RV Repair Club Virtual Panel Series

Welcome to the RV Repair Club Virtual Panel Series, where RV Experts share their lifestyle, experience, and advice. Join our panelists Dustin Schroeder of Fulltime Families, Erin and Travis of Our Lively Tribe, and Joel Holland of Harvest Hosts as they discuss their best RV tips and tricks.

We also teamed up with our panelists to bring you a free activity sheet bundle to bring on your next road trip. The bundle includes an RV cookbook, camping meal planning sheets, coloring pages, crossword puzzles, RV camping guide and tips for your RV. Make sure to download your copy!

Meet Your Panelists



Dustin Schroeder, Erin and Travis, and Joel Holland discuss how and why they started RVing, the best part about living the RV life, and the biggest challenge they’ve had to make.

Tips for Buying an RV



The panelists provide advice for buying a new or used RV and discuss RV buying mistakes to avoid. They also share their personal RV buying experience and the research they did before making the purchase.

Family Activities and Entertainment Ideas for Your Next RV Trip



The panelists share their favorite activities to do while RVing to keep their families entertained. They also share ideas for rainy day activities inside the RV, ways to stay connected to the internet while on the road, and advice for successful RV cooking and meal planning.

Making Your RV a Home and a Business



The panelists discuss ways to make your RV feel like a home, decorating ideas and interior upgrades to personalize your RV. They also provide advice for running a business on the road, networking, and affording the RV lifestyle.

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54 Responses to “RV Repair Club Virtual Panel Series”
  1. CINHUD
    CINHUD

    RV Make: Heartland, RV Model: 5th wheel, RV Year: 2013, Brand: Bighorn, Model Number: 3455rl

    12v Currituck short in bathroom lights

    Reply
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Cindy!

      We’d love to help out!

      The ‘Ask an Expert’ section is currently for members to our online community. We do have a promotional offer if you are interested. This would include access to expert advice (like this), plus discounts, hours of Premium videos, etc. Please feel free to take a look. You can message us right back with your question if you decide to become a member and you will have a response within 1-2 business days from our experts!

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      Jessica
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  2. Sheila Felix
    Sheila Felix

    RV Make: Hemisphere, RV Model: 346qbud, RV Year: 2012

    Doing renovations on our 5th wheel; permanently removing the half bath. Took out the toilet and found the flange had to be cut out because it is attached to the tank by a rubber grommet. Purchased an expandable 3 inch plug and inserted in the pipe and caulked it. Then filled around that pipe with expanding foam. Removed the sink and discovered in the plumbing that there are 2 anti siphon vents; one on the drain pipe and then another on the blue PEX water pipe. Removed the vent on the drain pipe and capped that off. Not sure what to do with the vent on the water pipe as that pipe is also attached to the kitchen water supply. We are concerned we have a leak of bad gases now as my wife is experiencing dizziness and her voice is horst. We were planning to remove the wall between the kitchen and that bath but now realize the stink pipe that vents on the roof runs up inside that wall. Looking for suggestions about the stink pipe and ideas about gases that we did not experience before we started the reno.
    TY Sheila and David

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      If you are not using the holding tank anymore it might be best to just take out the whole tank. If the tank was empty there shouldn’t be any gases coming from it and since it is capped off there really is no good way to flush out the tank other than running a hose out of the termination port where the sewer hose attached. If you are worried about fumes it probably is best to just remove the tank since you already capped off the toilet it really has no use. Once the toilet is removed the tanks just need to have the holding brackets removed to lower it down and then out. You can then cut off the vent pipe and just pull it out of the wall cavity. As for the sink and water lines, the one connected to the pex tubing is most likely a check valve to only allow water flow in one direction. It is going to be tied into the main water lines so if you don’t want to use any portion in that area you are going to have to cut the line, install a swivel connection and cap it to plug it off from the rest of the system.

      Sincerely,

      Dan
      RV Repair Club Technical Expert

      Reply
    • Norma Nabors
      Norma Nabors

      RV Make: Beacon , RV Model: rlk, RV Year: 2021, Model Number: o

      how would decorate our RV to make a home with family pictures and other decorations without taking down each we have to move. I travel with my husband due to his work., not retired yet!! But I need my work space.

