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Rob_M 10-20-2021 07:16 PM

Gracie did great! Sparky (the golf cart) had issues.

PKI 10-22-2021 07:09 PM

The driver's side mirror worked loose and turned out of alignment. The Allen wrench needed to tighten the set screw was missing from the ones in the tool kit. Was able to tighten up the mirror with a fastener bit that fit with a struggle. Yes, you do need a full tool kit.

Ray,IN 10-22-2021 07:23 PM

Parked our MH in the garage, did some work underneath, removed ramps and moved the MH back to the wheel chocks and shut it down.
An hour later I needed to move the slide room out, pushing the switch did nothing. I checked all the fuses, power was to the motor solenoid.
I sat in the driver chair and pondered this when suddenly I noticed every time I pushed the extend switch the brake warning on the dash would illuminate.



Then It dawned on me_ I had forgot to set the parking brake.:blush:

GrantR 10-22-2021 07:26 PM

I got one back on the last trip. My water gauge has been off since we bought the coach new. I finally pulled the cover off, rearranged the sensors and they now work as designed.

rini2 10-26-2021 02:22 PM

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While camping a Coles Creek State campground on the St. Lawrence Seaway this past summer a sudden wind burst caught my awning and bent the support arm. I made a temporary repair to get home. In trying to get a replacement arm, I found out that my Dometic awning is a special build part for Winnebago and has been obsoleted by Dometic, with no replacement. The arm is 3" longer than a standard Dometic awning to allow the awning to clear the side out under it. My MH is a 2012 Winnebago Sightseer 33C. The 33C was produced through 2018 with this awning. Now myself and owners with MH's like as little as 3 years old have no replacement awning if damage occurs.
What appears to be the Corporate structure of many of the RV manufactures and RV systems suppliers is all about quick profit and to supply no support.
I was able to straighten the arm (not easy) and replace the spring tensioner that also broke. It's not prefect, but I guess it will have to do.

bobmar 10-26-2021 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by bobmar (Post 5943412)
Oh oh……did it again. Another great trip with no flaws (that I’ve noticed!). Are we blessed or cursed?….don’t know!! The coach, driver and copilot are very happy. Last run starting the 18th then Minnesota winter bedtime, it’s been a mild fall. We’ll see how that trip goes.
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We’re back! The coach and all associated systems worked as they should. Sweet! However, the Progressive Industries
EMS-PT50X portable EMS unit decided not to play anymore. So….nothing on the MH broke….technically. PI are supposed to be very good at customer relations so we’ll see how well they handle this one. No one has answered or returned calls yet.
Time to put her to bed.

SeeTheUSA 10-26-2021 06:02 PM

Just completed a two month round trip from TX to OR and WA … about 5,200 miles … the little clip that holds the windshield washer tube and sprayer nozzle onto the driver side wiper broke.

Mike in Austin 10-26-2021 06:25 PM

The plastic handle that holds the screen door to the main door broke in Hattiesburg MS. Went to an RV parts house with the broken part in hand. They “matched” it up and sold me a replacement for $23. Put the thing on and threw the receipt and the box in the kitchen trash and then threw the trash bag in the dumpster…and the bag rolled way to the back of the dumpster…but the door just did not work right. I was not going to go dumpster diving to dig the receipt out. Chalked it up to lessons learned. Fortunately I had the original part on the floor of the truck. Stopped in a Camping World on the next leg of the trip and found the right part for $18. Problem solved.

rcnuts 10-27-2021 04:24 AM

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Originally Posted by rini2 (Post 5964034)
While camping a Coles Creek State campground on the St. Lawrence Seaway this past summer a sudden wind burst caught my awning and bent the support arm. I made a temporary repair to get home. In trying to get a replacement arm, I found out that my Dometic awning is a special build part for Winnebago and has been obsoleted by Dometic, with no replacement. The arm is 3" longer than a standard Dometic awning to allow the awning to clear the side out under it. My MH is a 2012 Winnebago Sightseer 33C. The 33C was produced through 2018 with this awning. Now myself and owners with MH's like as little as 3 years old have no replacement awning if damage occurs.
What appears to be the Corporate structure of many of the RV manufactures and RV systems suppliers is all about quick profit and to supply no support.
I was able to straighten the arm (not easy) and replace the spring tensioner that also broke. It's not prefect, but I guess it will have to do.

When we bought our older coach the same issue was present- a bent extension arm. A replacement wasnt available, or not easily available anyway. I disassembled it, and very carefully bent the arm back strait. Now I must admit I have a 10 ton antique arbor press in my shop, but if you can disassemble your bent part Im certain a local machine / fabrication shop can straiten things out for a reasonable cost.

99-Am.Star 10-27-2021 07:53 AM

Generator won't start on the last trip, so in the shop it will go I guess. Normally I would try to fix it myself , but age is catching up on me. so off to those better equiped to do the work

rcnuts 10-28-2021 04:34 AM

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Originally Posted by 99-Am.Star (Post 5964857)
Generator won't start on the last trip, so in the shop it will go I guess. Normally I would try to fix it myself , but age is catching up on me. so off to those better equiped to do the work

Yep we've had that issue also. Heres a thought. Call your most local RV dealer and check if there's someone in your area that performs mobile service. We have a guy in our general area. He drives right to your camper and performs repairs. Most items I can fix myself but there's a fine line between time and $$$$$. Sometimes Im just super busy and it makes more sense to pay for a repair.

n2zon 10-28-2021 06:06 PM

The magnetic switch for the Kwikee step failed, a first! I'd never seen on fail before. A tap with a toe was all it took to get it to retract or extend at need, but the new switch is a generic one from Amazon, and it works great. (I bought a pack of two, so now I have a spare I will probably never need!)

ArtJoyce 11-01-2021 08:14 AM

Heater core started to leak the last few day of our trip 4 week trip. Got back a week ago ordered core and installed a new core.

Also, I ordered new rear shocks. Will install this Friday. Putting the camper to bed until mid late January.

speedway 11-01-2021 05:05 PM

3 Months, 5500 miles, toilet seal leaking after new flooring install, replaced by Mobil RV tech (I don’t enjoy plumbing work). Month later Kwikee steps stuck out, found a control module for my older series 32 steps, steps working again. Two weeks later, stuck out again, almost home so pulled the pin, pushed them in and deployed bunge cords. Ordered new gear box and electric motor only to be told my gear box and motor are out of production. Must order a series 32 ‘step kit’ to upgrade, waiting for it as it’s on back order so, still step less. Previously purchased control module is obsolete as well.

Now have a slightly used obsolete control module as a souvenir!


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