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Old 12-20-2015, 06:09 PM   #281
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Well that depends on ur thermostat. Mine will turn off the outside unit at a preset temp. And than the heat strip turns on. That is why a heat pump thermostat has cold , heat and emergency heat. It just reveries itself. That is a fact and how they work it all depends on ur unit and Tstat. That is heating AC&R 101
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I'm not saying your unit does not work the way you state. What I am saying is I could not afford to heat my house with the electric strip heat. I've had to use 'EMER' a couple of times due to heat pump failure (pure strip heaters), and my electric bill was off the chart. My thermostats have no means of measuring the outside temperature. I know there are units which are multi-stage and use a different source of heat when it goes below freezing (some use a gas furnace), but the last 3 houses I've owned, two of them with 2 heat pumps, and one house with only one, all work the way I describe. "Cool" is heat-pump air conditioning, "Heat" is Heat-pump heating with strip heat if temp falls x degrees below set point, and "EMER" which turns off the heat pump and uses the electric strip heat only. All 5 of my heat pumps have worked this way for 26 years. Again, I'm not saying your units work this way, and I was not trying to argue or insult you (you seem to have taken great offense), but it is a fact that all 5 of mine do.
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Old 12-20-2015, 07:08 PM   #282
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I understand the concept of the heat pump operation. I've just never had any condensation dripping (icing of the coils) before this weekend when running it.


Thanks for the info
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:22 AM   #283
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All is good not upset at all. I have a two speed outside unit and inside variable speed. My units and Tstat all talk together. Since I lv in fl my heat strips only need to run a few min to heat house. I installed my unit and put in a bigger heat strip unit than required. My unit has temp trip point that will shut off the outside unit to prevent freeze up. I should of been more clear on what I wanted to say. You are correct on operation. I now make it a habit to open all windows before the first cold snap and run just Em heat to burn off the dust. Never fails to set off my smoke detectors.
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Old 12-23-2015, 06:04 AM   #284
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Packing up and heading out for our second adventure tomorrow. Since we now have empty house with kid not coming home (Coast Guard Duty) and recent lose of mom and our best friend (wheatonTerrier) Christmas at home just not the same. Staying up at Tyndall AFB Raptor park for five nights. That is such a nice area up there and will get time to property hunt again. Have my dealer appointment in mid Jan for minor repairs. This will give us another good look to see if we find any other minor problems. This might be our new tradition Christmas morning in our RV.
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Sounds Relaxing Rock! We are looking forward to our next run too.

Wishing you and Family a Merry Christmas and the Greatest of New Years!!
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Old 12-27-2015, 06:51 PM   #286
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Hello all, hope everyone had a great Christmas. We had a great time with family and friends. Looking forward to the new year.


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Well my second trip not as good. Went to pack up and kitchen slide came in about a foot and stopped. After about ten tries to re sync it finally came in on an angle than straightened out after all the way in. Now back home it went out on an angle and stalled several times. Had to empty the refrigerator. Tried to re sync and the aft end keeps hanging up. See if I can close it when I get home from work today. Called dealer and it will be fixed when I bring it in For my Jan 18 appointment. Not using it till end of Feb so hopefully it will be ready. Also overheated left front brake. They were all fine last trip got home and u could smell it. Used my temp gun at it was 375 degrees and the others 120 to 140. Since it got that hot I will make them change everything on that wheel brake Assy. Aft USB port plug lights up but no power to the two hook ups. Not happy about the slide issue.
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Old 12-31-2015, 12:21 PM   #288
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6 month check in...

We have now had our 36 FBTS for 6 months and have had experiences similar to what others have posted. This is our second RV (first 5th wheel) and has been challenging at times. We have experienced the same issues with kitchen sink valve turning on during transport, leaks in both bathroom as well as kitchen drain plumbing, one tire blowout on I-10 at 55 mph, entry door required adjustment and filing to allow it to close smoothly, and no USB outlet power. Issues we have encountered that I did not read in other posts include:
1. A "possessed" Samsung microwave/convection oven that randomly turns itself on and off. We are in a park with good electrical infrastructure and I use a surge protector, so this one is very irritating! Came home one day to find convection oven running in bake mode...scary! So we just power it off and don't use it. Filed two online service requests with Samsung, but no response. 2. After 3 days of use of A/C, the Coleman Mach compressor burned out. Jayco did arrange (after multiple calls and initially stating that it was not intended to work in 100 degree weather) for replacement, but we had to seek refuge from AZ heat for 5 days while unit was shipped. We ended up paying the $75 service fee for reinstallation. Installer was great but Jayco would not cover his fee! 3. Front bath closet doors run very hard (have to pull with two hands to slide) and no amount of adjustment seems to correct the problem. 4. Front bathroom shower triple track door bottom guide was factory installed to allow the runoff from the doors to drain through weep holes facing the bathroom rather than back into the shower. Not really certain how that one slipped through QC... Have not fixed that one yet as it will involve complete removal and reinstallation of the shower doors. So, for now the shower serves as our hamper space. 5. Front basement hatch pneumatic cylinder mounting screws have torn out of the door. I think the arms were not properly aligned on installation because they always made snapping noise when opened. Planning to fix this by installing two aluminum plates to distribute the force on the door panel. 6. Two interior valences fell off the wall on initial trip, secured with better quality fasteners and no problems since. 7. Leak in kitchen drain at S trap. This appears to be cause by misalignment of drain tube to hole in subfloor. Installers forced a significant bend (approximately 7 degrees) in PVC at joint to allow it to pass through inaccurately positioned drilled hole in subfloor. A tube of silicone has taken care of this issue. 8. Factory battery was a joke...could not power refrigerator for more than 4 to 5 hours of travel time. Solved this issue by buying two decent deep cycle batteries. 9. Shower installation tore up wallpaper that was in place prior to shower unit installation. Can't believe we did not notice this in walkthrough. I would HIGHLY recommend having a new unit connected to water and electricity at the dealership for 24 hours and doing multiple walkthroughs to catch these issues BEFORE you move it from the dealership! Have learned a great amount by reading this forum, thanks to all of you who help us fill in the missing details in the user manual with your willingness to share your experiences. Happy New Year to all!
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Sorry to hear that you've had so many issues with your FBTS. The microwave thing is very strange to say the least. Although you have a good list going, it sounds like most items are fairly minor and should be easy fixes. It is frustrating when you find simple things that should have never made it off the line. Hopefully after you get the issues resolved you'll be able to enjoy the coach for what it is.
Keep us updated, and Happy New Year.

Edit: Forgot to mention, we had a similiar issue with the drain piping under the front B/R sinks. The piping was installed in a bind and cracked both drains at the sinks. I repiped them the correct way and haven't had anymore plumbing issues.
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Just wondering if any of the owners of the other three Pinnacles that moved into Sunset Shores on Lake Conroe are on here?
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