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Old 05-10-2015, 11:54 AM   #1
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We picked up our FR3 30DS from Total Value RV in Elkhart on Thursday. Stayed in their RV spot while they addressed a couple issues. Everyone at Total Value was so friendly and helpful which really helped since this is our very first RV. Drove home to Princeton Indiana on Saturday, great 325 mile trip. Other than the TV coming open twice ( Indianan roads are terrible) we had a fun trip. Many firsts for us. A little time to get some projects done before first long trip in June. Happy with our choice of coach and dealer.
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Old 05-10-2015, 02:12 PM   #2
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Old 05-12-2015, 12:33 PM   #3
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We picked up our FR3 30DS from Total Value RV in Elkhart on Thursday. Stayed in their RV spot while they addressed a couple issues. Everyone at Total Value was so friendly and helpful which really helped since this is our very first RV. Drove home to Princeton Indiana on Saturday, great 325 mile trip. Other than the TV coming open twice ( Indianan roads are terrible) we had a fun trip. Many firsts for us. A little time to get some projects done before first long trip in June. Happy with our choice of coach and dealer.

Welcome to the forum. This place has solved many problems for me. Make it where you go before you visit dealer with problem or start a do it yourself project!
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:02 AM   #4
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Gongrats Freedom! I'm sure you'll enjoy your new coach. They aren't without issues (none of them are), but the folks on this forum are really helpful in fixing things and finding unique solutions to shortcomings.
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Old 05-15-2015, 07:51 PM   #5
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What were some of your minor issues? We are picking up our new FR3 25ds from total value rv next week, we are hoping not to have any problems
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Old 05-15-2015, 07:53 PM   #6
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PS, the dealers say they do a 200 pt inspection prior to a customer picking it up?.....
Do they really perform this inspection and if they do how come there are still issues?.?
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:07 PM   #7
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walkerm25 Total value checked everything and the PDI went very smooth. Josh led me through the whole RV, my first RV ever but he answered every question, showed me how everything worked. A couple things twice. During PDI the front shade was slightly crooked, fixed by Josh. Missing window screen, drivers side, replaced. Vent fan slightly touching filter, I didnt even notice it, Josh adjusted it. We stayed overnight on the RV pad at total value, free. In the morning I heard a noise outside, went out and saw legs coming out from underneath RV. Josh had noticed a hydraulic leak on rear jack on his way into work! He replaced jack and tested thoroughly. No worries with total value, they know RVs and they will make you happy.
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Old 05-15-2015, 10:20 PM   #8
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Staying on site for two days was great for neewbies like my wife and I. Total Value said we could stay as long as we wanted. The reason the jack leak didnt show up at PDI was check of level system worked great, did it a couple times but with jacks extended overnight ( not for a short period like PDI) the leak was evident. We ran everything, showered, used Total Value to dump tanks, TVs AC micro, heater,slides, windshield wipers ( we had a huge storm one night, no leaks anywhere). I even practiced backing onto pad several times after they closed and there was no traffic. We had a great experience, planning to swing by Total Value just to say Hi in June on our first major road trip.
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Old 05-16-2015, 06:13 AM   #9
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I bought our 2015 FR FR3 30DS (JeNNY) from Shorewood RV in Anoka MN. This is my 2nd RV bought from them with my 1st one being a used class A. We picked JeNNY up on like 2/15 and I've played with the RV out in the yard since then and have taken it on some 30+ mile drives. Everything is working great. I don't have a 30amp plug in here so the only thing we haven't tested is the AC. Plus being up here in Minnesota were still walking around with our jackets and Boots on up here eh. We leave in a few days on our 1st trip with JeNNY for Moab UT. So we will see how it goes. I pull out on this trip knowing that l have bought JeNNY from the finest RV dealer in the state of Minnesota. My wife and l have become friends with our salesmen over the years, and we have even invited him along on our trips. As we travel to Moab we will be on the CB, more than likely ch 19, if you see us give us a shout, at least wave a hand, and we will do the same.Click image for larger version

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Old 06-13-2015, 04:37 PM   #10
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Welcome, we picked our FR3 25DS (nickname Lady Bug) on 5/19/15, not hit road yet, but we have setup at local casino, done a lot of dry run simulations, We just bought a tow dolly ($500), new tires, paint, etc, we are going to Black Hills 1900 mile round trip, use toad to see Rushmore, Devil's Tower, and maybe Custer BF
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