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Old 12-02-2020, 02:14 PM   #1
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Hello from White City, FL (Near Fort Pierce)

New member, owner of 2018 Winnebago Minnie 2201DS. Hoping to find helpful information to make repairs. So far, the water heater controller board has had to be replaced, water leaks from several PEX clamps, leaks around windows, leaks from plumbing connections, propane leaks at tanks and valves, and bed base falling apart. Just over 2 years old. Would like to hear from other owners as to their experiences.
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Welcome to the board. I have to ask a few questions, you stated you have leaky pex plumbing. Is this when hooked up to potable water and/or when running the potable water pump? If only when hooked up to potable, then I have to ask do you have a potable water pressure regulator on the inlet water line? If not then you need one due to incoming water pressure being too high. As far as the other problems, re-caulk the windows, grab 2 wrenches and tighten up the leaking joints at the propane tank. Is the mattress the original that came with it or an oversized replacement?
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Old 12-04-2020, 11:04 AM   #6
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SuperGewl, Thank you for the response. Leaking this time when using potable water pump. I do use a water pressure regulator on the water inlet line. I already re-caulked one window and am preparing to re-caulk around the outdoor shower housing. The propane tank had hoses and valves replaced by dealer. I don't allow them to work on camper anymore. They returned it with water and propane leaks after I showed them pictures of where the leaks were located. Mattress is original, but it hung over the plywood base. The base was not built correctly to hold together or to support the mattress or the plywood the mattress sat on. I rebuilt the base and cut new plywood for the mattress. I am going to replace 2 tees under the outdoor kitchen with Sharkbite tees. If they work out I expect to replace other leaks when they occur with Sharkbite. I read how shoddy the industry construction techniques are, but didn't expect it this bad. Had another camper 20 years ago. It wasn't like this. I suspect that they made them better in the "old" days.
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Old 12-04-2020, 11:57 AM   #7
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I read how shoddy the industry construction techniques are, but didn't expect it this bad. Had another camper 20 years ago. It wasn't like this. I suspect that they made them better in the "old" days.
Not that it's at all credible beyond hearsay, but I did hear from a couple different sales people that the Class C Winnies had been a bit hit or miss on build quality for the past few years; that they 'used to be great' but that they'd 'recently been pretty bad'. Of course, gotta take that with a huge grain of salt since we were in the market for a Class A, and they likely just wanted to keep steering us in that direction, but your description of your issues sounds like just that.
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