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Hi Mike, It would seem that the system is overloading somewhere. This may be caused by excessive load applied somewhere in the system. I would suggest checking the compressor gas and lubricant. Make sure the condenser and evaporator are not fouled in any way and that the cooling fan(s) is free. Regards John

Forest River... | Answered on Nov 23, 2017


I pretty sure there is a outside line that needs to be plugged in underneath the drop in.

Forest River... | Answered on Nov 23, 2017


Well, as you probably already know Forest River only carries the on-line manuals for the last three model years. So, if your Rockwood is a 2014-2016 model year you can go straight to the web-site. Older models are out of luck, however, I'd send them an email request and see if they can dig one up out of their archives.
Another good place to try would be owners group forums.

Forest River... | Answered on Nov 23, 2017


I can't be certain, but it sounds like there may have been a 3-way switch there, or possibly a pair of 2-way switches. Based on my experience, there are only 2 items that are typical to find in that location. One is a porch light switch, the other is an electric entry step control.

Forest River... | Answered on Nov 23, 2017


bad trombetta switch wont reverse motor

Forest River... | Answered on Nov 18, 2017


the 120 volt works of an inverter that takes a strong battery for it to work
jump starting is only 12 volts and that is expanded to 120 volts by the inverter
jump starting could also damaged the inverter with a power surge from connecting and disconnecting the jumper battery
Fit a new battery or have the old one load tested to ensure that the battery is failing
have the inverter tested for operation
could be a simple fuse in the inverter

Forest River... | Answered on Nov 18, 2017


IT MAY BE A TRANSFORMER PLUG TO ALLOW USE OF ELECTRICAL POWER TOOLS OR ACCESSORIES OUTSIDE OF THE MOTOR HOME SUCH AS A RADIO OR LAP TOP. I CAN'T TELL YOU WITHOUT EITHER SEEING A PICTURE OF IT OR A BETTER DESCRIPTION OF IT. IF THE PLUG IS SEPERATE IT COULD BE TO ALLOW YOU TO RUN A GENERATOR TO RUN YOUR LIGHTS INSTEAD OF USING THE BATTERIES FOR THIS.

Forest River... | Answered on Nov 18, 2017


there is a sort some were and it will need to be rectified before it over heats or catches fire.check wiring without the battery on with a meter. turn every thing off and test lines then turn one thing on test then turn on something else keep doing this on all electrical equipment till you find the unit at fault.

Forest River RVs | Answered on Nov 14, 2017


make sure your plugged into cable input

Forest River... | Answered on Nov 14, 2017


RV's often put fuses in strange places. I have a forest river but not this model. Check the inside fuse panel first. If you do not see any blown fuses there, check underneath the trailer for an inline fuse. I would call Forest River and/or your dealer if it isn't in one of those two spots.

Forest River... | Answered on Nov 14, 2017


yes contact manufacturer tech support they will send you a PDF file

Forest River... | Answered on Nov 14, 2017


put air to system listen for air leak easier than following water try through the city fill first then if no luck output of water pump check for loose lines at pump

Forest River... | Answered on Sep 22, 2017


check fusible link and fuses in converter also see if disconnect switch

Forest River... | Answered on Sep 11, 2017


Well, as you probably already know Forest River only carries the on-line manuals for the last three model years. However, I'd send them an email request and see if they can dig one up out of their archives.
Another good place to try would be owners group forums.

Forest River... | Answered on Sep 13, 2016


check the piping to the shower for damage, kinks , blockage
check that the washer in the tap is not expanded and blocking off the flow of water

Forest River... | Answered on Sep 06, 2016


talk with an agent for the manufacturer as to the limits of what can be attached to the unit
as most camper chassis are of light gauge manufacture and any excess weight can cause them to crack and the attachment to fall of

Forest River... | Answered on Jul 08, 2016

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