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Old 08-12-2018, 09:33 PM   #1
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First trip

We picked up our 19 tommy a couple weeks ago. First trip out this weekend. What a change from our old caravel! After the batteries not even lasting the ride home(10.2 volts even though I specifically asked if they were checked before we picked up) and a mysterious water leak from the RR corner by the dump valves, we still had a great time. What a fun little trailer. Made the wife crazy by ringing the doorbell every time I came in so that's fun too! I have to mention that I think those chairs that come with the trailer have to be the most comfortable folding camp chairs I've ever been in. And a big shout out to the cheap harbor freight generator that was shockingly quiet, kept us cool. Only thing I want to change is making the fans bidirectional but not a big deal. Cheers! Click image for larger version

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Old 08-13-2018, 12:18 AM   #2
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Sounds like a fun trip and a bottle of Pliny tops it off nicely!
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:58 AM   #3
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Congrat's on your trailer, we love ours....we experienced battery issues as well. I suspect it's the quality of the batteries themselves... Happy Trails.
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:14 AM   #4
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Nice! We have been working the bugs out of ours too but we love it.
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Old 09-05-2018, 01:06 PM   #5
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It’s always an adventure!! We only ring the doorbell every now and then.. makes me giggle every time though
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Old 09-25-2018, 06:23 AM   #6
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Does your table tilt towards the front of the trailer? Mine does and I can't figure out how to get it level. Lol
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Does your table tilt towards the front of the trailer? Mine does and I can't figure out how to get it level. Lol


Table should be level. Might be worth taking the two legs off and making sure everything goes back together correctly and that the legs are screwed in all the way.

If you can also post pictures if you still have the issue.
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On the 19 there is only one leg and there doesn't appear to be an adjustment
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We picked up our 19 tommy a couple weeks ago. First trip out this weekend. What a change from our old caravel! After the batteries not even lasting the ride home(10.2 volts even though I specifically asked if they were checked before we picked up) and a mysterious water leak from the RR corner by the dump valves, we still had a great time. What a fun little trailer. Made the wife crazy by ringing the doorbell every time I came in so that's fun too! I have to mention that I think those chairs that come with the trailer have to be the most comfortable folding camp chairs I've ever been in. And a big shout out to the cheap harbor freight generator that was shockingly quiet, kept us cool. Only thing I want to change is making the fans bidirectional but not a big deal. Cheers! Attachment 319726
As you probably know, the dealer doesn't always maintain the batteries and lets them go below the 50% level. If you have interstate batteries, look up an Interstate store and they will check them and replace them. They did for me with no questions ask. You can go back to the dealer, but he may have started all this.

I don't know where the AC drip hose is on a 19, but could that be the leak? You didn't say exactly where the water was coming from. Underneath? Down the side? Out of the pan?
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:00 PM   #10
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Does your table tilt towards the front of the trailer? Mine does and I can't figure out how to get it level. Lol
I don't remember noticing the table being sloped at all. Although I probably wouldn't have noticed but I know my wife would have and she doesn't recall anything like that. But now I'm going to put the level on it when we take it out this weekend.
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:20 PM   #11
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As you probably know, the dealer doesn't always maintain the batteries and lets them go below the 50% level. If you have interstate batteries, look up an Interstate store and they will check them and replace them. They did for me with no questions ask. You can go back to the dealer, but he may have started all this.

I don't know where the AC drip hose is on a 19, but could that be the leak? You didn't say exactly where the water was coming from. Underneath? Down the side? Out of the pan?
The batteries got exchanged for me at the dealer. No apologies or real concern. Only blaming interstate for the problem. He did however tell me that to "fix my problem" I needed to buy 700 dollars worth of different batteries. Keep in mind, picked it up three days prior. I asked him how new batteries now would fix his guys not doing there job beforehand. He started making things up about batteries and I semi-politely told him I have been an auto mechanic for over 20 years and he could just stop. It wasn't a very comfortable exchange. You've got to have a big set of balls to try and tell someone the trailer they just spent a whole bunch of money on has junk parts and they need to drop even more on it. He even tried to give me a set of failed core batteries. Thankfully the young lady behind the parts counter corrected him.

Ok rant over! As far as the leak, it's not the AC drain as I could see it draining. It's by the wheelwell. This leak is a bit further back and is fresh water. We are going out again this weekend so I'll try and check some more. There is a little rubber access panel right by where the leak is so maybe I'll be able to find it. Its street side by the waste valves. Definitely not coming down the outside. I just realized I have a phone with a camera. I'll take a photo! Leak drips very slowly about where I'm pointing. Hopefully it's not a big deal as we are taking 10 days and going up to oregon next month. Can't wait!Click image for larger version

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Old 09-27-2018, 09:00 PM   #12
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After we got our new TB 27 home in April we figured out one battery was bad. 200 miles away from the dealer so instead we took the battery to an Interstate store. They tested it and gave us a new battery no attitude and no cost. In and out in about 15 minutes.
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:40 AM   #13
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Halfway through our oregon trip and it appears the leak is coming from the city water inlet on the street side. It got way worse when I hooked it up to fresh water. Still leaks when not hooked to city water and pump is on but not nearly as bad. For now I just turn the pump on when we need it and bleed the pressure off.

Here's something else. Anyone else's overhead cabinets not fitting great? All three of the overhead cabinets do not close all the way on one side. The inside square edges dont fit into the rounded corners on one side. I'll bring it up with the dealer when I bring it in for the water leak and the porch light flickers something crazy.

Oh. And the shower door! That sucker is almost impossible to get to latch and stay shut and pops open at the worst time.
I feel like it's due to a couple of screw caps not letting it sit flat but figured I'd see if anyone else had an issue. Click image for larger version

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We have one or two doors that have a bit of a gap as well. And some crooked louvers. We've decided to accept them as beauty marks. The only two things we have on our list so far that we want fixed is a wicked floor squeak on one side of the bed, and the water heater not working on gas.
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