Hello ! I am Levantis... Recording Artist (Google it , Made 250 CD's) and i tour Europe with my wife, we sold our 45 Foot Prevost and Bought this FR3 especially for the Tour.
It's a Dramatic Change... but we have Great Fun! We love our FR3 inspite of some little Problems... (Slide Motor and Steps...)
And made it very Comfortable...... i even have a "ProTools" 128 Track professional recording studio installed "On Board".
OK... We made 120 Improvements to the FR3 .... I will post pictures in the Coming weeks.
We are in the Netherlands , Europe with our RF3/25 to tour Europe, internet is slow.... John
Copper Style protection Behind Funrnace.... Home Depot.
Light Rails Home Depot
New LCD Lights in Kitchen ... more light over Furnace
Little folding tables on Bedsides
Large 42" TV Oposite bed
Shower door replacement for Curtains
Shelves in Closets
Double Rows in big Hanging Closet.... 2 times the hanging space behind each other
Made Computer desk in Dinette... with space for piano and recording studio
Put Mash behind the Motorcompartement doors... for stones etc.
Enlarged the Battery Compartment
Replaced all locks with better ones on compartement
Installed Floodlight System all directions on roof (Solar Powered, Home Depot)
Installed "HOLD" switch on doorstep.... Steps are too low!!! So the steps won't run in to the curb sides. (It's in the screen door Magnets!!! Break the wire... carefully)
Normal Spring Mattrass.... Cut the Iron rods on the bottom of the mattrass, so it folds in 2.... works great !!! Much Better sleep !!! (PS... Dont cut the top)
Put anty "Lookin" foil on all windows (Home Depot) Like a mirror outside.
Made a Shade of Black cloth attached with Velcro to the Front-window shade. (Joannes costed $25) Easy to attach, easy made. No more Looking in trough the front window.
Made reading lights and ventilator in the Overhead bed.
Made Little Fans both sides of the bed.... (Wallmart $18)
Installed a Fentastic Fan... replaced the Middle air duct over the Kitchen. Sucks the air out when you Cook, Also cheaper then Airco. Also at night When you open the Bed Windows it's very Cool, when you turn on the fantastic Fan.... (EBAY $99,- original fantastic Fan)
Installed Solar panels (4) on the roof... no more electricity bills.... camping in the boondogs.... Easy to do... (With Xantrex Inverter) and 3 more Batteries in the Battery Compartement) Slar Panels (Solar nation EBAY... Complete set for $699) Hardest part to enlarge the Battery Compartenment with Plywood.
Made Dinette in to KING SIZE BED... Just Plywood with legs... Slide under the seats, board in the middle stores under the Bed mattrass. Have a cushion made. Now sleep in the width... You can still walk around! Great Bed!
We bough a Kitchen Cart at FRY's $90 Put Wheels (Home Depot) underneath , is attached to the Slide with EYE Bolts (Home Depot) When we drive. The cart moves around. FINALLY A PLACE WITH Drawers. Cutting Board.... to store Forks and Knives, Other Stuff, Herbs rack on top, and added Marble slab for cutting. Move it where you need it.
We have dramatically improved on the Interior design... Lamps, Decor, Colors, Lightrails (Home Depot), wooden artifacts, etc. To make the FR3 "Homey" and "Cosey".
The Most Important is the Lights, that will make or break your amtmosphere. We replaced all Bulbs with LED Lams , only 10% electricity... and they also remain COLD. Be sure to select the "WARM" ones... not the Fluoresent folded lamps... LED WARM.
With the Plain Cutting boards from Wallmart.... 2 side by side are exactly the size over the Kitchen sinks. So, you could use 1 or 2 to create more kitchen space.
Just landed in Antwerp Belgium..... Shipping the FR3 to Antwerp Europe from galveston TX... costed $3800,- (Wallenius Wilhelmsen line) without Insurance... (We did not take that... was 2% of the value) . Arrived without damage, Roads are great here much better surface than the USA, smooth. LPG no problem. Gas 3x the price of the US. plenty campgrounds.... no problem. Not much WIFI though. Need Satellite for entertainment.
NOTICE The (Joannes) Cloth Curtain Attached with Velcro to the Bottom of the Vinyl Front shade... It just folds neatly down with the shade. No more "Looking In' trough the fron Window. When you drive you easely remove it. Costed $25... Black with Glitters on the outside... facing the fron window.