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Old 10-19-2012, 07:01 AM   #21
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I got the Entertainment Center.

The radio I have in front has a touch screen with GPS on it, but the GPS didn't seem to work although everything else worked on the touch screen. I'm having the dealer check on this. Yes, it's a new 2013.

I don't want to PM the entire VIN, what part of the VIN do you need?

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Do you have entertainment center or tv on swingarm up front? There should be a black av switch box that controls what you watch on which tv. It is a brand new 3170 correct?
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:19 AM   #22
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Ok. There should be a switch box in the right cabinet up front. The only way to get DVD from the touch screen to a bedroom tv is to have and use the switch box. The rear tv on that box is probably set to DVD. Have you watched reg antenna tv back there? Give me the vin after ...FS and I'll be able to look it up. Also when you say it doesn't work, do you mean it doesn't do ANYTHING when you touch the button, or does it do something and then not run the GPS?
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:44 PM   #23
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I got a switch box, I figured out how to use it. I have watched regular TV on all three TV's. The dealer did the DVD trick on the front and rear, I haven't tried it yet.

As for the GPS, I touch it on the touch screen and NOTHING happens. One of the employees of the dealership swore he drove another model from Indiana and used the GPS, so he went to that model, and had the same problem: touched the GPS and NOTHING HAPPENED although the rest of it worked.

Again, I do not want to PM the entire VIN. Even using just the part after FS is practically the entire VIN. Which numbers do you need? Position 4? Position 5? Position 8? I don't think you need the entire VIN to figure out the GPS thing. I think just the numbers in "certain" positions will tell you. Sorry for being freaky, but I'm from a state that ranks very high in ID theft and I don't want to send a piece of information that is on a DMV/DOL record.

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Ok. There should be a switch box in the right cabinet up front. The only way to get DVD from the touch screen to a bedroom tv is to have and use the switch box. The rear tv on that box is probably set to DVD. Have you watched reg antenna tv back there? Give me the vin after ...FS and I'll be able to look it up. Also when you say it doesn't work, do you mean it doesn't do ANYTHING when you touch the button, or does it do something and then not run the GPS?
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:10 AM   #24
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I got a switch box, I figured out how to use it. I have watched regular TV on all three TV's. The dealer did the DVD trick on the front and rear, I haven't tried it yet.

As for the GPS, I touch it on the touch screen and NOTHING happens. One of the employees of the dealership swore he drove another model from Indiana and used the GPS, so he went to that model, and had the same problem: touched the GPS and NOTHING HAPPENED although the rest of it worked.

Again, I do not want to PM the entire VIN. Even using just the part after FS is practically the entire VIN. Which numbers do you need? Position 4? Position 5? Position 8? I don't think you need the entire VIN to figure out the GPS thing. I think just the numbers in "certain" positions will tell you. Sorry for being freaky, but I'm from a state that ranks very high in ID theft and I don't want to send a piece of information that is on a DMV/DOL record.

If you bought it new you should have paperwork (kind of like a car window sticker) in the package that says whether it has the GPS option.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:18 AM   #25
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The owners manual for the chassis refers to it, but says, "if your unit has GPS, see supplemental documentation." None of my other manuals include the "supplemental documentation" for the GPS.

The dealers employee and I think that on my unit (and the other unit the employee drove from Indiana), it was a "30 days only" thing and it goes POOF after 30 days unless you pay a subscription fee (like the Sirius Radio). I'm not paying a subscription fee to get GPS, I still have a Magellan.

JAMiller, did Forest River play that game on some models? The GPS is active for 30 days then goes POOF unless you pay a subscription fee?

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Old 10-21-2012, 11:22 AM   #26
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I have one other question on the TV's in the 3170. I previously owned a 3120 with TWO TV's, and there was no "switchbox." Each TV was independent. I liked that option.

In my 3170, I have three TV's (I only requested two on the custom order but wound up with three) and I don't like the switchbox thing. Why couldn't the three TV's be independent? Was this to avoid having the TV/DVD combo? I have had this twice before and didn't like it. The TV/DVD combos seem to go "poof" easily. Both times, I ended up buying a separate DVD player. With the switchbox, it seems you can put the DVD in one place and see it on two of the TV's. (the middle TV is "independent" and not on the switchbox)
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:31 AM   #27
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No. You either have it or you don't. There is no 30 day thing with the GPS. As far as vin number I will have to see what I need when back to work tomorrow.
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I have one other question on the TV's in the 3170. I previously owned a 3120 with TWO TV's, and there was no "switchbox." Each TV was independent. I liked that option.

In my 3170, I have three TV's (I only requested two on the custom order but wound up with three) and I don't like the switchbox thing. Why couldn't the three TV's be independent? Was this to avoid having the TV/DVD combo? I have had this twice before and didn't like it. The TV/DVD combos seem to go "poof" easily. Both times, I ended up buying a separate DVD player. With the switchbox, it seems you can put the DVD in one place and see it on two of the TV's. (the middle TV is "independent" and not on the switchbox)

When I was shopping last year I didn't want the middle TV but I was told it was standard on the 3170 Probably why you got 3.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:45 AM   #29
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OK. I don't know why I didn't ask this already, but is there a GPS antenna up in the front window-dash area on the driver's side? It will be a small black square antenna up in the corner on the dash. Do yiou have the serial number of the coach? I went out and looked and it appears i will need the 9,12, and last 3 numbers to hopefully be able to get info I need from warranty department. I could also go through and search for your unit on our build sheets if you tell me the dealer you bought it from. Since we don't make a lot of the desk option 3170's I don't think it will be too difficult to find.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:05 AM   #30
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Yes, I do have that little square thing. I wondered what that was. It's on the driver's side. I'll PM the stuff to you.

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OK. I don't know why I didn't ask this already, but is there a GPS antenna up in the front window-dash area on the driver's side? It will be a small black square antenna up in the corner on the dash. Do yiou have the serial number of the coach? I went out and looked and it appears i will need the 9,12, and last 3 numbers to hopefully be able to get info I need from warranty department. I could also go through and search for your unit on our build sheets if you tell me the dealer you bought it from. Since we don't make a lot of the desk option 3170's I don't think it will be too difficult to find.
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