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Old 02-19-2014, 02:50 PM   #1
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Soon Picking up my Voltage 3200 but only after...

Well only after a few things are addressed. The dealer is working closely with me and correcting things as I find them. I'm sure they'll be happier to see me go

check for broken screws.. you wont see them because broken already and setting in the hole. Just take a square bit and give a little twist if broken it will be obvious. note the rust on the broken ones.. obviously the factory didn't seal them either.. I had over 150 of the replace and sealed. The ones that came out hust replaced with new and sealed.

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Old 02-20-2014, 05:22 PM   #2
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Where are these located?
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:36 PM   #3
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Kinda hammers the point to put your Hands on everything. I sure will in a couple weeks. Thanks. Congrats!
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:39 PM   #4
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Let me try some more photos I had several but site, or me timed out. The screws were found mostly on the slide side. Others here and there.



this is front door.. you get the idea



Broken one removed some were not broken but removed anyway and replaced with new and sealed. None of the original screws were sealed.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:42 PM   #5
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I'm posting more pictures. They have to be moderated first not sure how long that will take stay tuned. I'm satisfied with the unit just working bugs out... I'm a little picky ... but within reason ... lets say I have reasonable expectations
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:54 PM   #6
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Had them remove and properly seal shower enclosure. It leaked during my testing.





Bulb seals getting chewed up by slide rails ... seems to be common among this system. It creates drag "resistance" which in turn can and will effect mechanism efficiency. I just trimmed them neatly to remedy this issue, I also noticed the track filled with rubber flakes obviously along with clear caulking in tract... sticky ... drag factor ... cleaned everything 75% better in movement and smoother...
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:06 PM   #7
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Okay let me see if I can explain this in simple terms.. the picture is of the large slide underneath in the outer corners. You can see as water runs down it rolls under that aluminium L bracket gets under it the wooden floor wicks in in.

In time this will cause swelling or worse. The factory failed to seal these areas. I plan on doing additional sealing throughout the unit and keep a close eye on these areas.

They also make a product I think worthy of trying: Its a superhydrophobic coating "google it" and check it out.

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Old 02-24-2014, 11:00 PM   #8
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Okay... update... I think we're ready to go with our new Voltage. Had awnings installed over both slides.



Found a couple of leaks we fixed had to remove some fasteners that held underbelly material and the barrier. BTW on this unit those fasteners were nail rivets shot through the steel frame and are not easily removed! Leak was at filler hose "clamp loose" drip drip drip drip.... The other leak was the fresh water drain valve..
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Finally! removed both air conditioners and re-taped duct work. Little or no air was coming through the vents. I did notice quite a bit of air coming through the ceiling lights. The factory did not do a very good job in this area. The picture below is the re-taping process. I failed to get a before picture ... oh well, it wasn't near right.



Finally ready to move up out of here. Here's the rig with our truck. My advise... get as much fixed as you can before you leave the lot. Hope my findings and others posted here helps. Hopefully from here on I can keep a grip on things... time will tell.

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Here is what I did to my ac unit installed a baffle to direct air so it would reduce cavitation in corners of air box. the picture does not show the taping I did on the edges for sealing.
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