We picked up our new ERA 70X last week and took it on the shakedown outing to Caprock Canyon. The unit drives great--we averaged about 15 mpg on the 500 mile trip (4 people and accompanying gear). While driviing, it does have a tendency to get pushed away then pulled toward the big rig cabs when passing at 75 mph due to the air currents/eddys/vacuum effect created between the two high profile vehicles. It just requires some recognition then active steering to keep things within the lane. Not sure how I feel about the lane maintenance/collision avoidance system yet. It works great, but does tend to become a tedious traffic nanny
When we picked up the unit, our PDI tech did a good job of showing us all the systems, however, we did identify some issues on our trip. I do want to give well deserved kudos to Justin at McClains in Corinth (Nate McClain, take notice) as he patiently helped us identify and resolve an issue on the first day when we had the 70X in the driveway: We had the generator running, but the AC would not turn on (nor would the microwave). He stepped us through a checklist and we identified that the circuit breaker on the Onan had flipped. It is not easy to get to as you must crawl under the unit, remove the panel and flip it back, but nevertheless, we got it flipped and all worked fine thereafter. Here is the email we sent to the dealer today concerning the issues we identified on the trip. Thoughts?
We have identified some issues with the ERA 70X. Can you confirm with Service that we can bring the unit in Wednesday morning, July 1, 2015 to have the cabinet installed and have the following issues taken care of, and get the unit back Thursday, July 2:
Shower does not drain (either clogged or check valve mis-installed?)
Water pump will not prime water lines (water does not flow smoothly, or at all, from galley or head faucets)
Rear Jensen TV has bad pixel (replace TV)
Shower curtain missing clip/ring
Speaker B switch on Jensen unit appears inoperative (please confirm that this is normal)