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Old 04-24-2013, 09:57 AM   #11
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That is to funny about the battery disconnect being moved on the 2014 models.....

I actually had to point out that the original location that they had it in wouldn't work and the Forest River Rep had to contact engineering and the design team to look at it......i was told that they were going to change the location on the line after i pointed it out.....

When we were going through our demo Sat, the tech was explaining away about how the disconnect worked, and I asked him why they put there, since you would have to leave one of the slides out to get to it. He stopped and thought about and decided some bonehead engineer came up with that. Before we left the lot he came back over and said he checked into it and that the battery disconnect cut power to everything except the slide motors. So it supposedly will keep the battery from going dead and still allow you to move the slides.

Haven't tested that yet though.

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Old 04-24-2013, 10:54 AM   #12
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I hadn't heard that one before and I am assuming if it was true, they wouldn't have relocated mine or any of the new ones. Mine was relocated to just under the TV right next to the radio/DVD player. I will post a picture when I get home.
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I tried mine tonight. The slides didn't work with the battery shut off switch in the off position.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:22 AM   #14
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I tried mine tonight. The slides didn't work with the battery shut off switch in the off position.
I also tried it. The kitchen slide had no power, but the sofa/dinette slide did run in and out with the battery cut-off.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:26 AM   #15
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That's interesting. I only tried the kitchen slide.
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I pick up my 23ikss on Sat. this week and I just stopped in to the dealer and the only changes from 2013 to 2014 that he knew about was the latch system and the battery disconect being moved. He also told me that some of the new models of lites they were getting in had the led's under the awning wired in with the multi colors. He said they looked really sharp. He did not knmow if the 23ikss had them or not. Wow sure would be nice if it did!
The factory awning lights are very cool. Mine are white LEDs and light up the entire side of the camper at night, if you choose to turn them on. Not sure I will always want to sit under the awning in simulated broad daylight at night, but it's great if you are expecting guests or returning to the camper after dark. A thousand times more effective than the orange porch light.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:15 PM   #17
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decided some bonehead engineer came up with that
I highly doubt it.

It's usually the bonehead BEAN COUNTERS. They don't want to spend the $$ to add the extra 3 feet of wire to put it where it ought to be.
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