We did bend one of our stabilizer jacks and had to replace it so we replaced both of the two front ones. Now remember they are not leveling jacks so they are not meant to carry so my weight and we did kinda bend this one down in Myrtle Beach on our first trip too so I'm not too surprised. We will replace the rear two eventually also. They aren't that solid to begin with. The replacements we bought were much wider with better parts.
We're heading back out this Friday (this trip was a week and a half ago, just getting around to posting about it). And both trips are dry camping. I'm trying to do all I can to conserve the battery but its not easy. I have some LED lighting and just picked up a couple of these lamps on Amazon that are 30 LEDs each so hopefully they'll be good. We run the fridge on propane but I'm sure there is some battery use (a fan) and when you turn the ceiling lights on you really are turning on a lot of lights at once. I want to start replacing them with LEDs too but its gonna take a long time because they are very expensive. I love how I can buy these two lamps at less than $9 each shipped but God forbid you try buying a LED for a fixture at a good price. And I know why they are expensive and overall it's all upfront because they last a lot longer and use a fraction of the power, but still I will complain about it, lol. First I need to pop off a cover and find out what kind of bulbs this thing has. I replaced the Aliner bulbs cheap enough also through Amazon. It had 1156 bulb types. I only paid about $8 each for two bulbs. Thats all it had inside, lol. Some will say what I got wasn't bright enough but they were the warm light and probably gave off about 85% of what the regular bulbs had put out. Good enough for me, saved me a lot. The Bullet will need a lot more bulbs and they will have to be just as bright if not brighter. As long as they are the warm color I'll be happy.
Before this trip we did bring it to the dealer for some warranty work. One of the LED outside lights was taking in water, one of the 4 motors for the slide wasn't good and we had a tiny bit of delamination on the passenger side storage door that we figured we'd better ask to have it replaced now than get stuck with it later. The slider works great now. Initially the mechanic had said it had to be level to slide it out, which I am sure is recommended but I could tell by the way some of the other campers on the lot, including Bullets, that it sure did not have to be level. But they looked at it, found the bad motor and fixed it. I've been happy with them. I still have a $25 gift certificate that I need to figure out what to buy. I'm thinking a UV protector or wax for the camper. I better use it soon before I loose it!
After this trip I had to take out most of our gear to dry it out which meant I washed most of it. I also washed the camper. I've washed it after every trip and it's staying nice but like I said I want to get some kind of protection on it. I have used the wash and wax so it is a bit protected. The car wash place down the street does RV detailing. I wonder how much they'd charge to wax it? I'm sure a lot, lol. I guess if I start now I may have it done before it gets cold ;)
Here is a picture of the camper on site 33:
|Site 33, Otter River State Forest.|