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Old 06-03-2015, 10:21 PM   #71
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They just showed us the outdoor panel and said this is where you hook up your satellite or cable.
And they claim that they don't start the generator.
Sound like they are kinda shifty
$500 for PDI. Don't think they did too much.
I have contacted Rick at prime time and he said it sounds like a wiring issue
I replied and asked if both gauges should work when there is only one tank.
I appreciate the input.
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Old 06-04-2015, 07:43 AM   #72
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After seeing a new post on this thread about heat ducts in the garage that I thought were non existent, I finally found the 3 tiny ducts under the sliding door of my 1032 last night. They are very well hidden but are there.

We have had our Spartan for nearly a year now and made some significant upgrades this spring. First we added two 290 watt, 24 volt solar panels, a MPPT charge controller a 1500 watt pure sine wave inverter, a Trimetric battery monitor and two huge 260 AH 12V batteries. Now all electrical outlets are hot as long as the inverter is turned on. Most of our camping is boon docking and the new solar array and batteries have made it possible to do without turning on the generator except for running the AC's if needed. The other addition was putting on GY G614 tires. I read to many posts on other forums about the cheap china tires blowing out that I finally went and spent the money on G rated tires. Glad I did since we normally are pretty heavy going out with the RZR and other stuff packed in the garage plus full water and fuel most of the time.
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:58 PM   #73
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For those wondering how to kill the blue haze night lights over your bed....see my fix posted under "insomnia". Easy to kill the blue LEDs without affecting normal operation of the light
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Old 08-18-2015, 11:12 PM   #74
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For those wondering about bolting down a Condor wheel chock (free standing model) in the garage....it is not necessary. I put my Condor up against the heat ducts under the sliding door....then I strap my Harley by the triple tree pulling the bike forward on the front D rings which keeps it prested again't the wall....backward from the saddle bag guards to the rear D rings...then one strap across the seat to each middle side D ring. I have towed thousands of miles over the biggest bumps and the 800 lb bike never moved a single inch. No bolts through the floor whatsoever. Use good straps with soft ties...
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Old 02-15-2017, 01:44 PM   #75
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The Spartan's do not come with an antenna booster as far as I can tell. Per the dealer, you change each tv from air to cable in the source menu then scan the channels in.
Yes there is. It in on the cable outlet in the garage behind the TV. Its a very small button.
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A quick tip on the booster.... they say to turn it off when connecting to cable, but I found that the picture still stinks. The best option I discovered was instead of connecting cable to the "cable" input on the outside of the coach...connect to the "satellite" inputs. These go directly to a separate outlet behind each tv. There are 3 on the outside, one for each tv inside. I put a splitter outside so the one cable can connect to all 3 satellite inputs... then put a switched splitter behind each tv so I can switch between the antenna feed or the satellite (cable) feed. Picture is so much clearer not passing through the booster, on or off.
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:34 AM   #77
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A quick tip on the booster.... they say to turn it off when connecting to cable, but I found that the picture still stinks. The best option I discovered was instead of connecting cable to the "cable" input on the outside of the coach...connect to the "satellite" inputs. These go directly to a separate outlet behind each tv. There are 3 on the outside, one for each tv inside. I put a splitter outside so the one cable can connect to all 3 satellite inputs... then put a switched splitter behind each tv so I can switch between the antenna feed or the satellite (cable) feed. Picture is so much clearer not passing through the booster, on or off.

Having had a similar issue, it sound like you have lousy connections on your cable Tv run somewhere. Sometimes it's just loose connections either at the splitter(s) or on the backside of the wall plates. Another place to check would be at the booster itself. Make sure all the connections are tight behind it too. If ALL the Tv's get bad reception then I would first check the connection right behind your cable connection outside your coach. Your satellite runs are good so, that's great.
I helped a neighbor once and was checking behind the booster and found that during assembly at the factory, they had badly "chafed" the coax while pulling it through the wall that it was virtually broken. I cut it back to a good part, put a new end on it and BAM....great cable reception.
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Been Several Years with my Spartan Toy Hauler - and 1 law suite that I gave up on. Been a good trailer unless you want to put something in the garage. Trust me, before any of the you trailer amateur starts comments about weights and tires, I found a flaw in the design, and if you have a two axle 5th wheel toy hauler, try this experiment and see if I where your rig stands - This is very, very simple math. With your Toy H. full of everything but liquids (Have all of your stuff in it except empty tanks), weigh your rig and truck, get your truck front axle weight, truck rear axle and both of the trailer axles.
Now add your toy - mine is a 2015 Polaris RzR - same thing that happen to be in the Spartan Brochure, or very close. Do the same process above? Did your hitch weight drop a 1,000 pounds and your front trailer axle is now over loaded? You should be under GVWR by about 1,500 Lbs but your front axle is doomed. Bad ****! Bad Design, Dangerous Design. Even have a case open with the US DOT.

Advice - if your going to buy a Forest River 2 Axle toy hauler have them put in writing what the weight limit of the garage is - it has nothing to do with the GVWR of the trailer. Sport up for the 3rd axle.

Still love my trailer, and I have learned how to work around the issue. Would buy another Forest River Product, but not another Prime Time Product
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Interesting post... I have not done a weight check by axle...but this is reason for concern. I have a Spartan 1032 twin axle that I haul a Harley Road Glide...weighs about 900 lbs. Your RZR is a bit heavier...I would think somewhere in the 1400 lb. range? I would think that weight in the garage, being aft of the rear trailer axle, would put more strain on the rear axle than the front trailer axle...considering the lever effect lifting the hitch weight. I dumped the China bomb tires that had severe belt separation after just a few thousand miles...and moved up to a higher load range tire. I am surprised the DOT/Highway Safety/CPSC has not intervened in that massively widespread safety problem. Please keep the information you learn posted. Safety is paramount. Thanks for posting.
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Having had a similar issue, it sound like you have lousy connections on your cable Tv run somewhere. Sometimes it's just loose connections either at the splitter(s) or on the backside of the wall plates. Another place to check would be at the booster itself. Make sure all the connections are tight behind it too. If ALL the Tv's get bad reception then I would first check the connection right behind your cable connection outside your coach. Your satellite runs are good so, that's great.
I helped a neighbor once and was checking behind the booster and found that during assembly at the factory, they had badly "chafed" the coax while pulling it through the wall that it was virtually broken. I cut it back to a good part, put a new end on it and BAM....great cable reception.
Actually, the TV connections are all very good. My antenna provides excellent signal to all 3 TVs. Only when the cable is connected does the problem present itself. It could be the external cable connection feed inside the coach....or the inner side of the exterior wall where the cable comes in. Suffice it to say...it was easier to just use the satellite connectors. Following the wiring in these trailers can be frustrating sometimes...
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