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Old 06-08-2015, 02:57 PM   #1
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Georgetown vs FR3

Since we are going FT our Sunseeker 2450 has grown a little small. Am considering going with something a little bigger. Have been looking at the FR3 and the Georgetown.
Storage is to be considered but the main thing is "livability". We want a real living room where we can lounge and watch TV, etc with comfortable furniture.
The FR3 caught my eye and I like the lay out but not sure about the furniture. Any input from you FR3 or Georgetown owners would be appreciated.

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Old 06-08-2015, 09:32 PM   #2
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Both are entry level units in their categories. Georgetown has slightly better quality of build and materials, not to mention it's a "true" class A gas, not a crossover (meaning a full cap of a roof, etc). We looked at both and considered both and Georgetown came out as a better option in most categories other than price.
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Old 06-08-2015, 09:52 PM   #3
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We have been FT in the Georgetown since November and have no issues with living large enough. We have a small dog, parrot and wife and I living in it. Also tow our motorcycle and car behind it without an issue.



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Old 06-09-2015, 02:19 PM   #4
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It is a matter of size and what you want to pay. The Georgetown normally has a higher capacity frame and 22.5 inch wheels and some better appointments. However the FR3 is compact and easy to drive. They are both manufactured on the same assembly line in Elkhart
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We live full time in our Georgetown and are happy with it. Like any RV, there have been a few problems, the worst being a leak where the front cap meets the roof. Living full time also means that things break and need replacing more often. For example, last year the toilet and kitchen faucet both required replacement. Also, two new front tires and an alignment. This year it was the front roof air conditioner. Two years ago, the Jensen TV in the bedroom failed. I replaced it with a nicer and much lower power LG TV that can run off a small inverter. The fake leather upholstery on all the seats has worn badly, so that may be the next project. Of course, when we had a house there were plenty of things that went bad and needed replacing too...

Aside from better quality upholstery, I wish Forest River did a better job with the wood cabinets. They are okay, but there is a lot of wasted space that could be better utilized for full time living. While the drawer fronts and cabinet doors are real wood, most of the cabinets are vinyl covered wood. Real wood finish cabinets would be much nicer. I guess I have champagne taste, but a beer budget...

By far though, things have been pretty good. We are very happy full timing, seeing our beautiful country. No utility bills, yard maintenance, or property taxes. The views from some of the places where we have camped, usually when boondocking, have been spectacular. I never had a yard with a view when I owned a house!
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Old 11-05-2015, 08:45 PM   #6
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FR3 vs Georgetown, we bought a FR3 25DS in May 2015, went on several small weekend trips, then went on our first 'snow bird' sojourn to Texas, living in a FR3 for a week or two, no issue, but when you stay longer, we got cabin fever, storage, kitchen, general livability compelled us to trade in for a Georgetown 369XL while we were on the road, we plan on RV'ing 6 months a year, we took a slight loss, but prorated over 20 years, it was not worth the discomfort in the short term, a case of 'unhappy Wife = unhappy Life', not worth the financial hassle, besides we cant take it with us, no significant issues w/FR3 25DS, just decided to do it now vs later
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Go Georgetown for full timing. You will be much happier.
Lots more storage and roomier.
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I just test drove and Fr3 and felt the engine was a bit loud. Does anyone know if the engine noise would be similar in the Georgetown vs. Fr3?
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