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Old 05-05-2014, 09:15 AM   #1
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New 2015 FR3 30DS Owner

Just traded in my 2013 Solera for a new 30DS. I'm picking it up on Saturday and am very excited. I have been reading some of the posts on here and many seem no different than some of the minor things that I went through with my Solera when I picked it up last year. I do have a few questions though.

1. What can I expect for realistic gas mileage?
2. Are there any known widespread issues that I should tell the dealer to take care of prior to me picking it up?
3. Has anyone replaced the dash radio? I notice that it is not Sirius XM compatible.
4. Is there a way to hook up Sirius XM to the rear entertainment system?

Thank you and I'm all for hearing about anything else that you may want to share.


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Old 05-05-2014, 11:49 AM   #2
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1. I always figure 7 for gas mileage. I'm also towing something 99% of the time, and I don't loaf along at 62mph.
2. The air ducting and water tank vacuum break are the big ones that stick out in my mind d.
3-4. I don't know, but I've been considering a dash radio replacement myself, as it were.

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Old 05-05-2014, 11:55 AM   #3
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Thank you. Excuse the naivety but what are the air ducting and water tank vacuum break issues?
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:46 PM   #4
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Jacks, slides, dash bounce, steps.
Both my radio's have USB inputs. I don't have Sirius but wouldn't a portable one plug in there.

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Old 05-05-2014, 03:31 PM   #5
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Have the dealer make sure the fresh water overflow problem has been rectified. When the tank is full, or even 1/2 full, the water would siphon out the overflow tube and by the time you get where you're going, the water is almost gone. The fix is to have them install a p-trap in the overflow tube. FR knows this is a problem and hopefully fixed it.
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Old 08-24-2014, 10:32 AM   #6
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Is that possible for you to post a picture of the installation, I have the same problem.

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Old 08-24-2014, 03:33 PM   #7
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Mileage should be between 7 and 8 mpg driving around 65MPH. I have a 2015 30DS and all the issues mentioned above have been corrected on my unit during manufacture. Check this link for some specific information on your unit.
2015 30DS Things I have learned

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