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    Any Momentum MAV owners?

    I recently purchased a Momentum MAV-27, so Im wondering if there are any other owners here?

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    How do you like it so far? I been thinking about purchasing the same trailer. I like the layout of it.

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    Not sure if its standard, but it came with only one wet 12v battery, so we just finished upgrading to two 100ah lithium batteries and added a 400W solar panel. No dining type table, so we will have to purchase something that will work, along with a new queen mattress since the ones that come with the trailers are torture devices.

    We havent taken it out for a shakedown camp yet, which is something we will do after the 4th. It will be interesting to see how the 12v fridge functions since we boondock a lot. The fridge was our biggest concern before we bought it. Im also curious if I need to purchase an equalizer hitch for my 8' bed extended cab RAM 3500. So far Ive towed it 120 miles from the dealership over hills with light to moderate winds without issues.

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    Found the dining table. It was strapped down way up under the mattress next to the front wall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyJay View Post
    Found the dining table. It was strapped down way up under the mattress next to the front wall!
    I guess the dealer didn't do a great walk-through with you. I think you might actually be the first member with that line. Look forward to hearing/reading more about it.
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    I sent him a picture of it strapped down, so he is aware of its location now. The first time we looked for it, thinking it had one, we didnt see it because its placed far forward under the mattress. It wasnt until we replaced that mattress, that we were able to see it.

    Glad we found it because we were about to purchase a new folding table.
    From tent to toy hauler
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    2019 Jayco 212BQW
    2024 Momentum MAV27

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    I have mostly everything set up in the MAV. One of the items I dont like is that the lighting in the dining/living area is all hooked up to one switch, and the individual lights do not have switches (there are six of them). I would like to replace them with lights that have the switches, but also allow the current to pass to the other lights when an upstream light is switched off. It might sound petty, but when youre long term boondocking, any battery drain needs to be kept to a minimum.
    From tent to toy hauler
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    2019 Jayco 212BQW
    2024 Momentum MAV27

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    Latest on the MAV-27 as of Dec 7th, 2023..

    Had a 400 watt solar panel added to the original 165 watt panel, along with 2 lithium batteries, and ran the original battery wiring into the front storage and placed the batteries in there. In Aug, we took the MAV into the mountains in an open area to test the batteries with the 12v fridge in off grid mode, and it kept up 100% for two weeks, even when we ran the furnace in the morning.

    After 14 days, we moved to a shady spot with minimal sunlight for test #2 , with the fridge still running in off grid mode, and it handled the much lesser sunlight well for a 14 day period. This was also the time I noticed the bald spots on the tire which I posted on another thread in the forum.

    We notified the dealership about the bald spots on the tire, and set up an appointment for the end of September to correct that, along with the non skid coming off of the entry stair steps, the outdoor right side storage hatch that wouldnt close properly, the entry door lock that was difficult to unlock when the sun beat on it, an interior cabinet door that kept coming open when traveling, and the fringe along the side of the garage door to protect the screen which got wrapped up into the screen when we retracted it once.

    It took 3 weeks for the dealership to finish the work, and only because I told them I was going to pick it up by the end of week 3. The problem was getting a replacement tire from Lions head tires, so they finally went to a local tire shop and picked up the same size tire, but a different brand, NOT impressed with lions head tire who only has 2 dealerships that are both in IN! But theyll ship to any tire dealership in the country! ��

    Got everything loaded up for our trip south, but along the way, we experienced some more issues. Hit strong winds in NM that caused 3 self tapping screws to either fall out, or become detached from the lowest siding on the front left side below the storage hatch. Then we found that the entry stairs wouldnt fold out because a bolt that held a step in place had worked itself halfway out blocking the stairs from unfolding. What we didnt notice was that a screw had all ready worked its way out from another step which was no where to be found.

    Today I was pulling out the pins that held the roof ladder in the secure position, and the nub and spring near the tip just popped off. The fridge has always been noisy but tolerable. These items should be easy inexpensive fixes. I used bailing wire for a temp fix on the siding, and I plan on riveting the siding down now that we're in camp. Need to find a screw for the step, and a pin that works for the ladder.

    These are cheap items to fix, and not worth the time and gas money to take it in for warranty work, although I have informed the dealership of these issues with pics. I always thought Grand Design to be the benchmark of RVs, but I need to really rethink that concept.
    From tent to toy hauler
    2017 RAM 3500
    2019 Jayco 212BQW
    2024 Momentum MAV27

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