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Old 07-27-2016, 01:47 AM   #11
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Does anyone know of anything to look out for on the dutchmen colorado 30rl ...upgrades to do...things prone to breaking?
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Old 07-27-2016, 10:59 AM   #12
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It's a Dutchmen. Everything is prone to break! LOL.
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Old 07-27-2016, 11:37 AM   #13
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It's a Dutchmen. Everything is prone to break! LOL.
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Old 07-28-2016, 04:45 PM   #14
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Jason,

The most iritating thing for me is the crappy wiring, poorly crimped connectors and wire nuts that aren't tightened properly. It drives me nuts, because I am very picky about how electrical connections are done. I've got most of them resolved, any place that I found the shoddy connections I've reworked them so they aren't going to pull apart again. The biggest mess was on the a-frame, the junction box is far from weather proof and corrosion caused more than one failure. I replaced the junction box with a proper waterproof 7 wire box and enclosed the circuit breakers in waterproof project boxes from the electronics store.

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Old 07-28-2016, 05:38 PM   #15
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Thank you for the heads up! I will defiantly be looking into such things. I know what u mean about electrical connections. ... I like mine to be perfect also..I don't want any failures or fires. We picked this camper up from 1 owner. They bought it brand new in 2006...brought it to the seasonal campground and have left it there since. My guess is the tires are probably dry rotted also. It was an older couple we met while camping..our bad luck turned I to good luck...waited to long to make a reservation with or pop up and the only spot they had was a seasonal spot that someone just left..so we made friends with the seasonal neighbors and gt to talking about buying theres....they showed u around and looks perfect inside..they have never used the o en and used the stove a handfull.f times and that's it....they just realized it has rain sensing vents that close automatically. They are also giving us there seasonal spot for the rest of the year. Hopefully grabbing the title sunday!!
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