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Old 11-14-2014, 08:31 PM   #57
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2013 FleetWood Expedition 38B bought brand new June 2013.

Fuming and angry, you bet. Feel like such a fool for buying a very big lemon. Almost scared to drive it. Poor, pis$ poor quality control at every level. Fleetwood, Freightliner, Cummins, C/Onan, Good Year.

Last winter, we visited a Fleetwood dealer in CA. The salesman was very polite, and toured us through several coaches, new and used. As we climbed up into a beautiful brand new Fleetwood Expedition, the hand rail that is fastened to the front dash came off in my hand. I commented to the salesman that they would have to fix that. The salesman took the hand rail from me, crudely stuffed it back in its place on the dash and commented that they wouldn't bother until someone bought the coach. Then the new owners could put in their request for any repairs they think are necessary.

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Old 11-15-2014, 08:56 AM   #58
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The "last" thing to fail was our NorCold 1200 4 door fridge. I suspect many will have this thread entry so I don't think a picture will help.

Currently replacing with a residential Kenmore unit, which is a $800 solution. Much less than fixing the Notocold. I'll add a picture when we get the residential unit installed.

I could add a couple of others like the converter failure/replacement and entry step motor/actuator replacement, but I won't!!
Here are a couple of pics of our 10.7 cu ft fridge replacement. A great replacement for the Notocold 1200!!
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Old 11-15-2014, 10:10 AM   #59
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here are a couple of pics of our 10.7 cu ft fridge replacement. A great replacement for the notocold 1200!!
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Old 11-15-2014, 10:31 AM   #60
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With a big smile the last thing to break in our rig was the seal on a bottle of Breckenridge Bourbon.
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Old 11-15-2014, 10:46 AM   #61
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Can't say anything really broke lately. Some things hadn't been well maintained by previous owners or just wore out and I managed to fix them before they broke.......happens often!
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I ordered a new set from Tough Top Awnings.
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Do we have to confess whether or not we broke it? Seems like it is one step forward and two steps back. When you fix one thing there is always something you see that is better and you have to have one. New and improved so I have to have it. Had my 2005, 38' less than a year and replaced batteries, replaced half the brake lines due to being rusted out and leaked all fluid out and luckily it happened in the driveway. Fluid was gushing out! Replace O2, LPG and smoke detectors. LPG detector was going off and I couldn't hear the high pitch. MY wife came in and asked what is that noise and I said what noise? Caulked the roof, added satellite TV, converted all lights to LED, ran into patio gutter trying not to hit the fence, had water leak I have still yet to find. I have pulled every cover there is on the RV and still have not found anything. I am a do it yourself kind of guy with back injuries and I have a hard time sending my unit off to be repaired and waiting for some idiot to fix what is wrong. I am retired, drive a 15 year old truck so new things don't impress me, great deals do. Oh yes the water fill had water draining out of it. Found the screen was pushing the button on the check valve and all I did was turn the screen around and all was ok. That was another thing the wonderful people on here helped me to find!
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Diesel Generator would start but not run.

Replaced the fuel filter and check for flow of fuel at the same time.

Pulled the fuel shutdown solenoid wire connector to test for power on wire. There was.

Reconnected wire connector.

Generator started.

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Don't think we broke it but ABS light came on and won't go off so something is amiss. Does not effect regular braking system, but something I need to figure out over the winter.
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Bought our 99 Rexhall Aerbus in April. Just completed one extended trip of 7,000 miles. Other than that have driven it maybe 500 miles. Most expensive repair will be replacing the black tank. It started leaking after we returned from the long trip. That will be $2,000 - $2,500. Other than that had the E-brake rebuilt for $675.00. Geny fuel pump replaced for $300. Jack solenoid rplaced $200. Now shop says steps need to be replaced. They bang after opening and closing for maybe 30 seconds. Steps were like that when we bought it. Service guy said about $750.00 to replace. I said I'll try my pitch fork. Dug it into the ground and pushed hard on the step. Significant improvement. Next I gave it a shot of lube. That also helped.

Unfortunately, I don't have a place to work on the Aerbus or I would have tried to replace the black tank myself. But to be honest, my skill set is a bit weak so for the most part I'm stuck paying $100 to 130 an hour labor. Parts for all the work, maybe $800.00. Labor, probably $3,000. So for all you DIYers buy yourself a drink. You earned it.
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Bought our 99 Rexhall Aerbus in April. Just completed one extended trip of 7,000 miles. Other than that have driven it maybe 500 miles. Most expensive repair will be replacing the black tank. It started leaking after we returned from the long trip. That will be $2,000 - $2,500. Other than that had the E-brake rebuilt for $675.00. Geny fuel pump replaced for $300. Jack solenoid rplaced $200. Now shop says steps need to be replaced. They bang after opening and closing for maybe 30 seconds. Steps were like that when we bought it. Service guy said about $750.00 to replace. I said I'll try my pitch fork. Dug it into the ground and pushed hard on the step. Significant improvement. Next I gave it a shot of lube. That also helped.



Unfortunately, I don't have a place to work on the Aerbus or I would have tried to replace the black tank myself. But to be honest, my skill set is a bit weak so for the most part I'm stuck paying $100 to 130 an hour labor. Parts for all the work, maybe $800.00. Labor, probably $3,000. So for all you DIYers buy yourself a drink. You earned it.

If your going to farm out some repairs, the black tank would be the one I would farm out.
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Nice!! if you like the Breck, try TinCup!!
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Well this last trip:
1) The serpentine belt (2nd time). This time the mechanic knew about the hidden bracket that was causing the problem. RV runs quieter and smoother. Cost = $170 and waiting for another rescue from Good Sam.

2) Lost an AC shroud somewhere, somehow. Figure about $200 to replace. We will probably start with Colaw to see if they can find a suitable vintage replacement.

3) House battery bank isn't holding charge & fails under load. Since it's winter, we opted to wait until spring to replace them. Better than putting new batteries in a deep freeze and sitting all winter. Don't know cost of batteries yet. Not sure this doesn't just fall under maintenance.
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