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Old 04-18-2019, 01:20 PM   #1
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Smile New Member - 2018 Windsport 34J - Hello everyone from Alabama!

We are closing on our 2018 Windsport 34J today, 4-18-19!!
I have been reading up on the forums and have been impressed with the shared knowledge base, mods and of course Ed Felker's Axis/Vegas Owners' Manual and Checklists
https://1drv.ms/w/s!AiYx6DLSeiiPgYAw4kf0jQ0HPCbjjA

We have owned a 5th wheel Forest River Blue Ridge for two years so we aren't total noobs, only new to Class A.

I'm sure I will drive the dealer crazy using Ed's 6 page Pre-Delivery Inspection checklist!

Cheers!
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:15 PM   #2
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Congratulations!

We just got our 2019 Windsport a couple weeks ago and are taking it out with our tweens/teens this weekend for the first time. Wish we had that 6 page checklist when we did our walk thru. Nothing major we are just really thrown off by the leveling jacks. We were at a relatively level spot in Oklahoma and the front end was a foot off the ground! So far that seems to be our only quirk/issue.
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:19 PM   #3
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We are closing on our 2018 Windsport 34J today, 4-18-19!!
I have been reading up on the forums and have been impressed with the shared knowledge base, mods and of course Ed Felker's Axis/Vegas Owners' Manual and Checklists
https://1drv.ms/w/s!AiYx6DLSeiiPgYAw4kf0jQ0HPCbjjA

We have owned a 5th wheel Forest River Blue Ridge for two years so we aren't total noobs, only new to Class A.

I'm sure I will drive the dealer crazy using Ed's 6 page Pre-Delivery Inspection checklist!

Cheers!
Congrats and welcome to the forum.
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Old 04-18-2019, 10:39 PM   #4
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Congratulations! Welcome to our group!
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Old 04-19-2019, 12:04 AM   #5
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Old 04-19-2019, 02:32 PM   #6
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Howdy!
We're looking forward to seeing pictures of your new rig, and hoping that your experiences can benefit all of us.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:24 PM   #7
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Welcome.

Where in Alabama?
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Old 04-27-2019, 03:40 AM   #8
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Where in Alabama?
Hazel Green, AL. 20 miles north of Huntsville and 2 miles from the Tennessee state line.
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:32 PM   #9
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I wonder how they're liking the new rig?
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Old 04-30-2019, 02:50 AM   #10
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I wonder how they're liking the new rig?
Well, we did the shakedown run Saturday 4-27-19 at Monte Sano State Park (elevation 1648) in Huntsville, AL. We reserved the last spot the Tuesday before. The drive up the mountain was unnerving for DW due to the narrow lanes, curves busy steering. The V-10 did okay pulling the big hill with no overheating but taking it easy. Only 650 miles on her.

Otherwise we had a great experience. Much easier to park than the previous 5th 12,000 lb. wheel. Although the 2014 RAM 2500 Cummins drove easier, more power and more precise steering / handling. Parts are here for a hopeful fix and doing the CHF this week.

Up to page 87 on Jerry's Mod thread. You guys are costing me a lot of money so far.

The shakedown list:

Found a leak in the bathroom sink drain, Hand tightened the bottom to stop the leak.
1. The Axerra AVM-70 quit working on 12V but works on shore power?
2. Strange whirring sound from under dash when cranking the engine. Assume it's the LCS system making sure the feet are up?
3. Top left rear tail light works intermittently. Can hit on it for on / off.
4. Speakers over the couch are physically damaged and rattle. Both speaker cones are torn by some moron during installation.
5. Top two USB ports in charging station in bedroom do not work. Bottom two work.
6. Yellow side marker on right above rear tire out.
7. Crazy low gear downshift going down the mountain. Had to shift to neutral to lower engine speed or go 10 MPH.
8. No remote control for crappy Axerra AVM-70.
9. Shelves in bathroom are a rollercoaster ride. Not flat at all.

Thank you all for the great threads. I already feel at home!
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