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Old 07-25-2012, 04:01 PM   #15
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If you are in the park check with the park staff to see if there is a mobile RV tech who can pay you a visit.. I have the one here on speed dial .
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:20 PM   #16
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I agree with no sense of urgency! Yes we have Vienna Maple cabinets. Nearly every laminated surface needs to be replaced. Bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, etc. Splits, bubbles, it is just crazy. Good news is that we called the dealer in San Diego where we were camping after we talked to the dealer in AZ. The dealer in CA, said to bring it in they would look at it. Took it in this morning. A couple of hours later, husband is back on the road, I left him there and headed for home. I am ready to write a letter to Winnebago about the level of service received at the "warranty" dealers.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:22 PM   #17
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where is the transfer switch?
It is in the compartment where the cords are next to the generator compartment.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:25 PM   #18
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That's really too bad. A new rig shouldn't have so many problems.

That's why I bought a pre-owned MH that was well taken care of. All those nagging issues have been solved by the previous owner........as well as the significant depreciation hit.

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I think the next time we look for a new coach we will look for something gently used that is still relatively new. But that won't be for a number of years. In the meantime, I hope we get these kinks worked out so we can enjoy our time out.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:26 PM   #19
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The thing about brand new motorhomes is that for the first year there are alot of bugs that need to get ironed out. That first year is then followed by many more years of bugs. It never ends. Enjoy
Nooooo, work out the bugs, then a happy RV life!
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:40 PM   #20
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To O.P. :You have a lot planned for a "New-to-you" & brand new coach. Little time for break-in familiarity with the various systems. Go out an buy a surge protection device for shore power. This is a "first" item to have for an Rv'er. Learn the operation of the transfer switch & buy a plug-in circuit tester for the pedestal inspection before you plug-in for power. A Progressive Ind. surge protector is the best way to monitor incoming power, IMHO.


The transfer switchbox: I would rule-out the contacts before assuming the main circuit board to have failed. Might be sticking of the contacts, give it a sharp rap on the side of the housing (as it is hooked to shore power). You should hear a loud "Click" as the unit switches over to shore power.

If the only problem with the transfer switch is bad contacts, you can probably effect at least a temporary fix by cleaning/filing/burnishing the contact surfaces. Just be sure to kill ALL power to the coach (including the inverter) before working on the transfer switch. Any electrician can inspect the unit's interior and safely "clean" the contacts; and not necessarily an RV tech. If corrosion is evident, take a picture as proof of evidence. [Your mfgr will want the dealer to effect repairs for warranty coverage. If you had a Tiffin product, you would get an automatic transfer box replacement with no fuss whatsoever.]

Satellite mess might be a simple configuration setup. Direct vs Dish service provider; a "reset" of parameters or a "feed source" selection on the TV setup. If it worked at sale then it's likely an user error with the controls.

Sadly I have to report, Delamination of veneers usually means the coach's interior has been subjected to extreme heat build-up for an extended period to cause the adhesive bond to fail. The dealer's on-site storage prior to sale is the blame for this and not the manufacturer. I would worry about wallpaper and the remaining interior finishes as well.
Thank you for your insight. Prior to any phone calls we tested out all the contacts and fuses to ensure we had not blown anything and to narrow down the specific root cause of the problem. Fortunately we had some limited test equipment with us and the coach electric system was working properly when we were at home.

Today, we found out when the coach was taken in we were correct it was the switch. The switch was replaced. All good. Now as far as the satellite dish working properly, I am a bit frustrated because we have received different instructions three times and have not been able to secure a DirectTV signal. I guess I will have to get on google while we are trying to get the signal on the next trip.
I really appreciate the kind words from everyone on this forum. I have learned so much from the seasoned RV community. Keep it coming!
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I agree with no sense of urgency! Yes we have Vienna Maple cabinets. Nearly every laminated surface needs to be replaced. Bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, etc. Splits, bubbles, it is just crazy. Good news is that we called the dealer in San Diego where we were camping after we talked to the dealer in AZ. The dealer in CA, said to bring it in they would look at it. Took it in this morning. A couple of hours later, husband is back on the road, I left him there and headed for home. I am ready to write a letter to Winnebago about the level of service received at the "warranty" dealers.
Getting Winnebago involved is a good idea, I have had better results getting the dealers attention when I have called the various manufacturers directly. Winnebago is next on my list. We would appreciate it if you would keep us posted on you progress with your cabinets. We will do the same.
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