The more stuff you have the more problems you will have. An RV has a lot of stuff so be ready to repair what may break. Unlike your home that never moves, the RV gets bounced around leading to some of the wear and breakage. My daughter has a TT in a campground and never moves it. She has had almost no problems in the past 20 years.
Other than the nuts & bolts that come loose from the crappy hi ways, mine works just fine.
Seems like all anyone has is problems, some small, some major. Just wondering if I got the only one that is just fine !!
No, I am not having problems (at the moment, this is always subject to change with a unit on wheels that contains many parts). But if you are using this forum as a gauge on how many people have issues, that is not a very good measurement. People come here as a resource, there are many out there not having problems that are not creating threads.
You are not going to ever find an RV free of any problems. You might not have any now, but something is always going to break or need fixing. That is par for the course...if you thought otherwise, hopefully your awakening won't be too harsh on you. lol
Its like a house or car. Something eventually goes wrong or breaks or becomes worn. You just live with it, fix it or have someone else fix it. I like to see those who modify the issue. And it seems like the bigger or more bells and whisles you have the more it costs to fix it. Just go with the flow. Camping is suppose to be relaxing. HA HA!
03 Ford F150 XLT
Good-bye old friend --- 01 Coleman Sante Fe Pop-up
Hello new friend --- 09 KZ Coyote 23CR Hybrid
Me ,The Wife,The Boy,Girl 1 ,Girl 2
We are Blessed.
And while no one enjoys something breaking when they need it, I think for the most part the majority of us RV enthusiasts love working on our own rig so the little things that go 'kerplunk' we see as a challenge to try to fix ourselves. For example, I had to repair some flooring by the front entrance due to a leak when I had to take my lock out and get it replaced. While that SUCKED royally, I didn't mind the research and actual work of getting it done myself. It's kind of rewarding in a strange sorta way. lol I just don't enjoy that on the big stuff when I get to my destination and it goes bad. lol
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I think we finally had our first "problem" in our 2004 Forest River 21' Surveyor. The spring rod that holds open one of the overhead cabinet doors broke -- got a slightly longer screw to put in, and it was fixed.
I have "improved" things like adding an extra support leg to the dinette table and adding shelves. More than a few aspects of the TT are rather inexpensively built for my taste, but they all work.
I am getting worried about age issues now, as we are in our 9th season using the trailer, but basically everything is still working like new!
Oh yea, speaking of age issues, I forgot about our "big leak" this spring! Water worked its way up, around, and into the front window of the trailer. Again, more of an age issue than actual problem with the trailer.
2008 F-250 CrewCab 5.4L,
2004 21' Forest River Surveyor