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Old 05-25-2018, 11:57 PM   #1
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Isata 5 Repair update

Picked up my problem child today... some of the positives:

1. Frig ice maker fixed, waterline was never properly installed.

2. 2 of the three windows replaced, one came in shattered, Dynamax supposedly shipped a replacement next day but it never showed. Interestingly the windows are also insulated, I was told they didn't exist... yet here they are, much better then the originals. No more rubbing.

3. They sanded down the frame rails removing the rust, primed and repainted. Ton of work that shouldn't have needed to be done so soon.

4. Door now closes properly, pic below of the foam/sealer they had to scrape out to set the frame properly. No need to replace the door.

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5. Bonus: they built shelves in the cabinets, much better. This is how they should leave the factory. Pic below.

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Now the bad:

1. Awning still leaks. The mount is in two pieces, no one knows why. Leaking where they meet. They sealed the crap out of it and it still leaks. Looks like they will have to take it all apart and replace mount with one piece. They also think there is no butyl behind it.

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2. Sometimes the power doesn't shut down via disconnect. Also when closing the awning random interior lights came one... Chris disconnected the coach batteries completely and the interior power was still on. This is a big problem.

3. Power door lock won't learn key fob.

4. Still have the creaking over the bunk, apparently just how the coach is mounted to the chassis.

And the last issue, driveline noise vibration is still present.

So there will be another trip back to dealer in the near future.
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Old 05-26-2018, 06:58 AM   #2
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About your comment of having power in the rig after disconnecting the batteries. My DX3 will do the same thing, if I disconnect the batteries at the manual disconnect I will still have power for short period of time. When I posted about this Brian replied that there is a device (can't remember the name) that allows the rig to connect chassis and house batteries for charging purposes. After you turn off your manual disconnect turn on something that uses a fair amout of power ( not LED light) and the power should disconnect shortly.
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Old 05-26-2018, 07:34 AM   #3
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About your comment of having power in the rig after disconnecting the batteries. My DX3 will do the same thing, if I disconnect the batteries at the manual disconnect I will still have power for short period of time. When I posted about this Brian replied that there is a device (can't remember the name) that allows the rig to connect chassis and house batteries for charging purposes. After you turn off your manual disconnect turn on something that uses a fair amout of power ( not LED light) and the power should disconnect shortly.


That was mentioned before. Problem is that it still has power hours later... it doesn't make any sense. We are thinking the same, it's pulling from the chassis batteries but it shouldn't be.
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Old 05-27-2018, 09:25 AM   #4
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We have same issue. Draw on batteries with disconnect off, inverter off. In Nov had our RV in for service. Went to check it. Voltage was at 5V. Had issue trying to store for winter as well.
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Old 05-27-2018, 01:02 PM   #5
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Isata 5 Repair update

Programming key fob to new door key pad. Read the instructions carefully. If I remember correctly, after entering program mode it says wait a few seconds. I had to link the key fob immediately after entering program mode. Took me a few times to get it to work but was able to link.
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Old 05-27-2018, 02:26 PM   #6
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We have same issue. Draw on batteries with disconnect off, inverter off. In Nov had our RV in for service. Went to check it. Voltage was at 5V. Had issue trying to store for winter as well.


The whole thing is very strange. We had to disconnect the chassis batteries to get everything to shut down. Auxiliary 2 is supposed to provide power to the coach if need be, the problem is it appears it's providing power intermittently regardless of whether the switch is on or off.
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Old 05-27-2018, 02:30 PM   #7
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Isata 5 battery drain

We had the battery drain problem with our 2018 Isata 5 36ds. We store inside so the solar doesn't help. I was turning off the inverter and the baterry drained. The storage people were supposed to leave it plugged in. I then tried the battery disconnect and again the house batteries were almost dead a couple of weeks later. I had problems with my slides. The controlers lost their memory stops. Talked with the service dept at dealer. The circuit where your microwave is live anyway to power the precision plex and the slide controllers to maintain there memory. So now I have the storage center plugging it in and I unplug the microwave and tvs. I Don't use the disconnect. Then I find out leaving it plugged in long term storage is hard on your transfer switch. These are expensive. So now i have a 3 stage battery charger/maintainer hooked up to the batteries directly to save the transfer switch. The battery charger brought my batteries back pretty good, but I probably wont get 3 years out of the 4 of them like I planned. Don't know if everything the dealer told me is 100%, but it's working so far.
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Who said leaving the coach plugged in is hard on the components. The inverter/charger is designed to do just that.
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Old 05-28-2018, 09:44 AM   #9
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What I was told was that the Transfer switch is what fails and that they are several hundred or more to replace. No one told me about problems with the inverter chargering system. I'm not mechanically inclined so I depend on others. Always curious as to if I am getting the right info. That is why I post here so I can learn. Im told that the transfer switch transfers the power from our different power sources ie, batteries + inverter, shore power, and generator.
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A transfer switch only transfers power between shore power and the generator.
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