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Old 01-06-2016, 08:00 PM   #1
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Bran, Spankin, new motorhome!

We just got a 2016 fr3 30ds, and love it! Took delivery on the 23rd and immediately packed it and left the next day to do the "family circuit" for Christmas here is SoCal. We then used it again for a New Years trip. Coming from a mid 90's class A that I bought in very used condition several years ago, I'm blown away by the amount of thought and features that forrest river was able to include on this "entry level" coach. Sure after our first use I've got a list of stuff for the dealer to handle. Some of the bigger ones...
Floor gets air under it and bows up while under way, not glued down?

One side of the motorized arm for the loft bed no longer bolted to the frame/support, so it's no longer attached, leaving only one motor and it's not strong enough to lift the bed back up.

Can't seem to drain the fresh water tank from the low point drains on the passenger side of coach. Maybe user error, but seems like just remove the caps and the fresh should come out... It's just a simple line to bottom of tank.

DVD player won't play in bedroom as there is no lines run from the head unit as it is to the other TV's

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Old 01-06-2016, 10:19 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your fr3 and welcome to the forum from Wv

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Old 01-07-2016, 08:38 AM   #3
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Welcome from Wisconsin and congrats on your 2016 FR3 30DS.
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Old 01-07-2016, 01:17 PM   #4
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Old 01-07-2016, 01:22 PM   #5
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Low point drains are different than fresh water tank drain. Look for another drain near the fresh water tank.
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Old 01-07-2016, 02:11 PM   #6
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I know on our 2015, there is no connection between TV and house DVD player and I don't think that has changed. So the rear bedroom only has ANT stations. You'll have to have a separate DVD player in the bedroom.
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Old 01-07-2016, 04:43 PM   #7
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Welcome from SoCal.
The fresh water drain is not in the low point compartment. Look under the coach by that compartment. You'll see a couple more with screw caps for draining.
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Old 01-07-2016, 07:34 PM   #8
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Old 01-07-2016, 09:37 PM   #9
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Congratulations, and welcome to the forum! I purchased my 2016 FR3 30DS in March, and have had a couple of issues as well, but overall I am thrilled with my purchase. I just installed a go power solar and inverter system and can't wait to try it out.
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Old 01-08-2016, 08:31 AM   #10
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Welcome FR3 Dad, we're also in SoCal and picked up our FR3 30DS on Dec 5th. We are finally doing our first trip this weekend. As to the bedroom TV, it is definitely not hooked up. I put a separate DVD player back there as it was going to be too expensive to have it wired. Currently compiling my list of issues, so far nothing major.

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