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Old 12-01-2015, 01:41 PM   #11
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I don't own a Rockwood, but a little Grey Wolf. I have to agree with comment on quality control. We took our trailer out for the first time this weekend. While everything worked like it should it it the little stuff that I am disappointed in. Like bare wood showing where it was joined together and needs some touch up stain. Some shoe polish or stain will touch it up.We removed a warning sticker from the wall beside the refrigerator and while we were being extremely careful a large area of the stain came off. So I will be investing in some of those stick on tile. It is the same size of the a pot holder, so that is what I hung there.

I have worked in manufacturing all of my adult life and I can tell you that the QA's I have worked with would not of let all of the things you listed through, they would stop the line. You would not be finding lunch bag's in there either. We never allowed eating on the line, that is what the break room is for or go outside. It is just poor management. Poor quality usually = unhappy workers I have found. I am just lucky that I have worked with people who took pride in their work, including myself.

The whole point is whether it is a big mechanic issue or a small cosmetic thing, we pay big money for this RV's and should not have to deal with it. We should not have to fix anything ourselves.
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Old 12-01-2015, 03:20 PM   #12
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My Jayco was a dual source, I did not know however, the amp draw was that much. That's a great point Thanks, and I'm never one to not take a suggestion so thanks again. I don't even mind when someone says "hey dummy did you think of whatever"...

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Good point. I was as I said quite impressed with the quality of those lights. the interesting thing is that as LEDs they would flicker for about 2 or 3 minutes, it was like a two minute warning..then like a brown out, barely any light. you could take the cover off and touch the LED and they would light right back up again, then go out..checked the wires, but with three doing the exact same thing? I think it was, or is a manufacturing defect.

I will say the wiring is a bit suspect, They used the crimp clamps instead of wire nuts which is fine..as long as you perform some QC on the person doing the crimping..Behind the radio when I took the original out as it had failed, some of the wires slipped out of the crimps as they were never in all the way.

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DRM702 is my model number. It is in the slide. I think I may have a board issue as my fans have stopped working. When I first got the trailer I thought "what is that horrible noise" only to learn it was the dual fan system on my fridge. My Norcold didn't need this? Now I have gotten used to the noise and don't notice it except that they are not coming on..this is like an alarm to me now.

Good news is that I just heard my lights are in..I will take pictures of the two and post them after I pick them up.
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Old 12-01-2015, 03:58 PM   #13
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One point I would like to make. You said several times the post breaker popped. Problem with that is, each time it happens they get a little weaker and will pop again. See where I am going with this. Had a friend this happened to in his garage. Finally asked me about it after turning on the lights and popping the breaker. Changed it problem went away. Not saying this is all your elec. problem, but does add to it. Just a thought!
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Old 12-01-2015, 06:04 PM   #14
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Good call too, I'll look into it, the infrastructure at the park is fairly old, although my service is fairly new, I don't know the exact history of the spot, just that they had electrical issues in my row and this fixed it for the one space...
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Old 12-01-2015, 07:46 PM   #15
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That is a real shame. You got a lemon cuz our 8329ss is 23 months old, we r Also full timers and we love it. We've had minimal problems and consider it our home!
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Old 12-01-2015, 08:07 PM   #16
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What type of electrical management station are you using? If you're not using a high quality one, i suggest you unplug immediately until one is purchased. Sounds to me like your power source is suspect, at best. Actually, it might be the reason for many of your issues.
I think the overwhelming choice on this board is the Progressive Industries PT30C (or the hardwired version HW30C).
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Old 12-01-2015, 08:53 PM   #17
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I have not read all posts, but I do know some of your pains. So many things was wrong with our 8329SS. I very quickly realized I was better off doing the repairs myself.
I strongly urge you to let FR fix the electrical system. I can operate so many electrical items at the same time including a space heater. I strongly believe all the lights, breaker issues maybe even the frig all could be related as if something isn't wired right or malfunctioning.Do you have 30 or 50 amp service. My 120V wire for the water heater was just flopping around inside the wall behind kitchen sink, yup it was hot.
The iRV66 is junk, guessing you have not tried to FM radio yet? Can't get a signal, I can tell you how to fix it.
If you have not figured out the tongue weight is over 1000 lbs. No where near the 870 lbs. listed. Speaking of the tongue, better test your break away switch mine didn't work. Who really checks them? I stumbled upon it when I had to relocate it for WD bars.
The strip of plastic under your awning arm is the cover for the wires. Mine slid out like yours, I pushed it up again and put a dab silicone at the bottom and let it dry. Now the plastic strip hits the silicone and stops.
My ceiling has the strips that cover the seams(?) they are peeling. Dealer says they would cause more damage to fix it than if they would just let it be. What kind of answer is that? It just a lazy way out in my opinion.
Hang in there it will get better, focus on electrical issues first.
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I forgot, after talking with DW. When I was chasing down the water heater problem I found many of the lugs to the breakers were loose. One of the wires when they cut the insulation off cut a good way into the wire itself. It was nearly broke off when I found it.
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Old 12-01-2015, 11:23 PM   #19
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That's a great idea, I have thought about those and just keep forgetting to follow through. it makes sense..Thanks for the reminder!!
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Old 12-01-2015, 11:34 PM   #20
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The radio was a mess, the IRV 66 is placed into many RVs form many manufacturers. too many posts to mention that talk about their issues. One however mentioned a gentlemen in Indiana that was providing replacements, he had stated that one of the problems was the dealers had received replacements that were built in the same lot as the originals. He has a line on good working units. I was hesitant, provided credit card info and in a week I had a new IRV 66 and a pre paid return postage label with RMA to send the old one back. I installed it and it works, was never charged a dime, I do get FM but where I am located FM does not work well so its hard to test, as a matter of fact this is one of the few places where there are zero OTA TV signals. the park has cable and if you don't want that you have to have satellite. no antennas will work in this area.

My original IRV66 had numerous issues, none of the HDMI ports worked, the tv volume was very low and would cut out every few seconds, the radio volume on its lowest would blast you out of the trailer and the outside speakers would turn on intermittently without warning, blasting your neighbor. The radio would turn itself off for no apparent reason, and there were other problems, it was in a word laughable. The new one seems to work very well, I have not had issues with it.

What did you do to fix your FM?
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