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Old 06-29-2016, 09:17 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Dloneal View Post
That's odd, our FR3 is a 30DS but the paperwork says it's a 32'. I know one dealer said the 30 use to mean 30' but not anymore. If the 32' has two units then I wonder why the 30DS doesn't. I'll look into this! Thank you!

Our 2014 30DS is 31' 4" including the ladder. When they went to a king bed in later years, they extended it to 31' 10". I've found that the model# in most mh's and tt's doesn't always tell you the actual length.

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Old 06-30-2016, 07:31 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Combatcoal View Post
just had a 2016 30ds (18,000 btu atwood) out in mid 90 heat with high humidity. ran air 24 hrs a day ( got ahead and stayed ahead of the game). installed reflectix in front window against glass, then set shade down. installed reflectix on back window, then shade down. installed 3 camco vent insulators. set thermostat to 69 with fan ON all the time mostly on LOW,and once at medium. everything stayed cool. If you need to, open quick air dump vents right at ac and DO NOT go thru ducts as that restricts air flow. You should be able to keep the bedroom door open.

One final thing, the RV was east to west lengthwise, things may have been different if the RV was north to south.

the main thing here is you mentioned 15,000 btu, not 18,000 btu.
So do you mean you have an 18,000 Btu not 15,000? And if so did your FR3 come with an 18,000 Btu?

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Old 06-30-2016, 07:37 AM   #13
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I was out in 90 degree weather maybe two weeks ago and the AC on my 2016 fr3 worked well when it was put down to 70. Can't explain but I figured I give my two cents.
Do you have a 15,000 Btu?
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:24 AM   #14
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It came with 18,000 Btu. Since the beginning FR3 has had to ramp up the capacity on rhe 30ds AC, as year after year there have been complaints.

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