Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-24-2018, 05:58 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 109
New 2019 2604WS

Will be picking it up Tue afternoon from the dealer . We have waited more than 2 months for this one. It has the theater seating so I am going to have to train the dog to get me popcorn and a beer. It has the 15K AC which we will test over the weekend as it will be >90 degrees during our shakedown cruise. Here is to problem free ownership!.
__________________

mlawler506 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2018, 06:07 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Near Bowling Green
Posts: 450
Welcome and congrats on the new rig.. good luck on the problem free.. they all have quirks.
__________________

ImTravis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2018, 08:55 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by ImTravis View Post
Welcome and congrats on the new rig.. good luck on the problem free.. they all have quirks.


Thank you.
mlawler506 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2018, 10:48 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 9
2604ws

We love our 2604ws. We had a 2013 just replaced it with a 2018. Love some of the updates and hate others but overall a great layout for two people.
Lulu2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2018, 06:43 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Deland, Florida
Posts: 336
We really like our 2015. Took out the couch and rocking chairs. Replaced with two lazyboys. Dw says best thing we have done.
__________________
Rockwood 2604WS
Ford F250 Diesel
Blue Ox Sway Pro
allenb12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2018, 10:07 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 109
The biggest quirk is the TV antenna. The reception is incredibly poor. I am camping about 20 miles from Chicago which means I should have a strong signal. The TV reception on my old RV with a crankup antenna was far superior.
mlawler506 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2018, 09:02 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 11,111
Enjoy your new 2019 2604WS!
Wiscampsin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2018, 11:11 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 109
A new malfunction:

We ordered the Theater Seating. The chairs do heat & massage. The massage is now broken on one chair. There are no kids with us to break the chairs.

I understand working the kinks out of a new product is expected. The most disconcerting part is the time your camper gets tied up for repairs. It seems to be normal for repairs to take weeks because dealers donít (and canít) store all the parts for all the camper models. Diagnosis can be quick but repair ordering and receipt/installation is the killer.

Observations: the USB chargers with the Theater Seating seem to be trickle chargers. So, if you need fast charging, bring a better charger along.

The 15K AC upgrade appears to be worth it. We are experiencing mid-90s in the Chicago area. At points in time, the AC has run for hours on end which leads me to believe a 13.5K unit would be struggling. Temp is set for mid-70s.

We like the unit, but dislike the kinks.
mlawler506 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2018, 03:52 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 109
Fixed the Theater Seat- 2 connectors were disconnected. But The IRV 32 audio system display is so dim as to be unreadable. It is like a cheap display watch with a failed battery. I wrote IRV Technologies about the problem. I pushed the button that controls brightness and the rest of the panel got brighter but not the display.

I hope you are all sitting down. The DVD is NOT Blue Ray. Maybe, they bet on Beta making a comeback. It does not make sense.
mlawler506 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2018, 08:09 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 109
I have egg on my face with the USB chargers. I had a bad cable. I swapped out my cable with a known good cable and the USB charger works fine.

So the open problems are the TV antenna and the IRV 32 non-Blue Ray audio system. While they are a pain, they do not impact camping which is supposed to be getting away from civilization.
mlawler506 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2018, 09:48 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 108
Not sure about your specific model but most come with an amplifier for the TV signal. It should be off for cable hookup and on for antenna TV. Have you confirmed that the amplifier is on?

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
__________________
____________________
2017 Silverado 3500 Z71 CC / L5P Duramax/Allison
2018 Grand Design Reflection 311 BHS
2015 Coachmen Apex 259BHSS 50th Anniversary (sold)
rjc1024 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2018, 10:00 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 109
The amp light is on. I am using the antenna for TV reception, not cable. I wrote Winegard about their antenna performance. Probably wont hear anything until Monday.
mlawler506 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2018, 06:47 AM   #13
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 9
We cannot see the display on the radio either, irritating. Check the outside storage doors for sealant. Neither of the storage doors were sealed, causing leaking in the storage area. Doesn't the F.R. factory have a final inspection?
Lulu2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2018, 07:46 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Orlando
Posts: 669
Congrats and enjoy.
__________________
2018 Silverado 3500 Duramax DRW
2019 Grand Design Reflection 312BHTS
Brewhedd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2018, 02:47 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 109
I checked my storage doors- no caulk. I will see if they have some sort if gasket by checking with some people.
mlawler506 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2018, 04:53 PM   #16
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 9
caulk

My dealer sealed ours.
Lulu2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2018, 06:43 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Deland, Florida
Posts: 336
Our storage doors have never leaked.
__________________
Rockwood 2604WS
Ford F250 Diesel
Blue Ox Sway Pro
allenb12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2018, 08:35 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 109
Winegard said that sometimes the new antenna will not work as well as the old crankup antennas if height is needed to get a better signal. I will be investigating a Winegard RFL 332 which would possibly improve antenna gain.

Not a word from IRV about the audio system.

Discovered a gap at the top of the closed screen door on the back door. Have to figure out to plug that.
mlawler506 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2018, 12:41 AM   #19
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lulu2010 View Post
We cannot see the display on the radio either, irritating.
Horrible viewing angle when it's near the ceiling.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Lulu2010 View Post
Check the outside storage doors for sealant. Neither of the storage doors were sealed, causing leaking in the storage area.
Are you talking about clear proflex on the top of the outside of the door where the hinge is or inside? Mine has a black gasket in the opening but no sealant on the hinge. Add the marker lights to the items to seal. They let in water. Funny the factory seals the taillights and front lower side marker lights but says they don't need to be sealed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lulu2010 View Post
Doesn't the F.R. factory have a final inspection?
You see him every morning in the mirror.
__________________

aguyandhiscomputer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2604

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 11:18 PM.


×