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Old 10-30-2015, 10:08 AM   #41
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Hello Eric,
My question is. I'm trying to install a vortex fan on the bathroom of my 2015 30DS. I have no power to the wires that are at the vents. Have checked the 12v fuses, main disconnect switch is on. The lights in the bathroom, living room and bedroom all work. Where does this prewired wire get its power? I could splice into the lights, but would rather do it right the first time. Thanks for any info.
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Old 10-30-2015, 09:11 PM   #42
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I've got one of the first FR3s and have loved it for 2 years. Some minor problems that have been fixed under warrantee, others that I've fixed. My only complaint is the AC. It's pretty much useless. The dealer tells me it's fine and all I can expect is 10 degrees below ambient temp. That's okay when it's 80, but not so good at 104. The best i've seen so far is a 5 degree drop, from 97 to 92, not great for napping. I've noticed that the newer FR3s have upgraded the AC to a bigger unit and was told I could too, for $1,600. Not in my budget.
I guess I'll just keep the fans on.

I have the Atwood on mine and I've had the front and rear "attic" caps sealed and it still is terrible. We had the Dometic when we first bought it and FR replaced it after me complaining so much.

At best we've got a 10 degree difference anytime were camping in over 90 degree weather. It's more quite than the Dometic and the heat pump is a nice feature, but I wouldn't waste your money.

I've seen that Coleman makes a high efficient 13.5K model and I'm curious if I can run two of these on the 30 amp? They both run just under 12 amps. Any idea if this would work?


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Old 11-02-2015, 01:52 PM   #43
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The flush system works by directly back feeding water into your black tank. While this system sounds nice, they really only clean the same parts of the tank over and over again.
Hi Eric,

Does the flush system spray the section of the tank where the sensor is located? If not, please tell me which wall of the tank has the sensor, so that I know where to spray if I need to stick a wand down the toilet opening.

Our black tank gauge constantly indicates "2/3" full, no matter how much we try to rinse it with the flush system.

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Old 11-03-2015, 08:11 AM   #44
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I have the Atwood on mine and I've had the front and rear "attic" caps sealed and it still is terrible. We had the Dometic when we first bought it and FR replaced it after me complaining so much.

At best we've got a 10 degree difference anytime were camping in over 90 degree weather. It's more quite than the Dometic and the heat pump is a nice feature, but I wouldn't waste your money.

I've seen that Coleman makes a high efficient 13.5K model and I'm curious if I can run two of these on the 30 amp? They both run just under 12 amps. Any idea if this would work?


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The electrical code for this coach is to put the A/C units on a 20AMP breaker, so we can not do this out of the factory, Also i would not go about installing a second A/C this way personally. I would go with running a separate power cord for the second AC unit, we have had a few of dealers do this in the southern states. A few people have posted having this done in the upgrades thread, i would check there and ask them how they did it and how it works.
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Old 11-03-2015, 10:29 AM   #45
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The electrical code for this coach is to put the A/C units on a 20AMP breaker, so we can not do this out of the factory, Also i would not go about installing a second A/C this way personally. I would go with running a separate power cord for the second AC unit, we have had a few of dealers do this in the southern states. A few people have posted having this done in the upgrades thread, i would check there and ask them how they did it and how it works.

Thank you Eric! I was curious if it was possible. Sounds like either an additional cable or an upgrade to 50 amp is necessary.


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Old 11-03-2015, 09:52 PM   #46
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I have 2016 FR3 30DS. We had it for 2 weeks and used the overhead bunk few times and it worked fine. Today we lowered the bed and it will not raise up. Any idea if it is a fuse and where will it be located. I checked the breakers and fuses in the bedroom and all were fine. Thanks.
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Old 11-04-2015, 12:39 AM   #47
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I have 2016 FR3 30DS. We had it for 2 weeks and used the overhead bunk few times and it worked fine. Today we lowered the bed and it will not raise up. Any idea if it is a fuse and where will it be located. I checked the breakers and fuses in the bedroom and all were fine. Thanks.

Have a look in your house battery compartment. You should see a small black circuit breaker just above the batteries. If you see an arm sticking out at a 45 degree angle, push it back down. This breaker is for that overhead bunk.


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Old 11-04-2015, 08:03 AM   #48
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I have 2016 FR3 30DS. We had it for 2 weeks and used the overhead bunk few times and it worked fine. Today we lowered the bed and it will not raise up. Any idea if it is a fuse and where will it be located. I checked the breakers and fuses in the bedroom and all were fine. Thanks.
The fuse for the bunk is located in the external battery compartment right next to your steps. You will find 4 possible fuses down there, start on the left hand side and look for one that is a 10AMP fuse. The fuse will be covered in either red or black rubber holder. One way to save the fuse for the bunk is to shut off the power to the bunk unless you are running it in the down or up position.
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Old 11-04-2015, 08:06 AM   #49
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Hello Eric,
My question is. I'm trying to install a vortex fan on the bathroom of my 2015 30DS. I have no power to the wires that are at the vents. Have checked the 12v fuses, main disconnect switch is on. The lights in the bathroom, living room and bedroom all work. Where does this prewired wire get its power? I could splice into the lights, but would rather do it right the first time. Thanks for any info.
I will have to check with my engineers on where these wires should be pulling power from.
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Thank you Eric for the quick response. I was able to locate the fuse as it was the only 10 amp fuse in black housing above the battery compartment. Thanks also for the tip to leave power off. The bed is working again.
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