Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-06-2017, 12:17 PM   #41
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Oxford MA
Posts: 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by sgtlm17 View Post
They put a heat shield over the furnace control board or the Bigfoot control board? And ran a new separate 12v line to furnace or Bigfoot? I have this issue and want to give your remedy a try
They put the heat shield over the control module for the Bigfoot not the furnace and not the keypad. And ran a new power wire to the Bigfoot module.

Haven't opened it up yet to look at it to take a picture. Will try and post when I do.
__________________
2018 sunseeker 2860DS
ACJC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2017, 12:53 PM   #42
Senior Member
 
sgtlm17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,363
Thanks so much.
__________________
2016 Forester GTS 2801QSF
2011 Jeep JK Toad
Habitual RV Modifier
sgtlm17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2017, 02:44 PM   #43
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Oxford MA
Posts: 75
Just took these pics, he actually covered both module and touch pad.... trying to get pictures on here arrrrggghhh
__________________
2018 sunseeker 2860DS
ACJC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2017, 02:54 PM   #44
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Oxford MA
Posts: 75
Trying again
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20171206_131129.jpg
Views:	115
Size:	268.5 KB
ID:	157746   Click image for larger version

Name:	20171206_131217.jpg
Views:	117
Size:	185.4 KB
ID:	157747  
__________________
2018 sunseeker 2860DS
ACJC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2018, 07:15 PM   #45
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by ACJC View Post
They put the heat shield over the control module for the Bigfoot not the furnace and not the keypad. And ran a new power wire to the Bigfoot module.

Haven't opened it up yet to look at it to take a picture. Will try and post when I do.
We are still fighting with Forest River and our dealer to get ours fixed. Forest River definitely knows there is a problem. ACJC is the fix they did to yours still working? Our dealer tried running the wire to the battery but it didn't change anything. I'm not sure what heat shield looks like so I don't know what I am looking for in the pictures you posted. Could you be so kind as to educate me? This is getting really frustrating. Also, do you know the name of the person at Forest River that has been helping?

Thanks,
pcryer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2018, 07:34 PM   #46
KnC
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by pcryer View Post
We are still fighting with Forest River and our dealer to get ours fixed. Forest River definitely knows there is a problem. ACJC is the fix they did to yours still working? Our dealer tried running the wire to the battery but it didn't change anything. I'm not sure what heat shield looks like so I don't know what I am looking for in the pictures you posted. Could you be so kind as to educate me? This is getting really frustrating. Also, do you know the name of the person at Forest River that has been helping?

Thanks,
Ours is at the dealer as well (been there since mid November for very minor fixes but that's another story). Anyway, we've asked them to install a heat shield for this issue as well. Like PCRYER stated, the name of the person at Forest River would be a good item to know if needed.
__________________
________________________

2017 Sunseeker 2860 DSF
2016 Harley-Davidson FLHTK

Nights camped: 2016-6, 2017-32, 2018 - 21 2019-21
KnC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2018, 07:11 AM   #47
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Oxford MA
Posts: 75
I dealt with the dealer we bought the rv from not FR. the shield is just the metal covering over the module and panel. The tech that did the work stated running the wire didn't help. I tested it at pick up and haven't used it since as we winterized it and it is covered with 6" of snow on it. It's supposed to warm up this week and I will try to check it on Sunday and let you know.
__________________
2018 sunseeker 2860DS
ACJC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2018, 02:08 PM   #48
Senior Member
 
Hoglou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,120
In all the posts above I may have missed it, but were the house batteries tested? I chased gremlins with the big foot and a roof mount king satt dish (12volt) after year 3. Kept losing satt programing for directtv and the big foot was generating the simular weird habit noted above. Went to Costco and picked up two new house batts and all is now well for over six months. I went to move one of the old batts to the trolling motor on the boat and had problems, the local auto parts store tested both batts and found one with a bad cell. Also note that on some models (like mine) the bigfoot control box and connector is under the driver seat and may need to be re-plugged in. I have on occasion found it bumped loose. Bottom line if the jacks are up on the prep flight go and enjoy, hope you get it de bugged....
__________________
Hoglou the DH & BK the DW (retired and happy)
WestGA KM4HQQ 146.640mhz
L'IL Foot" 2014 Sunseeker 2300
"Harry" the JK toad in the mirror
Check out the "mods" in the albums
Hoglou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2018, 02:05 PM   #49
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: NJ
Posts: 368
Does this problem plague everybody? Or just specific models?
__________________
2019 Jayco Greyhawk 29MV
2019 F-150 3.5 EB SCREW Max Tow - 1797 payload
s1njin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:34 AM.