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Old 11-13-2015, 12:37 PM   #81
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Check the fuse box in the distribution panel in the bedroom, it is located next to the breaker box. The prewire should be pulling power from here.
What is the difference between a Cherokee Greywolf BH or a Patriot BH??
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Old 11-13-2015, 12:39 PM   #82
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It even happens when I drive over a manhole cover - every small bump in the road. I have an appointment on Monday - at a Frame and Alignment Shop. I'll let you all know then.

Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 11-13-2015, 02:03 PM   #83
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Mine is waiting for kingpin shims right now. I noticed the vibration early on but drove 62 or less and it wasn't a problem. This must be a chronic problem because they are back ordered.
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Old 01-16-2016, 06:17 PM   #84
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I purchased my FR3 at the Jan 2013 RV show in Tampa where I had the pleasure of meeting Michael Hum the factory rep. I took possession of my unit on 2/28/14 from RV World of Lakeland We have enjoyed our FR3 with one exception, I have had to replace the Dometic AC twice under warranty and the unit I just had replaced in August just died. I have a service company coming to inspect it on Monday of next week. Once replaced it will be the 4th AC unit Installed in my FR3 in only 22-months! Needless to say I am very disappointed and frustrated beyond words. I will have no other choice but to get rid of my FR3 if I am going to have to replace the AC unit every 4-6 months! The service company that is coming next week said that Dometic will most likely replace my AC under warranty this time but will not pay for his $150,service call. I am living out of town in my FR3 and cannot remove it from the RV park and drive it to a service center, so I feel I am getting screwed again by Dometic. Can't tell you how frustrated that makes me. I don't know if there is anything you can do to help. I would hate to have to get rid of my FR3 and replace it with a different model, but I cannot continue this way as I have zero confidence in the Dometic made AC units. I am in desperate need of your HELP! I can provide a copy of the August receipt from Camping World that replaced this same AC Unit this past August as well as the original factory installed AC Unit. Anything you could do to resolve this issues would be greatly appreciated as I feel I am caught in Dometic AC hell!!!

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Old 01-16-2016, 09:27 PM   #85
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I was told that FR is obviously Forest River and the 3 was one of the owners of Forest River son's uniform number for many years.
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Old 01-16-2016, 09:41 PM   #86
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Gem Hunters: Not sure why you're blaming your FR3 for the Dometic AC problem? Seems like it's definitely Dometic's problem, not Forest River. Could also be bad workmanship from the repairing service center. I'm always a little leery of any repairs from a Camping World. Replacing the AC unit is one thing. Did anyone investigate as to why the unit quit? Could be underlying conditions. JMHO


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Gem Hunters: Not sure why you're blaming your FR3 for the Dometic AC problem? Seems like it's definitely Dometic's problem, not Forest River. Could also be bad workmanship from the repairing service center. I'm always a little leery of any repairs from a Camping World. Replacing the AC unit is one thing. Did anyone investigate as to why the unit quit? Could be underlying conditions. JMHO


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X2. FR didn't build your Dometic AC, they just installed it. Unless you can determine that installation is somehow causing your problem, it's not FR's fault. You need to figure out what's causing the failures.
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I am going to be getting my 4th Dometic Brisk Air II. The problem is that they leak! Dometic has reportledly said that it is a small percentage of the made in China units but I'm seeing way too many reports of multiple failures. We will see if the 4th one is the charm. Note: Factory installed units have 1 yr warranty. Aftermarket units have 2 years.
There are repair shops that will not do Dometic warranty because Dometic does not pay them in a reasonable time or at their rate.
I can tell you this, if I have to buy one, it will not be a Dometic. It sure does look like quality is job none just like the factory.
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Old 01-18-2016, 09:31 AM   #89
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Hi Eric,
we have a 2016 fr3 30ds the problem i had is the furnace burner would cycle with the limit switch. the burner would not stay on for the full heat cycle. I did replace the limit switch and that made no difference. So then i started to take some temp readings in the heat chamber and found the temp was going to about 175 degrees which over temped the limit switch. I ran some static pressures and found the wc was .4 inches wc the factory is .2 wc so this led me to believe there was not enough discharge venting.
Now i added an additional vent and the burner now stays on for the full cycle and heats the coach in about half the time. It will now worm the bedroom to a reasonable temp. Before the bedroom was a lot cooler than the rest of the coach.

My question is are there to few discharge vents or do i have a unique situation here.

Thank you Eric for being there for us.
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:47 AM   #90
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Has Eric left us? Are we on our own again?
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