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Old 09-22-2022, 06:43 PM   #81
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Check the frame of the slide. We had the same problem as you. Slide took the door off its hinges, it also severely bent the two inch square tube that supports the slide. Door went back on without problem, was more serious straightening the steel.
this Has been the SAME problem on ours.. The Cabinet Door opens. It is behind the Facia of the slide.. The Slide Grabs the Cupboard door and RIPS it off. At the same time the slide's frame is NOT heavy enough. Whoever thought of this design, Oh my... We had LATCHES installed on the doors.. So far so good...
 
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Great to hear. Our next trip won't be until November for Thanksgiving.
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Old 09-25-2022, 10:24 AM   #83
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Sitting here in Myrtle beach with one a/C that won't run and no trailer brakes. Tech will be here first thing Monday. Meantime enjoying the nice weather and good food.
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Old 09-27-2022, 07:02 PM   #84
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Sitting here in Myrtle beach with one a/C that won't run and no trailer brakes. Tech will be here first thing Monday. Meantime enjoying the nice weather and good food.
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Old 09-27-2022, 07:15 PM   #85
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Tony, on your new 22 they have to pull the entire roof off and redo it?
Update, Apparently there's this thing called TPO welding. Open area, secure luan and patch. Who would have thunk?
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Old 09-27-2022, 08:04 PM   #86
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Update, Apparently there's this thing called TPO welding. Open area, secure luan and patch. Who would have thunk?
TPO welding..... Now that's a new one on me Tony! Pretty sure that particular skill set isn't in my wheelhouse. Hope the dealer repair goes well for you.


Update: The MHC is no longer a three leg dog. Got the new hub Keystone sent to the house put on, as well as the new lug nuts two new wheels and tires. Couldn't quite rest on my laurels there though, so indeed got the other 24 lug studs replaced as well as new lug nuts. New hub got a fresh set of Timken bearings "just because". I guess I should not have been shocked to find that Dexter has obviously been installing Chinese bearing sets. Three pound "Halliburton hammer" about wore me out getting all the replacement studs driven home, but seated they are. I'll probably stop twice minimum on our two hour trip Thursday to southwest Arkansas to recheck the torque specs on everything. Fingers crossed for this next outing being trouble free. Looking forward to some R&R now.


Happy camping all! For those in the Florida area - hunker down! Better yet, great excuse for an out of state camping trip.....
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TPO welding..... Now that's a new one on me Tony! Pretty sure that particular skill set isn't in my wheelhouse. Hope the dealer repair goes well for you.


Update: The MHC is no longer a three leg dog. Got the new hub Keystone sent to the house put on, as well as the new lug nuts two new wheels and tires. Couldn't quite rest on my laurels there though, so indeed got the other 24 lug studs replaced as well as new lug nuts. New hub got a fresh set of Timken bearings "just because". I guess I should not have been shocked to find that Dexter has obviously been installing Chinese bearing sets. Three pound "Halliburton hammer" about wore me out getting all the replacement studs driven home, but seated they are. I'll probably stop twice minimum on our two hour trip Thursday to southwest Arkansas to recheck the torque specs on everything. Fingers crossed for this next outing being trouble free. Looking forward to some R&R now.


Happy camping all! For those in the Florida area - hunker down! Better yet, great excuse for an out of state camping trip.....
The Dexter rep at the seminar I sat in on at the Rally went over torque sequence during his presentation. 3 stages of torque and then three intervals following each wheel removal. After 10 miles, then 25 miles, then 50. Then he said: "then you're done". (Their bulletin on it says to check it periodically after that). Thought I would pass that on as it was fresh in my mind from 2 weeks ago. Good luck.
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Old 09-28-2022, 08:25 AM   #88
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The Dexter rep at the seminar I sat in on at the Rally went over torque sequence during his presentation. 3 stages of torque and then three intervals following each wheel removal. After 10 miles, then 25 miles, then 50. Then he said: "then you're done". (Their bulletin on it says to check it periodically after that). Thought I would pass that on as it was fresh in my mind from 2 weeks ago. Good luck.
http://hltlimitedtrailers.com/wp-con...quirements.pdf
I`m sure the factory dose this when putting the wheels on the new frame and instructs the delivery guy to do this to your trailer wheels when he`s on the road for the next 2000 miles to the dealer.
There is even a sign at all tire dealers to come back and have your wheels retorqued after a few miles.
How many people have done this.
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I have a neighbor who used to.deliver RVs. They have the same 10 / 25 / 50 re-torque instructions from the tow service they are contracted with. He stated the lugs were only checked prior to departure on their delivery run. Same guy though said he pulled one fiver that he had to re-tighten the lugs on one particular trailer every 25 miles due to repeatedly coming loose.

