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Old 08-07-2015, 03:59 PM   #1
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Several Georgetown 329DS Questions

We're new to Forest River, having traded our Winnebago, and while the RV is nice, the documentation and owner's manual SUCK! I have several questions that I'm hoping experienced FR owners can answer.

I've put the actual questions in bold for easy reading. The rest is amplifying information.

1. There is a coax wall connection with a push button switch inside the front cabinet above the passenger seat. Inside this cabinet is also the signal selector; Ant/Cable/Sat. We have a new-fangled HD antenna that does not raise/lower like the Winegard on our Winnie. The antenna kind of looks like the old boomerang antennas from 1980's limos. The control box has a power switch and a series of 5 blue LED lights that display signal quality, that is mounted in the center of our ceiling. You turn on the power switch and rotate for best signal quality. Here's the weird part, when you turn OFF the coax switch in the front cabinet it will kill power to the antenna module. WHY? In our Winnie, the coax switch WAS the signal booster. Also, what is the purpose of the coax connector? Satellite/DVD input or additional output?? The owners manual goes as far as to say that your RV is equipped with TV's.

2. I have an auxiliary quick-disconnect propane fitting outside. Is this for low pressure (no regulator on the appliance) or high pressure (regulator on the appliance) service?We had an Extend-A-Stay on our Winnie and loved it. I would much rather use RV propane that worry about the green bottles, but if the propane fitting is for low pressure then I'm screwed. I want to ask the question before I buy any adapters or new appliances. The owner's manual doesn't even mention this quick disconnect. The dealer didn't know the answer.

3. My backup camera documentation references the ability to have path lines displayed on the monitor. What does it take to make the path lines appear? I used small strips of masking tape as path lines on my Winnie's monitor, but I'm trying to keep our brand new unit looking less "user modified" as possible.

4. I have the Furrion house radio with DVD/USB/AUX/Bluetooth/etc. Sadly it doesn't play Blu-Ray. I'm sure Furrion doesn't want to pay the royalties to Sony to include the Blu-Ray option. Does anyone know of a direct replacement for this Furrion radio that will play Blu-Ray?

I'm at work so if anyone needs specific part or model numbers to answer my questions I will get them for you as soon as I get home. Thank you for all your help.
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Old 08-08-2015, 09:56 PM   #2
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On my 2014 328TS the lines show up on the back up camera monitor automatically when the transmission is in reverse.
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Old 08-08-2015, 10:22 PM   #3
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I can't answer all of your questions, but when I first took delivery, the path lines were disabled, but I went through the menu and turned them on...Gotta play around in the menu, you won't hurt the system...

I had my dealer replace the original in dash head unit with a GPS/DVD/XM head unit and love it (Panasonic, I think). The dealer outsourced the job to a local car stereo installation place and they fabricated an entire new panel in the dash that looks like it came from the factory that way...I would just get a cheap BluRay player and hook it up in the cable outlet cabinet. It would be easier and much less expensive.
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Old 08-09-2015, 06:58 AM   #4
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Do you have a pic of your new dash you could post? Many of us believe that Forest River cut some corners in the original dash design.
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Do you have a pic of your new dash you could post? Many of us believe that Forest River cut some corners in the original dash design.
Check this thread for a pic I posted earlier:

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Old 08-09-2015, 05:03 PM   #6
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The gas port is low pressure. I have a coleman grill that I converted by taking off their regulator and turning it into a quick connect and with a 10' hose, I'm set up and in business. You have to separate the Coleman regulator from the fitting as the fitting into the grill is proprietary and you won't find one anywhere. The regulator is screwed on but the treads are sealed I was able to put mine in a vise and bust the seal to unscrew the regulator. I also made sure to use the tread goop instead of the yellow tape, and it is labeled safe for cooking or food use, something like that if I remember correctly) I ordered the quick disconnect fitting online and the couple of other fittings came from a quick trip to Lowe's. Worked so well I made a T fitting so I can have the grill and the propane fire ring plugged in at the same time. I checked for leaks, all good. No green cans needed at all.

As for the bluray, I just installed a WIFI Bluray separately in the living room and in the master. We have a 2015 364TS and both were relatively easy to install. I think the problem you'll find installing bluray in the cable outlet cabinet is that you will need to run an HDMI cable to the TV. Unless your TV is nearby. In my unit the cable box in in the passenger side overhead front cabinet, my TV is in the kitchen mounted on a swingout door. I found a couple of decorative brackets, mounted on the side of the cabinet under the small cabinet over the door, made an access hole up into the cabinet and then through into the cabinet with the TV for the power cord and HDMI cable. The wifi let's us watch netflix when we have a signal.

In the master I made a shelf for over the TV, Connected HDMI cable to TV and ran power cord with power cord for TV into the wall and into the same outlet the TV is plugged in. Took out one of the drawers went to Lowe's and matched the color stain and installed. Looks and works great.
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Old 08-09-2015, 05:09 PM   #7
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I don't have the answers but I also just traded a winy for a georgetown. The books are useless. Winnebago did a great job. I miss the support from Winnebago.
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Thank you, DarrenK, I found the lines on the rear view camera. Sadly, they are for distance more than side clearance. I have a small wifi blu-ray player that I moved over from my Winnie. I put that in the bedroom and was hoping to get a Furrion replacement for the front, but there aren't any.

Thank you, Stern, for the propane port info. Taking the regulator off my grill will be easy. I will be getting another blu-ray player for the living room.

I completely agree about the dash. I'm already looking at ways to move the monitor for a better view.

Again, thank you all!
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Elexwiz, I'm retired Navy as well. Happy Camping!
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I have a 2014 335 and I to experienced a lack of manuals. I simply made a list of manuals I wanted wrote down model numbers of equip. and went on line and got every manual I would ever need, got a hole punch and put them all in a zipped binder.
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