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Old 06-10-2013, 06:47 AM   #967
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VMASS Camper. Just read your post and I think I might have an idea for you. I'm not sure where I got this information but it works for me. While traveling and I empty my black tank of my Cougar 321 RES, I add a bag of ice, some warm water and some Dawn dish soap. While traveling the ice seems to beat around inside the tank and loosen up any solids or paper stuck to walls of tank. I gave this info to my brother who has an older travel trailer and he was having trouble with the gauges in the tank and after trying this procedure several times he noticed his tank being cleaner and his gauges started to work again. Good Luck
Thanks to you and to GRIZZ. Actually I think I'll try both suggested options.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:00 AM   #968
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Hi All,

DW and I have been researching (and I believe decided on) the 321RES as our new TT. Big step up from the pop-up years ago! Thanks to all for the fantastic input here. My expectations of industry overall lack of quality are appropriately set...and yes, we are still interested for some strange reason in making a purchase. Thanks for everyone's involvement!!!

A few questions (that do not involve the 50A service ):

- Anyone know the difference between the new 2014 and 2013 model years?

- I'm looking at two dealers Walnut Ridge and a dealer within my general region. Walnut says that Warranty issues are a non-issue since they are part of Good Sam. Thoughts? Should I purchase with them, all things being equal and price lower than local? Just interested in your experiences with them and the general concept.

- Anyone interested in voicing what I should consider a good price?

- Would you ever buy used (1-3 years old)? I'm leaning toward NO given the poor quality references here.

Thanks again for everyone input. This thread has been a wonderful companion to my research!

Happy Trails!
Tim
We bought our 2011 used from my neighbor in 2012 and he already had all of the kinks worked out, as well as making many improvements, new Clarion speakers all around w/sub-woofer, two new power vents, 3 new black vent covers, new mattress, and attachable BBQ grill with its own gas hookup. Also got his new Equalizer hitch as he bought a new 5th wheel. The price was right and the sales slip saved me some $ on taxes when I registered the trailer.

So, if there is a deal to be had, don't hesitate because it is used.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:23 AM   #969
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Thank you to everyone who replyed, I have tried the gfi reset button in the bath room, last night i got home I got in to the breaker panel and the fuse's, I could not find anything wrong their, I pulled all the 15 amp fuses and all looked ok, I also pulled the 15/20 amp breakers and changed them out with others and this did not work so I don't think it is the breaker.I don't think the power is tripped from the pole because i still have 120 coming in and my microwave is working,
I am trying to get hold of the dealer to see if they can tell me anything, I am thinking that their is a ground some were in those few plug-in's but i don't have a wiring diagram to see how the camper is wired.
Just wondering if their is another fuse box some were other then the one that you see just as you walk into the main door of the camper.

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Old 06-11-2013, 08:57 AM   #970
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Broadway...There is one fuse in the converter box.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:08 AM   #971
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Trip Report

We just pulled our camper back from Arizona, driving up Route 93 through the center of Nevada at 104 degrees and with a good chunk of time above 5000’. We camped at the KOA in Ely at 6200’. The DW worked her smart phone to find a hidden gem RV park in Baker City, Oregon, called Mountain View, which we recommend. We finished the trip off with a stay at the Leavenworth, WA KOA, which is within walking distance of all the downtown German goodness.

The Tundra pulled flawlessly over several very high mountain passes. I have never found the need to add any sort of sway-control device, however I consider tire choice, airbags and hitch key components. I can easily recommend this truck/TT combo without reservations.

The only 321RES issue we encountered was the bathroom sliding door partially fell off. One of the track runners popped out of the top of the door. I couldn’t get my fingers between the door and wall to reinsert the hanger and flip the latch-thingy, so I pulled the door off and will reinstall it at home.

A question about TV reception: On park cable, the digital channels on the Vizio are crystal clear, however the analog cable stuff is terrible. Am I doing something wrong?

On a side note, our 321RES will be for sale.
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:25 PM   #972
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JimEli....same thing happened to our bathroom sliding door. I had to take the side casing off in order to get it back on track then I put a new 'holder' at the bottom on the wall (metal) to hold it up better. I found that the plastic one that Keystone used had bent some. You selling yours? Just curious as to why.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:19 PM   #973
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Broadway...There is one fuse in the converter box.
I have two on ours, I should know, replaced both twice! Reinstalling these 6v batteries gets me every time.. Next time I remove the batteries, I will automatically head to the parts store!!
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:58 AM   #974
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Definitely don't hesitate to buy used. I expect my beloved, babied 321RES to be snatched up the minute it hits the lot. We bought a 5th wheel. So long forum friends!
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:02 AM   #975
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Definitely don't hesitate to buy used. I expect my beloved, babied 321RES to be snatched up the minute it hits the lot. We bought a 5th wheel. So long forum friends!
What 5th wheel are you looking at?
We hope your new rig treats you well and safe travels..
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:15 AM   #976
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Because Keystone didn't offer a floorplan to meet my picky floorplan requirements, we went with the Sabre 33RETS. Keystone had a very close model to the 321RES, but because of the L-shaped sofa, offered only a twin size as a second bed. A deal breaker.

The model we purchased is the EXACT model my brother-in-law just purchased. We'll be side-by-side in a seasonal campground all summer.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:24 AM   #977
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I will certainly be modifying that thing that sits on top of the TV in the new camper...a remote holder or whatever it is... to function more like the 321RES hinged/roller piece that closes when the TV retracts. Love that feature!
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I like how you can get to the fridge without putting the slide out...a definite in the next RV! And a great shower too!
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:16 PM   #979
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...You selling yours? Just curious as to why.
We don't really want to sell it, but our long term plans have changed. We put retirement on hold for the time being, and we have a place in AZ now which reduces the need for such a big mansion on wheels ;-)

FWIW, I've replaced most of our overhead lights with LEDs. Much cooler and they are bright white vs. dingy orange. Very happy with that.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:57 PM   #980
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I have a question, actually I need a favor

I need to know how far out the bedroom slide come out, the kitchen slide as well the dining area slide come out. also need the width of each slide. My unit is in N Arkansas, and Im in N LA so I cant really go measure it.

If anyone has there unit open, and wouldnt mind measuring for me, I need out side measurments, I would appreciate it!!

I did call Keystone for these number but they wouldnt tell me anything other then all the units are slightly different, so they dont have those number........

while I had them on the phone I asked if there was any way I could get a wireing diagram or schematic they told me "there are no wireing diagrams or schematics"... WOW!! I asked how do you do an install or trouble shoot, the guy said "they use a tool" and that was all! .....NICE

Any how if anyone can get me some numbers, that would be great. I know it may not be EXACT as mine but I just need something close, or to go on.

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