      Reply
  3. Steve Woodrich
    Steve Woodrich

    I’m new to this RV world, I brought the use motorhome home and I was running the generator with the both roof top AC units working. I then tried to shut the generator off and did not realize you needed to hold the button down for at least 2 minutes. so the generator came back on as soon as I let off the button it did this twice before I held it down long enough. a little while later I started the generator and I had no AC working in either units. I found the breakers had tripped. I now can get the back AC unit to work but not the front. I also have no lights or anything else working. with the generator off I have no power from the hotel batteries. The battery disconnect switch in the entry way appears to be switching off and on I can hear it click and the light goes off and on. any ideas?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      For the AC not working you have to test the 120v coming out of the breaker. A lot of times after a breaker trips it can fail and not turn back on. If there is voltage coming out of the breaker then you will have to test the system. I would start with the thermostat, most have a fuse on the thermostat and it is possible this blew when everything else did. As for the batteries not sending voltage you have to test the voltage at the batteries and the disconnect switch. If there is voltage at the batteries and not the switch then the switch is bad. It is possible your batteries aren’t good so you have to test the voltage on them to make sure before checking anything else. Also check the fuses near the batteries and at the distribution fuse panel as it is possible a fuse blew as well.

      Sincerely,

      Dan
      RV Repair Club Technical Expert

      Reply
  4. Danilo Santiago
    Danilo Santiago

    RV Make: Fleetwood , RV Model: Bounder, RV Year: 2004, Brand: Atwood Water Heater, Model Number: GC10A-4E

    Our water heater is not working on propane, it tries to ignite and I could hear the clicking sound. Is the orifice blocked and needs to be cleaned? if so, how do you remove it to the burner and how do you clean the orifice.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      There are a few things that could cause this, blocked orifice is one of them. There could also be a blockage in the burner tube, this is more common. The orifice has a nut on the end and attaches to the side of the gas valve. Most of the time you don’t need to remove it to clean it. Take a cotton swab and dip it into rubbing alcohol and then wipe the orifice with it. This usually cleans out the opening of debris. Sometimes you do have to take out the orifice and do this from the inside as well but most of the time just doing it while installed helps. You then want to check the burner tube for a blockage. It is very common for a cob web to be inside or some other insect nest. There should be a few screws holding it in place that need removed. Some models need the end in the burn chamber removed and then the burner tube can twist off the orifice head. Inspect down the tube for any blockage. If these tips don’t work it could be low gas pressure, bad gas valve or dirty electrode preventing it from lighting as well.

      Sincerely,

      Dan
      RV Repair Club Technical Expert

      Reply
  5. Jimmy Hill
    Jimmy Hill

    RV Make: Winnebago , RV Model: Itasca, RV Year: 1999, Brand: Winnebago, Model Number: Itasca

    Procedure for replacing rear leafspring?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      You will need to lift and support the RV. You then want to place a jack under the axle for support and then remove the shackle bolts the springs are attached to. Once the bolts are out you can remove the U bolts holding the leaf springs into place. When installing new leaf springs you have to use new U bolts, the old ones are not allowed being used as they can fail easily once removed. Check the specs on the new ones as they need to be torqued to a certain amount at install. They also have to be positioned a certain way but this will be noticeable when removing the old ones. This is all that is really needed to swap out the leaf springs.

      Sincerely,

      Dan
      RV Repair Club Technical Expert

      Reply
  6. Wayne McChesney
    Wayne McChesney

    I think it would help others if you would make a video on how to load a car on a tow dolly. We have a Nissan and when the front wheels wouldn’t go on the ramps, I back up and give it a little more gas. Sadly, the front part of the car caught on the ramps and ripped off the front of the car. All made of plastic. I learned the hard way to place a couple of board in front of the ramps or take a shovel to add some dirt or rocks to make loading easier. Might save folks some money if the learn of this problem. We never thought of anything like this would happen. Very expensive lesson.

    Reply
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Wayne,

      Thank you for your feedback. I have forwarded your comment to the proper department. We value your opinion and it will help with the development of our online streaming community. We will continue to listen and work hard for your complete satisfaction.

