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Old 06-10-2015, 07:09 PM   #91
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I bought a stainless steel screen that goes over the furnace inlet/outlet on the outside... keeps the dirt dobbers out. I have never had a problem with it. I think it was under $20-. I got one for my son-in-law at the same time. His dad had to pay a little over $500- getting his replaced after the dirt dobbers got through with it. Cheap insurance...
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:38 PM   #92
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Did you get the heater working yet
Not yet, but I'm working on it with help from this forum.
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Old 06-10-2015, 09:19 PM   #93
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Takes about year to work all the bugs out, so hang in there. The warranty process can take some time as well. The more you can fix / replace yourself the better.
I had several issues with my 300RL. FR took care of all items. I am very happy with their customer service. He is correct in saying takes about a year to work out kinks!

I found a local RV repair location that did most of warranty work. JL RV REPAIRS IN FONTANA CA
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Old 06-10-2015, 10:11 PM   #94
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I bought my 2003 Wildcat 28FBS at a repo auction and never had a problem I couldn't fix. So what do I do when it turns 12? Trade it in on a new Crusader 28RL so I can fix a multitude of problems. It's all good though. On my furnace I had to do the " let it retry then power down 1 min and power up retry " 2 times for the furnace to fire up after I forgot to open the propane tanks (I had them out making a modification in the storage compartments and then reinstalled). Also water leak at the pump was a loose connection. I found that before our first trip, the pump is in the basement, and the leak was less than a pint. Hope your problems are this this simple.
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Old 06-10-2015, 10:36 PM   #95
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If you think factory is bad. Get ready as most dealer service dept.are the pits. Plan on losing the camper for at least a month or more. God only knows what they will tear up while it is in there. Most techs have no real training or certifications like auto dealers. The bulk are $10-$12 an hour. But we as buyers put up with it so we are to blame. I am an old geezer so I know our Wildcat will be our last no mater what we will not buy another. Good luck and to get it fixed you have to be a pain in their butt and get nasty with them. This is sad as we buy them to relax and enjoy them which I can tell you so far we haven't with ours. My next move if not satisfied will be a lawyer. But over the years I haven't had much luck with lawyers. Good luck Bill

Getting tired of being told " try this and if you still have a problem you will get a new frig" it's been over a year. They can come up with more things to try every time . It still does not work right. bought 2nd year warranty and sure am glad. But it does not seem like any warranty is good..
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Old 06-11-2015, 11:54 AM   #96
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I have too agree with all of the above.
Will say this though. They at Forest River do have great design people on board. It's just their workmanship that lets the company down.
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:28 PM   #97
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Just don't turn oven valve all the way off.
Leave it on pilot then it will stay lit.
Just remember to shut off before breaking camp.
It's on our "checklist"
well, i have been turning it off each and every time. so I guess that I do have a pilot light, but since I relight it each and every time, I didn't think of it that way.

TBH, i prefer turning it off so I don't use the extra propane
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Old 06-12-2015, 07:25 PM   #98
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Update.

Furnace still not working after trying several suggestions. I'm going to remove the couch tomorrow and check all the connections. The water pump. The black case is cracked, it looks like the screws were over tightened. I removed the screws holding it to the floor and set it in a pan to catch the water until I can get it replaced.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:31 PM   #99
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Update.

Furnace still not working after trying several suggestions. I'm going to remove the couch tomorrow and check all the connections. The water pump. The black case is cracked, it looks like the screws were over tightened. I removed the screws holding it to the floor and set it in a pan to catch the water until I can get it replaced.
Oh, if I could only be there, I wouldn't be any help at all.

But let me ask a question or 2(like I really know what I'm talking about).

When you turn the thermostat to HEAT, you said the blower comes on for about :30 and shuts off. If you go outside where the furnace vents, when the blower is on, do you smell any gas or anything that resembles burning soot?

I'm "thinking", either the thermostat is not telling the furnace to ignite or there is a problem with the igniter.

Do an extensive search on FRF for furnace issues and even go to the internet or YouTube and search for rv furnace problems.

If you were down here with us now, you wouldn't be thinking about a furnace. If I were you, (if you can't get it fixed yourself) use electric space heaters to get you by until the end of the season and then take it to your dealer.

Let us know how things turn out.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:35 PM   #100
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Has to have a pilot no?
Never seen a oven without a pilot on a 5th wheel or tt.


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No oven pilot in my 5th wheel. I have a long flexible lighter I use when (almost never) that we need to use the oven.

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