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jrthomas
12-12-2020, 10:58 AM
We got a new 2021 Milestone 386BH and have a few startup issues. In discussions with the service manager I had cause to remove the back wall of the basement to look at the heating ductwork. This is what I found.

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I've never seen sloppier work. Is this typical of Heartland? Anybody else seen this?

Thanks!

BigJim45
12-12-2020, 11:47 AM
Better fix that drain that has come apart before it leaks into your basement.

As far as the wiring, yes that come to see that with most manufacturers. That’s why they put up a wall.

JohnDar
12-12-2020, 12:09 PM
We got a new 2021 Milestone 386BH and have a few startup issues. In discussions with the service manager I had cause to remove the back wall of the basement to look at the heating ductwork. This is what I found.

64973649726497164970

I've never seen sloppier work. Is this typical of Heartland? Anybody else seen this?

Thanks!

There was a reason I labelled mine the “Basement o’ Doom.”


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rhodies1
12-12-2020, 12:43 PM
Absolutely normal. They are in such a hurry when building. This is what you get behind the wall....out of sight is out of mind. Have you found any tools yet. I found a utility knife,,,. Box of screws and many extra wire connectors.

mlpeloquin
12-13-2020, 12:39 AM
It is normal. Some have spent time rerouting wire, pipes, and really cleaning things up.

NYSUPstater
12-13-2020, 08:42 AM
Uh-Oh Spagetti -O's! Our BC is the same way.

JohnDar
12-13-2020, 10:40 AM
Might add, initially that bedroom heat duct drooped to the floor behind the wall.


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jbeletti
12-13-2020, 03:31 PM
PM sent to OP.

Dahillbilly
12-13-2020, 06:35 PM
yep kinda normal; I know next spring gonna remove the basement wall and clean up some of the mess the factory left

sengli
12-15-2020, 10:48 PM
It is very normal, no matter who makes the RV. I have had three new fifth wheels and everyone of them looked like that, and more behind the basement partitions. I usually take a summer break from using the RV and "clean up" what I dont like. Move and re-plumb water lines...fix hanging wires...check all connections and drains for any issues. That way I know where everything is routed and makes feel more confident if there is an issue I know where to look for it. Plus I found about two pounds of extra screws, lots of wire nuts.

CDN
12-15-2020, 11:24 PM
I was able to gain a lot of room in my basement. I have over 4,000 lb of cargo carrying. Might as well add extra space. Close to 40 sq feet of extra floor space added.

After then Before


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SNOKING
12-16-2020, 08:10 AM
I was able to gain a lot of room in my basement. I have over 4,000 lb of cargo carrying. Might as well add extra space. Close to 40 sq feet of extra floor space added.

After then Before


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Why is the TV remove laying there in the forth picture?

I call it the dungeon on our 2017 BH3575.

CDN
12-16-2020, 10:48 PM
Why is the TV remove laying there in the forth picture?

I call it the dungeon on our 2017 BH3575.

I changed the batteries so I could test the TV while doing the install, I installed wireless HDMI systems. FTR This was March of 2019 and was snowing outside.

jbeletti
12-17-2020, 10:39 AM
Brian - that's quite the transformation. Nice work - thanks for sharing.