On our MHC, I'm convinced the lugs were WAY overtorqued with an impact wrench. Hence the reason I always found our lugs tight when checked, yet snapped off 6 lug studs on the same hub all at once. No large potholes or curbs were ever involved.

Anyway - just wanted to pass this along. Hoping no one else comes across this particular issue. It is rather unnerving when one discovers "Elvis has left the building" Happy camping all and safe travels.
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Update on warranty repairs: The failed AC circuit turned out to be a major! I stopped by Tuesday to get an update on the repairs as the rig gets picked up and goes out Thursday. Upon arrival I took a peek at my rig. What I was horrifying. A sight you never want to see. I would equate it to waking up during surgery and seeing your insides.

The storage compartment walls were removed exposing everything. The coroplast was cut open and hanging down with wires everywhere. The circuit breaker panel was out with all wires exposed as was the main control panel.

I asked WTH? I was told that the AC circuit was fixed. They found a wire nut in the belly that had come off. However while testing the whole rig went black. I told them I'm picking it up regardless if the shore power works as I'm dry camping at the beach. So make sure my generator, inverter and solar works.

That evening I got a call from the Service Manager (Sean) on his personal cell. Good idea or? He said that whatever it takes he will have it ready for this camping trip. So Shout out to Folsom Lake RV for their commitment. They discovered a faulty transfer switch and changed it out. Upon testing the new TS smoked! They didn't have one in stock so I'm not sure where they found a replacement but they did. He called and told me that they were going to test again so fingers crossed. I asked him if he has removed and inspected the shore power receptacle. He said he'd call me back. I received a text with a picture of the receptacle showing one leg disconnected and the rest loose. There was only about 3/16" exposed wire. They corrected the connection and voila! Everything works.

They stitched the patient up and released her. I have to secure the coroplast a bit better before we leave but super happy. Santa will have to stop at FLRV and drop of some tasty libations!
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Glad to hear they put your rig back together and in a timely manner for you.
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Good heavens Tony. Hated to hear that you walked up to such a site. I'm betting your heart skipped a beat or two. Darn good thing you suggested taking a look at the input shore power connection.


So - the original symptom of failed AC unit, was that due to the faulty shore power connection? Either way, just glad you are back in the saddle again. Hope your upcoming trip goes well
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Great opportunity to get some pictures of what’s in there and where it’s located on your rig. If they cut open the Coroplast, what do they use to repair it? I’ve wondered about this in case I ever have to get into mine. Tia
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So - the original symptom of failed AC unit, was that due to the faulty shore power connection? Either way, just glad you are back in the saddle again. Hope your upcoming trip goes well
I got the idea to inspect the shore power receptacle from a recent post here. It wasn't the air conditioner that failed. It was an AC electrical circuit that failed. It was due to a wire nut that came loose. The shore power receptacle was a coincidence. I'm glad it happened there and not on the road.

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Great opportunity to get some pictures of whatís in there and where itís located on your rig. If they cut open the Coroplast, what do they use to repair it? Iíve wondered about this in case I ever have to get into mine. Tia
Well the repair is tape and screws. Not super impressed with it. I'll be doing my own repairs once their done. The rig still has to go back this winter for the black tank and roof repair. Once that's done it's time for flex tape!
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