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Old 05-31-2012, 10:45 AM   #81
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Factory sent a Tec from a ForestRiver dealer near our site.He replaced all of the cable ends and i repeat all,fixed electrical problem,neutral and ground wire was reversed on one of the couplers and he allso fixed black waterflush line ,it was reversed at the backflow preventer.All is good but still need the cieling strips fixed though
We had a service tech come to our home and replace all the cable ends. But, we wound up taking it in for a week for a list of other issues (mostly very minor) - including the reversed backflow valve which made the black tank flush inoperative.

And - as has been said here before, our shower has the plastic wiper-type pieces on the doors and we've never had ANY water escape during a shower.

I must say - both Forest River and our dealer (FunTown RV in Cleburne, Texas) have been 110% cooperative each step of the way.
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:16 PM   #82
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We have the 385 out for her maiden voyage. Finally got the main TV to play a video and a cd. Got the bunkhouse TV to play from a DVD player. HOWEVER, we CANNOT get any of the TVs to pick up a TV signal. The bedroom unit picked up a strong signal via the antennae at the dealership but not where we are this weekend. They have Cable. Hooked up to cable. NO SIGNAL on any TV. Changed cables. Changed from the port near the water to the port where the radio is – no signal. I have purchased a Dish. I will attempt to hook it up tomorrow.

Has anyone had a similar issue?

Any solutions?

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Old 06-03-2012, 08:49 AM   #83
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Question regarding HVAC.

Finally got some heat on this morning (58į inside). I have the system set to Auto. The fan is Auto. It is warming up, but the unit is extremely load – roaring. Anyway to quiet it down. Also, no heat is coming out of the heat vent in the bathroom nor the bunkhouse. Does the system need to be on Heat for this to work?

Fantastik Vent Fan. Wife fried bacon this am. Smoke alarm went off constantly even though she had the stove vent running. Turned the Fantastik Vent Fan on to vent the smoke. Couldn't get it shut off. Finally had to pull the fuse. Not a good solution. I'm a tall guy and I'm dragging a step stool around. Any solutions on the Vent Fan shut off?

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Remove the antenna power booster plate and make sure you have a white coax cable connected to the antenna terminal. If not, you should be able to see it inside the wall. Connect it to the terminal and the antenna should work. Check the connector end on the coax and make sure it's OK.
If you want heat, put the thermostat on HEAT. I've found AUTO works for the AC, but still put AC on the thermostat.
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Forgot to tell you to unlock the vent flap on the outside, otherwise, the vent fan is useless.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:11 PM   #86
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Thanks. I will try that when we get the unit back. Having another cover put over one of the fans as well as a couple of other things. I am also having an air lift bag added to my F250 as the camper lowers the bed a bit more than I like.

Wife and I enjoyed the first trip.

Babysitting grandchildren this weekend so it will be a couple of weeks before we go again.

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Factory sent a Tec from a ForestRiver dealer near our site.He replaced all of the cable ends and i repeat all,fixed electrical problem,neutral and ground wire was reversed on one of the couplers and he allso fixed black waterflush line ,it was reversed at the backflow preventer.All is good but still need the cieling strips fixed though
Our tv reception comes and goes as well especially when different light are turned on. Did u call dealer or factory. I need the rep too!!! I already switched the back flow valve myself for black tank flush. They should pay me for warranty work
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Our tv reception comes and goes as well especially when different light are turned on. Did u call dealer or factory. I need the rep too!!! I already switched the back flow valve myself for black tank flush. They should pay me for warranty work
The factory warrenty guy is Bryan Randle 574-821-1487 ,he works right at the Columbus Factory.
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I already switched the back flow valve
I haven't tried flushing the black tank, yet. What's involved in switching the valve around?
Might try it this weekend while we're at a KOA.
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I haven't tried flushing the black tank, yet. What's involved in switching the valve around?
Might try it this weekend while we're at a KOA.
I have pictures of how to switch the flow if needed
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