My husband and I would like to connect with any other 2002 Tiffin Phaeton owners.
We've recently inherited my parents Phaeton. The last time we had an RV was in the mid 90's and that was a Fleetwood Coronado so we definitely have a learning curve.
The Tiffin sat outside unattended for nearly 10 years. The actual time varies as my parents can't actually remember when they last drove it. Mileage was under 19,000
It was packed full from their last trip and we have finally emptied the contents, had new tires put on, all new batteries, serviced the transmission, generator, radiator, and dash AC. New shocks for bay doors, new wiper blades, new skylights arriving today for installation, living room slide out electrical wiring repaired, overhead TV removed, retractable steps repaired and she's had a thorough washing from tip to toe both inside and out.
Still lots to do before she's road worthy. We would like to ask those that have the same model if they could tell us if there is anything we need to be aware of, any general problems specific to that coach. I realize each coach has it's own issues but we're just trying to get a leg up from those much more experienced than ourselves. We've called Tiffin and checked the recall list using the VIN number and no issues there. We have a 2003 manual but need confirmation that there were no major changes between the 2002 and 2003 model.
Dometic fridge is not working and we want to replace with a residential but the dimensions are a bit difficult to meet with the new models. Maximum height is 65 inches due to fuses and breakers located beneath the fridge. Would love to know if anyone has done this and found a refrigerator that meets these requirements. I know the Samsung RF18 (now RF197?) is the most popular but it's too tall for our space.
The fuel tank was left completely full during this time so we have purchased filters and will attempt to run most of the fuel out this weekend staying close to home in case we have a problem.
Lots of other issues staring us in the face so it would be nice to find someone who has been down this road before.
Sorry for the length but huge thanks to all of you who read this post.