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Old 04-15-2015, 09:37 PM   #21
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Have you actually used it to jack up one of the rear wheels?
Yes but it's not easy since it takes a lot of force on the jack handle. I have leveling jacks so I would use them first since I got the air out of them and they now can lift the tires off the ground.
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:52 PM   #22
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ATVer do you have a thread on the 3 way switch? I hate having to walk in the dark and try and find the light switch on the panel.
No thread on the three way switch install. All you need is two single pole double throw (SPDT) switches and some wire. When I pulled the switch on the panel I found it was already a SPDT switch but was only wired as a SPST. I just bought a switch to install in the step well then ran wires between the two switches and wired them up to work as a three way circuit for the ceiling light. You can find RV switches labeled for whatever you want on Ebay. I actually got a dual switch unit labeled 'porch light' and 'ceiling light' so I also replaced the originally installed switch for the outside light.
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Old 04-16-2015, 11:49 AM   #23
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Old 04-16-2015, 01:59 PM   #24
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After reading this thread I ordered the Camco screen door push bar for our 3170DS. Just packing it up for the first time in the driveway I thought it was a must have item.
Also put on a couple roof vent covers and picked up an exterior windshield/side window cover so we don't have to deal with that velco privacy shade my wife dislikes so much.
I am thinking about how I can improve upon the upper bunk latch as I am not impressed with the design and the rental we used before purchasing our 3170DS had a lot of wall scrapes due to the bed coming unlatched on the road. Not sure if its really an issue for ours, or more of a 'rental with hard use issue'.


Thanks for the ideas!
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Old 04-16-2015, 04:01 PM   #25
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I actually don't put the bunk bed up, I leave it down.
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Old 04-17-2015, 03:32 PM   #26
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2012 3120

Installed satellite radio.

Replaced front console with narrower Econoline unit.

Put couch that restricts passenger seat movement on a slide mechanism so DW can fully push back and recline the passenger seat while traveling.

Added power selector switch so cab radio can be powered from chassis or coach batteries.

Added remote controls for radio.

Added electric trailer brake control.

Added MPG meter.

Changed out cheap plastic ceiling and dinette lights with higher quality fixtures.

Relocated Bedroom TV so it doesn't stick out into walkway at base of bed when stowed.

Added external monitor of refrigerator internal temperature.

Added wall clock above doorway.

Added inside/outside digital temperature indicator.

Added 3 way ceiling light switches at entrance stairwell so I don't have to go to main panel to turn on the lights.

Some outside stuff:

Added Billet chrome front grill.

Moved black water flush inlet from the curb side to the street side and added roll out connector hose and valving.

Added gray water tank flusher.

Added pressure fill line and valve so the fresh water tank can be filled from the city water supply instead of having to use the gravity fill port.

Added Econoline jack equipment for changing a tire.

Added Econoline spare tire winch so removing the spare isn't such of a PIA.

Added original Econoline V10 emblems and some other decals.

Added "Forest River" upper windshield graphics.

Added roof vent covers.

Added cross bracing to rear stabilizer jacks to prevent frame damage if using jacks on uneven ground.


Some of these changes have been incorporated by FR into the later models.

All I can think of now.
I would be interested in your mode for the 3 way switch for the ceiling light
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Old 04-17-2015, 03:39 PM   #27
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I actually don't put the bunk bed up, I leave it down.
With teens wanting to use the under bunk couch (since it has seat belts and mom will let them) to watch movies while driving, leaving the bunk down is not a good option for us.
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Old 04-17-2015, 03:47 PM   #28
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My 13 year old son is 5'5" and doesn't have a problem with the bunk yet. So he hasn't asked to put it up.
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I actually don't put the bunk bed up, I leave it down.

Same here. We removed the mattress and it makes an excellent place to put containers we store things in.


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