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Old 03-25-2018, 11:30 AM   #1
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I am seriously thinking of trading in my 34 ft Hurricane for a FR3 30DS or the Georgetown, Any advice on quality would be appreciated.
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Old 03-25-2018, 05:47 PM   #2
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Read through these forums!

I wish I had. I still would have bought my 2016 FR3, but I would have been much better informed.
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Old 03-26-2018, 11:39 AM   #3
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We went from a 38 foot fifth wheel and Chevy 2500 HD to an FR3 30DS and are very happy. We now fit in pretty much any of the thousands of local, county and state parks in FL. Replaced truck with a Chevy Equinox. It was all about right sizing. Very happy with our choices.
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:04 PM   #4
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I am seriously thinking of trading in my 34 ft Hurricane for a FR3 30DS or the Georgetown, Any advice on quality would be appreciated.
I can't speak about the Georgetown, but I'd have serious reservations about purchasing any FR3 product in the future.
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Old 03-27-2018, 06:37 PM   #5
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I can't speak about the Georgetown, but I'd have serious reservations about purchasing any FR3 product in the future.
What type of issues have you had?
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Old 03-27-2018, 07:28 PM   #6
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What type of issues have you had?
Both slides failed within 2 years and cost over $1,000 each to repair; the bunk bed is now failing to easily go down all the way; the ceiling was covered in glue spots and took 3 trips to the dealer to fix; you look at the walls and they seem to scratch; the "wood" is drying up and you can now see it shrinking in spots; I had to remove the toilet 3-4 times because it got clogged up with sediment back flowing from the water heater; the driver/passenger speakers sounded terrible until the dealer did something to them; the door latch just broke and we were locked out of the RV (had to climb through a window to get at the door); the engine noise is loud while you're driving down the road; the screen door rattles like crazy while driving; it sways pretty bad when driving; shall I go on?
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Old 03-27-2018, 07:30 PM   #7
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What type of issues have you had?
On the flip side, I love the look and feel of the FR3 series, like that it is a cross-over; like that it has no carpets...
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Old 03-28-2018, 07:40 AM   #8
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Bought ours 32 footer in 2014 Yes there were problems bug if you will but with any RV will have some. Very happy with it , more room than a class c or b and a better price, than a class A<B<C .
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Old 03-29-2018, 02:35 PM   #9
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I had a 2016 FR3 30DS but being in Florida, I just picked up a 2017 32DS for the dual air, HUGE fridge and 50 amp service. After doing the CHF, I think the larger chassis is handling is so much better driving. No more 2 hands and white knuckles, it is a pleasure to drive now. I did not need the bunk beds, but the dawgs seem to really like the lower bunk with Animal Planet playing on their own TV. It is a lower end Class A, but it meets all our needs, and I get compliments from other RV'ers with much more expensive coaches. There is an old saying " Try it...you'll like it.."
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Old 03-29-2018, 06:53 PM   #10
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First time class a owners, we have one of the first sold, a 2014 ds25.

Enjoy our FR3, took it to Maine on first trip, got us there and back without so much as a whimper.

Nothing is perfect, so ENJOY THE RIDE!
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