"A" pillar cover blocked from
going into proper position by plastic headliner.
White steel of van body showing. Sun
visor mounting point at left edge of picture.
Headliner out of position, blocking the
sun visor mounting hole. Something in the RV outer shell
is blocking the headliner from moving into its proper
Customer was able to move the headliner over part way
and then trimmed the headliner material to allow access
to the sun visor mounting hole.
Overhead shelf in place.
Sun visor mounting hole underneath headliner.
There appears to be a leak in the shower
plumbing between the hot/cold valves and the shower
head. This picture shows water collecting on the
bathroom floor where the side wall, shower wall and
floor meet. This fix will require removing the shower
walls to access the pipes.
The battery box is located under the
steps at the side door. A wiring harness under the
battery box is hanging about half way down to the
ground. An object sticking up in a campground
could easily tear the wires loose. These wires provide
power to the retracting side step. The wires should run
around the side of the battery box out of harms way and
be secured. The harness is not long enough to do this.
Just inside the side door is the electrical switch panel.
The screws that hold the switch panel to the "wood" panel
are tearing loose due to the vibration and shock loads
imparted while driving down the road. The panel the screws
thread into is quite thin, affording very little
engagement surface with the screw, less than two turns.
Once the screws tear loose, there is no longer anything to
thread back into. All of the screws on this panel are
This wiring harness supplies power
to the lights and outlets in the slideout. It was not
secured properly at the factory and did not stay in
place (hidden) when the slideout was operated. During a
major repair of the slideout by the dealer, this harness
was secured properly. It could not be corrected without
removing the entire slideout.
|There appears to be a leak in the propane plumbing.
After sitting for several days with the propane tank shut
off valve closed, the supply lines to the Onan generator
loose their propane content and fill with inert fresh air.
When the valve is opened and the start cycle initiated,
the generator cranks for 15-20 seconds before pumping out
the non-volatile fresh air and finally getting propane to
Normally an RV generator will start in 2-3 seconds of
pushing the start button. The logical conclusion is that
the lines are defective or fittings are loose. This poses
a safety hazard.
The slideout has required removal and
repair by the dealer. According to their repair
order, mounting hardware used at the factory was
incorrect and failed during use. Damage occurred to the
bottom surface of the slide out and was repaired by
fitting aluminum strips at each roller location.
Currently the slideout does not 'slide', so much as grind
and shutter as it moves. The amount of power required
pulls the battery voltage low enough for the slideout
control unit to shut down, making it necessary to run the
propane generator to provide enough power. This is not
normal. Other RVs we have tested have slideouts that move
quietly and smoothly under battery alone.