Going to look at a 2007 HR Presidential Suite (model 37SKQ).
Any Presidential owners out there with issues that I should watch for?
Pictures look good (don't they always?), and price seems reasonable (mid 20s).
Shot in the dark here, but what about taking the coach back to MFR and have them redo it there? That is if they would. Shouldn't be that hard for them to do seeing they should have the build specs on it, make slides for their coaches then install them. If not, not to sound rude, but shame on them.
Like you say, "shame on them". They want nothing to do with me.
I recently had a tire blow, and lost (among other things) a chunk of the fiberglass on the exterior wall of a slideout.
The construction of the slide wall is a vacuum pressed sandwich of a fiberglass outer skin, about 2" of styrofoam insulation, and an interior wood panel skin. There's also an aluminum tubing framework.
This sandwich is glued together, then pressed under vacuum to form the wall of the slide.
An RV repair shop which I trust says that this type of construction is naturally very strong, but almost impossible to repair to "original" appearance, and that the repair is often not "durable" for very long.
So he went to my manufacturer (Gulf Stream) to buy a new wall. Gulf Stream will not build a new wall, and the shop (who I believe to be honest) insists that there are no accepted repair procedures which he would be able to restore the fiberglass skin. (A section about 2' x 4' is torn away).
This isn't a matter of cost..... I have insurance.
Does anyone have experience with having such a repair done, and what method was used? Did it match the original finish and appearance, such that the repair was invisible? Was the repair lasting, with no cracking or delamination?
I would rather take the hit of the rig being "totaled out" by the insurance company, than risk a "make do" repair job which didn't restore the rig to normal appearance.
For some reason, I can't post an image, but there is a photo at http://s1338.photobucket.com/user/OldSlowHans/media/Damage%20small_zpsrzflf4dz.jpg.html
(Moderator edit)Here is your photo. :)
Had a blowout on my 5th wheel.
The whipping "alligator" destroyed lower skirt on slide, and tore away a 2' x 5' section of the exterior fiberglass on the slide outer wall.
Has anyone experience with a "body repair" shop that does this kind of work. Twin cities, St Cloud, Monticello, other nearby areas. (I live in west suburbs)
Ended up buying the Honeywell WiFi one. Repurposed the G-wire as a C-wire, as I never independently deal with the fan anyhow.
Works for what I need, although some of the other features of Ecobee, etc., might be nice.
Thanks for all the comments.
For you snowbirds who have "remote controlled thermostats", what do you use? What are the things you like, AND the things that you don't like about your model?
I'm thinking about leaving my DSL/Internet link in place this winter, and installing a thermostat with remote control.
I "must have" the following minimum features:
-- alert if the house temperature drops below a predetermined temperature (45-degrees?)
-- ability to check current temp from my smart phone or tablet.
-- ability to adjust temperature from my smart phone or tablet.
-- no monthly fees (other than having to keep my DSL active)
Other nice to have, but not deal breaker features:
-- alert if the house temperature rises above a predetermined temperature (80 degrees?)
-- display outdoor temperature
-- ability to tie in other sensors/cameras/whatever
Right now I'm leaning toward a couple of Honeywell "WiFi Smart thermostat" models which cover all of my "must have" features. Cost around $200.