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Old 12-22-2013, 02:57 PM   #1
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Any design flaws on your units?

On my 2013 Sunseeker 3170, because of where the controller for the JACK antenna was placed, I can't open one of my cupboard doors more than 45 degrees if I can even get it that far. I'm guessing it's because the JACK had to go in a certain location on the roof and the controller had to be right beneath it. But it's still a royal pain. Someone just plopped the JACK on the roof without consideration of what the controller would affect.
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Old 12-22-2013, 04:03 PM   #2
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real deep pantries, you have to empty them to get what you want, cupboard doors that open to the ceiling
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:10 PM   #3
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Any design flaws on your units?

On my 2013 Sunseeker 3170, because of where the controller for the JACK antenna was placed, I can't open one of my cupboard doors more than 45 degrees if I can even get it that far. I'm guessing it's because the JACK had to go in a certain location on the roof and the controller had to be right beneath it. But it's still a royal pain. Someone just plopped the JACK on the roof without consideration of what the controller would affect.
Now that is a really dumb move on FR. It really makes no difference where on the roof they put it, just so it lays down. We need to start a thread about dumb things FR will do. I know on mine they put my sirius antenna under the roof so everytime the slide went out or in the top sweep ripped a whole in my roof. I made them move it outside on the slide wall and patch my roof. It really makes you wounder at times.
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:27 PM   #4
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Somewhat similar is: my FM antenna is right in the rotating path of the TV antenna. So twice around when I am turning the TV antenna I get a clunk when it hits the FM antenna. Since the FM radio is not that great and I don't really use it much, I am going to tie the FM antenna down. It will still pick up pretty much the same anyway.

As far as cabinet doors that open to the ceiling, I like that. You can have many doors open and they don't hit each other.
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:09 PM   #5
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I have the same problem with the antenna knob. Also add the stupidity of putting the black tank inlet behind the compartment door. Cant pin the door open when the hoze is hooked up. Also, the infamous crack by the livingroom slide. The engineers should have to live in a unit for at least a month before the design is finalized. Other than that, we love our 3170.
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:37 PM   #6
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Mine has to do with the antenna too... first they used an older Winegard antenna model this year instead of the current model IV with the improved digital channel reception. Saved a buck or two, I guess. BUT, then they just had to place the Winegard wall panel way back up inside a low cabinet... it's hard to tell when you have the amp switch turned on or off without getting on the floor and sticking your head in to see the upper side of that small cabinet, PLUS if you decide to upgrade the panel to the Winegard digital panel that measures signal strength or searches for best channel/signal, it's useless cuz you can't see the replacement panel's led display while you are rotating your antenna.

I really had to look hard to find at least this one design flaw. I really like the thought they put into setting up the many other conveniences and layout on my Windjammer.
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On my 2450, the drivers seat hits the slide when the slide is in. Limits the ability to recline even a little with the seat slide back. A bit cramped for taller folks.
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To get around that one, I had to buy a bunch of those wire shelves. Sometimes I store things in those Sterilite drawers of various sizes stacked in the cupboard.

My pantry is narrow. Basically the width of a bottle. Not enough deepness.


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We need to start a thread about dumb things FR will do.
Actually, that is the purpose of this thread. I was just a little more diplomatic in what I called it.
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Also add the stupidity of putting the black tank inlet behind the compartment door. Cant pin the door open when the hoze is hooked up.
Yeppers, I've got that design flaw, too.
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