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RE: New Trailer Quality Control

You've been a member here, for almost 20 years, and you're surprised by this? Not quite to this extent of complete shoddy workmanship. Drunken chimps and orangutans could do better.
Fisherman 07/04/20 04:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Trailer Quality Control

Last item I wanted to check was the shower tap pipe fittings, sure enough the hot and cold were borderline finger tight, I could tighten them another 3/4 of a turn and that was in an awkward position trying to get my fingers behind them.
Fisherman 07/04/20 10:56am General RVing Issues
RE: New Trailer Quality Control

This is an early 2019 build, way before any of the excuses that could be used. And worse than all, our campground isn't open yet and probably won't. Located on a Military base and they don't want to take any chances of someone bringing in the cooties.
Fisherman 07/03/20 08:19pm General RVing Issues
New Trailer Quality Control

I bought a new 2019 Coleman 17 RD this spring and finally got it about a month ago. Unfortunately the dealer couldn't give me the orientation tour due to social distancing, etc, I understand that. The one picture I should have taken, didn't cross my mind at the time, the front driver side window had about 4 inches of butyl tape missing between the window frame and aluminum siding, water could just pour in there. Thats when I found about half of the screws holding the 2 pieces of window frame together were completely stripped out. I have enough smarts to re align the outer frame on the body, applied the tape and got it sealed properly. I also took the diffusers off the taps, ran the water and what comes out but wood chips, oh joy, now I wonder what's in the water heater and water tank. Last I had my suspicions about the water connections, sure thing, the only 2 that were tight are on the water heater, kitchen hot and cold, bathroom hot and cold, toilet water were barely finger tight. The 3 on the water tank and pump, same thing. Now I have to take off the shower taps to check behind the wall. This trailer was built by Keystone a division of Dutchmen RV. No, I'm not taking it back to the dealer, Layzee Acres RV, an appropriate name for them. Not even the basic clean up was done inside the trailer. So when you go to buy new, take your time, I couldn't because of the Covid disaster. Can't blame the build condition of this trailer on the situation, it was made well before that. My belief in American prowess in quality has gone right down the toilet. https://i.imgur.com/GTKQygjs.jpg Missing caulk on top of the water tank inlet https://i.imgur.com/YDFnBTgs.jpg 7 of the 15 screws holding the window frame were stripped on inside. I had to drill new holes and replace screws. https://i.imgur.com/1kgIG2Rs.jpg Caulk missing in the corner of the shower stall https://i.imgur.com/btAV2Z5s.jpg Bare staples in the shower stall https://i.imgur.com/wWbO3hAs.jpg No caulk whatsoever at the base of the shower stall https://i.imgur.com/QBXDZzKs.jpg Hard to see but saw dust and pieces of wood stuck between the shower stall walls and floor pan https://i.imgur.com/X6LoBr8s.jpg Plywood sheet cut too short that goes under the cushion of the dinette, your butt will fall into the storage space. https://i.imgur.com/xLUwJyss.jpg didn't count them all but at least 50-75 of these little metal shards laying all over under the mattress and seat cushions, on the floor, etc. https://i.imgur.com/MOglsLAs.jpg width=650 Maybe one of the mods can make the pictures bigger to really see the lousy workmanship. MOD'S EDIT: I can't do much with your pictures because they're so small. If I blow them up, they just get blurry like this last one.
Fisherman 07/03/20 05:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: shower head

I have a 2019 Wildwood travel trailer and the shower head is junk. I am going to order a new one (it's connected with a hose into faucet)- Are these all universal size? Also - any advice on keeping squirrels from eating my propane hose? Although cost prohibitive they do make this and if you google metal hose loom you might find something more palatable for the wallet. https://www.cabletiesandmore.ca/flexo-stainless-steel-sleeving
Fisherman 06/29/20 12:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Why 30 amp and not 50 amp

FWIW, our first 1969 Class C RV had both 12V lights and propane lights in it. It also had a vented, pilot-light-lit propane furnace with no circulation fan - but it worked well to heat the interior without draining the battery while it did it. And ... it's absorption refrigerator worked fine. Boy ... for the good old days of RV designs. I wish we could still get those old convection furnaces, no noise, no battery use.
Fisherman 06/29/20 12:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Help finding this DC Outlet

Well I tried using google images search and came up with nothing.
Fisherman 06/26/20 06:22pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Power awning partially extended

No problem 2 feet out unless there's a wicked wind. I do it to keep the rain off the entrance steps. I would use that cleaning formula in a pump weed sprayer, let it sit a bit, push a lightweight mop around on the top and bottom and then rinse off.
Fisherman 06/25/20 05:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Do useless gifts bug you like they bug me?

I tell my kids no gifts unless I'm hinting towards a specific product. They always keep the receipts just in case.
Fisherman 06/21/20 07:02pm Around the Campfire
RE: Replacing stovetop

That looks pretty good, nice work.
Fisherman 06/20/20 03:40pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Why 30 amp and not 50 amp

I think some people should put their house on a flatbed and then go camping. Most likely they would still cry because there's no 100 or 200 amp service.
Fisherman 06/20/20 03:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Garbage disposal?

I think the whole problem is laziness, wipe the plates and cups down with a couple of paper towels and then go do the dishes.
Fisherman 06/20/20 03:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Replacing stovetop

Well anyone ever run across this fuel? Cut and copied from their info, Gas Type: Natural gas/Unnatural gas
Fisherman 06/18/20 11:28am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Garbage disposal?

I just put the pots and plates out and let the dog lick them clean.
Fisherman 06/15/20 03:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Deer jumps between truck and trailer

I've been to quite a number of those deer encounters and without a doubt, that one may have jumped and run a bit fired up by an adrenaline surge. I would guess it may have made it to a woodline somewhere close to expire.
Fisherman 06/14/20 09:56am Towing
RE: removing silicone from Fiberglass

Hers one of the silicone caulk releasers. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Motsenbockers-16-oz-Spray-Foam-and-Silicone-Caulk-Remover-411-16/202103458 I've used it, works well, the longer you leave it one, the better it works. 3M also makes a similar product.
Fisherman 06/13/20 06:27pm Truck Campers
RE: 12v usb in wall charging socket installation?

Yes, pos to the empty fuse, neg most likely behind the circuit board.
Fisherman 06/12/20 06:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer legs

Go and get 4 good jack stands or 6 if your trailer is longer than 20 feet. Make sure you have some sort of pad under the jacks so they don't sink. lower the front, install rear stands, then raise the front just past level and install the front ones. If you need middle ones, get the type that have the screw option to get them to the right height. Now you are about as level and super sturdy. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Camco-Olympian-Aluminum-Jack-Stand-4-per-Box-44560/205518964
Fisherman 06/10/20 02:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Front tires on the truck

https://www.utires.com/articles/cupped-tires-reasons-repair-prevention-faq/
Fisherman 06/08/20 06:50pm Tech Issues
RE: replace RV entrance door hinges?

I fixed my door sag by putting several split copper washers between the two hinges then squeezing them closed to keep them in place. this effectively lifted the door by the thickness of the washers. It was a lot easier than drilling out the rivets and installing new ones. Yup, auto body guys used to have a similar trick, had a saggy car door, just put a jack under the door while it's open and crank it up to the point where things line up again. Quality control eh. I call it lazy, do the job right.
Fisherman 06/08/20 12:56pm Tech Issues
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