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Old 07-06-2015, 10:06 PM   #11
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Did a 6000 mile dry run from Ohio to Minnesota to Washington, to Calif to Oregon and back to Indiana, no major problems. I think more people post problems than those that have a successful trip. Had a few minor concerns but nothing to slow us down or second guess our choice of Manufacturer and product. Thinking of going full time in our 30DS next year, thats how much we enjoyed it. I expect problems but I am a 30 year automotive manufacturing engineer, things happen, in every range of production units.
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Old 07-08-2015, 12:24 AM   #12
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Freedom, were you towing?


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Old 07-08-2015, 12:34 AM   #13
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We just returned from our 2nd trip out in our 2016 30ds. Total of 9 days camping in it. No real issues at all, just minor things I fixed myself.

TV antenna booster would not stay on due to a lose connection.
Bathroom door handle was loose.

We are very happy with our unit so far. Hands down easier to drive than our Class C and more enjoyable to travel in with the kids and dog than our TT.

Most of all we love the king bed!!
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Old 07-08-2015, 11:55 AM   #14
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No tow Big Dog 1, probably next year when I get my confidence and skill level improved.!
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Old 07-08-2015, 04:59 PM   #15
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We pick ours up tomorrow. Next week out to the Black Hill. I hope all goes well.
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Old 07-08-2015, 08:20 PM   #16
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Leave Monday for Gettysburg Pa. This is our sixth trip. So far all of our issues have been small and a learning experience for this first time RV owner. Still enjoy it and every time we get home we start planning another trip.
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Old 07-21-2015, 01:44 PM   #17
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We just got back from the first trip... about 100 miles total...


The first problem we found was under the bathroom sink... the "P-traps" were not tightened and leaked water all over everything on the floor and under the cabinet.
I fixed them but wonder why they didn't catch it in the walk-thru before I took possession...?


The second problem was the curtain behind the fold out bed wouldn't stay up...
I fixed it by tightening the string on the right side of the window


The third problem is the LED lights do not work on the passenger side headlight...
I searched for a connection issue and found the wires have been cut and are not connected... one set of wires were stripped some time ago for rewiring....? Have to contact the dealer on this one....


The fourth problem... (small problem) is the sliding table on the passenger dash keeps sliding out and vibrating....
I will fix this with a square Velcro sticker...


So far I'd give the whole coach a solid 2.5 stars out of 5... for the small problems but ones that should have been non problems... I'd say the quality is just not there.
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Old 07-21-2015, 05:22 PM   #18
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Dash design is poor.

[QUOTE=twojump36;930288]We just got back from the first trip... about 100 miles total...

The fourth problem... (small problem) is the sliding table on the passenger dash keeps sliding out and vibrating....
I will fix this with a square Velcro sticker...


The dash vibration will drive you crazy when you hit some rough areas like I90 in west Minn, all the bridges in Wyoming and the back roads in Wisconsin, Michigan and all the roads in Indiana. Its the only thing that I think is a major design problem with my FR3 30 on my first 6000 mile trip. You might as well plan on reinforcing the dash under the radio, as far forward as possible.
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