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Old 02-25-2013, 10:47 AM   #1
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Looking for info - 1998 Rockwood Premier Model 1908 (PUP)

I recently purchased a 1998 Rockwood Premier Model 1908 (PUP) with no owners manual or any other documentation (4th owner). I am a first time owner and new to this forum, as well.

I downloaded a manual from the Forest River website, but its very generic covering several different models and possible configurations.

I called Forest River to try to get any info (owners manual, specs, wiring diagrams, setup instructions, etc.). The operator sent me to the warranty department. They had no information from the VIN I gave them (presumably because its before the time that FR bought Rockwood). [They were extremely useless.]

I've been able to find some info, but again mostly generic stuff covering several different models and possible configurations.

Anyone have any more specific information on the yr/make/model? or any other useful info?

Farmignton, NH

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Old 02-25-2013, 11:11 AM   #2
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FR, like most manufacturers, only supply a generic manual.
no one gets the kind of things you're looking for, such as wiring diagrams.
and the info for a 15 year-old popup, will be scarce from the factory.

we had a Starcraft popup and a Viking popup and neither had setup instructions with the manual. nor were there any wiring diagrams or specs.

your best bet is finding someone with a similar year Rockwood or Flagstaff popup that can help.

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Old 05-13-2013, 12:40 PM   #3
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manuals for 1998 Rockwood model 1908 popup

I have the owners manual, the manual for the fridge and for the converter. Not the most helpful manuals ive seen but they have some good info. I would be glad to scan them and email you copies.

One thing the manual doesnt tell me is how to light the furnace. I just got this camper and have yet6 to figure out the furnace so if you have info on that I would love to hear it!

Let me know if you want the manuals and where to send them.

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Old 05-24-2013, 03:21 PM   #4
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My Rockwood has a Suburban furnace model DD-17DSI. I have the manual for the furnace if you have the same model and you'd like me to send it to you.

The furnace has an automatic electronic ignition - both the fan and the ignition are powered from the 12 VDC via the converter. I also found that it wouldnt light until doing some research.

1. There is a fan speed cutout. If the fan is not spinning fast enough, it will not light the propoane. What I noticed is that if you have several 12 VDC loads running, there is a voltage droop on the converter that may cause the fan to slow down below the low speed cutout. I could hear the fan gain speed as I turned off the 12 VDC lights.

2. I think one ove the safety cutout switches (most likely the fan speed cutout) was sticking. It wasnt lighting, even with no other 12 VDC loads energized. I opened the cabinet below the furnace and lightly tapped the underside of the furnace. The switch unstuck and the furnace lit. That day, it didnt stick any more but the next time I used it (a week later) I had to do the same thing.
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