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Old 08-09-2016, 04:32 PM   #1
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2016 or 2017 FR3 30DS??

So we are looking at buying really soon, now the real question is 2016 or 2017? It appears the X-Package might be worth getting a 2017, but the deals on the 2016 are pretty good right now. Anyone know of any other differences? Any thoughts? Any help is appreciated.
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Old 08-10-2016, 01:35 PM   #2
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I'm not aware of any blaring changes besides the 30DS having the XPackage available. Which might be worth it depending on the price discount on between model years that your seeing. To actually convert it over to 50 amp setup with a second AC, I'd think it'll cost $6-7k going the Onan 5.5KW route. We have the 30 amp setup and we'll probably add a second 13.5 Atwood AC unit to the rear and run the extension cord down to be plugged into the 20 amp outlet at a pedestal. If I need to run it on the road/boonies, then I might mount a 2KW gen somewhere if it won't run on the 4KW genset.

My recommendation if you go with the 30 Amp rig, would be to get the dealer to install at least a 2nd AC in the bedroom with an extension cord run down to the power bay prior to delivery. Should be an extra $1000, but it would be worth it.
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Old 08-10-2016, 05:56 PM   #3
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for what its worth, if you use reflectix in the main large windows (emergency back, front, table, maybe couch) and camco vent pillows, you can easily get by with the one 18,000 btu AC. Seriously.....
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Old 08-10-2016, 06:05 PM   #4
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Think about resale value as well if that matters to you. One is already a year older.
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Old 08-11-2016, 11:09 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone. I think holding out and getting a 2017 early next year is what we are going to do.
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:12 AM   #6
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I was faced with the same decision, 16 or 17 30DS.....bought new 16 for $76Gs last weekend. I don't think any dealer will be selling 17 for anywhere close to that number.
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:53 AM   #7
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Did you get the 6-speed in your 2016? Seems some have a 5-speed and some have a 6-speed.
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:58 AM   #8
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I think so, but not 100% sure, how can I check? At 65mph it's under 2,000 rpm if that helps .
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Old 08-12-2016, 11:01 AM   #9
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If you look at the shift lever indicator you will see PNRD4321 = 6-speed and PNRD321 = 5-speed. At least that is how someone else explained it, and I have seen both on 2016 models. So I am assuming they are right. I think the 6-speed would be great when you are pulling a hill, but outside of that I doubt it makes much difference.
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Old 08-12-2016, 11:03 AM   #10
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Where did you buy your rig? If you don't mind me asking?
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