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Old 12-13-2014, 07:19 PM   #121
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Poor design in FR25 for the doors over the bed.
Forget a door open and you will break you gear box for sure.
So I took the hinges from the base of the door and put them at the top.
In this way, the doors will never stay open and interfere with the frame of the slide out when you open it

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Old 01-22-2015, 10:56 PM   #122
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Round 2 on the bedroom slide

On our last camping trip our bedroom slide started making that awful noise again and had to be pushed both ways manually while the switch was pressed in order to get it to move.

It's back at the dealer and they have determined that they need to replace the motor and the gear. Apparently last time they worked on it they only replaced the gear, and not the motor. They have contacted FR and they feel that it may take 14 days to get the part.

FR employees, if you are watching this forum, I'd love to hear what we can do to make sure that the problem is fixed correctly and quickly.

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Old 01-22-2015, 11:42 PM   #123
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FR3 Slide Out Issue

Units built after January 2014 have a different motor and Gear box installed. Was under the impression they are replacing defective units under Warranty of the previous design.. Two weeks seems like a very long time to wait.
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:08 AM   #124
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Back in August I had posted how our main slide was making the same noise as our bedroom slide had made prior to breaking. Thankfully FR was quick to replace that one too. I love that FR was so good about fixing the problem.

My question is about using the flexible extension rods, should I have to manually open or close a slide with a drill. Would I really have to disassemble the cabinets over the slide? That seems like a really strange way to do things and they never gave instructions on it either.
Greg, Barbara and Cody the wonder-pup.
2014 FR3 30DS
(and 2 200cc Scooters)
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Old 11-25-2016, 11:23 AM   #125
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I had the same problem

I recently returned from a cross country trip with my 2016 FR3 28ds. My rear slide was popping on the way in. My radio went out and my overhead bed continuously dropped out of the magnets. My motor-home has been at the dealer for over a month with no completion date in site.
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Old 11-25-2016, 01:41 PM   #126
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Fix for overhead bed

Our overhead bed would pop loose mainly when you hit an uneven bump leaving a parking lot or on very bumpy roads.

I cut broomstick to fit and put crutch tips on each end.

They jam into place and the issue is solved forever.
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Old 11-25-2016, 03:22 PM   #127
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overhead bed

Driving from Fl to Seattle WA and almost 7000 miles my overhead bed fell so many times I eventually let it down till the squeaking was driving me crazy. On the interstate every time I hit a bridge it would pop out. I drove most of the country on duel highways. It didn't matter which road I was on for the bed to drop. I saw some where that the 2017 had a latch on it. I hope that they upgrade it to latches under the warranty.
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Old 03-22-2017, 12:37 PM   #128
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Accu slide adjustment

FR3 30DS, long time lurker, first post.

So, I want to get to the cables to make an adjustment (outside top cable looks loose) - how do I get to the motor? It's behind the cabinet, and the last screw is behind a piece of wall (photo with knife pointing at screw location). Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Sorry about the photo quality, I can't seem to get them to go straight.
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Old 03-22-2017, 02:46 PM   #129
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I have a 2013 FR3 30DS.
All screws to the motor and adjustments are behind the top piece of wood attached to the ceiling.
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Old 03-22-2017, 04:12 PM   #130
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Ron, thanks for that. I can see the motor and cables behind the fascia so I know what to take off. My point is, the third (right hand side) screw in the fascia is hidden behind the piece of the back wall in the bottom photo. Seems crazy that I have to take apart the cabinet and the wall to get to the cables, I hoped there might be a better way!

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