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Old 12-01-2015, 07:54 PM   #1
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Just wondering what problems other owners are having with their units.
One of my biggies is the ridiculous amount of propane consumption. We went through two 30lb tanks in three days. Thermostat set at 69. outside temp no lower than 30. When we took delivery at our camp site, the refrigerator and microwave did not work. Our underbelly was cut into in three places. Trim on the slideout by the stove was all kittywampas. Just to name a few.
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Old 12-03-2015, 01:35 PM   #2
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I have a 371rebh and had the same problem with LP consumption. Over a 4 day period went through 70lbs. Same temp stettings. Low airflow. I've got it into the dealer for a TON of warranty work, that is one of the items. I'll write back when I hear back on this topic.
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Old 12-03-2015, 01:43 PM   #3
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Ours is at the dealer now. They tell me there is no propane leak, they did a drop test. I asked them to check out the furnace. They told me it works fine. That's it I guess they are done now. Great.
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Old 12-03-2015, 02:03 PM   #4
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That is what I am afraid of. Mine is at the dealer awaiting a tech. I will contact FR if that is the answer I get too. But, from what I hear, I won't get far. I am just glad to hear I am not the only person with this problem. Power in numbers...I will let you know what my dealer comes up with.
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Old 12-04-2015, 12:29 AM   #5
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No problems

I've had my unit for over a year and no issues with LP usage.
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Old 12-04-2015, 09:08 AM   #6
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Same thing here. I used one tank of propane from May-October and over 50 nights in the trailer.
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Old 12-04-2015, 09:15 AM   #7
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Murph69,

Howdy neighbor.
Still in the shop? When they dragging it back to the campsite!
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Old 12-04-2015, 09:48 AM   #8
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If its a destination trailer (i.e. on the same site for months at a time) you should look into renting a large tank (e.g. 400lbs) from a propane distributor. Much cheaper that way.

RV's have many things working against them for heating efficiency... poor insulation, gaps around slides, usually single-pane windows, etc. RV furnaces are quite inefficient due to the very short combustion/heat-exchange tube (just feel how hot the exhaust is... that's heat you're paying for but is not going into your trailer).
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Old 12-04-2015, 10:05 AM   #9
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Platto kid, they want to bring it back to the site on Monday. Anthony still hasn't dumped gravel and leveled. Big surprise there.
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Old 12-04-2015, 10:19 AM   #10
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Platto kid, they want to bring it back to the site on Monday. Anthony still hasn't dumped gravel and leveled. Big surprise there.
No surprise there

The grounds gotta be very soft , most-likely it wont be in your site.
Think I would just call around for a load of gravel.
Or get firm with Anthony, if he takes your call...........

Im gonna be heading out to the campground today to check on things.
Will drive past your site n check-er-out
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