      Thank you!
      RV Repair Club

      Reply
  7. ronnie tedford
    ronnie tedford

    RV Make: alfa, RV Model: see ya, RV Year: 2003, Brand: lippert leveling jacks

    I have found a machine shop in my home town that can repair the lippert leveling jacks.you can now have new seals installed rather than buying used jacks that you dont know if they work or how long for less money than a used one if you can even find one. you can call H & R machine @ 979-542-9271 ask for Johnny. he just did one for me at half the cost for a used one and with new seales. my jacks are lipperts hyd leveling jacks. you no longer have to buy new saving over $900.00 you owe it to yourself to at least call Johnny and ask him about it.

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  8. Darrell Hawley
    Darrell Hawley

    RV Make: Forest River , RV Model: Rockwood minilite 2503s, RV Year: 2015

    Added rear carrier for scooter. Can I install 2eyebolts on the back vertical corners for tie down straps for additional support?

    Reply
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Darrell,

      That’s a great question! Also you will need to provide the make, model and the year of the RV.

      The ‘Ask an Expert’ section is currently for members to our online community. We do have a promotional offer if you are interested. This would include access to expert advice (like this), plus discounts, hours of Premium videos, etc. Please feel free to take a look. You can message us right back with your question if you decide to become a member and you will have a response within 1-2 business days from our experts!

      Please follow the steps below to receive the annual membership at the introductory rate:
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      If you have any further questions, please contact Customer Service at 1-855-706-3536 at your earliest convenience, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Joan
      RV Repair Club Video Membership

      Reply
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Pierre,

      I have unsubscribed you from receiving our E-Newsletter. This will take 5 business days to update in our system. If you wish to re-subscribe go to http://www.rvrepairclub.com.

      If you have further questions, please chat, email or call Customer Service at 1-855-706-3536.

      Sincerely,

      Shelley
      RV Repair Club Video Membership

      Reply
  9. Ron Rennahan
    Ron Rennahan

    RV Make: Thor, RV Model: Challenger, RV Year: 2015

    Have a bad situation with clogged water lines from the white mineral build up crud. Have flushed the water tank twice .
    Have been able to take out and blow out one block line of that white mineral build up but need to flush the whole systems it seems.
    Have good cold water flow but no hot water flow unless I run both cold and hot at same time then tjhere is good flow on hot water side but aslways just remains cold and within under a minute the flow on hot water side doews slow down to a trickle then nothing after cold water is shut off. Water onthe Hot water side will build up pressure again in time or like in then morning will turn on with full pressure al alone but then slows down to a trickle and eventually then to nothing. So seems water does build up but that white particle crud is evident.
    Is flushing the lines with white vinegar the simple answer to dissolve any and all blockage?

    Reply
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Ron,

      Great question! I will need additional information from you to get that answered. What is the year, make and model of your RV.

      If you have further questions, please chat, email or call Customer Service at 1-855-706-3536.

      Sincerely,

      Shelley
      RV Repair Club Video Membership

      Reply
  10. ERNIE
    ERNIE

    RV Make: thor, RV Model: chateau 22B, RV Year: 2017

    LPG guage shows 3/4 full however, control panel in the cabin shows 100% control panel seemed to report 100% after a cold night, 30 degrees. The control panel shows 100% eve after temperature had risen above 50 dgrees.
    checked all the wires to the guage an they looked all intact. thumped the guage lightly with no changes. How do you trouble shoot the issue, and can you replace the sending unit without affecting the guage?

    Reply
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Ernie,

      It depends on the model but some can be replaced with using the same gauge. There are many different styles but check the side of the gauge for a wire harness, this can be replaced if it can easily be removed. Other models would have to have the whole system replaced and this can only be done once the tank is empty as it has to be removed. Really all you can do to troubleshoot is check the wiring. These systems aren’t always accurate though. Especially during large temperature fluctuations. Typically I see it reading less when it is cold out as propane expands when warmer it will read more full when it is hot. It is possible once it gets warmer it could read just fine, Again, these systems are not very accurate so it is possible you might be on the edge of getting to 3/4 as it will only read at quarter increments.

      Sincerely,
      Dan, RV Repair Club Technical Expert

      Reply
  11. Joseph Sanders
    Joseph Sanders

    RV Make: montana, RV Model: keystone, RV Year: 2017

    lights on jacks panel dead

    Reply
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Joseph! We’d love to help! What is the year, make, and model of your RV? Thanks!

