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Dan, I have a troubling problem I hope you can help me with. My trailer has the new covered underbelly. Through social media I have been made aware of trailers with a welds failing and bolts being loose on the fresh water tank supports. I took 3 of the bolts down from the edge of the underbelly at the front end of the trailer and was able to to see the center water tank support where it bolts to the frame. One of the bolts is very obviously loose. I cannot see far enough down to visually inspect the rest. This leads me to an important safety issue. How can I possibly get in there to tighten this bolt, and for that matter to inspect and/or maintain the entire underside of my trailer. The material is all one piece, and is tucked securely above the frame on the sides with no access whatsoever. The front and the back have bolts that allow about 1 1/2" of space to barely peer in.  I am very concerned.
This is a zoomed in photo from my iPhone from the front under my battery to the area near the axel where the water tank is.

As a consumer, and active in a lot of RV forums and Facebook, I see so much confusion and misinformation on the new 2018 Platinum package, and options such as fiberglass, new floor, underbelly etc. I see many potential and current customers claiming they are disappointed in Livin Lite, and possibly now even not consider buying one bases on this misinformation! Personally, I think it would help for Livin a Lite to have updated their web page before all these rumors and confusion got started. This is something that you might want to mention to the proper department. I get frustrated for the Livin Lite brand, which I have a lot of confidence in, to hear people make decision and have opinions that are not based on factual information.  This is just some feedback from a consumer's point of view. I love the brand, I love my camper. (Insert happy camper emoji here!)

Product Questions and Recommendations / Safety issue
« on: August 26, 2017, 01:17:38 PM »
Took possession of my 2018 CL16TBS proto type. I absolutely adore it. However, my dealer recommended the Anderson hitch installation. We had them put it on. In doing so they had to remove the spare tire that we mounted under the propane tanks on the trailer to put on the Anderson Hitch attachment.  They had no where to move the spare (the belly of the trailer is the new, all sealed/heated underside). The installer said it was fine to mount the spare on the back bumper. I said... I was told NOT to mount anything to the bumper" . He said this was not true, and mounted it to the rear bumper. We are still on the shakedown voyage and I am extremely concerned. I do not want to cause injury to myself, my camper,or anyone else. Is this a safety issue and a Hazard? A dealer should not be doing this if it's not safe.

Product Questions and Recommendations / Warranty work
« on: August 04, 2017, 09:11:55 AM »
So, now I'm curious. It seems that quite often there is not a local Livin Lite dealer near to someone's home. I have seen many people stating that they are traveling quite far (myself included) to purchase a Livin Lite unit. I consider this a great compliment to the quality of Livin Lite. On the other hand ...local RV dealers refuse to work on repairs to an RV you did not purchase thru them. (I have personally heard this myself from local dealers. One of them then covered himself by saying...well, we would do it, but we handle all our own customers first and the wait would be so long, it's nearly impossible to have it repaired)

So my question does Livin Lite handle any warranty work that might need to be done? Does Livin Lite let you take it to anyone and you submit a bill to livin Lite. Or are you required to go to the dealer you purchased from?

Product Questions and Recommendations / 2018 brakes
« on: August 04, 2017, 08:29:35 AM »
With all the changes made to the 2018 (with a J in the vin number) ...I just need to verify that the brakes in the 16TBS  are either electromagnetic drum brakes or electric over hydraulic brake system.  Thanks Dan.

( trailer says "Proto built new way" on the sheet)

General Q & A / LED bulbs and Fuses
« on: July 21, 2017, 10:35:17 AM »
Can anyone tell me the part numbers of the LED light bulbs on my Camplite 16TBS and what fuses I should take along in my "equipment" box. (I downloaded the manual from the ASK Livin Lite forumand don't see that information)

I do not have the trailer yet. I will be driving nearly 1000 miles to pick it up, and the first time trip will be driving it home another 1000 miles. I am building an equipment box with all the supplies I might need and I'd like to order a few of both of these items. Would rather not have to do this once I get to the dealer, as I want to be focused on the walk thru and the shake down and not running around buying every little thing!

Any input for this total newbie is appreciated.

Is the mount standard/included? and is it prewired with a plug connection? Is that plug connected to the running lights or the brake lights?, and is it compatible with all camera manufacturers? I am looking at a Furrion in particular.

Thank you!

Product Questions and Recommendations / Camplite ball hitch size
« on: July 16, 2017, 12:53:43 PM »
I will be picking up my 2018 trailer in August. Is the ball size a 2"?  Do I need a special ball hitch for a pan off road 4x4?
It sits awfully high. Should I wait to get to the RV dealer and let him fit me with the correct hitch?

...the newb 🙄

Upgrades and Modifications / Is Black tank hose standard equipment?
« on: July 16, 2017, 11:33:19 AM »
I know it's a silly question, but it's not mentioned on the Livin Lite site in the standard equipment list. I don't see it in any of the pictures either. Since I'm traveling 14 hours out of my area to pick up my trailer, I'm trying to be prepared. If I need to buy one, I'd like to know.
Sorry for the newb questions, you're all probably going to get sick of me 😂

General Q & A / Trailer coupler lock - steel on aluminum?
« on: July 15, 2017, 09:57:47 PM »
I am researching trailer locks. I am interested in this beast in particular
I'm assuming it's steel, I do have an email in to the company asking what it is.
My question is...if it is steel, will there be a corrosion problem with my trailers frame? I am so new at all of this..I don't even know if this is a silly question or not! Thanks for any help.

New Members / Hello from Marylands Eastern Shore
« on: July 14, 2017, 08:35:42 PM »
Stopping in to say hello! Just purchased a 2018 CL16TBS. I am excited and scared to I have tent camped for my whole life and finally moved up to my dream, a travel trailer. I hope to learn from everyone, I'm such a newb ..yikes. I will apologize in advance for all the silly questions I'm likely to ask. 🙂 I will be picking up my new camper 8/20 in Illinois...long trip home for this newbie. Fingers crossed 👍🏻

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