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Old 02-05-2019, 07:21 AM   #81
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dianeotte, when you mention “hitch”, you’re talking about your tongue jack, right? The hitch is something different.


Yes, you are correct. The tongue jack
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Old 02-05-2019, 12:27 PM   #82
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We have had very good luck with good Sam. They were very helpful had us moving very fast with an on board fire fixed. As far as AAA goes we called them for a tire change and waited 4 hour for them to show up, no one ever came out after several calls, they kept telling us they were in on their way. We were in a Chicago suburb not in the middle of no where????? We had to find a local company to help. What a pane in the a- - that was from the side of the interstate. We dumped AAA
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I have what may seem to be a stupid question, but......why is there a connected wire and 2 relays inside of a manual jack?
Glad that everything worked out and Dianeotte is to be commended on keeping everyone updated. thanks
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:55 PM   #84
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If auto-reset breakers are installed on your camper (I have 2 on my 2018 Rockwood SUL 8328BS), you would possibly experience the “pulsating” you’ve described. Check out this video & note the time it takes to reset - about 15 seconds.

https://youtu.be/vA1cz021OvU
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:58 AM   #85
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If auto-reset breakers are installed on your camper (I have 2 on my 2018 Rockwood SUL 8328BS), you would possibly experience the “pulsating” you’ve described. Check out this video & note the time it takes to reset - about 15 seconds.

https://youtu.be/vA1cz021OvU


Very useful video. Thanks for posting it.
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How can a dealer keep everybody's batteries charged . most times they may have a 100 units in for repair sitting in there lot and are only able to work on maybe a dozen at a time for a big dealers . while in the bays they get plugged in but once moved to the lot not . they should use the battery disconnect to help prevent drains but they do what they can . unreasonable to expect them the keep all the units they stored plugged in
Disconnect a charged battery will last for a month or several.
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:25 PM   #87
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Don't be afraid to share with us who this dealer is. Give us the name and we can go read the reviews for that dealership. I too have a Coachmen and found a bunch of crap to fix. Went back to have a sagging ceiling fixed and they drilled 18 holes in it looking for a rafter that they said was not there. I went home found it and secured it with three white painted screws. I was pissed! ALL!!! RV dealerships are totally self regulated. They need govt regulation but who is going to make this happen?
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I have what may seem to be a stupid question, but......why is there a connected wire and 2 relays inside of a manual jack?
Glad that everything worked out and Dianeotte is to be commended on keeping everyone updated. thanks
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Old 02-17-2019, 11:23 AM   #89
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Keep in mind,,,breakers don't trip on their own. Something causes them to trip. An overloaded slide motor could cause that if it is binding somewhere. Sad to say with this BRAND NEW TT, the dealer should be all over this. Make sure you get on their web site and post reviews of your problems. Again sad to say this seems to be a service problem with ALL dealers lately. Some,,,,just some,,,don't like bad reviews
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What manual jack?
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Old 02-17-2019, 11:46 AM   #91
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loose connection somewhere. intermittent
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Old 02-17-2019, 12:07 PM   #92
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Don't be afraid to share with us who this dealer is. Give us the name and we can go read the reviews for that dealership. I too have a Coachmen and found a bunch of crap to fix. Went back to have a sagging ceiling fixed and they drilled 18 holes in it looking for a rafter that they said was not there. I went home found it and secured it with three white painted screws. I was pissed! ALL!!! RV dealerships are totally self regulated. They need govt regulation but who is going to make this happen?
As they should be , self regulated , those that do bad will fair badly , those that do good work will do better . Never seen where involving government has ever helped matters just makes them more expensive . There is no way the government can regulate how someone performs , they can't even regulate themselves on performance
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Old 03-30-2019, 08:14 AM   #93
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Call Tammy at Forest River.
She will answer the phone or call you back quickly.
She's customer service.
(269) 467-8281
Thinking about buying a COACHMEN.. is number and name still good?
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Old 03-30-2019, 10:44 AM   #94
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My wife and I purchased a 2018 Freedom Express 281RLDS last October and are anxious to use it for the first time in May. Love the layout.
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Thinking about buying a COACHMEN.. is number and name still good?
Only 1 way to know.....
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We like ours. No issues at all except for doing some proactive mods like supporting the fresh water tank better and strengthening the suspension hangers.
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Old 03-30-2019, 02:32 PM   #97
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Any follow up on if or how this was resolved? Follow up posts by the OP can benefit other forum members.
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Old 04-01-2019, 04:01 PM   #98
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My wife and I purchased a 2018 Freedom Express 281RLDS last October and are anxious to use it for the first time in May. Love the layout.
Hi, just got back from an 8 week "snowbirding" trip to SE Texas from Michigan. We also purchased a 281RLDSLE (2019) last September. We love the layout of the TT as it has plenty of room for the two of us.
Towed great and everything worked okay.
Safe travels!
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Old 04-03-2019, 06:10 AM   #99
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My wife and I purchased a 2018 Freedom Express 281RLDS last October and are anxious to use it for the first time in May. Love the layout.
Put over 5000 miles on my 281rlds and have traveled from Georgia to Arizona, Florida, NY and back a couple of times.. Tows very good and love the floor plan... Some issues, but was able to correct them myself... Watch out when extending the slide... One of my cabinet doors under the TV opened while traveling and when I went to extend the slide the door caught the slide and ripped the door off and knocked the slide out of square... Just a reminder to check the side by the Tv before extending the slide....
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Put over 5000 miles on my 281rlds and have traveled from Georgia to Arizona, Florida, NY and back a couple of times.. Tows very good and love the floor plan... Some issues, but was able to correct them myself... Watch out when extending the slide... One of my cabinet doors under the TV opened while traveling and when I went to extend the slide the door caught the slide and ripped the door off and knocked the slide out of square... Just a reminder to check the side by the Tv before extending the slide....
We're really happy with the floor plan and layout as well.
We had a good tech during our PDI, he suggested a rubber band over the knobs of those doors so they would stay in place during travel and not get in the way of the slide. Gotta watch to make sure the TV stays in as well.
Couple of minor issues as well, nothing I couldn't fix myself.
Sure helps to be handy if you own a TT!
It's my understanding we will be changing the suspension bushings, seems they put plastic bushings in them. I'm sure you've seen some of the posts regarding the bushings.
Likely do that late summer, we're heading to the east coast for 5 weeks.
Take care and safe travels!
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