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Old 10-02-2015, 09:42 AM   #21
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FYI I did ask my dealer about the ladder to access the roof, and they said it's an option not a standard. I guess that's right? Seems like most toyhaulers have one on the driver's side.
We will be picking ours up next Friday the 9th.
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Old 10-02-2015, 10:50 AM   #22
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This is only my second camper and I didn't realize it was an option. I have been told though that the ladders on fiberglass can crack the fiberglass. So maybe it's better I don't have it? I've seen some decent telescoping ladders that I might buy if they fit in the storage area for mine.
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Old 10-03-2015, 07:47 PM   #23
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This is only my second camper and I didn't realize it was an option. I have been told though that the ladders on fiberglass can crack the fiberglass. So maybe it's better I don't have it? I've seen some decent telescoping ladders that I might buy if they fit in the storage area for mine.
I think I'll be doing the same as you looking for the same type ladder. Another thing I will do is changing out the lock on the docking station, thanks again for that heads up.

One more question does your unit have the air antenna? My old unit had it in the bedroom and you just cranked it up. I don't remember seeing it the few times that we have walked through the new one, if so where is it located? I do have Direct TV but I get annoyed when I can't find the signal & just give up. Lol. So we use the air antenna about 90% on the time.
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Old 10-03-2015, 07:52 PM   #24
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I think I'll be doing the same as you looking for the same type ladder. Another thing I will do is changing out the lock on the docking station, thanks again for that heads up.

One more question does your unit have the air antenna? My old unit had it in the bedroom and you just cranked it up. I don't remember seeing it the few times that we have walked through the new one, if so where is it located? I do have Direct TV but I get annoyed when I can't find the signal & just give up. Lol. So we use the air antenna about 90% on the time.
Ours just came with the booster, which doesn't really work that well. We typically take the directv dish with us. I didn't use it all this year for some reason. Now that football is on I've set it up to make sure it works. I use satellite director for Android that works pretty well for aligning the dish.
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Old 10-03-2015, 08:12 PM   #25
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When you say booster is that a button you push that will light up green and along with raising the antenna? At least that's what's on my old unit.
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There is a new recall notice out from NHTSB for Vengeance and Cherokee units from 2009-2016 for wiring harnesses. Safecar.com
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When you say booster is that a button you push that will light up green and along with raising the antenna? At least that's what's on my old unit.
Yes that button. Mine doesn't have the manual raise antenna. My previous FR camper didn't have the manual antenna either.
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There is a new recall notice out from NHTSB for Vengeance and Cherokee units from 2009-2016 for wiring harnesses. Safecar.com
Tell us more about the recall please.
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All Products Associated with this Recall

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Manufacturer: Forest River, Inc.
SUMMARY:

Forest River Inc. (Forest) is recalling certain model year 2009-2016 Forest River Cherokee and Vengeance recreational trailers manufactured May 16, 2008, to September 14, 2015. The wiring harness for the trailer's lights, electric brakes, battery charging and many of the interior 12V fixtures may have an insuffient ground wire. CONSEQUENCE:

With an insufficient ground wire, the wiring harness may overheat, increasing the risk of fire. Additionally, the ground wire failure would result in the loss of the trailer's external lights and electric brakes, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY:

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the trailer wiring harnesses, and upgrade the ground wires, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 18, 2015. Owners may contact Forest River's customer service number at 1-260-593-4005. Forest River's recall number is 17B-0918-2015-0090. NOTES:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to Home | Safercar -- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
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Manufacturer: Forest River, Inc.
SUMMARY:

Forest River Inc. (Forest) is recalling certain model year 2009-2016 Forest River Cherokee and Vengeance recreational trailers manufactured May 16, 2008, to September 14, 2015. The wiring harness for the trailer's lights, electric brakes, battery charging and many of the interior 12V fixtures may have an insuffient ground wire. CONSEQUENCE:

With an insufficient ground wire, the wiring harness may overheat, increasing the risk of fire. Additionally, the ground wire failure would result in the loss of the trailer's external lights and electric brakes, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY:

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the trailer wiring harnesses, and upgrade the ground wires, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 18, 2015. Owners may contact Forest River's customer service number at 1-260-593-4005. Forest River's recall number is 17B-0918-2015-0090. NOTES:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to Home | Safercar -- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Wow. Thanks for the info on the recall. I haven't taken delivery of mine yet but hopefully it won't affect alot of units.
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