      Reply
  12. Don Pratt
    Don Pratt

    RV Make: Sportscoach, RV Model: Travelmaster, RV Year: 1989

    I have an older RV and I’m trying to winterize it I cannot find the shut-off valve to the hot water tank?

    Reply
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hey Don!

      That’s a great question!

      The ‘Ask an Expert’ section is currently for members to our online community. We do have a promotional offer if you are interested. This would include access to expert advice (like this), plus discounts, hours of Premium videos, etc. Please feel free to take a look. You can message us right back with your question if you decide to become a member and you will have a response within 1-2 business days from our experts!

      Please follow the steps below to receive the annual membership at the introductory rate:

      1. Click on the email link: https://go.rvrepairclub.com/C24326
      2. Click on the Premium Membership offer.
      3. The Checkout page will display your Premium Membership purchase.
      4. Fill in your Billing Details and create an account password.
      5. Fill in your debit/credit card information.
      6. Finish by clicking Complete Order.

      If you have any further questions, please contact Customer Service at 1-855-706-3536 at your earliest convenience, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Jessica
      RV Repair Club Video Membership

      Reply
  13. David Saller
    David Saller

    RV Make: Heartland, RV Model: Mallard, RV Year: 2019

    I am looking at no sway hitched and I see the Hensley , Proride where they claim no sway at all which sounds great but they are expensive. Would your recommend one those or something similar like the Anderson no sway hitch.

    Reply
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi David. I have heard good things about the Hensley units. I know a good friend that has one and swears by it but they are extremely expensive compared to everything else out there. I have not personally used one but I know a few that have them and they wouldn’t change to anything else. They do take longer to set up on each trip but aren’t very hard to do especially if you use a drill. The Anderson hitches are nice too but I don’t feel those are much different than other good weight distribution sets. I personally use an Equalizer hitch and it does great. I tried the Anderson and it did about the same for me. Didn’t have any issues so I can’t say if it was better or not as it just seemed about the same. Places with more cross winds might be able to tell you if one system works better than another but regular travel they are about the same. Anderson is priced about the same as other good sway systems. The Hensley is in it’s own class for design and price. I think the other systems are good as they still control sway, you may get a little in certain circumstances but they help drastically. Hensley says you will never get it so if you think that is worth the money then it might be worth looking into.
      Dan
      RV Repair Club

      Reply
  14. David Saller
    David Saller

    RV Make: Heartland, RV Model: Mallard, RV Year: 2019

    I noticed bump in the floor and screws came thru and put tears in the linoleum. What would cause this to happen.
    I was able to tighten the screw and put some loctite on in but I am concerned about a bigger problem.

    Reply
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi David. I have seen this happen on a few occasions. The ones I have seen were in the living room in the center of the floor. I unfortunately don’t know what causes this. It could just be a screw was not tight enough and walked up after a while, not wide enough threads in a pre drilled hole or something else. Using the loctite should work to secure it for good. The ones I have repaired before didn’t come back up and no other issues happened since that I am aware of so it could just be a bad batch of frames with certain screws. The frames are pre built before being sent to the manufacture to be built so it could have been an issue a lot of frames during a certain time frame. I wouldn’t be too concerned of an issue with your frame, again the ones I have seen this happen to seemed to be fine afterwards.
      Dan
      RV Repair Club

      Reply
  15. Norman Foster
    Norman Foster

    RV Make: Damo, RV Model: Challenger, RV Year: 2008

    How do you find a ground issue for the ac current? The chassis is “live”…

    Reply
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Norman, If you mean that the chassis is “live” and you have a hot skin condition you would have to single out the circuits to isolate which one is causing the issue. I would start by turning off all breakers except the main in the distribution center. While testing the chassis, turn on each breaker one at a time until the issue arises. Which ever breaker creates the issue this will tell you which circuit has the issue. You then will be able to isolate each component on that circuit to narrow down where the issue is. There could be something internal creating the issue on a component like something plugged into an outlet, coffee maker, toaster, fridge etc. If you remove everything powered from that circuit and still have the issue then it is most likely in the wiring and you would have to trace that. This is the best way to narrow down where the issue might be.
      Thanks
      Dan-RV Repair Club

      Reply
  16. Valerie Brinkley
    Valerie Brinkley

    RV Make: Holiday Rambler, RV Model: Aluma Lite Xl, RV Year: 1987, Brand: Alternator

    Wiring help replacing alternator

    Reply
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Valerie!

