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    Slide Room Toppers

    I had them on my 3760. One thing I should mention is they were the dometic brand, installed by the dealer not the factory. On the mega slide, the topper in the middle.. started to sag to point where it was in danger of dragging on the top edge of the slide after a while, so it needed the...
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    Battery minders/maintainers

    Well first off I take them out of the rig, so they arent setting in the cold all winter. But I do live in northern Indiana. CTEK is a brand I used, it does have an AGM setting. Plug it in and forget them till spring.
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    Hot water tanks

    Unless things have improved, my thoughts were that the tankless were prone to deposits and scale that would clog them, from what I have read.
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    Ball bearings on the slide rollers?

    Thanks JnbHobe...you were right. Looks like the bearings were from one of the drawer rails. I would not have ever thought to look there. Havent found which one is loosing bearings yet.
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    Ball bearings on the slide rollers?

    So today I was walking thru the fiver, and I stepped on a ball bearing rolling around on the floor? Can anyone tell me if the large slide rollers on the kitchen slides are ball bearing supported? I assumed the rollers were just supported by a large rod thru the roller only. I wasnt sure if...
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    Freezing temperatures coming!

    Basically if you dont have skirting, to protect the under side, its going to get cold enough to freeze some of your water lines, even if the heat is left on. And your going to go thru propane like air. If you read thru the threads on here, you can survive in an RV in the cold, but regardless...
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    Pink fluid draining from both Dometic AC’s??

    The cooling system on the current crop of AC units is supposed to be totally sealed. Plus you said both AC's are emitting this fluid? I would think its odd that both units would start to leak, but if its actually coming from the AC's it might be refrigerant oil? Or you have some type if...
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    Brake problems And service work

    In the past I have always had heartland just send the parts to me, and I performed the repair. Obviously this only works if, you are handy and are willing to do the work. Regardless of the dealer, there has always been a lot of communication dis-connect with repairs from what I have read thru...
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    Front Landing Gear Stopped Working

    Mine never fully quit, but would run a little then just stop, intermittantly. Ended up like so many others on here, replacing the small breakers with a direct wired 80 amp just for the hydraulic pump. Top right in the attached photo, is the little breakers your looking for, covered with red...
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    Battery Not Charging On Shore Power

    Not sure from your listing whether your torque is a TT, or a fifth wheel version. On a fifth wheel they are in the front compartment right above the batteries. On the right side of photo ...see the red rubber capped mini breakers. Just get your DVM , and you should easily be able to trace...
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    21RBSS

    We have always ditched the king beds, for a queen sized set up. Gives us over a foot more room, to get around the bed to help make it. Cut down the ply base and add mattress of your choice. We recently did one of those mattress's in a box with a 3" foam topper. There are just so many things to...
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    Lock Tight the nuts

    I have had three new fifth wheels. So far all of them have had the little foam nut retainer pieces fall off the slide cables. Those are supposed to keep the nuts on the cable adjustment pieces from backing off. I guess I have seen the foam blocks as a orderable service part item from...
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    F-287 Plumbing Drain

    As for your dripping, it could also be that if the rig was towed in the rain. Often the water slung off the tires will get into the coroplast under belly covering, and pool in a low spot. Our last three new RV's had this issue.
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    Something is not right in the toilet drain

    If it is that darco water proofing material material, cant you just use a razor knife and trim it out of the opening? And there have been a lot of threads on here in the past, about the inlet pipe being too close to the bottom of the tanks, to allow solids to easily pass.
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    Fresh Water Tank Fell

    So the tank hangs from molded edges that run the length of the tank, but there should have been some sheet metal bands to support the middle of the tanks when expanded (full). I dont see those in your photo. I guess some people have gone as far as running some additional angle iron pieces under...
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    Fresh Water Tank Fell

    If you look at what actually supports these tanks, during factory tours...you would be surprised. For many other reasons, I never travel with anymore than 1/3 of a tank of anything. Sorry to see your issue.
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    Black tank flush in our North Trail has never worked

    If and when you do find the ASV, and maybe change the connections. I would have someone watch that valve when you attempt to use it. That valve on my last three new units leaked badly, spewing water everywhere.
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    Non generator prep

    From what I have read, unless you are an electrician it isnt a safe or easy DIY project. Your would need to install an LP source for fuel, and a transfer switch with all the associated wiring. Then there is the sheet metal shields that surround the gennny, to contain the heat. Plus the...
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    Excessive problems

    That seems like a pretty long list. I didnt have hardly any issues with my big horn back in the day. I wouldnt agree with the service guys take on that those are just common everyday issues.
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    Roof type and thickness

    As for whether the roof is walkable, I couldnt tell from the website. I would call heartland and just ask, plus they also would most likely know whats the material on the roof as well. Does your rig have a ladder on the back, from the factory?
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    Are any/all Heartland RVs all season?

