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Old 10-20-2018, 06:14 AM   #1
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New 30DS question - X Package?

The FR3 brochure doesn't actually discuss the X Package . . but on the 30DS is the only way to get two air conditioners and 50 amp service to get the X Package? That seems to include the 18 Cu. ft. fridge . . which we'd honestly need like a hole in the head. I mean, it's nice but then you give up the pantry. So lots of room for cold food, and no room for anything else. Or can you get the 50 amp and dual AC separately?
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Old 10-20-2018, 10:48 AM   #2
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Take a look at it closely. We saw a 2019 30DS this year at the Goshen rally and they placed a small pantry to the right of the refrigerator. Don't know if they did that in the 2018 model you are considering. They do model versions throughout the production year, so it may have already changed in 2018.

You might take a look at the 2019 model before you buy as they changed the slides away from the cable style, which gives you more room around the bed to make it. They added a theater seating option versus the sofa/bed and added the washer/dryer connections in the bedroom closet also. A couple of nice features that I am not sure is available in the 2018 model year.

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Old 10-20-2018, 11:25 AM   #3
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Agreed on inspecting the pantry to the right of the refrigerator. If the pantry is present, the refrigerator is 12cf, not 18cf. I was told by a Forest River factory person that the factory heavily discourages the dealerships from ordering any FR3s without the 50amp/Dual AC package. Not sure but in 2019 models 50amp might be the only available configuration.
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Old 10-20-2018, 12:35 PM   #4
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We had a 2017 30DS and it had a small pantry alongside the 18 cu. ft. refrigerator.
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Old 10-21-2018, 06:46 AM   #5
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In most cases, if you order it, you would be able to get the 2 A/C’s. Which then gives you 50 amp service.
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Old 10-24-2018, 09:12 PM   #6
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Saw the NEW 2019 FR3 at Hershey and we have ordered same and take delivery at the end of October. It does come with the two A/C units--one of which is a heat pump, large refrig, pantry, walkaround bed with small side tables, and theater seating. Later after a brake-in period I am interested in adding some upgrades like Robert has.
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Old 10-25-2018, 01:15 AM   #7
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Well Ron, I think you will enjoy your new FR3. We sure enjoy ours and use it all the time. Enjoy!
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Saw the NEW 2019 FR3 at Hershey and we have ordered same and take delivery at the end of October. It does come with the two A/C units--one of which is a heat pump, large refrig, pantry, walkaround bed with small side tables, and theater seating. Later after a brake-in period I am interested in adding some upgrades like Robert has.
Congratulations on ordering your new 2019 FR3.

I think a special order FR3 is the best way to go. I special ordered mine and I have the factory final checklist for my FR3 28DS and it has my name on it. The salesman let me know when it was coming to the Dealership. When I showed to inspect and gave him a check from the bank. The salesman had to put this was on the window to keep people out:
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I know you will have fun with your FR3 made just for you.

Please post when you bring your baby home.
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Robert, saw your signature showing SnapPads. I ssume those are the same one's I saw at Hersey from Equalizer Systems booth. What size did you order and how are they working for you? I made my own wooden pads for my Entegra when I had it.
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Robert, saw your signature showing SnapPads. I ssume those are the same one's I saw at Hersey from Equalizer Systems booth. What size did you order and how are they working for you? I made my own wooden pads for my Entegra when I had it.
I purchased RV SnapPad Permanently Attached Leveling Jack Pad for 9 inch Round Metal Feet (Xtra Camper Pack (Qty 4)) from Amazon. I love Amazon free shipping.

The 9" Xtra SnapPads have been on since I installed in May 2017. I would measure your pads before ordering as I do not know if the newer FR3s have the 9" round jacks pads.

I love them, I do not have to put blocks under the jacks before I level the FR3. I have a couple of two foot long 4x10s, but did not use them this year.

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In the past I would have had to put blocks under the front wheels. It is okay for the front wheels to be up but, I never let the rear wheel leave the ground.
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