      Could we get the year, make, and model of your RV? We’d love to help!

      Thank you!

      Jessica
      RV Repair Club Video Membership

      Reply
  17. Norma Nabors
    Norma Nabors

    RV Make: Beacon , RV Model: rlk, RV Year: 2021, Model Number: o

    how would decorate your to make a home with family pictures and other decorations without taking down each we have to move. I travel with my husband due to his work., not retired yet!! But I need my work space.

    Reply
  18. Vann Vaughan
    Vann Vaughan

    RV Make: Winnebago, RV Model: Vectra, RV Year: 2005, Brand: WeatherPro Power Awning , Model Number: 855

    The awing will power in but not power out. Has new motor and Torsion Spring. 12 volts for in and o volts at the bottom of the front awning arm.

    Reply
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Vann. Most likely it is the switch. The awnings work off of reverse polarity which means to go one direction the voltage is positive and to go the opposite the voltage is negative. If you are not getting and opposite reading at the awning wires most likely the switch is the issue. The switch is was reverses the polarity to bring the awning in and out.
      Dan
      RV Repair Club

      Reply
  19. Joseph Cramp
    Joseph Cramp

    RV Make: Coachmen, RV Model: Leprechaun, RV Year: 1988

    Last summer, my Ford engine fired up smoothly every time. Now, in the cold wet weather, it’s extremely hard to start and floods easily. Ideas please?

    Reply
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Joseph,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      I would start with the simple things like fuel filter, air filter, oil change and make sure the gas is good. You might have some water in the gas so adding a fuel additive could help as well. The engine struggles more in cold weather with any of these issues. I do recommend HEET from ISO as a fuel additive for colder weather. It works wonders for this type of issue.

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3536, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Lindsay
      RV Repair Club Video Membership

      Reply
  20. Mark Russell
    Mark Russell

    RV Make: Keystone , RV Model: Cougar , RV Year: 2004

    Recently purchased and roof developed leak and will need to be replaced as some sub roofing was damaged also. I have a construction background and can do allot of maintenance and repairs. Can I do the roof and how long should it take on average? ( I know it depends on what damages I find once the membrane is removed)

    Reply
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Mark! To get the best possible answer for you from our experts can I please have you send over the year, make, and model of your RV?
      We’ll be glad to help further when we here back.

      Sincerely,
      Codi
      RV Repair Club Video Membership

      Reply
  21. Kenny Kittrell
    Kenny Kittrell

    RV Make: Puma, RV Model: Palomino 32RBFQ, RV Year: 2020

    I recently had a leak to the water line to the washing machine due to sub zero temperatures, but I am not sure how to access the water line to the laundry washing machine which is in the closet of the front bedroom, are there any videos I could watch for this? Thanks

    Reply
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Kenny,
      Here is what our expert had to say:
      We don’t have any videos showing washing machine hookups at this time. Usually the water connections are directly next to the machine. If you look behind it or next to it you should see the two water connections and the drain. Sometimes you have to pull out the washer to gain access to the plumbing. It should be right around the washer though.
      Sincerely, Dan RV Repair Club Technical Expert

      Let us know if any other questions come up!
      Sincerely,
      Codi
      RV Repair Club Video Membership

      Reply
  22. daniel bruno
    daniel bruno

    RV Make: crossroads, RV Model: sunset trail, RV Year: 2018

    the entry door seems out of line on the top left . I can see it hitting the frame and there is a rub mark on the metal.I can barely get the door closed from the inside. thank you

    Reply
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hey,

      We would love to answer this expert question for you but I would need the year, make, and model of your RV. Once we receive the information, we can pass it along to the experts.

      Sincerely,
      Danesha
      RV Repair Club Video Membership

      Reply
  23. Terry Jensen
    Terry Jensen

    RV Make: Thor, RV Model: Quantum KW29, RV Year: 2021

    Just got my RV 5 days ago and when I got it home and hooked up to my 110 house current in my garage through the dogbone converter, everything works except for the 2 electrical outlets in the bedroom slideout. I have tried running the generator and still nothing works. I have tripped the GFIC in the bathroom, reset it and still no power to those outlets. No breakers are tripped and all the 12v fuzes look good. When I took to plate off that allows access to the back to the breaker panel I see nothing obviously wrong.

