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Old 05-29-2015, 12:38 PM   #21
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I have a 8528RKWS being built. What is the ref fan issue? I am surprise and disappointed that Forest River is still installing radios with known issues.

Purchasing my 3 Flagstaff.
The fan issue is just cheap fans. I added 2 more fans in mine now have 3. expoxie a second fan at the top coil next to the orginal and just tapped in to the wire to the fan also added a big fan on the bottom to push fresh air up. On high setting I get minus in my freezer and the refer stays at about 38 t0 40 degrees. Can't hear them at all. AS far as the radio's I guess they are trying to put something new in the IRV. To bad from what I read they are not much better. Still it's hard to find someone who is making something that can do all that in 12 volt. Not cheap to replace $499.00 for the big one and $399.00 for the small. Then another $49.00 for a harness to hook it up.
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Old 05-30-2015, 11:12 AM   #22
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Just received a replacement IRV66 from Todd Eash 574-970-8287 and installed it
yesterday,works great. Your TV should play through radio. The dometic fans are loud
and unacceptable but I dont have a plan yet. Adding fans may affect the warranty
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:25 PM   #23
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Angry A/C on your new 8528

We have same unit, about one month old. How does your a/c work. We have 15,000 btu. We donot think it works very well.
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:35 PM   #24
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We have same unit, about one month old. How does your a/c work. We have 15,000 btu. We donot think it works very well.

We have a 2015 27RLWS with a 15K AC. We too feel it's not the best when ducted. With the vents open it cools the main living area fine but then the bedroom gets too warm. We live in Texas and need the AC. I did buy a powerful floor fan to help move the air. We will try it out this week as we head down to the Gulf.
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:52 PM   #25
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We have same unit, about one month old. How does your a/c work. We have 15,000 btu. We donot think it works very well.
I have the same unit. In 90's in sun all day it runs constant and the camper is 75. At dusk it starts to cool better. No radio problem. Nice unit my 3rd Flagstaff. First 5th wheel so far like towing it much better
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We're in Alaska right now and needed the AC when it hit 86 and were very content with the way it cooled
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:01 PM   #27
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Ref

I am pleased with the refrigerator. The temp in freezer is minus 1 and the ref was 32 freezing. So went to higher setting freezer ok ref 40? Outside dorm type ref 39. Temp outside 90.
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:13 PM   #28
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We love our 8528IKWS, but have the same issues with the AM-FM radio and the "loud" refrigerator fans. The radio is now connected to the TV antenna, get FM and weather, but, would like to receive AM.

Post your radio and refrigerator solutions (with photos), please!
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Old 06-24-2015, 07:45 AM   #29
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Just received a replacement IRV66 from Todd Eash 574-970-8287 and installed it
yesterday,works great. Your TV should play through radio. The dometic fans are loud
and unacceptable but I dont have a plan yet. Adding fans may affect the warranty
2015 8528 IKWS
Adding fans will not void your warranty. You need to change the fan to ball bearing. I have 3 fans installed. 1 at the bottom is wired to produce air 24/7 when ever the refer is on, the other 2 fans are located below the Condenser coil. THey come on only when the click-on disk stat calls for them. I do not hear them at all anymore even with adding two additional. I also put a fan Ball-bearing in the lower refrigerator blowing against the coil. To help circulate the air and make the temp more even from the top to the bottom shelves. I have to keep my setting on 1 which is the warmest. If I put it at five I get minus temps.
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Old 09-26-2015, 04:20 PM   #30
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Just bought a new Super Lite Flagstaff 8528 IKWS 5TH Wheel. DW and I are very excited. Love the high ceiling. This is the right size for ythe 2 of us. It took me 3 years to make the move. We pick it up on October 6th and are set up for 2 night stay at a local park near the dealer to make sure everything is to our liking. Any suggestions please do not hesitate to post. First time owning an RV.
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