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Old 08-24-2021, 04:29 PM   #1
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Maiden voyage 2021 Eagle HT 27RS

Hi greetings everyone this is my 1st post.
We are out on our maiden voyage with our new 2021Eagle HT27RS 5th wheel and I am noticing some problems.

1) The dinette slide is really tilted and out of level. Is this adjustable? Or is it an issue with Rack and pinion vs. Schwintek?
2) Unit has an AC only refrigerator and it's a bit loud. I'll probably regret not having a propane option.
3) Salesman told me roof was TPO, but I was up there just today and it looks like a regular rubber EDPM roof. I will not be happy about that!
4) I want to replace the battery with a maintenance free battery. What is the minimum battery specification? Must it be deep cycle, marine and how many amp hrs?

Thank you, for any ideas or input.
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Old 08-24-2021, 05:07 PM   #2
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The dealer can adjust the slide. You can as well, but Iíd leave it to them. Iíve had my rack and pinion slide adjusted a couple times. The battery will depend on your travels. Boondocking, long drives, a night or two without power. Many scenarios.

Whatís the advantage of TPO over EPDM?
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Old 08-24-2021, 05:11 PM   #3
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Hi greetings everyone this is my 1st post.
We are out on our maiden voyage with our new 2021Eagle HT27RS 5th wheel and I am noticing some problems.

1) The dinette slide is really tilted and out of level. Is this adjustable? Or is it an issue with Rack and pinion vs. Schwintek?
2) Unit has an AC only refrigerator and it's a bit loud. I'll probably regret not having a propane option.
3) Salesman told me roof was TPO, but I was up there just today and it looks like a regular rubber EDPM roof. I will not be happy about that!
4) I want to replace the battery with a maintenance free battery. What is the minimum battery specification? Must it be deep cycle, marine and how many amp hrs?

Thank you, for any ideas or input.


1) The dinette slide is really tilted and out of level. Is this adjustable? Or is it an issue with Rack and pinion vs. Schwintek?

Dont know about schwintek, but other slides have adjustments that need to be made to correct any misalignment. Dealer should do.


2) Unit has an AC only refrigerator and it's a bit loud. I'll probably regret not having a propane option.

I didnt realize AC only units were being offered. Not even 12V option? Is there an inverter to go along with that 120V to provide power when under tow?


3) Salesman told me roof was TPO, but I was up there just today and it looks like a regular rubber EDPM roof. I will not be happy about that!

My EPDM roofs were smooth. TPO would have a texture. There is also PVC that has a texture, kind of "lined". Yes, agree, I was not happy with EPDM due to staining parked under trees at home.
EDIT- my mistake, in the above post I meant to say FIBERGLASS, instead of TPO. Very difficult to tell EPDM from TPO.



4) I want to replace the battery with a maintenance free battery. What is the minimum battery specification? Must it be deep cycle, marine and how many amp hrs?

Battery specs are generally the more, the better. Start with what group size battery you can fit into the battery compartment and it never hurts to get the highest amp hour you can get/fit into the compartment. Yes, deep cycle. The minimum spec is what your willing to live with while dry camping; no set spec.
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Thank you for the response. I believe the EDPM roof requires more maintenance than the TPO one.
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