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Old 07-10-2012, 09:19 PM   #1
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my 2012 3170ds is a lemon

My brand new 3170ds is a lemon, Problems to date: coach air just had to be replaced, leak over front bunk ,gas vapor problem in engine,large rear storage pulled away from wall,sub woofer didn't work,missing pipe from generator,bath suround pulling off wall,seveal storage locks dont work,co alarm goes off,cable tv problemMore time in shop then on the road!
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:55 AM   #2
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Have you called our warranty rep. These are all things that should be fixed pretty quickly, other than the Ford issue, we have no control over that. PM me who you bought the unit from and I'll see if I can grease the wheels.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:22 AM   #3
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My RV dealer has been very helpful with all the problems. Thanks (Its just so far from my home every time I need to have fixed. lots of gas$$$)
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:24 AM   #4
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Just picked up from Ford dealer, It needed a fuel pump and vapor management system.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:31 AM   #5
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Don't take this post wrong I'm not trying to bash Forest River, just very upset with all the problems with a brand new unit. Recent trip to Disney World was ruined when coach air failed, then truck engine started acting up.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:17 AM   #6
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Understandable, especially when the chassis starts acting up too.
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:43 PM   #7
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Back in the shop once again. This time slide screws falling out/rubber seal on slide falling off.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:37 AM   #8
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Can you explain the missing pipe from your generator? I just bought the same exact unit and am experiencing problems with the generator shutting off while driving down the road. Some of your other issues I have also had to deal with on mine.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:39 PM   #9
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Not sure if this is causing your generator issue but it will auto shutdown if the fuel tank level gets to around a 1/4 if I recall correctly. That's to protect you from emptying the chassis fuel tank when parked camping.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:56 PM   #10
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My generator was cutting off even with a full tank. But I discovered that if I only screw the gas cap in 1 click it does fine. If I screw it in multiple clicks I'm experiencing some sort of fuel tank vacuum/venting issue. So keep that in mind if yours ever just shuts down 30 mins into a trip. If you ever try and restart it and can hear the electric fuel pump making a loud ticking sound loosen your gas cap. LOL
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