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Old 08-10-2015, 07:09 PM   #1
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Problems, problems, problems...

So, the rig (2012 Berkshire 390FL) went in the shop for an internal fault on the inverter.

1. Repair guy tells me my problem is the Forest River cuts corners on the inverter by putting one in my rig that isn't big enough to support the rig. Upgrading it and everything it touches is about $8500(which isn't covered by extended warranty)
2. The house batteries don't charge while driving.(which adds to the load on the inverter when I hook up to shore power)
3. The pads on the Equalizer System leveling jacks are failing but ES doesn't think that's an issue on 3 yr old jacks.
4. The black tank flush sprays somewhere in the rig instead of in the black tank.
I'm starting to question Forest River's quality. That's a lot of issues/dollars on a 2012 rig.



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Old 08-10-2015, 07:32 PM   #2
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I am wondering why the house batteries are not being charged from the vehicle's alternator. Seems odd. Perhaps that is the way it is designed? Or there is a problem
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:42 PM   #3
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Don't listen to the repair guys that price is waaaaaaaay over the top.
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:55 PM   #4
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Service guy must be trying to finance a new house. That price is way out of line
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:58 PM   #5
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Service guy must be trying to finance a new house. That price is way out of line
like $8000 too high! And the black tank spraying is coming the the back flow preventer that is bad.
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:03 PM   #6
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I believe there was a recall on the inverters around that time. I'll try to find the link.
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I have a 2012 Berk and it charges my batteries just fine. Granted it can possibly get a problem in the future like you have, but it does not mean that it warrants an $8,000 repair. If I was to go to a residential refrig., then I might need a beefier unit. Not sure about the charging from the engine alternator. Yes, the Equalizer jack pads are a problem. There is a thread on them now.


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My bad it was a transfer switch recall. Sorry.
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What size inverters do your rigs have in them. This one is 1500 watts


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Yes, that is what I have. It has been good to me.
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