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Old 10-17-2013, 05:20 PM   #31
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I just bought a 2014 27HFS last month and my two biggest complaints are the AC and fuel station. The 13.5 AC does not have enough power to cool the camper when it is over 90 degrees. You're lucky if it stays in the low 80's inside the camper even though the thermostat is set at 78. Secondly, the gas tank and fill is absolutely terrible. You never know how much gas is in the tank because the gauge doesn't read accurately and it's almost impossible to fill. You can't take it to the gas station to fill it up because it will spill all over the ground. The only way I have found to fill it up is by putting a rubber hose deep into the tank and trickling gas very slowly down. It is very time consuming, doesn't fill the tank all the way up and in my opinion is purely dangerous if you try to fill at a gas station.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:42 PM   #32
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I haven't had trouble with the AC but agree completely with the fuel station. The level gauge used in the fuel tank stops about 1 inch above the bottom. It's inductive and can't be allowed to touch the steel. When it shows empty, there could be 0 to 5 gals in the tank. It would be nice if it had a little sump area for a longer sender to sit lower and get down to the last gallon at least.

The fill hose is too level. While filling, I had to hold the fuel hose upside down to prevent gas from spitting back out on the ground and pump slowly. I mounted some perforated 1 1/2 square steel tubing between the tank and the frame to lower it. Then I strapped the tank down to prevent it bouncing. There is now some downward slope into the tank from the filler. I haven't filled it from a pump yet but it should be better. It was virtually impossible to add any gas treatment or empty a can back into the tank without it running out before but now that is not a problem. I don't see a problem with ground clearance with the tank lowered. It maybe could be mounted a bit lower yet if need be.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:44 PM   #33
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I have found the same problems with the fuel station. I have to hold the nozzle up side down to get fuel in the tank and not all over the ground and my shoes. I have read other posts regarding lowering the tank, but have not attempted it yet. I think Forrest River should step-up and find a fix. I also think that I could Pee more and harder that the nozzle flows. We only use the nozzle to fill the lawn equipment, so I was not that upset.

I did notice the 13.5 a/c does have a hard time cooling when the outside temp is in the high 90's and up. We use a small fan to help.

Our warranty is up this month so I have made a list and a local dealer is contacting Forrest River to get the work completed. We will see. I called about the second year warranty after reading a post on this forum and was told that it was to late. I only had 10 days from date of purchase. To bad the selling dealer did not mention it. and there was nothing in the paper work I read. I did purchase a extended warranty from the dealer. Gee, I wonder why he did not mention the factory second year.
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:02 AM   #34
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I have not tried the fuel station but I did get the 15 upgraded ac in my 24 and it is downright chilly. Definitely a good upgrade for people considering a purchase.
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:24 PM   #35
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I had the same problem with the fuel station on my 2013 27 hfs. This is a warranty issue with forest river. Once I made them aware of my concern they emailed the design change to my local dealer and all is we'll with the system. If they would have sent me the plans I could have done it in my driveway in about an hour. The cage surrounding the tank is in two halves. Supporting the tank with a floor jack. Undo the bolts holding the two halves together and discard. Using sections of 1/2 steel pipe placed between the to halves and 3 inch long bolts to bolt everything back together will accomplish a drop in the fuel tank and resolve the filling problem. Inca get pictures uploaded tomorrow in the daylight. I was frustrated at first but Diane at Forest River was awesome !
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:51 AM   #36
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RFK, I have a local repair shop that has contacted forest river about warranty some of my warranty issues. I will try to add the fuel tank. Thanks
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