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Old 06-15-2013, 10:43 PM   #1
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More than the norm?

After having out brand new 2014 3170DS here is what we are having problems with:
The bunk slide stopped working, we are getting new motors.
The GPS isnt working at all
We have water coming out from under the shower
The black tank cleanout stopped working
A major decor flaw in the kitchen table
Switchbox doesnt offer antenna

The finish is great...nice cabinet work, tight corners, good transitions - but the build seems sloppy. Lots of excess sealant and the problems above.

Am I picky or am I entitled to disappointment?
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:51 AM   #2
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Sloppy Sealant

Ours in now almost nine months old and had lots of sloppy sealant application. I complained and got a soothing letter, but since have seen several repeats of my experience here.
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:44 AM   #3
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More then the norm? IMHO I would say no. Our unit has been plagued. Roof issues that won't even be addressed. A huge list of things that have already been fixed. Driving to the Grand Canyon now and everyday something new breaks. Now I can't be connected to city water because it fills my freshwater tank, awning lights went out, A/C cools to a balmy 85 degrees, nice when you're in the west. Storage doors are coming apart. TV rubber mounts are crumbling apart. I could on. At this rate I wonder if I'll be able to get the hung back home to FL. All I want to do is get it home and trade it. Disgusted after my third payment.
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:26 PM   #4
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More then the norm? IMHO I would say no. Our unit has been plagued. Roof issues that won't even be addressed. A huge list of things that have already been fixed. Driving to the Grand Canyon now and everyday something new breaks. Now I can't be connected to city water because it fills my freshwater tank, awning lights went out, A/C cools to a balmy 85 degrees, nice when you're in the west. Storage doors are coming apart. TV rubber mounts are crumbling apart. I could on. At this rate I wonder if I'll be able to get the hung back home to FL. All I want to do is get it home and trade it. Disgusted after my third payment.

Sounds like you got one built Friday Afternoon or Monday Morning!! Concerning the back filling of the water tank when on city water try cycling the pump on and off a few times. It sounds like a stuck or some foreign material in the pump backflow check valve.
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:58 PM   #5
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I have heard a lot of good thinks about. FR. Seems to me, you have a unit that needs to be sent back to FR. FR needs to respond and work out a mutually beneficial solution. Does not matter what day it was built, problems still need to be addressed.

Even though I have not had any issues with my 3170, I am very much interested in this blog.
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:26 PM   #6
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Not too major. All should be relatively easy fixes. As ATVer mentioned on the pump, this is a common problem on many MH brands. Our last one did the same, above a certain pressure, I think 50 psi. Bumped the pressure down a bit on our regulator, cycled the pump and it quit filling the tank. Can't remember if that shower has an access panel like ours, but that was one of our many leak tests when I got it home to do my own rigorous PDI. On ours you can access the drain nut underneath via the panel. Could be that, or the faucet fittings. Either way, none of your items are acceptable, but all are easy fixes. FR should take care of you. Keep us posted.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:09 AM   #7
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Thanks for info guys. I have tried cycling the pump, but it still fills the tank of city water. My water pressure regulator is showing 40si. I have to turn on the city water, wait an hour, then turn it off and use the water pump for water use. When that tank gets low I repeat the same. When connected to city water, I can take the cap off the fresh fill and hear gurgling. I would love to see the pump, but it looks like I will have take part of the bed foundation apart to get to it. All the other campers are wondering why I am outside turning the hose on and off! In the am, I am going to call a mobile RV repair place and see if they can fix it or replace the pump. Most likely will be out of pocket though.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:14 AM   #8
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Garette, as to a response from forest river; the person who handles all the warranty claims for our dealership hasn't even been able to get through. She says she has all kinds of claims backing up and FR is way behind. Last email I received from her had a number or FR and advised me to try to get in touch with them as she hasn't had any luck.
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:42 PM   #9
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My dealer also gave me an external regulator to tie into the city water before it gets to the RV. That is suppose to help with water pressure that is too high.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:31 PM   #10
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I have always used a pressure regulator, think the issue is with he pump. Garette, thanks for your private message. I'll see if that person will help me out.
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