Originally Posted by Rene
We have a new 2012 Sunseeker 3170DS, picked it up in the spring. A month or so ago, we heard an unusual noise when we put the front slide out. Looked around, didn't find anything. A couple days later we had a propane alarm, constantly. Took it to the dealer, they thought it was the detector. They changed out the detector. The leak continued. We finally thought we tracked it down to behind the stove or behind the main couch in the front slide. Took it back to the dealer. The bracket holding all the wiring and propane on the underside of the slide had broke off, drop the wires a little and the slide sliced the propane hose completely in two.
Okay, I am not mechanical in any way but to me, that is a major flaw. Why would you even put the propane hose on a moveable part such as a slide. And if there is a good answer to that, which there probably is for a mechanical person, why wouldn't you protect that hose a little better.
I hate to think what could have happen. Thank the Lord it didn't. I was already afraid of using the oven, (the old motorhome was 11 years old and I never used the oven once), but now we are using the heat pump to heat the trailer rather than turn the propane on. Hubby has tested it since we got it back but I insisted on being outside while he did.
This issue is a recall due out this month. A little late for you though.
NHTSA Campaign ID number : 12V458000
Forest River, Inc., (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Sunseeker 2860, 3120, 3170, Forester 2861, 3121, 3171, and Lexington 283 Class C motorhomes, manufactured from August 18, 2009, through September 12, 2012. The liquid propane gas (LPG) fuel line that supplies fuel to appliances in the slide out, can become damaged.
A damaged LPG fuel line can lead to an explosion and/or fire, increasing the risk of injury or death. Remedy:
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will repair the affected vehicles free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during October 2012. Owners may contact Forest River at 1-574-206-7600.