    All RV brands seem to have the marketing hype on their units stating they are all season rated with special packages. Honestly these arent sticks and bricks type homes. The levels of insulation just arent there. To expect the same level of comfort thru all types of conditions seems reasonable...
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    Slide-Out back up retraction.

    They motor and cable assembly on the fifth wheels is under, and behind the bed frame. Its next to impossible to access that thing as well. So dont think yours set up is the only one that is basically not reachable. Be vigilant on making sure the four cables on the slide are tight, and if one...
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    Tire Hardware

    Definitely re-torque the lugs nuts after towing. I found mine loosened after being towed, better part of the summer before they stayed tight on their own. I carry two 20 ton bottle jacks, and a electric impact gun for the lugs.
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    Tilting Refrigerator!

    That strip of wood thing across the top of the fridge is a winner! I just ripped a custom piece to fill that gap and screwed it in there, and man that fridge is so solid now. Great idea.
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    Heartland Milestone 386bh

    The manuals we have had over the years, on our new elkridge, bighorn and now the landmark are also very generic. Its not just the milestone units.
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    Slide room, leak or condensation?

    Looking at the one photo of the interior wall, looks like condensation to me. If its super humid out and your running the air a lot, we have had our cooling runs in the ceiling be wet with condensate. These RV's walls are like a foam cup, if its filled with cool liquids they will sweat. Rain...
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    Slide rooms

    Depends, when we took the heartland tour multiple times. We saw the big horn, big country, landmark lines used aluminum framed side walls and the of course the outward facing wall of the slide is cut out of the main side wall. So they are aluminum laminated pieces just like the rest of the...
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    Travel Trailer- Level Up??

    I thought I saw an add from lippert stating they had an electric level up/jack type system just for TT's. Its called ground control TT.
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    Can I walk on my North Trail 23 RBS 2014 to pressure spray the dirt and caterpillar crap

    I would be careful with a pressure sprayer. Most of these roofs are supposed to be cleaned with a scrub brush and cleaning agents like dawn or something. Using a high pressure sprayer could damage or puncture the roof membrane and blow off the caulking along the seems pretty easily.
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    Big Country 3965dss Furniture peeling off

    If you search this forum, this issue isnt something new unfortunately. This pleather(plastic/leather) material doesnt seem to hold up with most everyone who has had it. We replaced our RV type furniture with actual real home type furniture from lazy boy, or BEST that fits in the RV's and is...
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    ceiling fan and the slide that broke the paddle

    We have a 2015 landmark. Our blades arent anywhere near the slides ever. Something is sagging, whether its the blades, or the fan motor is slowly drooping? I seconds Gary's opinion, the fans are in our last fifth wheels did not move hardly any air and were worthless.
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    What is your choice of tow truck tires?

    When my OE junk nexens failed at 14k miles, with broken belts. I went with Nitto Dura Grapplers for street use. Obviously my dually never goes off road, so far great quiet tires. Actually bought them at the RAM dealer who beat out several of the chain tire stores for pricing.
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    Propane on during Traveling Day

    I used to keep the propane on when my last rig had the dual fuel fridge. But dont forget when the slide is in, many times that the flexible portion of the propane feed line often gets pinched and may not flow any gas anyway.
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    Location of anti-siphon check valves?

    On our last three heartland fifth wheels it was in the wall of the shower, where the controls were. Also I could easily find them from underneath in the basement. Gary said it, the lines go up thru the ceiling of the basement area in a grouping. I second the idea of by-passing the anti...
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    2021 Big Country inverter outlet's

    On our rig the only outlets wired are the one the fridge plugs into, obviously behind the fridge. That inverter will suck batteries to their knees in a short period of time. I tried mine once, just to prove it was working.... never used it again.
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    flooded heater vents

    Those flexible vent runs, if filled with water are going to sag even farther into the belly. For the most part those are un-supported and run thru the framework. I am guessing your going to have to open up the coroplast and drain those ducts from underneath.
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    Exterior membrane under the front cap and in the front by the generator door is loose. Landmark says this is normal. Is it?

    When it was built that "skin" is glued to the steel framework to hold it up. Over time ours has some slack, or sagging in it as well. I would think the only way to put it back up, is to use screws to hold it instead of the glue.
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    Antifreeze syphon hose

    I took a section of regular garden hose, and put the appropriate ends needed to attach to fittings for winterization. Drop it into the gallon jug of RV anti-freeze and away it goes.
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    Tow Vehicle

    Be careful going to look at new fivers, you will eventually find something you cant live without. Three different trucks later, I have a 3500 dually from ram with the cummins diesel. Personally I dont even give the dual rear wheels a second thought. It drives like any other vehicle, that is...
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    TMPS Readings

    I have G614's on our landmark. Ditto on the sun side tires getting notably warmer going down the road. My also errored out with an over pressure warning due to heat, but really only on one tire. I think it was because I didnt have the upper PSI threshold high enough, by making it like...
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