I have a 2004 JayFeather 27P and had a recall notice for issues while using the water heater with the electrical option. It states...
"In certain circumstances, loose electrical connections, and excesive insulation on the supply wiring, can generate excessive heat at the wire connections to the water heater while being used on 110 volts. If uncorrected the potential for heat, smoke and fire exist."
This was dated August 2004. Seems like they would've had it fixed for 2005 model years but you never know. Glad your family is okay. I never took mine in and normally just use it on gas or turn it on in the evening for an hour or two to do dishes. Probably should take it in if a local dealer will still take care of it.
Just replaced my 14 inch Maxxis on my TT today which were a bit overdue since this was our ninth season in the trailer. I had nearly 20,000 miles on the trailer and the tires still looked decent though they had developed some cracks along the sidewalls. The replaced ones were made in China in 2003, the new ones were made in Thailand last November.
I purchased mine at Discount Tire as there are no other dealers in the metro Detroit area. Discount has a $50 rebate for the purchase of 4 tires and a $30 rebate if you use there credit card. Total out the door was $440, with the rebates the cost drops to $360. Not to bad. Not sure if it was cheaper since I took the wheels to them as the website added cost for that.
On my 2004 Jayco with a TPO roof they recommended Murphy's Oil Soap for cleaning and it seems to work well along with a brush. Depending on dirt and size you may have to change water at least once maybe twice. Be careful as it gets pretty slick I usually work my way back to a ladder placed midway along the trailer.
23 years as a firefighter/paramedic western burbs of Detroit and part of the county/regional USAR team since it's inception when the federal money helped combine a bunch of dept's with limited resources.
We have five kids that rarely camp with us any longer (4 grand kids that don't seem that fond of camping), so the wife and I are embarking on some new trips on our own and will be taking care of a lighthouse on a remote section of Lake Superior this summer. Along with some other adventures all ready planned out.
Not sure how long I've been on these forums but always find info for questions I have and hopefully have provided some helpful info to others.
If the legislature doesn't kill my pension, we hope to be traveling a bit and camphosting in the near future.