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Old 06-04-2015, 09:59 PM   #1
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New 356qb

Well we pulled the trigger, trading in our 262bhxl for a Heritage Glen 356QB. It's a big jump in size but we highly underestimated 2 kids and a dog taking up so much room.

After looking at multiple units we decided the 356 gave is the most bang for the buck. Comes with the power package and a tablet to control everything. One thing I'm kinda disappointed about is the water heater is not gas/electric. For such a big unit I figured this would be standard.

We should take deleiver next week at some point.

Anyone have any mods that have made made a drastic difference with the 356. I for sure want to add some led flood lights into the rest bumpers and sewer hose holders on the underbelly

Also can anyone confirm that these are 4 season, I saw no markings on the exterior but the pamphlet states 4 season.


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Old 06-05-2015, 01:24 PM   #2
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My 356 isn't 4 season. My water heater is gas/electric. I thought that was standard.
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Old 06-05-2015, 05:32 PM   #3
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I couldn't find any switches internal or external for the electric


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Old 06-05-2015, 05:45 PM   #4
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Don't quote me, but I think when you turn on the switch inside form the central panel, if electric is also turned on at the WH iself, then the WH goes to electric not gas. If you only want gas then turn off the switch at the WH. Than when you turn on the switch inside you will see the red LED illuminiate and go out when the heater lights. Plus you can hear the heater on gas. At least this appears to be the way by 2015 Hemi operates.
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We bought our 2015 356QBQ late last year and have been out weekend since mid April. We absolutely love it. Very happy with our decision. On the question about the hot water heater. Ours is gas/electric. If you turn on the hot water switch on the main panel, it will run on electricity in you are plugged in. If you don't turn it on with the switch on the panel, it will run on gas. If the switch is on and you lose power or unplug, it switches to gas automatically.
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Thanks for the information, we are about to head to the dealer now to complete the paperwork and take our TT in, so I'll check on the main panel and see.


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Old 06-06-2015, 09:22 PM   #7
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We signed the papers today, water heater is gas/electric, switch was in the water heater covered with tape.

We did run into some issues, they pulled out unit over to start PdI and there was damage to the slide as well as delamination by the main entry door with cracking. I refused the unit and after looking at 3 others finally found one with no external issues. I was surprised and disappointed to see so many issues with fiberglass.


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We bought our 2015 356QBQ late last year and have been out weekend since mid April. We absolutely love it. Very happy with our decision. On the question about the hot water heater. Ours is gas/electric. If you turn on the hot water switch on the main panel, it will run on electricity in you are plugged in. If you don't turn it on with the switch on the panel, it will run on gas. If the switch is on and you lose power or unplug, it switches to gas automatically.
"If you don't turn it on with the switch on the panel, it will run on gas."

That is slightly confusing, how would one shut it off when running on gas?
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Made the jump to the 356qb from a 30 foot tt.

Few issues and kinda crappy fit n finish. Mostly drawers not staying closed. Bedroom and closet doors not mounted right.

Biggest concern is the AC. It is running non stop and not getting below 75. Until outside temperature drops below that level. Verified by digital temp gauge and exergen temp gun.

Surprisingly, master bath has the most frigid air and really needs a damper based vent cover. Haven't got up to check return for leaks.

In Ohio, did not have high direct sun with steady wind the 2 times that we ran it. My wife has a medical issue and high heat makes her very sick so cool air is a must.

Any suggestions?
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Well we picked up the unit yesterday... Needless to say I was very disappointed in the PDI as usual. They hadn't fixed any of the issues that had been addressed, 2 of te living room blinds weren't even attached at the bottom and couldn't be raised, the residential fridge is leaning to far back and is not allowing the freezer to close all the way, the Lippert linc pad will only work when plugged into the usb (and no one can answer why), water inside the front led strip. Dump valve handle colors were mixed up. During the walk through the guy closed up one of the rear slides into the bathroom door causing damage to the bracket. After close to 3 hours I was finally on the road.

Now to address the ac, I was told by the salesman and tech the main unit is a 15 BTU and the front is a 13.5. They had the main dump open and the unit set at 61 all day under a car port with no direct sun (outside temp 100). The front ac was turned all the way up as well. When I closed the dump it became almost unbearable inside the unit... According to the tech this is because the duct is a single run and does not narrow to force air out of the vents meaning all the airflow goes to the front bedroom and rear bath, pretty much bypassing the entire back bedroom and living room. He also advised that if my front unit was ducted it would force more air into the living room etc, estimated expense over 1k for this to happen. They used duct tape and completely shut off the front bedroom and tapered down the front and rear baths to try and force more air into the main area, then recommended I leave the main bedroom door open and run both full blast.

My parents and good friends have 5ers the same size with 2 acs, they both are like ice boxes....... This is completely ridiculous, I endured I purchased a unit with a second ac to ensure there was enough flow to cool the trailer, I do understand it will take some time to cool down and will run pretty much all day in the Texas Heat, but to have 2 units running full blast the entire day and still be sweating inside is unacceptable.........


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