Wednesday, February 8, 2023


Does your RV currently need an important repair?

If you were to go into or travel in your RV right now, would it need an important repair that would make it dangerous or difficult to operate? If so, does it need more than one repair? Or maybe, if you’re lucky, your RV doesn’t need a single repair!

We know the lack of travel this past year because of COVID has meant you stayed home quite a bit more than you might normally have. And what did many of you do during that time? We’re guessing you worked on projects around the home and RV. Perhaps it was before the pandemic that your RV needed an important repair, but since you had time on your hands, you fixed it. Or perhaps the pandemic has meant longer waiting times to get into repair shops, so you’re still waiting on that repair.

Either way, will you tell us in the poll below? Thank you – we appreciate you voting!


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Dennis G
1 year ago

Answered yes, however it is not dangerous. It is rather an annoying squeaking right rear leaf spring. Have a pair on order, but waiting for the manufacture to get a set made for me.

1 year ago

Unfortunately just normal but expensive wear & tear new tires (6) & clean reseal roof

Grant Graves
1 year ago

We have some warranty work that needs to be done. The shops have been so busy they won’t make time to do the work so Newmar will do it in Indiana. Appointment all set.

Janet Herrell
1 year ago

Unfortunately its time for new tires….lol

Wayne Caldwell
1 year ago

Our only issues were with our 20 year-old furnace. Two years ago it started squealing. I tried spray lube and that worked for a day or two. Ordered a new blower motor and installed it at the galley table. Then last year, the furnace quit blowing hot air. Quick research gave four possibilities – gas valve, circuit board, sail switch, and electronic probe (thermo couple). Ordered all four parts and replaced them all, again at the galley table.
Probably all four tires and two batteries in 2022. Hopefully nothing major develops.

1 year ago

Our front AC unit went out under warranty of the unit not the coach. Airxcel/ Coleman says the units are on back order and could be a while

1 year ago

We are scheduled for replacement of two slide floors and installation of new carpet. Our 2016 Mobile Suites has already had every other major thing repaired or replaced. Woulda, coulda, shoulda bought a cheaper brand. We would have replaced it already for a new one!

DL Jenson
1 year ago

No but we are covering the old vinyl at this moment with LCV flooring. After 10 years it is time!

Jesse W Crouse
1 year ago

Forest River motto- “Ain’t leaking at my house”. Just how long till when I call Tiffin for help I get the Thor version.

1 year ago

Some sheet metal work from a tire blowout. Come on spring!

1 year ago

good lord i hope not.

Roy Davis
1 year ago

I had to say no right away. I am OCD about maintenance and repairs, I can’t wait to get anything fixed because it would drive me nuts. I bought from a great manufacturer who is willing to ship the parts needed so I can either fix it myself or get a mobile tech to fix it. I want our RV to be ready to go on a moments notice.

Roger B
1 year ago

I answered no because I just finished major repairs. Brakes, bearings, seals and rims. It started as a bearing repack, but found a cracked rim and worn brakes. Just another day in paradise.

Matt Terrell
1 year ago

We have a 2018 Heartland Bighorn. The slide floors are rotten Heartland does not want to help much . We can’t travel until this is fixed. We have been trying to get this fixed for 2 years .

1 year ago
Reply to  Matt Terrell

We have a 2017 Big Horn and all we did for the first 1&1/2 years was get things fixed. We finally ended up fixing almost everything possible so finally just have to worry about routine maintenance. We will never buy a Hartland again.

1 year ago

We don’t have an imminent problem – I’ve noticed our rear air suspension bags are weather checked with cracks on our Winnie Class A. It is not possible to drive the vehicle with a deflated bag(s)! So, replacements are on the horizon. The only other item is the genset – I changed the rubber fuel line from the steel line to the fuel pump – about 12″ long – and now I can’t start it! No one seems to know why! All fuses are good, power is all fine……. so not mandatory for travel but a major inconvenience.

Jim z
1 year ago
Reply to  DW/ND

Is the rubber line collapsing?

Don N
1 year ago
Reply to  DW/ND

I hope you got a fuel rubber line. If not rated for fuel, the interior may have been compromised and the deterioration could block fuel to go through.
I’ve been a mechanic for 40 years and retired 18 years.

1 year ago
Reply to  Don N

Yes it is fuel line and it isn’t collapsing either. This is what has me baffled!

1 year ago
Reply to  DW/D

Disconnect the line at the carb and run the fuel pump. If there is fuel, check that the carb fills, then check spark.

1 year ago

Tires tires tires

1 year ago
Reply to  Paul

I am in the same situation. Ours MH has 11 year old tires, they have no cracks and lots of tread, just sad to think they are a potential ‘bomb’ ready to go off. But I know this is the year I will change them, cannot risk it any longer. :-/

Neal Davis
1 year ago

We do have a spring appointment at the manufacturer for work. But the most pressing items on our current list is repair/replace a speaker in the outdoor entertainment center, and replace two overhead lights. In their emminent effort to be penny-wise and dollar-foolish our manufacturer installed LED lights that cannot be replaced because they are part of the fixture. So, when a light fails the entire assembly, not just the “bulb” must be replaced. 😯

Bob Weinfurt
1 year ago

One of the radiator hoses is a bit soft so I’ll replace that this spring. Another issue is a burnt exhaust valve. I’ve been using it a few years that way, staying within a few hundred miles of home. Since it’s 44 years old, I’m going to enjoy traveling and camping until something major happens to it.

1 year ago

We just had our furnace repaired 2 weeks ago and are getting a new A/C installed within the next month. Going to be ready for the hot weather this summer at our camp hosting job. Last summer we bought a portable A/C unit to help the roof one keep us cooled inside…never could get it below 80 degrees in the trailer. The roof A/C is original to the 23 year old rig. Time to switch it out. Nothing dangerous as to operating the rig…just difficult to tolerate the summer heat.

1 year ago

Nope! All looks great on the 5er. Only dealing with 26′ and at this age is more than plenty to maintain. Constant tending too seems to make life a hell of a lot easier than being carefree in not doing regular checks and repair. Seem to spend a lot more up time then down.

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