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Old 06-10-2018, 09:06 AM   #21
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Iíve been doing a lot of research before I upgraded to a 5er. Iíve had several Forest River toy haulers and like them.

I decided on the Alpine 3901RE and picked it up last week. Iíve been a bit disappointed up until today when ďa bitĒ changed to ďvery disappointedĒ... Donít get me wrong, I love to room, it tows great, BUT, my disappointment it with the Keystone Quality Control.

Iíve been having an issue getting the RV cooled below 83 degrees inside. I contacted the dealer and they agreed to have someone look at it. Last Friday they pulled the AC unit off the top and inspected the return and supply vents. He couldnít find any issues. He said to see how it goes over the weekend. Well no change...

So here comes where I became very disappointed in QC.. I thought Iíd just check the return vents and verify all is good. Low and behold 1 was packed with sawdust from the factory cutting the return holes for the AC! So tomorrow Iíll be contacting the service guy to let him know what I found. My guess is that got sucked into the AC and has things clogged up. I checked the front returns and found some but not as bad as the rear return.

Really I wouldnít have figured they would be packed with sawdust. The dealer had the AC going in the lot and it was cold. Whatís very disappointing is that the factory, the Dealer, and the service tech all missed that.

Anyhow, I guess the argument begins tomorrow because Iím wanting them to replace both units just in case the front has an issue also. I think Iíll start at the factory to see what they say.

Hopefully they can change my mind about them...

John
Well I figured Iíd give a quick update. Iíve had both AC units pulled and checked. They both check out fine but it still wouldnít cool well.

With my infrared thermometer I was able to find the one ceiling panel was 10 degrees colder than another. Well I found on all supply vents little to no foil tape around the vents so most of the air was in the ceiling... After covering the holes I can get the living room down to 78 when itís 90+ outside.

So, Iíve come to the conclusion this particular RV was built on a Friday...

John
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:03 AM   #22
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John: Itís not just your RV built on a Friday. If anything, itís a Keystone wide problem with poor A/C ducting and QC, and Iím sure the problems are not limited to just Keystone. Thatís why there is a 10 page thread on this forum titled: Amazing A/C Airflow Improvements I had to replace the vents with some that offered better airflow and tape around the duct vent openings to make sure air wasnít escaping into the ceiling. The test will be towards the end of July going into August to see if I was successful.
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Old 06-14-2018, 04:51 PM   #23
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John: Itís not just your RV built on a Friday. If anything, itís a Keystone wide problem with poor A/C ducting and QC, and Iím sure the problems are not limited to just Keystone. Thatís why there is a 10 page thread on this forum titled: Amazing A/C Airflow Improvements I had to replace the vents with some that offered better airflow and tape around the duct vent openings to make sure air wasnít escaping into the ceiling. The test will be towards the end of July going into August to see if I was successful.
I had to tape around all my vents to keep me from cooling the ceiling. I had a 10 degree difference in two different panels and found big holes at the supply vents...

I will check out the tips in the link and see if that helps.

Thanks!!
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Old 06-23-2018, 06:15 PM   #24
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