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Old 02-24-2015, 01:26 PM   #71
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3050S 8 months later

the 3050S is our first motorhome. after doing a couple years of looking and talking to folks about their experiences we decided to go new rather than used, just so we have a good warranty and it has taken all 8 months to get all the warranty issues resolved...so be patient but persistent. all in all it is a great coach and go camping a couple times a month. i did make one modification to make the narrow cabinet next to the fridge more usable. i took out the shelves and made 2 slide out panels with wire basket shelving. what a difference that made. if interested i can send pics.

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Old 02-24-2015, 01:32 PM   #72
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slvrpkr I would be interested in seeing pics if you don't mind, thanks
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Old 02-24-2015, 02:10 PM   #73
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pics of cabinet mod

i used self closing full extension drawer guides and replaced the spring catches on the cabinet door to magnetic, if that all makes sense.
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Old 02-24-2015, 02:14 PM   #74
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Nice job!! what did you screw into on the wall, is there studs there?
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Old 02-24-2015, 04:55 PM   #75
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i just used construction adhesive for the 3/4" furring strips as i didnt want screws to catch on the pocket door as it slides in and out. then used 1-1/4" screws to attach the drawer guides to the strips. the screw catches the panel inside the cabinet but does not come all the way thru.

hope this helps
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:57 PM   #76
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Thanks yes that helps , like I said nice job!
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:19 AM   #77
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I continue to appreciate the comments you all have posted. Thanks for sharing your experience. The Forest River Forum has been a great place for this newbie to pick up a lot of tips and ideas.

The plan is to pick up our new 3050 on Friday — we are excited about that!

The dealer is about 2 hours away from us, but about 10 minutes from my in-laws’ home. I’m sure we’ll be going over the new systems several times after the pre-delivery inspection and pickup, just to get familiar with everything. I think our first short camping trip will be with some friends who’ve owned several RV’s, so we can enjoy their company and learn from their experience!

Another question for you all: For regular maintenance / service / warranty work, where do you go? Original dealer (2 hours for us)? Chain like Camping World (two near us, each within an hour)? Ford dealer?
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Old 02-25-2015, 04:26 PM   #78
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We bought our 3050 out of state, so when we needed warranty work, we used a dealer close by that also sells Forest River, and also had to use him once after warranty was up. We had no problem even though we did not purchase from him. Congratulations, on your new motorhome.
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Old 02-28-2015, 11:24 AM   #79
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We bought the 3050s in July of 2013. We love the layout. BUT we have had issues. First with the slide. It got stuck and would not go. Be sure you know where the reset switch us - under the stove. Watch the video that you can find on YouTube. You might need it. The slide then developed a really loud creaking mouse when going down the road. They ended up replacing one of the motor housing (it was cracked) and some gears. Don't know how it got cracked. This was after 3 months. It then developed a leak somewhere with the slide. After 5 trips back to the dealer I think they have it fixed. The basically RE caulked everything they could on the slide. The in dash radio has failed twice, they finally replaced it.

There has been plenty of other posts about the slide. I have to wonder if it's just to big and heavy for the unit. We had a class a before we downsized to this. Never had the kind of problems.

Still we have put over 10k miles on it in a year and a half. I really am hoping all of the issues are fixed now.

We get about 8 MPG.

Sorry to be so honest...
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Johnlantz were you pulling toad at 8 mpg


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