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Old 06-22-2016, 04:12 PM   #131
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On my second controller. Curt tech rep states both controllers are good and problem is fr wiring on my 2016 2400ws. Controllers work perfect when operating rv, running lights are energized intermittently when parked and not running. Water not an issue as controller is sealed with box. Any help??

Check your connectors just off the Curt box - I eliminated mine completely and used splice butts but I suspect like dukeboone that the moisture problem is in the wire connection off the controller.


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Old 06-22-2016, 08:31 PM   #132
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Wiring connections are wrapped with rubber tape and electrical tape and are dry.
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Old 06-22-2016, 08:47 PM   #133
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This is a latent forest river design flaw, a retro kit with a re-designed mbs light interface is required to address and correct the issue. Replacing controllers, waterproof connectors, etc is a temporary fix. If fr is not pro-active with a kit fix, will drop rv off at warranty repair and say keep until resolved.
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Old 06-22-2016, 09:45 PM   #134
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This is a latent forest river design flaw, a retro kit with a re-designed mbs light interface is required to address and correct the issue. Replacing controllers, waterproof connectors, etc is a temporary fix. If fr is not pro-active with a kit fix, will drop rv off at warranty repair and say keep until resolved.

I don't agree - my problem occurred on first trip - I replaced controller and placed in a dry home and now have over 5000 miles no problem.

Unless my dealer wants to rent it from me, I don't ever plan on letting them keep it, especially to figure out a problem. Trust the knowledge on the forum.


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Old 06-22-2016, 09:55 PM   #135
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My issue did not occur until 4500 miles, so is not a mileage condition. Being an experienced electrical engineer, it is a poor design period.
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Old 06-22-2016, 10:24 PM   #136
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My issue did not occur until 4500 miles, so is not a mileage condition. Being an experienced electrical engineer, it is a poor design period.

I wasn't saying a mileage condition, I was saying my countermeasure has had no issues and a lot of mileage of testing. If your an electrical engineer I encourage you to further troubleshoot yourself instead of dropping off to your dealer. I can assure you they are not electrical engineers!

I am not trying to be argumentative just wanted to clarify that if you read the over 100 posts on this thread there is some consistent info on the problem. Regardless of what forest river does on future to countermeasure the problem I feel confident mine is addressed.


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Old 06-22-2016, 10:25 PM   #137
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So the Curt controller problem only becomes an issue when using the trailer electrical connection for towing a trailer or toad in wet weather. Is that correct or am I missing something here?
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Electrical problem originates at the Curt controller, part of the electrical system also used by trailer electrical. You can have a short due to water infiltration without towing.
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I haven't towed anything so far. Installed the fully potted controller today, it's supposed to be fully weather proof, so if it fails I'm going to think the Deutsch connectors are the culprit.
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