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Travel trailer maintenance and storage Stoney 8-4-03  
After many years of camping in a pop-up, I recently bought a one year old Trail-Lite Bantam 17'with all the options. However, I did not get any kind of "owner's manual" with the unit.

After using it last summer and fall, I had the dealer winterize it. Now it's time to hit the road again and I would like to de-winterize it myself. Can anyone give me the drill for doing this?

Anyone know where I can get a manual on operating and maintaining my Trail-Lite?

Re: Travel trailer maintenance and storage spacil henry 8-23-09  
I just bought a trailite bantam by r-vision 17 ft. but there is no owners manual. does anyone know how I can get one? Thanks
Re: Travel trailer maintenance and storage Karen Ward 8-21-03  
Dear Stoney,
I found your question on the internet (coincidentally) while trying to find any history of roof leak problems with the Bantam Trail-Lite (also a coincidence). I have had a nightmare experience with R-Vision with our 21' R-Vision Trail-Lite. Bought in 2000, the linoleum started to discolor in 2001 around the door. Since we were in Louisiana, I thought this was a mold/condensation problem. We used the trailer only a couple times in 2002, and for the first six months of 2003, my husband and I both deployed to Iraq (both Army). When I returned in July, the discoloration was throughout the trailer, so I looked under the trailer for the first time and the unit was rusting from the inside out! I called our dealership, and they referred me to the warranty point of contact for R-Vision, who in turn referred us to a local R-Vision dealer (now we live in Pennsylvania). I drove the trailer to the dealer 3 hours away. No response for four weeks. I finally called R-Vision and asked them to call this dealership. R-Vision is saying that WE failed to perform the required roof maintenance every six months. (What roof maintenance?) I have an owner's manual which makes no mention of checking seals at any time! I called our dealership (again) which is in Missouri, and we plan to give them an opportunity to explain why we are having so many problems with our trailer after only three years. I have digital photos of the damage that I would gladly send you. I will also send you a copy of our owner's manual if you want! Beware...I think that R-Vision failed to seal our roof at all!
I am so upset about this $13,000 blooper (can't possibly sell it or trade it with the visible damage). Our next step is to give our dealership time to talk to R-Vision before we take formal action with an attorney! Anyway, I am happy to help you with the owner's manual. We will be away this weekend, but I can be reached at home or by cell phone.
Karen Ward
113 Forest Glen Circle
Port Matilda, PA 16870
814-238-4121 (home)
814-769-6994 (cell)
Karen Ward Daniel Moore 2-21-04  
Read your post about R-Vision and the problems you've had.I have put posts up on different forums looking for the manual you have.I lost mine back when i took it the dealership,they may have even removed it.I used to have a SunLite Koala before i got this trail-cruiser,i took it in for water damage(only had it about three months)they stole my microwave and a oven taoster out of it.I desperately need the manual about the maintenance on roofs.I had read my manual front to back and it only saidto wash the roof periodocly.Would be very gratefull for a copy also if you still have the original.Or Xerox the pages about roof care.
Daniel Moore
1509 Yellowstone CT
Gastonia NC 28054
Re: Travel trailer maintenance and storage Ruben Martinez 1-24-05  
I am in need of some suggestions of where I could park my trailer when not in use. Rental yards want 45-50$ for a space a month. What would be the best way to store it when not in use?
Re: Travel trailer maintenance and storage Ron 5-9-04  
I have a 2004 manual. It states to check the roof every 6 months and to pay particular attention to the seams where the areas of rubber are joined. Also to look for cuts from sharp objects and signs of cracking, weather or drying. Effected areas are to be re-sealed.
Re: Travel trailer maintenance and storage David Stout 9-8-04  
I too have discoloration around the door in the linoleum. Mine however was caused by a leaky waterline going to the faucet from the City water connection. It went unnoticed under a rubber floor mat for 2 years. I wish I had picked it up and at least checked once in a while.

David and Haley Stout
99 Trail Lite Bantam 17'
Need owners manual deb 7-16-10  
We are searching for a owners manula for the 2004 R-Vision R-Wagoe we recently bought. It is the Toy Hauler version. Thank you in advance for any direction you can steer us in finding a manual. deb
Re: Travel trailer maintenance and storage Louella 5-10-07  
I recently bought my first travel trailor and it will being staying in one spot
as i want it in one park only.
1999 flagstaff 30 ft with slide out.
and info on general care for opening it up in the spring and closing up in fall, would greatly love it
Re: Travel trailer maintenance and storage jeff 6-8-08  

Just saw the last post about the trail lite owners book...Does anyone know where I can find one. have a 252DS 2007 unit, If you have a copy that I can pay for shipping or know where I can find it would be great.


Re: Travel trailer maintenance and storage Terry 7-14-08  
I have a pop-up camper and am finding that in periods of heavy dew tiny water droplets are seeping thru the cover above the pull-out beds. Is there any treatement to waterproff the vinyl or is it beyond repair?
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