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Old 06-09-2015, 02:22 PM   #21
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If you've ever had a house built, you may remember that, in addition to any remaining punch list items, the builder also gave you a one year builder's warranty to cover any items that may not be up to par.


RV's are really no different except that, as they bounce along the highways and byways, things come loose and so forth. Plus there's the learning curve of owning new RV and exercising all the systems properly.


I'm on my second Forest River fifth wheel and have never a problem that didn't have a relatively simple fix or was attributable to operator error


Work your way thru the first couple of outings, get familiar with the way the systems are supposed to work (these forums are a great learning tool) and consult with you dealer on the stuff that is warranty work. You chose a dealer that was some distance away instead of working with one nearby, so the travel time is what it is


Breathe deeply and carry on
Thank you very good advice.

The reason I bought this from a non local dealer was because the had the model I wanted in stock, But knowing what I know now I might have been better off waiting for one local.
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Respectively I think stove and furnace issue is user error upon not receiving a complete and informative pdi.

Water pump and cd player may be a little different, either way we'll get you going "we almost always" do

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I did ask about the 2nd year warranty, but was told they no longer offer it.


I'd find a new dealer to work with.
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I'd find a new dealer to work with.
I totally agree!

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Old 06-09-2015, 02:29 PM   #25
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Respectively I think stove and furnace issue is user error upon not receiving a complete and informative pdi.

Water pump and cd player may be a little different, either way we'll get you going "we almost always" do

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LOL, you could be right. I might have been a little harsh in my original post title. The CD player is not a big deal, the water pump is easy to get to and replace if needed. The oven doesn't really get used much and can wait until I can get it back to the dealer or figure it out myself. The furnace is the big issue, it still get cold at night here in Maine, it would be real nice to have that working.
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Craig, since these forums are really for the DIY type, you can tell that's the advice you are receiving.

As far as the furnace, do you have a digital thermostat that has zones and such? The reason I ask is this can often times be one simple fix here.

We are all going to try and make you a happy camper.
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Old 06-09-2015, 02:40 PM   #27
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Craig, since these forums are really for the DIY type, you can tell that's the advice you are receiving.

As far as the furnace, do you have a digital thermostat that has zones and such? The reason I ask is this can often times be one simple fix here.

We are all going to try and make you a happy camper.
Yes it is digital, Dometic, it has a fan/cool/furnace button on the left, and mode/off/ on on the bottom
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X3 - and BTW, unless something has changed in the last 6 months, Forest River allows you to purchase a second year of Coach Net at a discount (seems some dealers do not know this though).

Also, in Year 3-on, you can contact Coach Net direct for a basic-comprehensive Coach-Net plan. From what I have seen, their rates are reasonable.

I think you have been misled by your dealer and I am sorry that has happened. You should have had a complete pre-delivery inspection with a technician from the dealership before you drove your unit off the lot.

Oh well...like TURBS said, among the folks on the forums, we should be able to get you going for the camping season.

OC makes a good point, if you take your unit back now (June) good luck seeing in before the Maine camping season is over. One of the best things you can do to help everyone out is post photos of the problem areas (esp the water pump leaking)

For now, if you have a good deal of water leakage on the flooring around the water pump, we will want to get that mopped up and dried as soon as possible. If you have a small space heater with a fan that can be safely used around this flooring, this will speed drying (please do not leave it unmonitored though.)

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Yes it is digital, Dometic, it has a fan/cool/furnace button on the left, and mode/off/ on on the bottom
Humor me and check the circuit breakers and fuse panel...
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X3 - and BTW, unless something has changed in the last 6 months, Forest River allows you to purchase a second year of Coach Net at a discount (seems some dealers do not know this though).

Also, in Year 3-on, you can contact Coach Net direct for a basic-comprehensive Coach-Net plan. From what I have seen, their rates are reasonable.

I think you have been misled by your dealer and I am sorry that has happened. You should have had a complete pre-delivery inspection with a technician from the dealership before you drove your unit off the lot.

Oh well...like TURBS said, among the folks on the forums, we should be able to get you going for the camping season.

OC makes a good point, if you take your unit back now (June) good luck seeing in before the Maine camping season is over. One of the best things you can do to help everyone out is post photos of the problem areas (esp the water pump leaking)

For now, if you have a good deal of water leakage on the flooring around the water pump, we will want to get that mopped up and dried as soon as possible. If you have a small space heater with a fan that can be safely used around this flooring, this will speed drying (please do not leave it unmonitored though.)

Ask away, we are here to help!
Thanks Guys, good advice. I going to make some call about the warranty.
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