Originally Posted by BKBOATER
Thanks to everyone this has been a very informational thread!! We just completed our first year with our 2012 Cougar High Country 321 RES and it was awsome. The trailer is everything that this forum has discussed. The trailer handles very well behind my 2008 Chevy Silveraldo dulley and the layout and overall appearance has gotten us many complements from fellow RVers. Its sad to see the season come to an end but the change of seasons really makes you appreciate it when the RV season comes back around. This winter I plan on working on the sagging mattress problem and try and firm up the shower floor.
A couple questions for the group: What is your opinion on the extended warranity? And through which carrier? (I heard the slide out motors are very costly and will need repaired due to having a plastic drive gear.) And my last question is about winterizatiion of the fresh water system. Has anyone installed the pump converter winterizing kit from camping world? It seems to be very difficult to get to the water pump.
I looked into the warranties and decided to bypass these for the time being as the $$ parts of the trailer - being the appliances come with 2 years.. I may get a warranty from Good Sam in the coming years.. Pocket the payment for your insurance in the meantime and save for that "failure"..
As for winterizing.. Our trailer was blown out last year by a dealer and I did it this year - actually, twice as I was a little nervous.. I did get 1/4 cup or so of water out of the low point on the second go-around. I believe we have PEX tubing which is a major plus. I also left all faucets and the water tank and low point drains open and covered with a zip lock bag.. A few small holes in the bottom of the bags, in the event additional water drains out.. These bags are an attempt to keep dust and dirt out..
I also bought a valve assembly for the water pump or wet winterizing, and you are right, not much room to work in there, never installed it..
The mattress, we received 250.00 credit towards a new mattress under warranty, I also reinforced the frame. When we did, I found the frame to trailer mount had pulled away from the wall.. I place some box aluminum in place of the wood (not attached to the wall) and no more issues as of today.. If you need a link to my post shot me a note..
Enjoy your trailer!!