    In my Thor Quantum KW29 I have a Winegard Connect 2.0+ WF2-35B 4G LTE + Wifi extender and I want to connect my apple TV through it to my TV’s. I have a cabinet I have the WF2-600 Wall Plate and a 1 – 4 HDMI splitter. Do I need another splitter to get the Apple TV to work? I have 3 TV’s but it only has to work on one of them.

    Reply
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Terry,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      Slide outlets can often have issues if the wiring snags when the rooms move out. Most likely a connection came out of the outlet or at a connection from another outlet to the slide. It is best to trace the wiring under the slide and find out where it ties into. Most likely it was attached to another outlet but it could go somewhere else. If the wire just snagged a little bit it could break the connection enough to cause the outlet not to work. You have already tested the important things so next would be tracing the wires. As for the Apple TV, I am only aware of it working by being directly connected to the TV itself. If you connect it to the input of a splitter it should go out to the other outputs to other TV’s. You would have the same output on all of the TV’s at the same time though. If you just need it on one TV, it is best to connect to the TV directly.

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3536, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Lindsay
      RV Repair Club Video Membership

      Reply
  24. ralph frum
    ralph frum

    RV Make: Mckenzie, RV Model: Medalion, RV Year: 2003

    Rear stabilizing jacks

    Reply
  25. Bunny Brown
    Bunny Brown

    RV Make: Jayco, RV Model: 22C, RV Year: 2020

    Hello,
    What type of maintenance does the slide out need , especially the rubber portion of the slide out?

    Reply
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Buuny,
      Here’s what the experts had to say about your question:

      The best thing to do is condition the slide seals. When these are exposed to the elements they can dry and crack over time. Conditioning them will help them last and perform better for much longer. The other thing to consider are all of the seals along the edges and tops, where the roof membrane wraps around and any other components that are attached and sealed. The most damage I have seen from slides are openings in the sealant. This can be at the main seam on the roof at the fasica, there is usually a tape and this needs to be in good shape. The edges around the fascias are important to check as well. Just make sure everything is sealed up properly to prevent any water intrusion. This is the best thing that can be done for the slide.
      https://www.thetford.com/product/slide-out-rubber-seal-conditioner/

      Sincerely,
      Dan
      RV Repair Club Technical Expert

      Reply
  26. Nichola Tootle
    Nichola Tootle

    RV Make: Forest River, RV Model: Flagstaff Super Lite, RV Year: 2021

    We pull our TT with a 2008 Ford F250 Super Duty. The dealership moved the weight distribution anti sway hitch from our old TT to the new one. When we go over 55 mph the trailer starts to sway and feels unsafe. What could the problem be?

    Reply
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Nichola,
      Here’s what the experts had to say about your question:

      It is most likely the sway control you are using is not tight enough. Most models are able to have an adjustment done for more sway control. Is your new trailer longer than the old one? If it is a lot longer it will sway a lot more. I know on ones with over a 30ft box that many people added additional sway control of they only had it on one side. It really depends on the hitch equipment you are using but most likely it just needs adjusted to get more tension on the system.
      Sincerely,

      Dan
      RV Repair Club Technical Expert

      Reply
  27. Anthony DeCrosta
    Anthony DeCrosta

    RV Make: Winnebago, RV Model: Vista29VE, RV Year: 2018

    Tried moving front sway bar from front hole to rear but the (?) leaf spring touches the sway bar after repositioning. In the original front hole location, there is a 3”-4” space between the spring and the sway bar. Had to reposition-sway bar to original front hole location. Question: does anyone make an extended end link rod to provide the necessary 3”-4” space between the leaf spring (if that is actually what it is) and the sway bar? It would have to be 3”-4” longer than the stock one which runs vertically from a top bushing location to the sway bar. Thanks everyone!

    Reply
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Anthony,
      Here’s what the experts had to say about your question:

      I don’t know of any specific company that would make an extended one. It is possible that someone has done it before though. It is best to check out a website that sells them like etrialer.com and check the fitment guide and see if there is one that is longer that will work on your coach. I will share their link below.
      https://www.etrailer.com/search/sway+bars

      Sincerely,
      Dan
      RV Repair Club Technical Expert

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