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Old 10-01-2014, 12:04 PM   #11
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I would wonder if it wasn't a loose connection.

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Old 10-01-2014, 12:11 PM   #12
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Further update. That transfer switch was part of a recall for other RV manufacturers, and camping world is checking to see if FR recalled the switch. The recall is installation related; so, not all coach maker applications would be recalled.


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Old 10-01-2014, 12:12 PM   #13
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Thought the IOTA transfer switch was recalled over a year ago? might want to contact Randy at FR and see if he will help in the cost to replace. Also if your not the orginal owner, let FR know you now own the coach to get recall information, also Frightliner and Cummins.
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:06 PM   #14
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The transfer switch was covered under the recall. I'm the second owner; so, incomplete communications in this context led to the present situation.

Update: the transfer switch looks like it might have caused an issue with my inverter. I'm camping in the parking lot of the Camping World in Flagstaff, AZ as they await wiring schematics for my 2009 FR Berkshire 390BH. Anyone got a copy?

At least it's a free place to stay! I took my Harley off the rack on the rear, and I'm going to ride around northern AZ while they fix the electrical problem. Lucky my wife's in Vegas with some girlfriends this weekend. I think the no coffee machine situation is getting to her!
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Old 10-03-2014, 12:07 AM   #15
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Wow- no coffee so she goes to Vegas? A Starbucks card might have been a tad cheaper. So if there is no hot water does she get to go to Maui? Lol.


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Old 10-03-2014, 12:38 AM   #16
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Ha! She's had this weekend planned for a while. She goes with college friends for what they call "girls gone mild" weekend. They're all mid-40s and have been friends since they were 18. I went today to drop her off and say hi to the girls. I went to the same college, and they're my friends, too. I just don't get invited. But that said, the wife doesn't come for NASCAR races with my boys and me.
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Old 10-03-2014, 07:29 AM   #17
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Ah...the "troubles" we create to be left alone. I was thinking of asking what hotel the girls were at so that I could warn security but I am sure security is fully aware by now that they are there! Have fun and hope it gets fixed soon.


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Old 10-31-2014, 09:32 PM   #18
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Im guessing loose lug....heating and cooling cycles of the conductors will loosen the lug screws over time.....loose connections creates resistance....resistance creates heat.....and heat burns up the lugs....even possibly, the factory didnt properly torque the screws after inserting wire.....any time I opened up a panel working in electrical trade, I always checked all lugs and screws.....
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Old 11-02-2014, 08:45 PM   #19
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It's possible the lug tightness was an issue, but the transfer switch in my unit was covered in an FR recall that I, as second owner, was not made aware of until after this failure. The new switch is made of metal and not plastic.


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