I tell you what, I have to agree with Old-Biscuit bow roof/ceiling it's damage plain and simple. And as he suggested and others here walk away from it if you gave a deposit see if seller is willing to returned it to you and look for another unit. An honest person would understand your concerns I know I would, good luck.;)
Congrats on your new T.T. and welcome to the forum. I am sure you will learn a lot from the folks here, I'm still learning every day. Read your manual and always keep it with you when traveling. Happy camping!!:)
I have to agree with Grandpakip my box is 23 but when I make reservations to CG or SP I say it's a 25ft. From bumper to hitch, because that's the actual space that is going to take in the site where the T.T. will be set up.
My husband and I have been shopping for our first travel trailer for the last few months. The choices are a bit overwhelming, but we think we have finally at least decided on the floor plan that we want. I'm having a hard time finding a lot of reviews about the specific models that we are looking at, however, so I thought I would post and see if I could get some opinions.
Three of the models we are comparing right now are the 2017 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 212QBW, 2017 Heartland Pioneer RD210, and the 2017 Coleman CTS202RD. The features are pretty similar from what we can tell, and the price is comparable as well. The Jayco does have a 2-year warranty, however, and the dealer selling it offers a lifetime warranty.
As a side note, the Coleman & Heartland are both at Camping World. We like the idea of dealing with them and having access to multiple locations, but that lifetime warranty that the local dealer offers with the Jayco is really tempting.
This is a big investment, and we want to get a good product, but we also realize that there are issues with all brands and want to make sure we have a good warranty to fall back on. Can anyone offer any feedback on any of these models or the brands in general? Any comments regarding the "lifetime" warranties some dealers include vs purchasing an extended warranty are welcome as well.
Thank you in advance! Good Morning, I may be wrong but I have never heard of Jayco offering a lifetime warranty on their T.T. or what it covers. Extended warranty to purchase yes. So I really don't know what the sales person is referring in regards to a life time warranty? Again I may be wrong,since it's been a long time since I owned a Jayco. Maybe some other members can help you with this, good luck with your search.
Chris and I are very excited! We are picking up our first TT this Tuesday and couldn't be happier! We got a sweet deal on this TT. It's a 2016 USED but never USED by the original owner. It is a 2016 Pleasant Valley (T@B Max-S). The RV lot selling it was helping the owner out and took it on consignment. We wanted something small for just the two of us and our dog. We love the layout and the fact that the craftsmanship of the trailer is so well made. The Amish build this and use birch wood throughout. It has all the amenities we need. We stole this baby! We haggled them down to $13k and most of these brand new/used start at $17k or higher. It has a stove, refrigerator, counter space, t.v., shower, toilet, queen size bed, table, privacy windows, screens, cable hook up, a/c, heat, birch wood throughout, plenty of storage, fresh water, propane, battery, electric, and so much more. Hey nothing wrong stealing from the dealer every now and then, especially when you get a great deal. Congrats sounds like a nice T.T. you got there and T.V. Happy camping!
We took the plunge and got our truck as well. We got a 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn, used as well with only 9k miles on it. Again we got a super deal on it and we are so happy.
We are ready to hit the road to go camping and exploring!
The thin vinyl spare tire cover that came on our trailer is showing signs of rot. The elastic band has stretched out of shape and the cover has only been removed once a year to check the air pressure. That means 2 times in it's life cycle. Can anyone point me in the direction of a website where I can order a better quality cover than the one that came with my trailer? We lost ours while driving back from North Carolina / Florida this past summer. I called the manufacture just to get a price on it, and they sent me a brand new one free of charge including the shipping which I was surprise.:B
Ok, total rookie mistake, and I should have thought about it prior to doing it. But how much did I mess up???
I asked a fellow RV'er friend of mine about winterizing my TT with anti freeze. He said, "piece of cake", just pour the antifreeze into your water tank and turn on the faucets till they run pink.
So dumb-ass me goes and pours 5 gallons of antifreeze into my freshwater tank. After my first gallon I thought to myself, "self, this is a really stupid idea. I am contaminating my freshwater tank" So with the damage being done, after the first gallon was in, I pressed on and put in the other 4 gallons, thinking what's done is done. I ran the lines until they poured pink.
My question is, just how screwed am I? Will I be able to flush 5 gallons or antifreeze out of my freshwater tank in the spring? Will I be able to drink out of my camper again? Do I fess up to my dealer/mechanic that I did this?
Thoughts? Suggestions?? Bullets for my skull???
...after I told my friend that I did this, he turns and says that he simply blows air thru his lines to get the water out...nice.I Have done this in the past, It should be fine.. Just flush good and sanitize as advised per other members..
you can do this by removing the hose off the pump , until you by a water pump by-pass kit.
winterizing ...read step 4 . this is the way I used to do it before, but I thought I would make it easier by installing a kit this year. But things did not workout like I planed this year.
Is the "bypass knob" for bypassing the freshwater tank, or to bypass just the water heater? Mine only bypasses the water heater. You might have to install another knob / water line to go around the fresh water tank. Water tank.
Are you sure you installed this pump siphon kit on the input side of the pump and that the valve is installed with flow in the correct direction, as usually indicated by an arrow on the valve itself? SoundGuy, now you got me double thinking. I may have to take a look at this next spring.. Thank you for that question.
I recently bought a pump converter winterizer kit for our P/T up in Michigan. I first realized that I installed it wrong because the when I place the hose inside the antifreeze bottle and turn on the by pass knob it was spelling out of the bottle. So I placed the kit on the back of the pump where the fresh water tank hose meets the pump. Well, I can NOT get the antifreeze to go thru the lines with out going to the fresh water tank first. And this happens only when I turn on the faucet. What am I doing wrong? Thank you in advance to all. No pictures do to the fact the unit it's in Michigan and I had no choice but to use whatever antifreeze was in the tank to winterize the unit. :S
Taking delivery tomorrow of new to us 2014 Heartland 31BHDD. We are excited. I have been looking through past post and seeing a lot of great ideas.
Anything in particular I should watch for on delivery?
Pics Beautiful T.T. Congrats, happy camping!! See if the give you a water hose, pressure regulator, and black water deodorant as a starter kit. I got one, It does not hurt to ask. Good luck with your lovely unit.. :)
I just bought a little Scamp Travel Trailer. It's 13 feet long and weight about 1,350 pounds.
My plans are, to go out camping in the forest. I am sooooo excited about that!
My Scamp looks like this:
http://roamingtimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/2015-scamp-13ft-standard-travel-trailer-exterior.jpgCongratulations, and happy camping!!:)
Just got back from our last camping trip for the season. Cleaned & Winterized the T.T. for the season. Now have to take a final trip this weekend for the day up to Michigan & also winterize the P/T there this is also going to be very sad since we go there every weekend from early spring until mid October. To me, this is depression time.. :(