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Old 12-08-2018, 12:42 PM   #1
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Life Span of 2016 Sunset Lite 198RB

I read about all the problems listed in this forum and have started to question the reasonable lifespan of my unit.

I am not handy nor do I particularly want to spend time working on the trailer.

I have over 15,000 miles on the TT with about 100 nights. Mostly used in Nat'l Forests and state parks. A two year old TT should still be practically new but there are a lot trailers out there many years older with a lot fewer nights being used.

When is the frig going to break? The furnace already has. How long will the slide out actually work?

What do you think? Am I just looking for a reason to buy a replacement or is there a lot of miles and nights left in this one.

Thanks for you input.
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Old 12-08-2018, 04:39 PM   #2
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If you’ve spent 100 nights in it with little problems then it’s probably safe to say you’ve got a good unit. I mean things can wear out but usually you’ll see problems right off or most do when they have gotten a bad one. Keep a check on the roof and recaulk with Rv roof caulking if you see any caulk areas where it looks like it’s starting to crack.
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Old 12-08-2018, 09:06 PM   #3
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That is kind of a loaded question. With proper maintenance it will last many years that is not to say things will break or quit working but I do not know of anything that never breaks. That said my cruiser is a 05 and The only things I have replaced is the converter and A sticky slide switch - the thermostat and we upgraded the worn out awning. Not to bad for 13 - almost 14 years old.

So I would say if taken care of there is a long life ahead.
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Old 12-09-2018, 06:25 AM   #4
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That is kind of a loaded question. With proper maintenance it will last many years.

So I would say if taken care of there is a long life ahead.

I agree with dagst.

I also believe the key to longevity is good and proper maintenance.
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Old 12-13-2018, 04:17 PM   #5
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Mine is 07. We have been living in it for 3 years. Replaced fridge, my fault. Re painted roof. No other major issues. Fix what you see, maintain everything else.
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Old 12-14-2018, 07:15 AM   #6
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Thank you for the post, The roof is on the list for next spring. I have read here about the problems small leaks create.
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Old 12-14-2018, 07:18 AM   #7
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Thanks for the feedback.

It sounds like I have several more years of enjoyment with the TT and I will save a lot of money by holding on to it.
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