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Old 05-17-2015, 04:22 PM   #11
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As some of you already know, Yoly and I are working the Lake Tahoe KOA this summer through September. We are already booked solid for the July 4th holiday with 3 day minimums. Last year they doubled their business and they expect this year to be even more slammed. California is so far deep in the red, Governor Brown has officially closed all the State Parks again this summer so families are forced to go to the private parks if they want amenities. We aren't expecting Memorial Day to be too bad as they're getting a late winter.

Here's our first morning here (May 15th)

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Old 05-17-2015, 04:24 PM   #12
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OMGOSH - SNOW!! Ugh.

So, ALL CA State Parks are closed? Ouch.
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Old 05-17-2015, 04:42 PM   #13
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That 'red ink' would disappear quickly if the got rid of the illegals and all their social giveaway programs to those who refuse to work. Then again, that is a whole different issue of another nature.

Odd they would close all the state parks.

For what the fees are in this area, they could eliminate most of the employees & non-essential services and turn a handsome profit.
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Forget autumn's "frost on the pumpkin"... Spring's "frost on the FunFinder is the new way to judge when to protest your plants!

So, that is you site at the KOA? That looks great.

Too bad California thinks closing off things like natural resources parks is the way to save money. Looks like we'll not be in too much of a hurry to plan a trip out that way.
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For the record, we are currently at our wits end. The water leaks that we discovered on our first outing that were supposed to have be fixed by our selling dealer failed. We continue to have water leaking now through the interior of the walls coming into the bedroom cabin. We are so disgusted with the shoddy craftsmanship in general of all RVs and the lack of service through any RV dealer network that we've decided to just bail on this lifestyle completely. We'll fullfill our commitment here (at the Lake Tahoe KOA) and sell the 214 when we get back in September. Life is too short to put up with stuff like this. Anyone looking for a good deal, let me know.
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For the record, we are currently at our wits end. The water leaks that we discovered on our first outing that were supposed to have be fixed by our selling dealer failed. We continue to have water leaking now through the interior of the walls coming into the bedroom cabin. We are so disgusted with the shoddy craftsmanship in general of all RVs and the lack of service through any RV dealer network that we've decided to just bail on this lifestyle completely. We'll fullfill our commitment here (at the Lake Tahoe KOA) and sell the 214 when we get back in September. Life is too short to put up with stuff like this. Anyone looking for a good deal, let me know.
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:23 AM   #17
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Wow, is this post really from you folks? This is the first negative kind of post I have read on this forum from you.

We've been pretty happy with ours. Found a few things that make you go "hmmm..." but I have not happened across an RV that wasn't that way.

I f that post was real, I am sorry to hear you turn sour on the lifestyle. It seemed to be a matchup for you folks.
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For the record, we are currently at our wits end. The water leaks that we discovered on our first outing that were supposed to have be fixed by our selling dealer failed. We continue to have water leaking now through the interior of the walls coming into the bedroom cabin. We are so disgusted with the shoddy craftsmanship in general of all RVs and the lack of service through any RV dealer network that we've decided to just bail on this lifestyle completely. We'll fullfill our commitment here (at the Lake Tahoe KOA) and sell the 214 when we get back in September. Life is too short to put up with stuff like this. Anyone looking for a good deal, let me know.
I believe you should be more upset with the dealerships' personnel that "attempted" to repair the water leaks than with the industry as a whole.

True, Cruise should have assured the water system was 'leak tested' as should have the selling dealership with their pre delivery check system ~ so appears there is multiple human error factors at play.

However, the bottom line is the leaks were located and the personnel that "attempted" to repair them didn't and that is their responsibility and fault.

My own experience with the XT-276 I purchased, my first camper, has been, overall, positive other than a little tweeking here and there which was anticipated.
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Yes, this post is in fact from yours truly This is our third trailer from 3 different manufacturers in 14 months. All three of them were riddled with issues simply due to lack of pride in workmanship so it seems this is common in the industry. Thankfully, I am somewhat mechanically inclined and have been able to make most of the repairs myself, hence the somewhat positive attitude.

My email to our selling dealer in regards to this issue was met with a very nice sincere reply stating that they had made the repair and water tested the window repair to their satisfaction. He noted that it is impossible for them to test for simulated road conditions that can affect these types of repairs. I tend to believe him and have to conclude that the technology and materials therefore are not up to the rigors of its intended usage.

I can't help but feel that these types of failures are imminent on a trailer that may see lots of miles and therefore not something I care to deal with on a regular basis. Again, this is only the second time we've had the trailer out and the fifth time our cabin has flooded due to leakage in construction seals, plumbing fittings etc. I just don't know what's going to fail next. It's just so discouraging and frustrating so my nature is to simply distance myself from these kinds of headaches.
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This is an update to the above post (as of 5/22/15)

After being hooked up to a city water source for a week and having normal water heater function, the water heater has now stopped working completely on A/C. Thankfully it still works on propane so we continue to have hot water .... a necessity since we are here until the end of September.

Nothing looks amiss visually from the outside. The water heater has absolutely never been turned on without being full of water so there is no chance that we burnt out the element by doing that. Just another piece of RV technology not up to the task I guess. I am still optimistic, just not about the RV industry
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