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RE: Aluminum vs Fiberglass

One of the biggest differences I noticed was that the siding is a less rigid unit. For example, when lowering my stabilizer jacks, I have to be very cautious as to how tight I make them. I hear all types of noises and cracking as the unit easily twists and you can place your unit / doors out of square quickly. I never had this issue with my previous fiberglass TT.
modern family 08/29/17 07:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Prime Time Avenger front leak warning

Ralph Cramden... you hit the nail on the head. I am in the residential home building business and we use dymonic sealants (trench) to seal older window frames (aluminum frames). It was easiest to describe it as silicone. Anyway, I don't plan on keeping this TT more than a year or two, we made a poor choice on our 3rd TT and we just have to live with it until then. It is well covered from a large RV pole barn that I built (18w x 40L), I am not worried about the sealant failing. If it seams to need some maintenance, that is easy enough to do. I use this dymonic on everything around my property, I am confident in its performance. Thanks all for your thoughts.
modern family 08/20/17 07:53pm Travel Trailers
Prime Time Avenger front leak warning

This is an informative warning to anyone who has this specific brand and line TT. We purchased ours new 6 months ago and during our first trip driving in the rain I noticed water in the front storage and the master bed / mattress was soaked. As I knew this would be a big issue and did not trust any dealer to try and fix under warranty, I decided to remove the entire front wall interior of the master bedroom myself. I don't have time or patience to complain to the manufacturer, going back and forth in emails, calls, etc. I am just not that type of guy. Maybe 20 years from now I might, but as I have the know how to fix myself, I wanted to know what the problem is. Everything was soaked. Insulation, framing, etc. So, after having a friend spray down the front with a hose ( using the fan pattern to mimic the spray you would get from driving) all 3 seams from the corrugated sided instantly leaked, and leaked bad. From the outside I installed a foam backer rod through the seem and stuffed it in with a plastic scraper. I then installed a second backer rod just because. Finally, I chose to seal with a high quality 100% silicon caulking. Then I proceeded in sealing the entire end channel from top to bottom. Once the caulking set, I tested again for a long time and even used the stream function on my hose spayed, nothing leaked. So, if you have this specific TT, I would ensure yours is water tight, or at least pay attention when you drive in rain, if you smell mold as time goes on, this is your problem. I believe mine was built missing some type of gasket in the seams as these TTs with a corrugated fronts have been around for years. Next TT will have a fiberglass cap for sure.
modern family 08/19/17 07:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: 30-32' TT - Are they too long, difficult to park, etc?

As a few have said, you just have to take your time and make sure you tell the campground your total length (not the box length). Our 38' TT (total length) is not easy to get into narrow sites with narrow roads, even though they say it is a 40' site, it is still challenging. I have a 350, crew cab, 8' bed which makes it a touch more challenging than yours. I have had to ask a few people to move their cars as I just could not make it out or in. Our previous TT was 32' total length and it was much easier to get in and out and we never had a problem getting a site. I will now always pay extra for a pull through if possible.
modern family 08/13/17 06:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Leak in outdoor kitchen

Just my experience and opinion. Do not trust the dealer that it is fixed when you get it back. Re-test it and ensure they didn't break anything else or create a new issue while completing your repair. Take lots of pics.
modern family 08/04/17 11:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Corrugated metal siding leaks

Thanks for the website. I will give them a call.
modern family 08/01/17 06:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Corrugated metal siding leaks

They are leaking on the horizontal joints, although it seams they couldn't leak due to the design, but they do. It almost seems like they forgot a gasket when installing them. The leaks are not in the corners where I actual expected them. I watched the water come in while my son was spraying the front.
modern family 07/31/17 07:43pm Travel Trailers
Corrugated metal siding leaks

We recently purchased a new, 2017, corrugated siding trailer about 7 months ago ( two previous trailers were fiberglass, so this is new to me) On our 2nd time out it rained when driving and I noticed some water in the front storage compartment. I did not have time to research it too much at the time, so I let it go. We then went on a 3rd trip and it rained again and this time the entire mattress and wall was wet. So, since I have the know-how and I do not care to bring this to any dealer as my opinion of their work is not favorable, I started to remove the front wall from the inside. Removing the upper storage cabinets (over the bed) then removing the cardboard wall material getting to the studs. There was mold and tons of water and the insulation was soaked. So, I removed everything and now I am looking at the studs and the cheap corrugated metal. Next, I sprayed water on the front. Using the fan spray choice ( not a direct stream of water) and the joints in the siding leaked in 5 seconds! No joke. We all know how much water is sprayed up on your trailer when it rains, and this thing leaked in 5 seconds. Anyone had this experience? I have an idea of how to seal it, but wondering if anyone out there has an opinion.
modern family 07/31/17 06:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need ideas thoughts on bunkhouse for family of 4

Prices start to climb quickly, especially when you want fiberglass. Whatever you do, stick to your guns and get fiberglass. We had 2 fiberglass units and our new TT is the corrugated siding. Big mistake on my part. It is just a cheaper and poor quality unit all around. You get what you pay for. The stability alone is terrible. We bought it on the fact that we wanted bigger and didn't want to pay the extra 10 or 15k for the fiberglass equivalent. Our keystone Laredo was a great TT and we had zero problems. The outback and Laredo are just about identical, not really sure if there is a difference. I would put my vote in for a keystone product with a bunkhouse slide for sure.
modern family 07/25/17 10:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Light switch

Hello starcraft69. Did you complete this mod yet? I want tot do the same thing and was wondering how it came out and any advice you may have.
modern family 07/14/17 12:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Portland Maine to NYC (LIberty harbor RV)

I looked through it all last night. Looks like it is simple enough. I will take the advice and thank you both.
modern family 06/20/17 09:57am Roads and Routes
RE: Portland Maine to NYC (LIberty harbor RV)

Thank you for the input. We will be traveling on July 3rd (Monday)and will be in the area around 1-2 pm. This is a set schedule with no choice of days or time to travel. I will look at that route. Thanks Btw.. we will be traveling straight through.
modern family 06/19/17 06:42pm Roads and Routes
Portland Maine to NYC (LIberty harbor RV)

Hello All, We have driven into this RV park a few years ago, but it was from the west. Now, coming from the north, I am trying to find the best route. I know I can not take any tunnels, but it looks like the George Washington Bridge may be the best route over to the Jersey side? Your thoughts and opinions are appreciated.
modern family 06/19/17 07:29am Roads and Routes
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