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Old 07-30-2014, 04:14 PM   #1
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FR3 30DS shower access

Were considering a FR3 30DS and have a question on shower access. My wife has M.S. with limited mobility in one leg. Can anyone tell me how far off the floor is the entrance lip to the shower.

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Old 07-30-2014, 06:24 PM   #2
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Guessing 5 inches. I'll measure when I get home.
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:13 PM   #3
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thanks for info. I think she could lift her leg over a 5 inch height with a little help. The 2015 model has folding curtain instead of the drop current but not sure if there would be a track at the entrance. (another obstacle).
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:16 PM   #4
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Wow sorry was I off. It is 11.5 inches on out side and 5 on inside. Add 1 inch for track. I added a shower door 1 inch track. Again sorry for the bad guess.
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:21 PM   #5
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:30 PM   #6
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Maybe you could make a small step for out side. The one picture shows door clearance.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:30 PM   #7
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The pics helped a lot. Assume the shower is directly over the rear wheel cover which lifting the shower pan 5" off floor. We use a small step to get her into our Odyssey van so can do the same on FR3. The 30DS is on our short MH short list. How have you adapted to driving the FR3?
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It's easy. But it is a big truck. The diesel bus chassis ride a lot smoother. But cost more than twice as much. You just have to remember the ass end swings pretty far away in the opposite direction of your turn, due to how much is behind the rear axle. I went from FL to Niagara Falls and Chicago not towing a car. Than Maine and NH and NC mountains towing a corrola on a dolly. I found it easy, but I have driven a 70,000 lb. Ladder truck years ago. Remember you can't back up when you have a dolly or toad more than a couple feet.
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The only problem in the mountains was the generator fuel pick up sucked air an a steep grade and lost prime. Could of avoided by keeping tank fuller. Generator started acting up. I thought it was due to altitude setting and over heating. Shut down gave error code, But turned out just re priming the by holding the prime button on generator fixed it. Must have been a vapor lock.
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The FR3 isn't perfect, but is probably the best bang for the buck.
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Old 07-31-2014, 03:19 PM   #11
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I read that there is a fuel cutoff to generator when fuel tank is 1/4 full. The grades in the mountains must have created an air lock as you mentioned. Lots to discover about the FR3 and this forum sure helps. Enjoy your summer and the FR3!
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