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Old 05-02-2015, 07:48 AM   #11
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I don't have a class a or fr3 but I have customers that do and I have researched a little bit on the banks. If I am correct (and DW says I'm never) their controller/programmer won't work on the newer units. So you are left with intake and exhaust upgrades. Together, they do provide a boost in power but the draw backs are reduced mileage (minimal considering what you guys are already working with) and noise. You definably want to talk with someone who has it before plunking down your change for it as you may not be able to hold a conversation with your passengers under heavy load situations. So ask yourself, do you want more power and a little more pulling piece of mind or comfort and enjoying the ride.

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Old 05-02-2015, 10:14 AM   #12
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I also have a 2004 Georgetown. It was a great value when I bought it and I have no intentions to part with it because it still runs great, but the 2004 version of the V10 coupled with the 3-spd +OD needed help in two areas: hills and trans. shift management. So I put the Banks Power Pack on it plus purchased the Brazels UltraPower tune (much like 5-Star's tune). It made a huge difference in drivability in hills and with much better shift management and execution. On your FR3, if it has the 3-vlv. motor, I don't think from what I've read that the Banks will give you that much more that what you already have. And unless you have specific issue with the 5-spd transmission, I'm not sure what you will gain there either. I sure wish I had those two extra gears. So my recommendation would be to get some driving under your belt and then make your decisions on what you want to do, In the end, it's your money and your decision, but you might find that you will better spend it on something else for the RV if your driving experience is better than you had anticipated.

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Old 05-02-2015, 07:20 PM   #13
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For what it is worth, Banks engineering also makes a Trans module to smooth out the shifts. As info
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:53 PM   #14
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Owners of M/H's I've talked to tell me the Banks system does add significant power and likely helps with gas mileage, but the added power results in higher speed, so the added gas mileage isn't! However, every one I've talked to would install one again!

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