Hello from Minnesota-new member
Hello, and glad to find this owners club. We are the second owner of a 2010 X189FBS. It was parked along the highway near my home in Hugo, MN, and when we drove past it, just had to stop. We'd had a pickup topper camper and really wanted more space and a few more luxuries. Needless to say, it was love at first sight. Two days later it was parked in my driveway, and we were busy getting to know our little home on wheels. Since that time, we've taken it to Montana, Wyoming, the Dakotas, Indiana, and all around Minnesota. Overall, I've been pleased with this camper, as its one of the few that seemed to have sufficient inside ceiling room to accommodate me at 6'4" height! There have been many annoying faults that we've largely put up with, like poor workmanship of the couch skirting, a finicky furnace, a pump that growls when you run water, and now lately, our first roof leak. That is what drove me to look on the web for answers about fixing camper roof leaks, and to how I discovered this owners group. Upon returning from a weekend at a lake, we noticed that there was a stain near the skylight in the bathroom. I got up on the roof to inspect things, and found that the caulking material used had little pinholes. It looks like ants had burrowed into the caulk, or there were air bubbles that burst out leaving a hole beneath the caulk surface. I quickly discovered these openings led straight down to the roof surface around the skylight. For now I just used window caulk and filled every void I could find, but I must say, I'm disappointed that a 3 year old camper already has the beginnings of roof water integrity issues. The other new gripe is that the stabilizer jacks really are too weak and flimsy. We've loaned the camper to the kids, and they were not so easy on the jacks as I have been. Three out of four have bent up brackets where the pad and strut connect, and one of them has a bent jack-shaft. I hope I can learn about upgrades on this site.
Still, we intend to keep on with this unit, as it does tow nicely, looks great, and fills our needs for camping well.
Ron and Connie in Minnesota.