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Old 09-26-2015, 12:29 AM   #1
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2nd trip issues with our Forester

Day 2 of our trip and the grey water shows 2/3. Specs say 39 gallon tank. Really, we used 26 gallons in 36 hours? We take the same showers we took in our Winnebago and it's less than 4 gallons per shower. 3 showers taken so far. Thank toilet looks like it uses a lot of water. Any comments?

We watched Long! long trailer DVD on the outdoor TV with neighbors. The sound is adjusted thru the Outside radio/CD/ DVD player. The sound level goes from 0 to 401. They must have it adjusted so it can't be heard outside your campsite. We had to get hip close to hear it. Comments?

When we did our PDI, I noticed the dinette slide out when extended was more out on the bottom than the top. The salesman said it was supposed to be like that. I spoke to a tech while shopping at CW and he asked if was a floor model. I said it was the dinette on a raised floor. He said that allows the floor to rise up when retracting preventing floor damage. But here at our CG is a Forester with the same slide out and theirs is not slanted. In other words, mine extends more on the bottom than the top. Theirs extends equally.

The Suburban stove burners take forever to boil water and cook pancakes. My Winnebago stove top could boil 2 bottles of water in 10 minutes or less. This new one takes over 20 minutes. I could cook up 6 pancakes in 10 minutes and the new one takes 20+ minutes and no way can I burn them or anything. Anyone have this problem? We are at sea level. Propane tank is almost full.
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:38 AM   #2
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The grey and black tank level indicators on our Sunseeker 3100 are never right, even after cleaning with tank flush nozzles (Tornado brand?) that I installed. Are you dry camping? If so, just go by your fresh water tank level indicator. It always works, even though it isn't exactly linear (the level sensors aren't evenly spaced). If you still have fresh water, you shouldn't have a full grey tank if you are also using the toilet very much. If you are using water from a campground faucet, you'll know your grey tank is full when the shower backs up. That's one reason I often use water from our fresh tank even when a faucet is available - I can keep up with our water usage. The two of us take 3 showers each and wash dishes several times before our grey tank fills, and our 2011 year model has a 30 gallon grey tank.


As for your stove top, I can't say how long it takes for ours to boil water, but I'd suggest having the regulator pressure checked.
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:48 AM   #3
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If your entertainment system is the iRV 66, you will need to replace it to take care of the volume problem and a few other inherent problems. It is easy to get the replacement and it is even easier to swap out yourself.

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Old 09-26-2015, 12:06 PM   #4
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I can only comment on the stove top. We've had many travel trailers and a couple motorhomes and all of them have seemed the same. Unless we cover the top of the pot it seems to take a long time to boil. Not sure if it's from the fan sucking out the heat or what. We've always had electric cook tops at home and have heard gas is faster, but for boiling water it doesn't seem that way.
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Old 09-26-2015, 01:16 PM   #5
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I believe the issue you are having with cooking times is related to the low pressure / low BTU rating allowed for inside stoves. I know several brands offer an optional outside unit that is almost double the capacity of the inside stoves.
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Old 09-26-2015, 06:36 PM   #6
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That's a good idea about placing the lid on the coffee pot.. May just fire up the generator and boil the coffee water that way to save on propane since FR uses smaller tanks.
Spoke with the other Forester owner here at the CG. His TV is loud up to 70 on the volume scale. We didn't try a DVD whoich is played thru the raadio/CD/DVD player and that volume goes only to 40. May be in the design.
We've now taken 6 showeres and it's still 2/3 on the panel. Hope we can get 1-2 more showers out by tomorrow when we leave. Will definnately have to dump prior to hitting the road.
Great day kayaking and now a joint family dinner with crab, chicken and smore's.
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:45 PM   #7
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Here is the perfect tool for making smores
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Plenty of long forks to go arounds. Hershey bars were soft. I like to burn my marshmallows . Yummy smore's .
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Old 09-27-2015, 10:22 AM   #9
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We've now taken 6 showeres and it's still 2/3 on the panel. Hope we can get 1-2 more showers out by tomorrow when we leave. Will definnately have to dump prior to hitting the road
You need to try the Oxygenics shower head. I have found it uses a whole lot less water and using the cutoff the water stays at a constant temperature when it comes back on. I used the original hose and mount and it works just fine.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o00_s01
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Old 09-27-2015, 01:42 PM   #10
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Oygenics shower head

I just bought this shower head and installed it this week. It does feel more like a home shower than the original equipment. Not sure why the on/off switches are set to dribble. Seems wasteful to me. They say it uses 2 GPM max.
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Old 09-27-2015, 02:32 PM   #11
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Dribble keeps the temperature more consistent
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Ok then...I just ordered mine.
I need a better sink faucet also.
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I have found the kitchen faucet sprayer to function better than the long neck we had in our Flagstaff. The sprayer doesn't stay on when you turn off the water
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I just bought this shower head and installed it this week. It does feel more like a home shower than the original equipment. Not sure why the on/off switches are set to dribble. Seems wasteful to me. They say it uses 2 GPM max.

The trickle reminds you the shower faucets are still turned on. It would be way too easy to walk away leaving them on otherwise.
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Some say it keeps you from getting scalded. Others say to prevent a blast of cold. Mine gets colder while dribbling. Just an annoyance to me. The outside shower shutoff doesn't dribble. Why not? I guess I need to go to the home improvement store and get the real thing.
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