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Old 06-19-2017, 09:33 PM   #1
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Genset shuttin down--door damaged by heat

Hey guys, I know this topic has been discussed in Georgetown, but anyone else in the SW having genset issues due to the desert heat? On the road the genset shuts down after an hour or two. The panel door to the coach, is starting to get funky inside from the heat--the coating on the inside of the door has begun to bubble and disfigure.....must be excessive heat from the genset and chassis?
This is not due to the fuel tank dropping past a certain point, I had 4/5th of a tank last weekend and the genset (and air) was off when we got to our site about 40 minutes from home. Are the new models vented? I have a 2015 28ds. BTW--I do not think we have this issue once parked.
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Hey guys, I know this topic has been discussed in Georgetown, but anyone else in the SW having genset issues due to the desert heat? On the road the genset shuts down after an hour or two. The panel door to the coach, is starting to get funky inside from the heat--the coating on the inside of the door has begun to bubble and disfigure.....must be excessive heat from the genset and chassis?
This is not due to the fuel tank dropping past a certain point, I had 4/5th of a tank last weekend and the genset (and air) was off when we got to our site about 40 minutes from home. Are the new models vented? I have a 2015 28ds. BTW--I do not think we have this issue once parked.
Thx Barry
Our 2018 FR3 28DS has a vent on the Generator door.
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:31 PM   #3
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Genset shuttin down--door damaged by heat

I believe, FR started putting vents on the doors for 2016/2017. We called them and they sent us a vent and instructions. My husband was able to install the vent without any problem.
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:00 PM   #4
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Yup

I emailed FR yesterday and got a response this AM--sending out the vent for me to install. Customer service way better than I expected The install was easy?
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Yes, my husband cut it with a dremel and it was easy to slide in place.
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Who did you contact at FR to get these vent parts ?
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:22 PM   #7
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Old 06-20-2017, 06:25 PM   #8
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I contacted the customer service number for Forest River and asked for the FR3 department.
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Old 06-20-2017, 09:00 PM   #9
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I added these marine vents on our 2014 30DS Click image for larger version

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Has anyone ever heard of this problem with a Sunseeker,,, out Generator space is open on the bottom !!!
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