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Old 10-11-2015, 06:09 PM   #11
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Our CC Silverback did have a few hoses in a bind, almost kinked in the front basement area near the front left jack. I rerouted them a little as best I could, but they were a time bomb really.

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Old 10-12-2015, 07:32 AM   #12
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Where was the QA? Something I've been complaining about for a while is the lack of QA in the RV industry. It like the manufactures either don't care, a poor QA program, or its ran as an additional duty. Like Iran inspecting their own nuclear facilities program, unless these RV companies have an independant (a QA program that reports to the CEO and not just he head of productio ) program, nothing will change.

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Old 10-12-2015, 12:12 PM   #13
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I am not one that is fond of a lot of government regulations, however the entire RV industry certainly needs someone or agency overlooking construction issues that can have catastrophic consequences once these rigs hit the highway. IMHO the R.V.I.A. is a joke of an organization. With Georgetown having hot water tanks installed with out any bracing or supports and dealing with propane and electricity how the heck can earlier models of GT been certified by R.V.I.A. plus you pay for their "seal of approval"!
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Old 10-13-2015, 09:19 AM   #14
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I couldn't use the generator on my 2011 Georgetown 327DS from the first day of ownership because FR built the unit to meet RVIA requirements. The RVIA specifications for an exhaust pipe require a minimum clearance between the pipe and any horizontal surface above it. The generator exhaust on my unit was located to just meet the specifications. Unfortunately, the exhaust was exiting the unit near the middle of the street side slide out. When the generator was running, the exhaust gasses rose from the exhaust and were trapped under the slide. Eventually enough exhaust worked its way back into the RV to activate the CO alarm. I even had the same issue with the slide closed.

When I brought this to FR's attention at the next Goshen rally, they agreed to pay for the dealer to relocate the exhaust pipe so it wasn't under the slide. I've had no problems since then.

The basic problem here is that the RVIA standard for this is incomplete. I suspect that whoever wrote the standard never considered that someone would locate an exhaust pipe under the middle of a slide where vertical clearance to the pipe isn't the critical factor.


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