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Old 09-08-2012, 12:55 PM   #61
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Tried to send by PM, but could not figure how to attach photo's. If you need me to lighten them, let me know and I Photoshop them. Attached are two photos. 2nd one focus not great as it started to rain again. Hope this helps.

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You cannot send photos via pm .
You'll have to email them
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:58 PM   #62
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Ok thanks. Will see if Tom can use the ones posted first.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:45 AM   #63
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The transfer switch went out after my first use in my new 2011 Charleston in June before the recall. It was replaced with a new switch free of charge. I am curious if it is the same switch. I did get the recall notice so I will take it to the service center and let them investigate. I do notice some burnt wire oders in the motorhome occasionally. I suppose I will have to take a serious look at the connections. It's good to know these issues are well documented on this forum in case some of us do have serious problems in the future.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:39 AM   #64
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Archie the new switch has a metal cover and is made by progressive dynamics I think it a model PG 52 but check the pictures above. I pulled the cover on mine and it looks fine. I sure wouldn't take a chance with something that could start a fire. I think I'll check mine often. But for sure have the dealer check it out.



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Old 09-10-2012, 11:40 AM   #65
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Had mine replaced today, had to make some alterations on the box. Process took about an hour.
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:28 PM   #66
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Billy do you have a surge protector hard wired. I want to add one and thought that would be where I but it. That might be a good time to add one.



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Old 09-10-2012, 12:29 PM   #67
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Had mine replaced today, had to make some alterations on the box. Process took about an hour.
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Can you tell me what alterations they made to the box?
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:38 PM   #68
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Can you tell me what alterations they made to the box?
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They had to bore new holes in the box rather then rewiring the wires in the rig. I do not have a surge suppressor installed, I have a portable.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:09 PM   #69
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What model coach do you have and were the 3 electrical wires all entering at the top of the old inverter?
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:07 PM   #70
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What model coach do you have and were the 3 electrical wires all entering at the top of the old inverter?
I have the 36, on the original box the wired entered on the top and the side.
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:25 PM   #71
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I have the 2010 390bh with the iota box. I have yet to receive a recall notice. I tried to call the Forest River phone number but got a fax tone. Anyone else find a voice at the end of the line?
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:40 PM   #72
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King wood I would think your dealer if you have one would be the contact to get it replaced. They will make you go through them anyway. You can try Matt at 574-295-2117. He is the warranty manager.



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Old 09-11-2012, 03:52 PM   #73
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I went through my repair guy, he got the box shipped within 3 days. I also never received a notice, I found out about the recall by reading these forums.
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:01 PM   #74
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That's not a very good system for a part that could cause a fire. I got a notice and didn't need the part.



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Phil,
Why didn't you need the new switch?
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:52 PM   #76
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Mine was made in Oct. of 2010 and the must have already started to us the PD switches. Hmmm think they new about it back then or just a coincidence? I'll give them the benefit of doubt and call me lucky.



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My dealer is 300 miles away in Baton Rouge. I also have recall notifications through Good Sam but they have said nothing. There are several dealers here in Houston, so I'll call your warranty guy and see what I can set up. My IOTA box is pristine with no loose or burnt wires.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:15 PM   #78
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Hope things can be taken care of without a lot of driving. I know Tom has the same issue as you not having a close buy dealer. I don't trust most of the dealers out there but I feel that the place i bought my Berkshire from is honest and competent, a rare combination. Again I am lucky to have them 20 miles away.



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Old 09-11-2012, 11:59 PM   #79
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I had purchased my Berkshire in California but I live in WA State...I took mine to the nearest Forrest River Dealer...They did a great job, and I was out of the shop in little over 1 hour.They also checked my breaker box for loose connections or burnt wires.
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I did not deal with my dealer. Any repair facility that works with forest rivet in your area can handle the recall.
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