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Old 05-13-2016, 02:38 PM   #1
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Well, tonight will be our fifth night in the new FW and we definitely are enjoying it much better than the Wildcat we got rid of. DW keeps saying "I really do like this RV." Only two minor issues: (1) one of the super-duper "Made in the USA" soft return blinds didn't. It rolled up like a cat jumping off a hot plate and won't come back down; and (2) The 6-point leveling can't find level. I'll call Lippert to see what I can do, but in the meantime, I'm just using auto-level to get started and manually adjust it on the keypad to get in the zone.

There are some odd arrangements for the lights and slide-out switches. Rather than switches on the walls near where one would normally expect a control to be, for example, the ceiling fan in the kitchen, the switch is in the "master" control cabinet back near the BR. The awning lights and outside light switches are in the same cabinet. One slide switch controls one slide, one switch controls two slides, and one switch control the other three slides. However, it's stuff we can live with once we get used to it.

We love the front window, especially since we have a waterfront site in Key West. We thought the articulated bath door was neat when we saw it at the Tampa show, but we have to leave it open for the cat to get into the bathroom so it can use it's cat box, which currently is under the sink, so we have to squeeze by the door to get back and forth to the BR, and have to close the cabinet door under the sink to sit on the throne. Of course, that's because of our cat's living arrangement with us, and other folks may like the door. Overall, we are very happy with our Montana.
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Old 05-13-2016, 02:44 PM   #2
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Great to hear...enjoy!!
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Old 05-13-2016, 03:06 PM   #3
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Hope you have many happy days in it.
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Old 05-13-2016, 04:30 PM   #4
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From central Arkansas, welcome to the forum and happy camping!
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Old 05-14-2016, 01:46 AM   #5
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Did you program level? You have to manually level the Montana and then follow the programming instructions in the operator manual to lock it in.
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Old 05-14-2016, 02:13 PM   #6
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Did you program level? You have to manually level the Montana and then follow the programming instructions in the operator manual to lock it in.
This should have been done by your dealer during their PDI. I guess they were LAZY!
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Old 05-14-2016, 02:14 PM   #7
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Did you program level? You have to manually level the Montana and then follow the programming instructions in the operator manual to lock it in.
This should have been done by your dealer during their PDI. I guess they were LAZY!
Dealer did not do ours
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Old 05-15-2016, 11:01 AM   #8
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Ours is right on till we open the slides then 0.1 degree off from side to side.
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Old 05-15-2016, 01:23 PM   #9
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There are videos on You Tube on resetting zero. Pretty straight forward. I take my new 3711FL on its maiden voyage this week after sitting in the driveway for a month. Can't Wait.
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Old 05-18-2016, 06:17 AM   #10
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Does anyone have pics of the 3711FL, or the 3710FL, or the 3820FK in full body paint?
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Old 05-19-2016, 03:30 AM   #11
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Also with the Lippert 6 point leveling, It was stated at the fall rally last year to start out nose high before hitting auto level. The nose needs to dip a set amount as part of the auto leveling process.
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Old 05-22-2016, 03:22 PM   #12
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Wow! Someone already started what I was going to do. We just back from a weekend trip with our "new to us" 2015 3710FL. Several things kinda bug me. 1) the dinette slide that is under the awning, why wouldn't Keystone put that slide on its own switch so you can put it in easily if you want more room under the awning? 2) The little led light above the hitch, how do you turn it on? I can find a switch & it doesn't come on with any other light. 3) same goes for the amber lights at the top of the entrance steps (both of em). I don't wanna sound like I'm bashing the unit. I like better than what we traded off. Love to floor plan, the storage, the shower, bigger sink, central vac, bigger frig. Just a few things I noticed that made me scratch my head. One other issue I encountered. The black tank & grey tank valves were switched.
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Old 05-22-2016, 04:47 PM   #13
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Wow! Someone already started what I was going to do. We just back from a weekend trip with our "new to us" 2015 3710FL. Several things kinda bug me. 1) the dinette slide that is under the awning, why wouldn't Keystone put that slide on its own switch so you can put it in easily if you want more room under the awning? 2) The little led light above the hitch, how do you turn it on? I can find a switch & it doesn't come on with any other light. 3) same goes for the amber lights at the top of the entrance steps (both of em). I don't wanna sound like I'm bashing the unit. I like better than what we traded off. Love to floor plan, the storage, the shower, bigger sink, central vac, bigger frig. Just a few things I noticed that made me scratch my head. One other issue I encountered. The black tank & grey tank valves were switched.

I may be off the mark here, but our '10 has 4 knobs (one for each slide) inside a small door on the driver side front of the rig so you can open the slides individually. If you have that, just figure out which one controls the one you want closed and shut the valves (knobs) off to the remaining slides. You may have to mess around to figure out the nuances, but that will achieve your goal. As for the LED over the pinbox, ours is controlled by the remote and comes on with the doorside scare light. It only comes on with the remote, not the switch on the panel that controls the door side scare light. You may not have a remote, in which case this won't help you. I've read that Keystone did away with them on the newer models. As for the switched labelling on the dump valves, that appears to be a running joke throughout Keystone. Not sure the end user finds it humorous, though. My Cougar had it, and I've read about it many times, too many to think it's just a goof-up.
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Old 05-23-2016, 02:41 AM   #14
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I too had my dump valves reversed. I opened up the access panel in the basement and changed the cable positions to the right spot. Also on our 2016 3910fb, the amber porch light comes on with the outside light trigger on your smart phone app. The small round led light on the front end cap turns on from a switch over the lcd "in-command" display.
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Old 05-25-2016, 04:55 AM   #15
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door side scare light will also light up the amber step lights. I plan on moving those wires to the Amber door light instead. Also the led hitch light comes on with one of the scare lights, either Opposite door side or door side I can't remember which off the top of my head right now.
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