We bought our 2016 Forest River Stealth WA2916 on 6/12/2015 and brought it out Friday for it's maiden voyage. We simply drove it home from the dealer to our storage, then brought it home on Friday 7/24, loaded our gear and went camping. We picked a nice local "resort" style place for the maiden voyage to test everything out. Thank god, this was the idea.
While I'm outside setting up, the wife turned on the sink and I instantly hear tons of water outside under neath. I tell her to stop. After investigation, we determine that its the kitchen sink drain to gray tank not making it there. No idea about the fix (YET!, read ahead to find out more)
We decide not to use the kitchen sink at this point, but of course it HAS been used and there is residual water in the P trap etc, but we didnt turn it on again.
Fast forward 2am Saturday morning (today actually). I get woken up as the slide-out is operating, I wonder WTF?? I go out there and I can smell burning electronics and I quickly notice the slide-out is only operating HALF of it, and it quickly jams, but you can hear it still trying.
I have no idea why. I can't see the motors, and know nothing about the SchwinTek at this point (I do know more now), so I get my head wayyyy under the sink.
1. I see that the flex-pipe for the drain is not even attached!! How the hell can this pass Forest River inspection, let alone Giant RV inspection? The water was simply pouring out on the floor and most made it down the hole in the floor and found its way to the outside ground.
I attached the flex-hose to the PVC fitting, screwed on the clamp and this issue was resolved. I then used a rag to clean up all residual water.
2. I then was wondering why the hell the slide-out did what it did and where the heck is this burning smell coming from?
I see that directly under neath the "P" trap there is slowly dripping water from the fitting. The controller board for both motors is mounted DIRECTLY under it. Each time a drip of water falls, it was going directly in to the board. Why the hell is it mounted on that part of the wall? If it was simply mounted 6" to the left or right, it could never happen!
I check the clamps on the PVC "P" trap fittings and 2 of them had 3/4 of a turn left before they snugged up. W T F? I wiped everything up, tightened all of them and validated that after some time, ZERO water drips. But the damage is done...
I decide I cant do anything at this point as it must be hosed. I try switching off breakers, but nothing seems to kill the slide-out power (none labeled slideout). Even with Battery Disconnect, it is pointless because we are on land-line AC power (we need it as A/C is pumping to keep us cool).
3. In the morning I decide to take the drawers out and look behind there. Low and behold I see MORE dripping from the hot and cold fittings, because we have high pressure water hooked up outside from the RV park, it pressures all that. I wipe it all up and Tighten those fittings and the dripping stops. Once again, how the heck did all this slip by? I also notice one of those square bits from a drill sitting on the ground. Yay, nice job there... Mine now.
I cant tow my trailer home with the slide-out half cocked open. Tomorrow the CoachNet guy is coming at 8am to get this thing closed.
I googled a lot and it seems that I think he's going to have to nicely cut the outside stripping as it has silicone sealed, and then get access to the set screws on both sides, remove them and use a flat head to lift the motors up 1/2" and put the set screws back, then we should be able to push the slide-out back in, put a 2x4 inside ontop to keep it from coming out on the drive home.
I'm real glad I have this CoachNet for 1 year, but I guess I have to pay the guy out of pocket and request FR pay me back, hopefully this goes well.
100% totally an issue of the installer who put this piping in, negligence and then it wasn't inspected closely by the RV Dealer (seller) to ensure all those are good too. Sucks...
Here's the pics.
I would LOVE to hear your feedback on this one. By the way, we already pre-paid a camping trip up in Big Bear Lake which is like $110/night and we have friends going with their TH 2 weeks from now. I doubt I'll get this fixed by then