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Old 09-07-2011, 07:30 AM   #11
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If the W/R was working properly wouldnt you want it to come on and alert you of bad weather? Even if you were asleep! Youroo!!
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:07 AM   #12
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Yes, if it turns on to give you a weather warning in your area- that might be a good thing.

The problem as I said earlier- it will come on to tell you of warnings hundreds of kilomtres away. So how many false alarms does it take before you start to ignore them? Odds are somewhere in my province there will be some weather warning on any given day. This time of year- does it matter to me that there is a frost warning 300 km away?
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:13 AM   #13
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I have a weather radio at home that has nothing to do with my camping life.
It came on all the time for stuff that didn't matter (flash flooding in another state?). Pain the the....
I unplugged it and took the batteries out of it.
After weeks of being fed up with it, I reprogrammed it. It now only comes on when the weather warning/watch actually pertains to where I am located.
Now it is useful and I leave it on.
The programming can be tricky.
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:51 PM   #14
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We have a 2011 Cherokee 28bh, we had a leak in our slide out at the sun roof. The dealer took great care of us, and we have been happy with our purchase. Give them a chance to make things right. I agree with previous post, you have to work through the bugs to make sure you have a great camper.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:12 PM   #15
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If weather radio doesn't use S.A.M.E. codes for the countys you are in you will get any weather alert thats tranmitted on the channel your radio is on even for other states, If it's a problem call the manufactor or read the manual on how to turn it off. Or if it will take S.A.M.E. codes go to NOAA and get them.
I will not be with a programable weather radio in the camper.

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Old 09-28-2011, 12:05 PM   #16
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I would surely be upset with that water. Water is a nightmare and so damaging. I support your decision to get a refund or replacement. How do you know what isn't already rotting from all that water. And, will your carpeting that is soaked ever look new again? Will the padding be damaged permanently? Most importantly, will the carpeting or anything hold the water long enough to start the rot process?
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:09 PM   #17
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Also, document, document, document....if you have persistent problems, they will have to refund you via the lemon law. See law. It's very clear.
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:19 PM   #18
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The one thing that has worked for me with the radio is to tune to a station you don't get on the weather band. Then go back to FM, and shut the radio off.

You mention a non-weather alert. Last time I had mine tuned it came on for a storm warning 150 km away.
This is the instruction in the relatively useless manual for the Touch Audio unit.
Basically, tune to a W.B. station that is not local to where you are, and you will not get alerts. You have to do this everytime you move the RV.

My wife and I left for a week (with out the RV) and did not tune it off the local station after bringing it home from the last trip. When we came home, it was on and may have been all week! There needs to be a more "user friendly" method of turning alerts on and off.
We will completely replace this unit next year, as we find it overall clumbsy, cheap, and all around difficult to use.
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:09 PM   #19
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Agreed Scot- I wish there was a better way. Last week I had removed the power from my trailer to do something, and the radio reset. I came in later that evening to find the radio on; which seemed odd because this time of year the weather is quite stable around here.

I went to Environment Canada's website and found the reason; there was a frost warning 100 km away; in the mountains.
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:15 PM   #20
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I have the 400i. It came on often and LOUD. Had calls from people blocks away. Had to drive 100 miles one way once to shut it off. I appears certain frequency signals turn it on and up. FIXED THAT! It has a quick disconnect in the back that I unplug when not in use. But, I leave the access panel off anyway, so it's not a problem for me.
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