On my 3171 the step well switches are not
labeled. The ones in the convenience center are
My step well has 3 switches, 1 switch for the porch light, 1 switch for the awning LED light and the 3rd switch is for the night light/step well light.
Manuals are generic with the expectation that the dealer will educate the buyer of all the coach model specific items. Problem is, on the day of delivery/orientation, so much is going through your head in one class - hard to recall everything.
As Brian Clemens has stated, so many changes on the fly make it nearly impossible to keep model specific manual current/accurate. That is why there is a healthy Forest River internet support forum. Besides, folks are less than likely to read the manual cover to cover and retain what was read.
But for what it is worth (note to bclemens
- trying to be constructive) - it would be nice to have some tag cards hanging or specific pamphlets on various coach features such as:
1) the operation of the speaker A/B switch noting which speakers are in what zone from the control.
2) the location of the sub woofer and the operation of the controls located on the sub-woofer box.
3) 12/120 volt breaker/converter devices. I'm knowledgeable on mine but I didn't know my converter was located in the outside cargo. I came from a travel trailer where everything was in the WFCO box. I think there should be more detail of the power sources (including the automatic switch of the generator) for each coach.
4) in addition to the power mentioned in #3 it would be beneficial to have operational detail of the BIM, coach battery, chassis battery "networking". The forum has a number of discussions on the inter-connectivity of the coach batteries to the chassis battery, from the chassis alternator to the bypass jump switch. I think just from the safety perspective an owner should know where all the power sources are and how to safely disconnect them.
5) more specific information to each coach model on the slide controls and the locations of the control box.
There are many more but they are more basic that most owners can get through the discovery
without much head scratching but tags or detailed information on the items mentioned above will likely result in quicker happy ownership
I love my Forester and all the cool things Forest River has done to their RV's!