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Old 06-11-2015, 09:45 PM   #31
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Did you get your lic pad to work again? My did the same thing you are talking about.



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Did I ever. I called and talked to a guy with forest river warr. They sent me a new upgraded unit with NO fuses and also sent me and a booster. I have not had time to install it, but the guy gave me very specific instructions and his cell phone if I have trouble. I will let you know when I get it put in. Lippert developed an upgraded system. Might have brought to the market a little early. KF
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:05 AM   #32
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A few days into our maiden voyage with the new bar...no complaints. Trailered well, even through some God awful mountain pass that the GPS sent us across. No leaks, no failures, no faults..except the fact that the awning is about 12 ft off the ground. Does the job but being so high, even a light rain can wet more than half way under. Happy with our choice...

If you used your brakes a lot and did a lot of turning through those mountains, I would suggest that you jack up every tire up off the ground and check your brakes, bearings and the carter key. The brakes are self adjusting when applied when going in the forward direction. Going down the mountain most likely adjusted them up and they may be very tight at each hub.

Also, the axle manufacture seems to install their castle nut 'loose' and that allows the bearings to move back and forth on the spindle and hub and creates heat and wear. Grab the tire when off the ground and any in/out play.

Also, the carter key/pin that holds the castle nut on is under sized for the amount of stress applied to them. Making short turns with the unit puts a massive amount of stress on the outside bearings, pushes on the nut and key, which could distort and break the carter key (I broke each side of the back axle). I got a new ones at a auto store that are the same length and twice as thick to put in all of the spindles.
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Old 06-14-2015, 02:46 PM   #33
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It is the 30amp fuse that blows and will blow out again. YOu have to take the fake wall out in the pass through storage to access the router. I talked to a FR warr guy and he sent me a new updated unit with relays and a booster for the signal. I have not had time to install it, but he says it will work much better. THe relays will trip but then reset themselves. Wonder why the are tripping? I will get his name and put it out here if you want. I think I got it from a previous post on this site. KF



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Old 11-28-2015, 08:17 PM   #34
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We will begin shopping for a 337BAR Hemisphere or Heritage Glen next week. We went with a friend shopping last month and they just bought one last week. They are out on it maiden voyage this Thanksgiving weekend. He joined the forum last week. So maybe we will be getting a report from [BillScott] next week. I sent him a link to this thread.
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Old 11-29-2015, 12:00 PM   #35
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Very nice. We are 40 nights strong in ours and have no complaints.
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Old 11-29-2015, 12:12 PM   #36
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We will begin shopping for a 337BAR Hemisphere or Heritage Glen next week. The only problem is that I will hate to give up our 2013 Ford 150 Platinum Crew Cab.
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Old 11-29-2015, 03:55 PM   #37
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Thanks. Phil Kenley. Nope, our 337BAR still sits in the driveway, getting ready. Adka (wife) wants everything perfect before we take it out; probably around Christmas when we go visit friends near Galveston. The traffic between Hammond, LA and Houston was the worst I have seen since they built I-10. It took and hour and half just to get through Baton Rouge. If you weren't good at changing lanes it would have taken a lot longer.

I purchased a 'commercial' rear-view camera for the 337 and I am going to have it professionally installed. From the back of the RV to the front of the truck, I figure it's close to 60 feet, they have to run wires and install a disconnect near the hitch.
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Old 12-12-2015, 10:30 AM   #38
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My wife & I live in the Mid-Michigan area & while in the Houston area last January we took delivery of our 337 BAR & Traveled to Austin for a month then made a stop in Goshen on the way home for a few adjustments.. I must say wa ml e absolutely love the BAR and are now preparing for our return trip back to Texas...We are very impressed with Forest River's passion for the owners in making it right! We love this unit! We are towing it with a Chevy Silverado, Duramax w/ Allison Transmission... Toes better than our last 5th wheel that was 31 foot.... First thing that happened was the clothes rid fall off from Houston to Austin... Fixed as previously mentioned was with machines screws, washers & nuts....Suburban oven was replaced by the factory on our way home.... Here's a tip I found on you tube.....although we haven't tried this yet....we purchased 4 6x6 unglazed ceramic tiles to line the bottom of the suburban just above the flame...as we found out last winter, the bottom of anything we baked burned & the tiles are supposed to disbursed the heat better & stops the burning of the bottoms of whatever you are cooking... Several people on you tube rave about this resolving the burning issue.. We are looking forward to trying this during this years trip...we'll be gone 3 months starting 12-12-15..love this 5th wheel!
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Old 01-08-2016, 02:56 PM   #39
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Good afternoon all. My wife and I will also start shopping for a new unit soon. We have looked at the 337BAR Hemisphere and fell in love with the floor plan. Does anyone have the residential Frig in their unit? If so, how about the battery usage/drain? We have no experience with this option. Does anyone have any other issues that might have occurred with this model that has not been addressed previously?
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Old 01-08-2016, 05:34 PM   #40
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We live in Michigan & are currently in the Woodlands area with our bar 337. We love this MNM unit & we do have the Whirlpool fridge....our unit has the in verter to turn on as we travel. I don't know about the battery drain...never used it....as long as we are plugged into the truck - have inverter on or plugged into the site electricity, we are good to go....we have had this unit since February 2015....just love & impressed with the factories passion to please the owners....good luck!
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