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Old 10-18-2016, 06:23 AM   #31
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If this happened after a couple years I would say maybe it vibrates loose. But this was blatant negligence. We put the same connectors in our truck because they have generators on the shore lines etc. And we have NEVER had an issue like this. I'm sorry but no defending Forest Rivers lack of quality here it is like I said full on negligence.

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Old 10-18-2016, 07:11 AM   #32
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Pics showed up! Good dea
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:57 AM   #33
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Lovely new camper isn't it.
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:01 AM   #34
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Yeah, that does suck.....mine only had 2 furnace ducts almost torn in half, and as I won't use a dealer, I fixed. They had their chance when it was built
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:29 AM   #35
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:35 AM   #36
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Good pics. OK send the pics to Forest River tell them you want a new panel wired correctly and the rest of the electrical checked by a factory tech. The piece of mind would be worth the trip to the factory.
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:56 AM   #37
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Forest River has the Pics, they have no care in the world it seems to give me the piece of mind it is going to be 100% safe when they are done. Have to say considering the same guy when I asked when I first got the camper for the dimensions and location of the TV backer told me to bring it to the dealer to have the TV mounted (Really!!) I have no faith in them with the latest issue, and will be quite some time before I would again. Heck the table after the second time turning it into a bed the posts pulled from the floor and I had to fix that on my own, ended up needing to turn the base a little and silicone and screw it to the floor so it would hold up and not have all the stress go through the screws also did not use the drill to run them in all the way only to get them started so the threads would actually hold something as well. The existing screw holes had, had the screws spun in the holes and holding nothing, of all the screws two on one base and three on the other were still holding something the rest I was able to pull out with my bare fingers. but my fix sure has held up very well, but guess thats why I am an engineer and not a monkey running in screws as fast as I can. just a simple thought and addition made it ten times as strong.
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For the screws that fall out, I use sheet metal screws....deeper threads
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Forest River has the Pics, they have no care in the world it seems to give me the piece of mind it is going to be 100% safe when they are done. Have to say considering the same guy when I asked when I first got the camper for the dimensions and location of the TV backer told me to bring it to the dealer to have the TV mounted (Really!!) I have no faith in them with the latest issue, and will be quite some time before I would again. Heck the table after the second time turning it into a bed the posts pulled from the floor and I had to fix that on my own, ended up needing to turn the base a little and silicone and screw it to the floor so it would hold up and not have all the stress go through the screws also did not use the drill to run them in all the way only to get them started so the threads would actually hold something as well. The existing screw holes had, had the screws spun in the holes and holding nothing, of all the screws two on one base and three on the other were still holding something the rest I was able to pull out with my bare fingers. but my fix sure has held up very well, but guess thats why I am an engineer and not a monkey running in screws as fast as I can. just a simple thought and addition made it ten times as strong.
OK thats the solution, fix the problems yourself you will know they are done correctly let this stress inducer go and kick back have a gin and tonic and enjoy camping. To early for Gin and Tonic so I'll have a coffee with you.
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:22 AM   #40
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FirstPuma ... pictures, Amazing in a not-good way. Ouch !! There is no excuse for that, period.

For all ... the 120 Volt AC power connections are not intended for the wide temperature changes that an RV will experience. We are connecting dissimilar metals and they will expand and contract differently with temperature. The only "fix" is to tighten them "darn" good and check them, probably once or twice a year (i.e. end of winter, start of fall.) Of course, with the POWER TURNED OFF / UNPLUGGED FROM SHORE POWER. SAFETY FIRST. Or have a proper electrician if you are not very comfortable with the process. This tightening would hold for pretty much all screw-type 120 Volt connections.

Some of the outlets might have "push in" type connections, those are likely best left alone, the sharp points that press into the conductor make a "gas tight" connection and the tension of the spring metal holds it together. Opinions vary as to whether those are "better" than a good tight screw terminal.
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