We are still in Millersburg, IN. as mentioned in the earlier post. We have a confirmed appointment for the air conditioner repair on the 30th. We tried several different options and this was the soonest we could get in. We feel it will be worth the wait since this place was highly recommended by Fox RV Repair in Middlebury that normally does our repairs (Fox doesn’t work on a/c’s). Will be glad to get it fixed as it is 92 degrees outside as I’m writing this.
Since we’ve been here, there is another persistent problem that has re-surfaced. Our current leveling system (electric jacks on front and rear) is failing again. We’ve replaced motors and rebuilt the shafts over and over and at $200 a pop, its getting out of hand. The problem is, this is a very heavy 5th wheel with 5 slides and weighs in around 16,000 lbs. The jacks are just not powerful enough to lift and lower this much weight again and again. Probably boils down to inadequate specs on the original design. We’ve opted to upgrade to the Bigfoot Leveling System by Quadra Mfg.. that is now standard on all the Cameo and Carri-Lite models by Carriage.
It is manufactured just 16 miles north of here in White Pigeon, MI. We’re going with the Fully Automatic System.
While we’re at it, we are having the Plug-It-Right Stabilizers installed. We are scheduled to have this done on Monday the 27th.
I haven’t posted lately because I’ve been taking advantage of the down time to catch up on our RV maintenance. I’ve been removing all of the old caulking/sealants from the roof and front and rear caps and putting on new dicor sealant and 100% silicone caulking.
I’m going to touch up all the caulking on the sides, slides and under the trailer as well. It’s a very tedious job as I want it to turn out right and last for awhile. I wish I had taken some before and after pictures. I’m also replacing a lot of trim screws that have vibrated loose or sheared off.
Carols arm is now healed and my ear infection is gone so things are looking up and I can HEAR now!!!!