pillow. There is no way those sheets were changed. Also neither of us was grey haired.
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:04 PM   #5
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Now that sounds like a good sales pitch to buy a MH.
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:06 PM   #6
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Eeeewwww! That must have been quite a night. Not yours, the one before you.
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Eeeewwww! That must have been quite a night. Not yours, the one before you.
All kidding aside, It was stomach turning because it was a large chunk of grey hair and it was dull looking, Like it came from a sick person.
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That is a free night and a letter to headquaters. When we traveled by car years ago we always paid extra for the room you could have a dog. After finding poop under the bed and our got fleas we bought our first MH. Campgrounds are quiter and more fun, can't have a fire in the room.
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When this happens to us, we just stay home awhile and then go off for a few days and stay in a motel. The last time it happened, we went to Maggie Valley NC. Stayed in a nice motel. The next mourning we got up and were getting ready to leave. Upon straightening up the bed, we found a large bundle of hair under the pillow. There is no way those sheets were changed. Also neither of us was grey haired.
I'll spare you the stories. After traveling nearly every week for 25 years staying upscale motels, I have experience many of the same things. That's why we have our MH. We love traveling. But DW can't talk me into a staying in a motel. Four years retired now and still have no plans to stay in one.

So, repairs on the MH are not as bad as it could be when compared to what folks like ga traveler experienced.

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The short answer is no, the problems never go away. The name changes to "maintenance" but they may still be unplanned work tasks.
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:59 PM   #12
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Wingtrike,

How long have you owned the coach?
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