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    Anyone else have a BH280?

    Hi All,

    My wife and I just purchased our 1st RV, the 2019 Pioneer BH 280. I've gone online and noticed there are not a bunch out there. Our dealer only had 2 on the lot when we bought ours. Since we are new to the RV world I'm looking to see if anyone else has this model and if they like it, problems, etc.. Any feedback would be helpful.

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    Re: Anyone else have a BH280?

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    Re: Anyone else have a BH280?

    I have a 270

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    Re: Anyone else have a BH280?

    just brought home a BH280 2019 last weekend - Have not yet went anywhere with it, only issues so far:

    -orange light on the side popped off and dangling because the installer stripped the 2 screws that held it - put bigger screws with thread locker..
    -on/off switch on antenna booster behind tv was busted... took it appart, put switch back together on the circuit board.. works now
    -metal shavings EVERYWHERE
    -staples sticking out of carpet on slidout floor...

    overall good experience, from everything I read you get these issues with any of the major brands at this value level.

    Gabriel.

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    Re: Anyone else have a BH280?

    I just purchased one. First camper so I am pretty excited. I am a mechanic by trade and have a background in construction. Like said above I have metal shavings everywhere, saw dust in the floor vents, had to reinstall the blind over the couch, touch up some trim work here and there, tack in some partly installed staples etc. Overall I love the layout and was able to make it my own very easily. I am going to read my owners manuals for everything tonight (again new to campers). Noticed something was said above about an antenna booster i knew nothing about that. Glad to hear this kind of "lack of pride and workmanship" is common on these travel trailers. I was beginning to think I got a raw deal.

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    Re: Anyone else have a BH280?

    Quote Originally Posted by drodsgarage View Post
    I just purchased one. First camper so I am pretty excited. I am a mechanic by trade and have a background in construction. Like said above I have metal shavings everywhere, saw dust in the floor vents, had to reinstall the blind over the couch, touch up some trim work here and there, tack in some partly installed staples etc. Overall I love the layout and was able to make it my own very easily. I am going to read my owners manuals for everything tonight (again new to campers). Noticed something was said above about an antenna booster i knew nothing about that. Glad to hear this kind of "lack of pride and workmanship" is common on these travel trailers. I was beginning to think I got a raw deal.
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    Thank you! I will definiatly give those a thorough look through. I'm full timing as well so wanna gather as much info as possible.

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    Re: Anyone else have a BH280?

    My wife and I purchased a 2019 BH280 Pioneer this summer. We really like the floorplan as it fits our needs very well. However we have had numerous problems with the trailer right out of the gate. So far the worst problem was the bathtub drain, the 1 1/2" drain pipe broke loose and flooded the trailer and undercarriage. The nut that connects the pipe to the drain was over tightened and cracked. Consequently it didn't hold long. I repaired the drain pipe and had to replace the insulation below the tub and repair the weather seal. We have had 4 water leaks at various locations, all due to loose pipe connections. The paneling in the bedroom below the escape window was not stapled sufficiently and came loose. The escape window also had a water leak, requiring the window to be recaulked. The list goes on.. my main concern now is the push out. I just winterized the trailer and put in storage and noticed the push out doesn't fully close, tight at the top but bottom is 3/4" from seating. If anyone has experience with this and how to fix I would appreciate a note. Regards

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    Re: Anyone else have a BH280?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rey6940 View Post
    My wife and I purchased a 2019 BH280 Pioneer this summer. We really like the floorplan as it fits our needs very well. However we have had numerous problems with the trailer right out of the gate. So far the worst problem was the bathtub drain, the 1 1/2" drain pipe broke loose and flooded the trailer and undercarriage. The nut that connects the pipe to the drain was over tightened and cracked. Consequently it didn't hold long. I repaired the drain pipe and had to replace the insulation below the tub and repair the weather seal. We have had 4 water leaks at various locations, all due to loose pipe connections. The paneling in the bedroom below the escape window was not stapled sufficiently and came loose. The escape window also had a water leak, requiring the window to be recaulked. The list goes on.. my main concern now is the push out. I just winterized the trailer and put in storage and noticed the push out doesn't fully close, tight at the top but bottom is 3/4" from seating. If anyone has experience with this and how to fix I would appreciate a note. Regards
    Had the exact same issue with the tub. I added more 2x4 supports after installing new flange nut. Had to add internal metal brackets inside the shelf above bed. Paneling not secure well to wall behind couch, ordered upgrade control board fo water heater. On and on

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    Re: Anyone else have a BH280?

    Quote Originally Posted by drodsgarage View Post
    Had the exact same issue with the tub. I added more 2x4 supports after installing new flange nut. Had to add internal metal brackets inside the shelf above bed. Paneling not secure well to wall behind couch, ordered upgrade control board fo water heater. On and on

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    Also had to re support the shelf over the bed, only a couple of staples and one grab and the whole thing let loose. While checking for openings in the under seal to make sure were rodent tight, I found several locations where the under seal had been cut to gain access to wiring or plumbing and taped up with cloth tape all of which was coming loose. So much for keeping the critters out. I bought several rolls of Flex Seal tape, 8 inch wide and patched every opening. Almost as good as new. There were several locations especially around the sewer drain valves where the foam fill was insufficient and left a veritable highway for mice to find a nice warm spot. Refilled these openings with large area expanding foam. Latest thing while winterizing the trailer was a bundle of wires along the front of the trailer just below the rock shield that were completely exposed and hanging loose. Had to push them back in and seal over the top with putty tape and Flex Seal tape. I can go on but need to get back to work. The trailer is winterized and covered so until spring I won't be worrying about it, much..

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