The new forester 2501ts (2017.5) – page 3 – forest river forums gas constant in atm

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There are many different RV lines out there, not just Sunseeker and Forester and I was looking at all of them. I chose the Forester for many reasons. Some are on the coach we received. Some no longer are. I don’t like that I wasn’t able to make an informed decision. Change can be great but it shouldn’t be changed until the purchaser is made aware and able to see the changes. Yes it all functions the same as before but that is an invalid argument. I could have purchased a Jayco for $20k less and had it function the same.

Josh is correct about the "no power" problem. My concern was if for some reason the wifi module went bad and the app no longer worked properly. I don’t know if this is even probable or possible but it was just a concern. Software messes up. It happens.

OneControl is a learning curve we all can get used too. But (for instance) Old way: I want to turn on the bedroom light..*click*, it’s on. New way 1) go to the panel, turn it on, push "my control panel", push "lights", push "bedroom light on". New way 2)get smart phone, go to apps, go to OneControl, connect to MyRV wifi, sign in password, go to "my control panel", go to "lights", go to "bedroom light on". And the same for the generator, water heater, water pump, etc.. It seems like it’s a solution in search of a problem. I’m not saying it’s bad, I just haven’t seen the upside yet.

OneControl is a learning curve we all can get used too. But (for instance) Old way: I want to turn on the bedroom light..*click*, it’s on. New way 1) go to the panel, turn it on, push "my control panel", push "lights", push "bedroom light on". New way 2)get smart phone, go to apps, go to OneControl, connect to MyRV wifi, sign in password, go to "my control panel", go to "lights", go to "bedroom light on". And the same for the generator, water heater, water pump, etc.. It seems like it’s a solution in search of a problem. I’m not saying it’s bad, I just haven’t seen the upside yet.

Exactly. This is why I am so surprised that there is not another way to at least turn on the lights. Why take 7 steps to do something when one will do? I can understand if you are outside and want to turn on the inside lights for some reason – you don’t have to enter the coach. But if you are inside and simply want to turn on a light to read? Unless I’m missing something, and Joshua please let me know if I am, then I’m confounded as to why this is thought to be an improvement. Granted, in certain situations it would be helpful, and on the surface it is pretty cool, but on a day-to-day basis, it appears to make things more complicated and complex than necessary.

I also traded a perfectly good 12 FR Sun Seeker for a new 17 Forester. My trade had been really good but with the miles we drive it was time. The 17 Forester has all the features we needed. I want name them. I’m like a lot of you, the new technology. MyRV is nice I don’t like all the added steps to turn things on an off. My BIGGEST concern is there is no hour meter for the generator. The guys at Lippert told me how to have it display a meter on the touch panel and it does now. Now I have an hour meter that’s sitting above the picture of the generator. One problem is It don’t actually work. It doesn’t count hours. It also has a neat maint. reminder but it doesn’t work of course. Talked with Lippert about this and they say the generator is not sending the hour info to their Generator Geneie. OK, Don’t get me wrong the guys at Lippert are great help.

I am an Automation and Control person, I understand this stuff. I did study out their system and found that there are ways to bypass or at least find easy enough ways to run the lights, slides, pumps, awnings and other devices if the panels fail. (Don’t do this at home all this needs to be tested and verified) I’m also looking at a tethered interface, with real buttons and switches, that I may install for emergency use. I need to do a little more work before this happens though. But for now, I installed an hour meter that work straight off the generator, works great. But I would rather have it work rather have it on the MYRV panel, isn’t that what we paid for???

My BIGGEST concern is there is no hour meter for the generator. The guys at Lippert told me how to have it display a meter on the touch panel and it does now. Now I have an hour meter that’s sitting above the picture of the generator. One problem is It don’t actually work. It doesn’t count hours. It also has a neat maint. reminder but it doesn’t work of course. Talked with Lippert about this and they say the generator is not sending the hour info to their Generator Geneie. OK, Don’t get me wrong the guys at Lippert are great help.

Just thought I’d let you know our experience with MyRV and the generator hour meter. We picked up our 2017 2861 Forester on January 17th. The generator hour meter on the MyRV display showed 17 hours. We ran the generator for at least 10 hours during our 2 day trip home to New York state from RVW in Ohio but the hour meter continued to show 17 hours. I called Lippert and as soon as I told them the problem they told me they had gotten a "bad batch" of generator genies and it needed to be replaced. They gave me a case number to provide to the dealer when we set up a warranty appointment to have this fixed.