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Old 11-05-2012, 07:31 AM   #21
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You have to remember that Redwood has a lot of Amish employees...and they're doing the electrical work. Not judgin'... just sayin'
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:58 AM   #22
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Ha Ha Steve... I get the irony.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:05 AM   #23
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UNDRPSI,

Thanks for the reply. I have a check list prepared thanks to a lot of posts and one of them involves not only two batteries but 27's or 29's not 24's.
Have a great day!!
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:52 AM   #24
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I'll tell ya I have 29's and if you are not pluged in even the 29's have a big drain if you level up and find that you have to hitch back up to put blocks under one side after two auto levels the power drops off in the Batteries
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:32 PM   #25
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Beechguyjim,

Thanks for the heads up. I will try to plug in first before doing any leveling etc. Sometime this may not be possible but you point is well taken.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:53 PM   #26
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Has anyone checked their master disconnect switch for the battery’s?
</span>I was thinking it should cut off all of
the 12 volt, but on my friends 36RL the hydraulic pump still works all jacks
and main slide outs, and also the 12V electric bedroom slide still works with
the switch cut off. We think his converter went bad because it is not charging
the batteries but funny thing is when we charged the batteries and with
everything off even the disconnect switch off something is pulling the
batteries down fast.<?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" />

Just wondering if anyone else has seen this?

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Old 11-05-2012, 08:09 PM   #27
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All,

My 38 BR batteries went dead in about 10 days with the master disconnect off. When I checked with the dealer, they confirmed several things are still powered up including the level system. I hooked up a solar panel and charge controller to ensure my batteries stay topped up. They recommend disconnecting the batteries in the winter time.


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Old 11-05-2012, 09:21 PM   #28
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I was just checking my trailer today after having it sit for 3 weeks with the switch off. I turned the switch on and didn't have any problems at all starting the generator. I have 2 "29" interstate batteries. I did however find one of the jacks leaking fluid baddly.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:50 AM   #29
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There is a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) out from Redwood on rewiring the batteries and the hydraulics. Click or Paste the below URL's to view them. Be advised, I do not believe this is needed on the newer units; however, on some of the older ones, it is.

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Old 11-06-2012, 07:23 PM   #30
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Thanks for the info
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:46 AM   #31
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And I will have the dealer fix it while it is in getting the windows put in. Thanks
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Old 03-02-2014, 12:05 AM   #32
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My 36RL has been a challenge. Drove from Toronto to Myrtle beach and lost the spare tire! Brake lining broke as all so I had no brakes. Changed the batteries in my Lock system and now will not work no matter what. This could be my fault but I am feeling like we have a lemon. On a trip out west last year the rear springs broke, the electric fireplace fell out and broke into a 1000 pieces, the awning failed to dump water and broke on one side., I could go on. Anyone else have these problems? the unit looks pretty but workmanship leaves much to be desired.
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Old 03-02-2014, 02:03 AM   #33
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We have a 12 36RL and haven't had any major problems with it. (knock on wood.) RV Lock, water pump, ceiling fan, and lock on vent have been about it. Been lucky so far.
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Old 03-02-2014, 03:29 AM   #34
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Ours is fast approaching 2 years old, and been living in it all but a few months in that time and haven't been to a Service Center, other than the yearly inspection.
Yes we've had a few issues, but nothing two handy Ladies couldn't fix.
As for the awning, you can adjust one side down to aid in water runoff, or as we have done, have both sides all the way down so we have a really good angle on the entire awning for the water to run right off and no pooling.
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Wow, that is a batch of problems. Did they forget to screw in the fireplace?

What broke on the springs.

Was the awning on flat pitch? I can't imagine these wont dump water. I've never even got mine to pool water, but I keep them on steep pitch.

Just curious.
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Old 03-02-2014, 12:50 PM   #36
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The steep pitch is the trick. A green thunderstorm did not do us in, ran off great. Usually put it in. Sounds like someone was working on the sound system behind the fireplace and failed to put the screws back in correctly. Luckily no spring problems…but not a lot of miles. Just to the dealer and service center. Good luck, things will eventually be right and you can enjoy your coach.
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Old 03-02-2014, 04:29 PM   #37
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Did your spare tire fall out of its hold or did the frame fail (as our did...different post).
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Old 03-02-2014, 05:39 PM   #38
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As with all RVs......preventive maintenance is the key. Look for loose screws like the ones holding the spare tire carrier and fireplace. The brakes could have been a freak thing that could happen with any RV since they all use the same components.

As I have posted in the past, last year alone we pulled our trailer well over 27000 miles without problems. I do climb under mine all the time to check for anything loose or wearing. My hubs are kept greased and the tires are always inflated to specs. I did give up on the novelty key-less door lock system.
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Wow, that is a batch of problems. Did they forget to screw in the fireplace?

What broke on the springs.

Was the awning on flat pitch? I can't imagine these wont dump water. I've never even got mine to pool water, but I keep them on steep pitch.

Just curious.
I had the awning slightly off flat when it broke. Carefree told me no warranty because I had not read the fine print which says the self dumping feature only works when the awning is 100% flat. Dealer never told me.

The fireplace was never fiddled with so no screw was lose. It was replaced under warranty.

As for the tire it fell off holder and all. God was looking after us that day b because nobody ran into it behind us.

The rear springs snapped just below the real shackle. I hear Redwood has now upgraded the axles and springs so in our case they were under sized. Lippert paid for the replacement springs.

I have disc brakes on the rig. Great when they work but the line came loose when the rear spring came loose again on this trip!!!
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:52 PM   #40
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Who is fixing these units, dealerships or the factory? What happens when you buy Nd go on the road and are no longer near you dealership? Can't keep driving to the factory!
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