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Old 06-17-2014, 02:02 AM   #1
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Dramatic Improvements Part 1

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
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Old 06-17-2014, 02:14 AM   #2
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Improvements part 2

Dinette Table between front chairs..... (In Movie)

Look at this ! 2 King Beds... The Kitchen cart for Drawers and Cutting board... on Wheels!
4 large Solar Panels on roof.
Xantrex Inverter
7 batteries total now.... made battery compartment bigger.

And more to come....
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Old 06-17-2014, 02:30 AM   #3
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Improvements Part 3

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)

More to come... and pics
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Old 06-17-2014, 02:38 AM   #4
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Improvement Part 4

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)
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Old 06-17-2014, 02:44 AM   #5
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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!
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Old 06-17-2014, 02:48 AM   #6
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Improvements 5 KITCHEN cart

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.

See Pictures and Movie
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Old 06-17-2014, 02:56 AM   #7
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IMPROVEMENTS Part 6

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.

I will make more pics when i find some time...
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Old 06-17-2014, 03:02 AM   #8
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Ps we are in europe with the fr3

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.
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Old 06-17-2014, 03:42 AM   #9
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Improvement part 7 MORE PICS and Video

More....

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.
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Old 06-17-2014, 03:57 AM   #10
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Pics of the Dinette with Computer desk...

The Chair (Fry's) $75... Fit's just between the Cauches, make a block on the floor so you won't fall backwards of the Slide Floor.

The Dinette KING SIZE bed extension..... Plywood... Folds Under the Dinette benches... The middel part stores under the bed... wich also prevent your mattrass from hanging over at the bottom !!

The foam middle part stores in the Shower enclosure.
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:05 AM   #11
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Wow - lots of good ideas and innovative use of things.

Can you drive it all over europe? A have a while till retirement but the shippin cost was less than I thought it would be. Makes me want to consider a year or more touring europe in retirement.
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:22 AM   #12
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NIghtstands?

When you get a chance, I'd love to see a picture of the folding tables you mentioned that you use for nightstands, and info on where you got them.

Enjoy your "working" trip.
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:18 AM   #13
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Improvements 7

Pictures :

Made shelve over the entrance door

My recording studio in the dinette

Solar light (Home Depot $85) next to the door... motion controlled

Paintings under the Bed Front

Our Bar with booze
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:28 AM   #14
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Improvements part 8

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Kitchen behind furnace Copper panels (Home Depot $25 each)

Cutting boards Wallmart $12 Fit exactly over sinks

Shower head Massager and New Shower door ($75)

Toilet seat (Mesa Market $20) maze panels (Fly Screen) for wifes earrings


OK i admitt... The bottle Jack was free, courtesy of the state of Arizona, anyway the guy had a golden Rolex and was a hell of a "Biggit" he hated "Illegal Mexicans" and wanted to "wipe out" Obama.... He Said... "i Go to Heaven" i said "If they let YOU in, i don't even wanna go there!"
Tough Luck,

Stained glass window in door window... $70 Ebay. Nice! Sun shines in!
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:37 AM   #15
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Improvement 9 more pics

New "Wooden" Shades to replace the ugly Dayshade... (Home Depot $85)

Stained glass door panel (Ebay)

Humming birds move in Fantastic Fan... Nice!

Speakers in overhead bed cabinets... Just knock out the inside panels...
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What did you pay...

...for the bottle of Jack in the cupboard?
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:45 AM   #17
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Improvements (For Now) More Later... Regards

Toilet...... earring fly screen panels
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:46 AM   #18
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Bottle of Jack

The bottle of Jasck... i stole it! Smuggled it out in my pants..... LOL
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:57 AM   #19
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The End

OK Guys... make your wife happy... get to work... took me 2 months to do all this. So, good luck. ( iknow... it's a bit of a showoff... But then, i'm in showbusiness. Europe is great.... see you there.


PS The most exiting thing on the Mesa Snowbirds Campground was...... "Measuring your bloodpressure at thursday... with a free doughnut."

So... consider coming over here in Holland, Heineken country.
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You know the Dutch are cheap..... throw a penny between 2 dutch guys... they both start pulling and invent copperwire at the spot.
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