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    Posted: 21 Oct 2021 at 3:56pm
Originally posted by cjanderson

Can you tell my why the tv doesn't auto load channels by antenna? we do not have satellite. Our neighbors get channels by air.  Our pod is not receiving. Is there a switch to get off cable? We are just learning, this is the first trip in our pod  Thanks Carolyn

Make sure that the antenna booster switch is on. It's a pushbutton on the antenna cable jack's wall plate behind the TV. An LED will glow if it is turned on. You then have to use the TV remote to run a channel scan on the TV to find which channels are available in the area.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote cjanderson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Oct 2021 at 1:59pm
Can you tell my why the tv doesn't auto load channels by antenna? we do not have satellite. Our neighbors get channels by air.  Our pod is not receiving. Is there a switch to get off cable? We are just learning, this is the first trip in our pod  Thanks Carolyn
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jato Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Oct 2021 at 11:36am
Originally posted by TheBum

I prefer not to have a lot of clutter in my Pod and paper manuals are just another source. So, I prefer electronic manuals I can refer to on my phone or iPad.


Amen,  i like simple and no clutter/
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I prefer not to have a lot of clutter in my Pod and paper manuals are just another source. So, I prefer electronic manuals I can refer to on my phone or iPad.
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Hi!

My wife and I bought a 2019 Forest River RPOD 190 a few months ago, and I was really disappointed that there wasn't more documentation that came with it. I guess I was spoiled - all my previous RVs (2-Class C and 1 Class A) were Winnebago/Itasca and the "owner's manuals" were in 3-ring binders, nearly 2 inches thick.

One of the first things I did was start a collection of everything I could find online that applied to the RPOD - appliances, wiring, plumbing, etc. and created PDF files for everything. I printed it all and took the pages to FedEx and got everything comb-bound.

I haven't gone completely through your list yet, but I will and send you anything that appears to be relevant.

So far, I've done a LOT of mods on the little 'Pod. Replaced the converter with a Progressive Dynamics PD4135, added 30A solar charge controller, replaced 8 AWG wire and frame ground between battery bank (now 2 X GC2 6V) and converter with runs of 4 AWG welding cable, rebuilt flimsy frame under bed, added panel under bed for access to winterizing connections, ran reverse wiring from vehicle pigtail to backup lights, and installed Rear Vision Safety bluetooth remote backup camera.

Thanks for your efforts, I'll try to contribute anything else I come across.

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@Mom Dunn- yes, you still need to sanitize the lines before each season to make sure there are no bad organisms growing in your water system. Just good health practice.
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 we used air pressure to winterize, the steps here for dewinerizing the same?   
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Thank you Stephen! Great information. I can’t wait to get in the road soon. We are also looking at solar systems to plug in!

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Hello Cindy,

We have a 2016 RP179 so it will be very similar.

The furnace uses propane for generating heat. It uses 12V to power the fan and to run the circuitry to include the thermostat to make it run.

The water pump runs on 12V. As for shore power, if the converter is working properly, it will supply 12V power while plugged in. The Air Conditioner and the electric side of the water heater require shore power. The refrigerator can run on shore power, battery (not recommended unless you are actively towing and your vehicle can provide sufficient power to both run the refrigerator and charge the battery). or propane. Before I upgraded the charging for ours, I always towed while using propane for the refrigerator. I tried battery once early on but did not realize just how much energy the 12V side of the refrigerator uses so I ended up with nearly discharged batteries in the wee hours. From that time on I used propane unless I had shore power. Now, I can tow with 12V, but as soon as we stop, it gets switched to either shore power or propane if shore power isn't available. Also, the refrigerator uses 12V for the controls, but when using propane, that energy use is minimal. It is when you are trying to use 12V to cool that the energy use is really high. That is why you should use shore power or propane unless actively driving.

I hope you have many fun adventures and make many great memories with your "new to you" RPod.

One final observation: Limit your towing speed. California has a 55 mph towing speed limit. Even outside California, limit it to 60 mph or less and you will arrive much more relaxed and not spend as much on gasoline to get you there. Air resistance increases greatly as you speed up. Fuel consumption is much more the faster you go.
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Hi.  We recently purchased a 2015 179 and I am wondering if you are willing to share some expertise on her.  Such as, can you run the rpod heater from a battery or shore power or only propane?  We have been trying to figure that out and have read many different configurations.  We have just been using an electric plugged in heater but also have not camped yet.  

Also, does the water pump run on 12v and shore power?  I hope so...

Any other items you have discovered with the 2015 will be appreciated as well. 

Cindy Cione
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