Originally Posted by Helenxo
Yes thank you for your reply Keith says yes if you could outline your problems that would be great and very appreciated We love reading the forums news it is very informative can you also tell me what hitch is reccomended best to tow we are looking to get a silverado dual. Chevy but unsure what hitch is suitable for the Raven many thanksHelen xo
I am happy to detail our experiences so far...
First off - we had our hitch installed at the dealership in Las Vegas where we bought our Raven. It is a Husky, 26K, sliding hitch. Jim has no problem with it, and it is doing the job.
***This was the most critical.
THE KITCHEN GRAY TANK (#1) OVERFLOWED. (The sensor for this tank is temperamental). Anyway, we were under the impression that if the tank was full, the back up would occur up through the sink. Not what happened.
After doing dishes one evening we heard water running under the 5th wheel, gushing actually. Jim ran out and pulled the lever so the rest of the water drained into the sewer.
When we took it in for the repair, we got this comment: "Connected hose to fill gray tank to find leak. Noticed a leak from behind water valve. Removed panel in pass-through storage bcompartment to access back of valve and found a loose inlet hose and clamp. Tightened and tested for fresh leak. All OK. Then pulled belly pan down in a couple spots and leak is on top of the tank. Searched more and found leak from pipe coming down from kitchen sink. Removed circuit breaker box and furnace cover and found the y-pipe for sink and vent just above tank is cracked. Removed section of belly pan to lower gray tank. Disconnected pipes and lowered tank. Cut off bad sections of pipe and installed new pipe and fittings."
The other issues were addressed after spending our first night in the parking lot of the dealership before we took delivery.
A. The shower leaked - needed more caulking on the outer lip.
B. Window behind chairs in living room wasn't sealing properly.
C. Kitchen sink leaked minimally - tightened fitting.
Other than what I have outlined, it's been great. We have learned a lot by trial and error. As I have said previously, the floorplan works beautifully for us, and the storage is adequate. We have spent time in it during all types of weather, (it's pouring down rain right now!) and the A/C and furnace has kept us very comfortable. At first I thought the fireplace was sort of a waste, but we actually enjoy using it to take the early morning chill off. The A/C is a bit noisy, but we live with it to stay cool!
I hope you will take photos and post a few when you get your new Raven! You can see the color of ours in my profile picture. We bought it right off the lot, so we didn't pick colors, and it did come with almost all of the bells and whistles offered.
Until we 'chat' again - Mary Ann