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Old 02-29-2016, 09:54 AM   #111
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Any alternative suggestion where the sandy like crap comes from? It looks very similar to the material on the anode rod. And it looked similar to all the crap that came rushing out of the hot water tank when I first drained it. The output line from the fresh water tank is about an inch above the bottom of that tank, so I doubt it is tank sediment... Unless there's about an inch of sediment in the fresh water tank. The clogging material is not hard plastic, but like a sandy grey and white material. HELP?
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Old 02-29-2016, 11:52 AM   #112
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Glad I spotted this. My bunk stop working this weekend. I'll look for that fuze. Why aren't all the fuze descriptions and locations provided to the owners?
The bunk fuse is next to the house batteries. It's a 10amp.
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:51 PM   #113
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What do you define as a "little" water? Ours has around an inch of water left in the tank when it is drained. It is water we could use when dry camping! The design should have the exit tube on the bottom of the fresh water tank, not on the side!
You can move the pump suction to the tank drain. See here:

Fresh tank holds water when "empty"

There are some other threads where folks have moved the suction to the drain.
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Old 02-29-2016, 11:15 PM   #114
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Apparently not on my FR3 30DS.... There are 3 connected to the battery + post:
15 amp - blue wire - awning
25 amp - green wire - stairs
5 amp - blue wire - ?

All 3 fuses were not blown.

There are two more inline fuses that are switched:
5 amp - blue wire - LPG detector
5 amp - red cover - ?

So, no 10 amp inline fuses. At the suggestion of my dealer today, I plan on opening up the Basttery Control Center on the I-Beam near the house batteries.
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Any alternative suggestion where the sandy like crap comes from? It looks very similar to the material on the anode rod. And it looked similar to all the crap that came rushing out of the hot water tank when I first drained it. The output line from the fresh water tank is about an inch above the bottom of that tank, so I doubt it is tank sediment... Unless there's about an inch of sediment in the fresh water tank. The clogging material is not hard plastic, but like a sandy grey and white material. HELP?

I have the same problem...can't figure it out either.
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I think your link is not to a FR3 fresh water tank. My fresh water tank low drain point outlet (blue in color) is about as high as the output to the pump... Maybe the suggested curved pipe sticking further down might work though. I've got to wonder why the tank wasn't built with the outlet on the bottom of the tank to empty it fully... Here's a pic showing the low point drain on the fresh water tank in a 2015 FR3 30DS. Notice it is over an inch from the bottom of the tank. The output to the pump is about the same hight from the bottom.
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This is a question for the FR 3 rep. Will the 2017 models have 50 amp service or 2 AC units? Thanks
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This is a question for the FR 3 rep. Will the 2017 models have 50 amp service or 2 AC units? Thanks
Good question about 50 amp service???
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Hello Eric. I'm considering a 2016 or 2017 FR3 30DS, wondering if there are any substantial changes between the model years. Thanks for your help.
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2014 FR3 coming apart

We have owned our FR3 for two years now. Last year there was a terrible clunking noise coming up from under the passenger seat. I took it to the Ford dealer because it sounded most like a chassis noise from the shock tower. They had nothing to report. I have climbed under that thing 20 times and could not find the problem, even took the shock off and tried to eliminate the noise with no luck. We just set out for a trip to spring training listening to the stupid noise and 35 miles into the trip went over a fine California overpass that jarred everything in the rig. The noise went away. We soon found there was a 1" separation between the floor and wall located where the small foot window is at passenger side. You can see the wall moving up and down against the floor when driving now. In looking at the gap I can see no where that the wall is affixed to the floor except clear back by the entry door. In addition the windshield is cracked over that same area. I'm thinking the movement has something to do with it. It's at La mesa now awaiting a fix. Those Einsteins cant do anything with out some sort of Forest River blessing. Whats it going to take to fix this?
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