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#1 OFFLINE   LibTimothy

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 05:19 PM

Well, last weekend was a rough one on the old camper.  We went to an off road vehicle park to run around on the rocks.  When we arrived I noticed that the water pressure was a little high, but I have a pressure regulator on the line.  So no problem right?  One loud bang followed by a Biblical flood of water told me that I had a problem.

 

So a weekend with no water.  We survived.  

 

Then checking out on Sunday, I drove under a tree..... I forgot I had the camper on the truck.  I took out the AC cover, the fridge vent, and punched a hole in the side. 

 

Now I have to make a tough decision.  Do I fix the camper or replace it?  There is a lot of rot under the water heater, and the roof is not great. Two years ago, I was told by the local dealer that the roof would cost more to repair than the camper was worth.  Fortunately blue tarps are cheap.  

 

Anyway, I hope your weekend was damage free.

 

 

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#2 OFFLINE   the tc life

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 04:53 AM

Yikes. Yeah, unless you have skills for repairs, time and a budget to use...sometimes letting go is the best choice. 


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#3 OFFLINE   KnightEagle

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:25 AM

I had to face the same thing on our AF-990, Last year we went up to MO. and out the gate the fridge failed so our back up was to take a mini fridge along, then problems with the jenny, and more. So we came to a decision and started looking at new TC and what we wanted in one. You know it lead us to ADV 116DS. It was so hard to let a old friend go. And at what point do you say good-bye to your pal. Think long and hard and you will come through with the best choice. Temp repairs maybe in order till you make the decision


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 01:24 PM

Yikes. Yeah, unless you have skills for repairs, time and a budget to use...sometimes letting go is the best choice. 

Rich,

 

Well, it looks like I just missed out on the camper repair trifecta.   :)

 

I guess I'll start looking for something that fits what I need......something inexpensive.

 

Timothy



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Posted 28 October 2017 - 05:09 AM

Rich,

 

Well, it looks like I just missed out on the camper repair trifecta.   :)

 

I guess I'll start looking for something that fits what I need......something inexpensive.

 

Timothy

 

 

 Best of luck on your search. I hope you find something that fits what you want perfectly and get back out camping.


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 08:21 PM

Within the first week of having bought a brand new 2004 AF 1140 I backed into the eves on the house and bent the awning arms.


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:34 PM

Ohh too bad to hear about the camper. Keep your eyes open for some good deals that pass by like on CL.



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Posted 03 November 2017 - 07:01 PM

I'd see if you can get a Mulligan!


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 06:50 PM

Don't feel to bad I backed into the house almost every time I put in or take it out of the back yard. I had to get a camera and watch the passenger sidehave to keep 3/4 of a inch on that side yo clear the house. on the drivers side.


  :sign0007: I got it fixed!

 

2012 Ram 3500HD DRW. RideRite 5000 Air Bags. Hellwig sway Bar rear. Curt hitch 17000/2550. Engine: 6.7-Liter I6 Cummins® Turbo Diesel Engine Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic 68RFE. 2017 Adventure Alp 116DS 5153+ lb. Reg Cab. Torklift Frame mounts. Ranch Hand Front Bumber, Duel hitch and 4' extension . C.B channel 19 most times. Towing a 16 ft storage trailer with a jon boat inside.

 

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