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Old 11-01-2014, 02:41 PM   #29
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Residential fridgde cooling fan

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Oh man, I'm in on this one... our residential fridge just died...A compressor remove and replace later we are back in business. A local appliance repair shop did the job for $700. It may sound expensive, but for what it would take to get the fridge out and a new one back in the rig I gladly paid it!

We put a fan in the pantry to help cool it and hopefully keep it from happening again!

Our last 2013 Tiffin (approx 34K miles) had us down for:
Bad hydraulic pump ground which fried the neautrals on the pump (missing ground wire from the factory) Warranty
Bad Kwikee step motor - Warranty
Bad Schwintek motor on our kitchen slide - Warranty
Bad refridgerator (we must not be living right...) - Warranty
Bad crank position sensor wiring harness (towed 50 miles to get this fixed) - Warranty
Leaking water heater installation seal (RTV fix) - Self
Bad furnace overtemp switch - Self
Squealing furnace motor (replaced motor) - Self
Burned up auto transfer switch (you would think we'd learn) - Self
Bad slide out Hydraulic pump cylinder - warranty

Winnebago Access- 12K miles
We had cold spots inside the coach in cold weather and venting issues after a hot shower...but never had anything break. We only had this one about 3 or 4 months but she had a good run for us.

Our Vacationer (approx 65K miles) had us down for:
Bad hydraulic pump (replaced twice under warranty)
Bad engine water pump (shelled out the power steering pump and radiator. Towed 300 miles) - Warranty
Never ending dash air not working problems - just never worked...
Burned up auto transfer switch - Self
Wet bay heater never worked - just never worked...
This is / was a great platform... I can't believe the gas rear pusher never took off.

Coachman Santara (approx 30K miles? I really can't remember)
Slide out, out of adjustment. Center'd slide out.
Leaking front light due to contact with a live turkey crossing the road...I got drenched after a heavy rain that night after said impact with Turkey...RTV fixed it right up.
Here are a couple of pics of the cooling fan I will be using on our residential fridge install. It is mounted on the removable side/lower vent cover and is rigged with a 86 deg F thermostat to turn it off/on. I intend to do more insulating on this fan mount.
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Old 11-01-2014, 02:49 PM   #30
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The cabinets holding the sink/stove came loose from the wall - when they built it they missed putting the screws through the studs in the wall. Fortunately, Fleetwood stood up and paid for the repairs, despite it being out of warranty, Good company.

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Old 11-01-2014, 03:03 PM   #31
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Forgot this one, starter on the generator.
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Old 11-01-2014, 03:21 PM   #32
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My electric step last week. Ordered a new one from PPL.
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Old 11-02-2014, 08:44 AM   #33
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Not that it has broken yet but seems to be on its way.. the day/night window shade is very loose and not staying up like the others.

Now to research how to tighten it up.
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Old 11-02-2014, 09:19 AM   #34
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Misaligned sensor on door for steps.

Cost to realign: $0.00

Cost to replace steps and repair damage after they did not retract and struck a concrete block: $1404.71

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Old 11-02-2014, 10:26 AM   #35
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Grey tank fell off.
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:00 AM   #36
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What was the last thing to break on your RV?

External propane outlet stopped up-warranty
Refer has an E1 mssg that won't go away or work when I take it to shop?????
Power gear super Slide needed adjustment after using 2-3 times. Local shops don't have "teaching pendant" control box, so had to drive 4 hrs to dealer with tool. (Ugh!)
Had to replace hoses on back of refer....(follow winterizing instructions precisely, .don't add a step or get distracted)
Just added a blue OX TrueCenter steering stabilizer. AWESOME upgrade! Drives like the new newmar comfort drive!
Added an onboard surge protector to protect electrical system.
Replaced relay switch on right side docking lights-warranty
Replaced right side marker light bulb.
Just filled fuel tank, added power service (100 gal treatment) two days ago. Fired it up this morning to park for the winter and "water in fuel" warning light came on for a few minutes while idling. Then went out (????)

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Old 11-02-2014, 11:39 AM   #37
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Engine Water pump!
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:27 PM   #38
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Carefree electric awning. Motor runs, awning does not move.
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Old 11-03-2014, 07:16 AM   #39
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Fresh water pump. During winterizing It was so loud anyhow so I wanted to replace it anyway but not just now.
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:00 PM   #41
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The ignition control module. Went to start the engine. It wouldn't start. After 2 hours I finally gave up. A friend said it's probably the ignition module. Went to autozone, bought the new part, put it in, and now the motorhome runs like new.
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Grey tank fell off.
Seriously? The gray tank actually fell off? That has got to be embarrassing :()

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