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Old 06-26-2015, 11:28 PM   #11
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11. I tested the brakes in Baton Rouge. I mean really tested due to some idiot. They actually worked better than I thought since I thought I was going to plow into said idiot. Generator shut off again at this point.
12. That brings me back to point #2. I added oil to the gen per another thread here and it still had issues. But I did notice that occasional quick(er) stops caused everything electric to stop and beep despite the generator not actually shutting off. Happened more than once. Safety feature?
13. Lesson: the lady at camping world sold me a water pressure regulator. First night in this beast I forgot to attach it but figured "Oh Well" and left it off. It was a KOA after all, so surely OK pressures. Switched the water valves and all was well. Night two at a state park and figured I'd better actually use it. Came back from dinner and noticed the water pump was constantly running for past couple of hours. Messed with it and finally removed the regulator figuring that was the only thing I'd changed and voila, no more pump. Feel free to offer advice here. My pump is probably hurting.
13. The awning LED's look lopsided. Some bright, some dimmer. I surmise that it's the angle that the actual strip is mounted. Will investigate further in that AM with less beers in the system.
14. I think I need some steering stabilizer. I thought I was going to die (and my family with) on some narrow bridges in the rain with semi's passing me. Otherwise in dry non-bridge conditions I was cruising at 75 passing people. Almost seems to have a governor past 75-78ish. Probably should read the manual.
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Old 06-28-2015, 07:24 PM   #12
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You must really be in a hurry to go 75-78ish. Relax and enjoy the trip.
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Old 06-28-2015, 10:29 PM   #13
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Haha! That is a relaxed pace for me!
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Old 06-28-2015, 10:41 PM   #14
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14. I think I need some steering stabilizer. I thought I was going to die (and my family with) on some narrow bridges in the rain with semi's passing me....snip
Before adding anything, try having your tires inflated to the maximum on the sidewall. Sometimes just THAT makes the handling much better. If you still have handling issues, have the alignment checked by a GOOD shop that KNOWS RVs. Many times they can tweak the settings for better handling.
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Old 06-28-2015, 10:43 PM   #15
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Thank you for the advice oldmanAZ! I will start there!
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Old 06-28-2015, 10:47 PM   #16
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[QUOTE=AugerN;315405]So I figured I'd start a thread with my musings about our first RV (2015 Precept) and randoms thoughts. Feel free to join along, offer advice, etc.

My advice sir " slow down a bit we don't want you to find out the hard way". This is not your car your driving down the highway.
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:52 PM   #17
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15. This thing leaks! Came back from a day at the beach to notice a little water in front of the fridge. Upon further inspection, there was a lot of water there that had soaked into the carpet along the baseboards there. Checked the slide to see if it was due to the AC's leaking into it and it wasn't there. Went outside and noticed a trickle from the fridge access panel. Notice what appears to be the ice maker line with a moderate leak. See attached pic (it's rotated 90 degrees but has a leak coming from the copper attachment). Fortunately most was draining down the outside of the slide and onto the ground. But apparently a fair amount has tracked along the floor under the fridge/couch. Now I'm a little worried that this has been going on for a few days and we just didn't catch it. So is this something the dealer did during the winterization or came from the factory like this?
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Totally agree about the side mirror cameras. They're a great demo point at the RV shows. But in real driving .... The mirrors are used, not the cameras!
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16. The sun visors need to be about 10 times the size. Driving westward home in the afternoon proved to be a challenge. We love the panoramic views out the front window however the sun visor does little to protect your vision. Maybe if they extended down about another 18" then the view wouldn't be obstructed and the sun would be blocked. Makes me think maybe having instead bought a C class would have solved this problem...
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AugerN. Yep, side mirrors almost totally useless. Poor placement and no way to adjust other than moving the mirror......then the mirror doesn't give you the most view of the blind spots.
Sun visors...........a joke. We bought material that we clip to the sunvisors. Also did the side windows....attached with 3M removable hooks. All the curtains hang about 16". Line of sight is fine and safe (I can see stop lights when stopped at them) and yet they block the glare and reflections of bright sun light. We can easily remove the curtains once stopped to enjoy the view.
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