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Old 08-01-2015, 09:45 PM   #1
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Options...good, bad, or ugly?

Just wondering what factory options members have on their coaches, how you like them, and do you recommend them. I ordered most options. I was torn between having a power drivers seat or have it able to turn around. We did remove window over rear bed and changed all vents to fantastic vents with fans. I also ordered the cab over safety net and exterior grill.
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Old 08-02-2015, 04:37 PM   #2
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We had the same grill that is offered on our Flagstaff. It works ok but is pretty cheaply made. This time I decided to buy a Weber Q1200 and will be getting the propane adapter that goes before the regulator on the MH. It comes with a 12' hose to hook up to the grill and a shorter hose that allows you to hook up a smaller tank to supplement the RV if so needed. Also you can still use the screw on bottles if you need to use the grill some place else...........................The swivel seats come in handy, especially when two of our three shelties decide to take up residence on the couch...............The outside TV is nice but for the $$$ it costs I think you should be able to watch a DVD on it and use the auxilery outside speakers that only seem to work with cab Jensen radio.........The four door fridge definitely outweighs losing the pantry and it is not made in China like I think the 6 cu ft one is.
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Old 08-02-2015, 05:32 PM   #3
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Just wondering what factory options members have on their coaches, how you like them, and do you recommend them. I ordered most options. I was torn between having a power drivers seat or have it able to turn around. We did remove window over rear bed and changed all vents to fantastic vents with fans. I also ordered the cab over safety net and exterior grill.
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Were you able to order the Fantastic fans installed in all vents from the factory, or do you have to install later? We want to order one in the living room and also one in the bathroom.
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Old 08-02-2015, 07:26 PM   #4
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The fantastic fans are being installed by the factory. The original vents are cheap and the fan in the bathroom is a joke. They should make fantastic vents standard.
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Old 08-02-2015, 08:50 PM   #5
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The FR optional Fantastic Fan installed in our MBS is a base model fan. For the $210 MSRP of this option you could spend a bit more and get a very nice Model 7350, with all the bells and whistles, installed by your dealer. Fortunately you can purchase a 7350 Fan upgrade kit to replace the base fan without messing with resealing the roof.

When you add the cost of the upgrade kit to the optional FR price it would most likely be cheaper to have the dealer install the 7350 to start with...
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Old 08-02-2015, 10:16 PM   #6
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The Fantastic fan that I saw in the 2016 3010 that I test drove had the really nice 7350 with the remote control on the wall.
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Old 08-03-2015, 12:48 AM   #7
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The FR optional Fantastic Fan installed in our MBS is a base model fan. For the $210 MSRP of this option you could spend a bit more and get a very nice Model 7350, with all the bells and whistles, installed by your dealer. Fortunately you can purchase a 7350 Fan upgrade kit to replace the base fan without messing with resealing the roof.

When you add the cost of the upgrade kit to the optional FR price it would most likely be cheaper to have the dealer install the 7350 to start with...
I think that you could specify the Model 7350, when placing a factory order. Maybe Joshua could verify that. ??
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I don't have the model number off hand but the Fantastic fan we put in the Forester does have a remote Control mounted on the wall. When I get back to my computer I will check on the model number and edit this post.
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I don't have the model number off hand but the Fantastic fan we put in the Forester does have a remote Control mounted on the wall. When I get back to my computer I will check on the model number and edit this post.
That isn't what is in our Sunseeker... I'll double check when we retry the PDI. But I'm sure there was no Remote Control mounted on the wall...or the Charging Center cargo net for that matter!
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The optioned Sunseeker fan is not the same as the Forester. You're missing a net!?
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