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Old 02-26-2015, 12:36 PM   #1
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Newbie to camping just bought a Shasta 16'

Hi. Glad to finally have found a post specific to the 61 Shasta re-issue
So excited to have our new camper but already having problems which delayed us from our first trip. Hail from CA purchased from Terry Town, MI. Trailer towed not on flat bed truck. Never able to get a formal inspection of the ins and out upon purchase. Upon delivery special light bulb for Edison style light broken. Took over 3 months to get one shipped. Major problem with lights not turning on and battery kept dying. Tried calling various RV dealers local to my location but none would touch warranty work. Called Shasta company and was given 3 locations, closest one 180 miles away. Took it to them (had appt) and they almost refused work as they did not sell this model and we did not buy the TT from them. They figured out that the lights did not work because the fuse connectors were loose in the converter box and unbenounced to us we were disconnecting the break away cable when we parked the trailer (we were never told not to) and it was draining the battery. We will be adding a battery disconnect switch which should help.While trailer was being worked on read about the problem with the bed and shower. RV shop said our bathroom was fine and they did not want to open up window to seal it because they thought they would make the problem worse, they never touched the bed. My husband added wood after seeing the picture (thanks!) and we added to jacks under the table for added support. Can't wait to get away
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Old 02-26-2015, 12:59 PM   #2
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One word of caution on the battery disconnect switch. You need to make sure you remember to turn it on before towing, The breakaway brake system will not work with the battery disconnected.
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Old 02-26-2015, 03:44 PM   #3
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Welcome rdami!

Q - How do I test to see if my Hehr windows are secure and do not need to be replaced?
A - During the first phase of production it was discovered the the window vendor Hehr did not use the correct Adhesive for some of their windows that were sold to Shasta. Most dealerships are testing the windows during their PDI prep but as a consumer you may want to also test them. While at the dealership ask to have your Emergency window opened and closed to discover if it is secure. You may want to open and close all of your windows to test if they are working well. If you need a window replacement it is 100% covered in your first year warranty. The dealership may use a Urethane adhesive or have a replacement trim ordered for your RV.

I strongly recommend working with a dealership to take care of any service needs especially during your first year or while you have a warranty.

Q - My fan is running do I need to replace it or move the thermostat?
A - Mark Lucas 2/8
If the fan isn't working/running as designed the a/c will not cool. The fan was added to exhaust the air behind the air conditioner.
The thermostatic switch is not "stuck" and SHOULD NOT be replaced; it is set to turn the fan on between 68 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. It is intended to exhaust the warm air behind the air conditioner. If you add a “new switch” yourself and the “new switch” doesn't turn on until 104 degrees, the air conditioner will not work properly because the fan will not exhaust the hot air.
Again, if the fan isn't working as designed the a/c will not cool. The fan was added to exhaust the air behind the air conditioner. If it is over 70 degrees inside the RV; wherever the thermostat is placed, the fan is going to run. It is a computer fan that you can barely hear. It is quieter than the converter fan. Before making any changes to your RV yourself always consult your dealership and Warranty Coverage.
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Old 02-27-2015, 05:39 PM   #4
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Owners Manual

Was surprised not to find an actual owners manual specific for the '61 Airflyte re-issue. The manual that did come was interesting (and I will say a little overwhelming for this newbie) but it was really not specific enough to the ins and outs of the Airflyte. As I am new to camping and owning, it would have been most helpful.
When my husband went to pick up our trailer from the shop he was given a tour.
I plan on putting together my own "manual of sorts" and post pictures with descriptions.
Has anyone seen or have information specific to this trailer?
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:44 PM   #5
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One word of caution on the battery disconnect switch. You need to make sure you remember to turn it on before towing, The breakaway brake system will not work with the battery disconnected.
It may be possible to wire the disconnect so the brakes and breakaway brake system always have power when needed. My lacrosse disconnect works like that plus the power jack works.
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Old 02-27-2015, 08:07 PM   #6
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owners manual

rdmi, You are correct there is not a 2015 Airflyte Owners Manual per say. Much like when you buy appliances the owners manual covers several models. When you purchase the Airflyte you will have a packet of manauals for the trailer that are spefic to the Airflyte. It's really all you need along with your warranty information.

Q - Is there an App for that?
A - Yes, Shasta Owners Manual 2015 https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...striver.Shasta
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Old 02-28-2015, 02:38 PM   #7
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Thank you for getting back with responses.
Looking for anyone on this forum who hails from Southern CA (We live in Valencia). Other than Camping World, would like to know of other RV shops that 1. work on Airflytes 2. do warranty work and 3. would work on an Airflyte even if I did not buy from them.
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Old 02-28-2015, 03:29 PM   #8
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Sadly you found the hidden issue with not buying local. If you were pulling the breakaway cable might want to get your trailer brakes checked to make sure you didn't do any damage from extended use. Get a battery disconnect switch to help preserve battery life. I hope you have found d all the bugs in your trailer and have many wonderful trips coming your way.
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Old 02-28-2015, 03:39 PM   #9
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Congrats on your new Airflyte! Some members have encountered challenges trying to get warranty work or services provided on an unit brought elsewhere. You might try contacting FR for SoCal locations that are familiar with the Airflyte and/or willing to do work on your unit.

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Old 02-28-2015, 04:08 PM   #10
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the break away switch and tongue jack are always wired to work then the disconnect switch is off. Allows you to hook to and tow without remembering to turn on. And for obvious safety reasons.
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