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Old 01-18-2016, 12:20 PM   #1
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Hello,

I just registered for this site knowing by experience that forums are filled with knowledgeable folks. Having said that, I live in Nj and my wife and I put one foot in the water over the weekend at an RV show to purchase a 2016 FR3 30 DS which is a step up from our 2010 Winnebago Access Class C that we purchased last August. Anyhow, I believe we got a good deal on the unit and trade in but I am a person who relies on outside opinions. The dealer gave us what we paid for our class c back in August plus 2k off the 85k show price. Lastly, the manufacturer who was on hand threw in a table by the captains chairs along with the installtion.
Based up the info that I presented , any opinions on the deal plus and comments negative or positive on the FR3 30 DS for a family of four.
Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Old 01-18-2016, 12:56 PM   #2
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Sounds like a good deal to me.
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Old 01-18-2016, 02:37 PM   #3
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I as well think it's a good deal. I am planning on adding the table between the captains chairs as well.
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Old 01-18-2016, 04:05 PM   #4
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Thanks

Thank you, didn't know if I was getting the shorter end of the stick in the deal. Also, are there a lot of problems with the FR 3 or just the norm.
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Old 01-18-2016, 06:30 PM   #5
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We purchased our FR3 over memorial day weekend in 2015. Purchased @ Camping World in north central fl. I believe it was 73k cost. Its only a 26 ft. though. We have 9800 mi on already an are happy so far. A few minor issues but I was able to fix at home, lucky I guess. Its only the wife an I so we are ok with the smaller size.
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Old 01-18-2016, 07:56 PM   #6
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If you can wait till the spring time when the 2017 models come out, you can get a better deal obviously. I think last year when the 2016 came out, the 2015 models could be had around 78ish without much problem. Since your deal includes your trade in, the deal isn't just dependent on your lowest sales price, but also your trade in.

As far as issues, we purchased a 9 month old 2015 30DS and have had very little issues. Granted windshield has a spider crack on the LH side caused by delamination (known issue with 2015) and the stair motor went out this past trip ($80 part). Just remember this is an entry level class A. If you understand that, thats half the battle. Good luck on the wheelin dealin.
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Old 01-19-2016, 12:35 AM   #7
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You'll have the normal little issues, but otherwise, IMO, you got a good deal and will love it. I have a family of 3 with a XXL boy and it is great. We felt it was the best 30' floor plan and it's huge with the slides out. We also came out of a TT, so the automatic jacks are like a slice of heaven as is the backup camera. It's awesome.


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Old 01-19-2016, 12:40 PM   #8
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So what?

You already bought, so what difference does it make. Go out and enjoy your purchase and quit looking in the rear view mirror.
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:01 PM   #9
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We purchased our FR3 last Fall. So far we love it!! Can't wait until the snow goes away so we can enjoy it again. We would like to put a table between the captains chairs too. Where did you get yours?
We had shelves put in some of the cupboards. So glad we did!!
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:09 PM   #10
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We moved from a 32 ft class c with bunks and love our FR3.
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