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Old 02-14-2017, 11:33 PM   #1
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Picked up my new 30 DS today!

Did my PDI today and brought her home! The trip was 100 miles, and I've got to say, she did remarkably well crossing the Sierra Nevada. The engine was quite busy going through the upshift and downshift motions, but all in all, the ride was very good....even while towing the toad.

I was a bit concerned about sway after reading some of your comments, but she tracked straight and true, even while being passed by semis. I was going to rush out and do the CHF and a steering stabilizer....I may wait now.

Loading her up tomorrow, and first shakedown cruise one week from today...can't wait!

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Old 02-15-2017, 03:09 AM   #2
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Wow, congrats and fun time are coming.

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Old 02-15-2017, 09:21 AM   #3
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Congrats and enjoy!!!
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Old 02-15-2017, 09:40 AM   #4
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Good looking combo........Congradulations and Happy Camping!
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:13 AM   #5
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Very nice!!!!!

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Old 02-15-2017, 10:19 AM   #6
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Congratulations - So much fun!
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Old 02-15-2017, 01:10 PM   #7
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Nice.... Welcome to the FR3 Club
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Old 02-15-2017, 01:31 PM   #8
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Thats a good test! Congrats and see you on the road!
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Old 02-15-2017, 01:45 PM   #9
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:18 PM   #10
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Smile Congrats!

We are into season 3 with ours this year. Couldn't get out last year except for 3 days so we are anxious to get going. Only had one problem. The magnets holding the over cab-bunk are not strong enough, even though they have been replaced. Our dealer made supports that match the wood work and since then no problems. The size is just right for us and I hope you have a great time. Don't forget to give us a horn beep if you see us on the road. We are from Pa!

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