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Old 06-02-2017, 12:00 AM   #1121
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it has been a while but you can look back to see some of the problems others have had, only one I can think of now is the slides outs run on cables and the cables tend to eat through the grommets and in to the metal of the slides, keep an eye on them
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Old 06-02-2017, 06:50 PM   #1122
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Thanks all for your replies. I have read through all 80+ pages of great information. We have it back at the dealers now after the shakedown trip for some warranty work. Thanks to you folks I was on the lookout for certain recurring issues. Biggest issue so far is the furnace won't run and the black tank is clogged (Thinking a dry tank as the gate valve was leaking). Will keep you posted.
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Old 06-02-2017, 11:21 PM   #1123
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Thanks all for your replies. I have read through all 80+ pages of great information. We have it back at the dealers now after the shakedown trip for some warranty work. Thanks to you folks I was on the lookout for certain recurring issues. Biggest issue so far is the furnace won't run and the black tank is clogged (Thinking a dry tank as the gate valve was leaking). Will keep you posted.
We'ver always used a toilet wand to clean the black tank. The wash valve installed on our trailer never worked well.
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Old 06-03-2017, 03:44 AM   #1124
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Also keep an eye on top of roof in front where rubber roof meets the front cap. This is an area prone to leaks on most TT when screws holding the 8 ft. long metal transition piece work themselves loose. Some of mine(2014 HC) already came loose.
On another note, if you are annoyed by the TV not pivoting, I recently installed a new tv mounting bracket that allows side viewing & still allows tv to lower & hideaway.
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Old 06-03-2017, 09:39 AM   #1125
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I'm gonna have tho make a check list. Lol. Great info. Keep it coming. Thanks
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Old 06-03-2017, 09:44 AM   #1126
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I am putting in a yearly reminder to have it leak tested. My dealer will test and seal for about $250. Sounds like cheap insurance.
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Also keep an eye on top of roof in front where rubber roof meets the front cap. This is an area prone to leaks on most TT when screws holding the 8 ft. long metal transition piece work themselves loose. Some of mine(2014 HC) already came loose.
On another note, if you are annoyed by the TV not pivoting, I recently installed a new tv mounting bracket that allows side viewing & still allows tv to lower & hideaway.
I'll have to check when I get it back. Do you have a link to the bracket?
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We'ver always used a toilet wand to clean the black tank. The wash valve installed on our trailer never worked well.
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I'll have to check that out. Thanks again.
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Old 06-04-2017, 12:49 AM   #1129
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I'll have to check that out. Thanks again.
Hello iv nurse,

We've had ours since 2011 and love the trailer. Last year we had a small leak develop where the rubber roof meets up with the cap and where the dicor ended. That seam is all dicor covered now. At the same time we also had a staple back out of the roof into the rubber cover. The rubber roof manufacture and the dealer advised against pounding the staple back in and simply covering the area with dicor, which was done and seems to be working fine.

Two things you might want to add to your check list would be to always check your back cabinet doors before fully opening your slides (I learned the hard way). If you have 6 volt batteries keep an eye on corrosion that can develop in the metal frame work that the battery boxes set on (in my case caused by overfilling the batteries). One last item I also keep a can of dry lube (liquid wrench brand) on hand for the slide seals.
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I'm hoping we didn't learn about the cabinet doors too late. I always tied the dishes cupboards but didn't think of the lower ones in the slide. As we were opening the slide to show the dealer a problem, I heard a terrible screeching. We'll see when they get back to me. Fingers crossed.
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Here is the tv mounting bracket link I purchased. Had to drill 2 holes in bracket to make it fit. Otherwise pretty simple for diy. Can provide more details if curious.

https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=8679
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What are your opinions of having slide out awnings put on? Yea or Nay?
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Old 06-12-2017, 02:09 PM   #1133
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Slide topper

We have 3 slide toppers on our unit and there are positives and negative
Pros. If you are in direct hot sun it is cooler in the trailer, if you park under trees it will keep most of the branches and leaves from getting caught when you close your slides. I think they make the trailer more attractive.
Cons. If you are in windy or high wind areas they are noisy and we actually got caught in a storm where our slide toppers where stretched right out and about 2 and 1/2 ft above the slide and when the wind backs off it snaps back to normal.
Not sure if we would purchase again.
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We have 3 slide toppers on our unit and there are positives and negative
Pros. If you are in direct hot sun it is cooler in the trailer, if you park under trees it will keep most of the branches and leaves from getting caught when you close your slides. I think they make the trailer more attractive.
Cons. If you are in windy or high wind areas they are noisy and we actually got caught in a storm where our slide toppers where stretched right out and about 2 and 1/2 ft above the slide and when the wind backs off it snaps back to normal.
Not sure if we would purchase again.
I can vouch for the PRO comments...haven't experienced the wind issues. Only negative I have noticed is our type of slide covers have arms that tend to wear through our camper cover (as do the gutters in the 4 camper corners).
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