Originally Posted by 95impala
I have a 2019 Forester- 3051SF, This has the one control system and in order to work the awning, slide or levelers the ignition switch needs to be on. Is this normal? Also what are folks comments on the one control system. I for one am not happy with it.
From reading this forum, Forest River - Forester/Sunseeker seems to be inconsistent in their logic used for interlocks on the awning, slides, jacks, etc. My 2020 makes sense, in that the awning works only without the key on, but the slides require the key on. I run the engine for leveler operation to give the hydraulic pump adequate power.
I think the logic for those accessories on my Sunseeker is in the wiring of the battery control center in the coach stepwell. Maybe you could reconfigure your Forester if that was the case with yours.
As for your question about the One Control system, I intentionally avoided that system when shopping as I definitely didn’t want it, thus I bought a Sunseeker with plain old switches instead of a Forester. With plain switches I was able to easily put dimmers on most of my lights. I heard the newer Forester Classics no longer use One Control.