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Old 04-20-2014, 06:21 PM   #1
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YES we have improved it! READ THIS! Alphabet... important!

A - We moved the Dinette table to the front between the Front seats.
B - We made the Dinette into King size bed with extension boards towards the Kitchen.
C - We added light LCD spotlight bars (4 Lights) over the main cabinets.
D - We installed a 50" LCD TV on the bedroom waal.
E - Our computer with WIFI is over the bed cabinet... so we have Netflix on the 50" TV and internet in the bed.

F - WE made little tabled folding next to the bed so we can place out plates and coffee in the bed.

G - We replaced the cheap shower curtain with a shower door.
H - We placed a cabinet on wheels in front of the Main cabinet for plates an utensils... You can also use it in an L shape to add to
the kitchen workspace. (Yes it rolls!) with hooks attached to the cabinet while we drive.
I - Yes we added 4 solar panels 1000 watts to the roof
J - We have solar powered lights and cameras for security.
K - We added fantastic fans.
L - we added fans over the bed, both sides.
M - We replaced the cheap shades with "wooden ones"
O - YES YES..... we have a normal spring "king size" mattress.
P - All windows have foil so nobody "looks" in from outside.
Q - we attached fabric underneath the motorized front shade so also you don't look in from the front.
R - We have "motion" detected solar powered lights all around outside.
S - We added an pro- Inverter 2000 watts.
T - We added 3 more batteries to the 2 already there. (made a board next to the existing batteries.
U - We added a cutting board system over the sink. Workspace.
V - Lights in the front bed compartments.
W - 2 hanging bars instead of one... my wife can store 2 times the clothes.... it fits!
X - More shelves in the bathroom cabinet, and the main closet.
Y - much much more!
Z - good luck.
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:44 PM   #2
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OK More

- I made a switch so the steps stay "IN" or "OUT" permanent... or in and out with the door.

- I put lights in the space next to the back slide.... on little shelves.
- The inverter is a Xantrex

- We have an office chair in the dinette middle... computer desk and a piano keyboard... the dinette still can be used as dinette.

- i put shelves on top of the window covers in the bed area.

- i put a grid in the motor hood vent... the holes are big... stones?



Any way... we stayed 5 months full-time in the FR3 as long as you stand still it's OK..... lot of work done.

Problems so far :

- Water heater defect'
- Steps does not work ... lights gone.
- Entry light gone.
- Bed slide is stuck! Still working... to get warranty.
motor is gone....
If you ever get trough to Forest River........warranty.

Soon as you start driving long distance the problems start.... like an earthquake.

Bigger problem... to get warranty at a dealer that does not rip you off.

Floorplan is perfect, but at a price.
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:32 PM   #3
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I have a question for you pimhelmy. Did you install the inverter or, have it done?
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:18 PM   #4
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I would like to see pictures of all the upgrades. I'm sure other would like it too.
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:30 PM   #5
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Pics soon.... We are on our way to tx.

This morning 5 am the shower faucett was cracked .... The water pressure was high here in houston. Flooded cabin
3 gibson guitars totally ruined..... Big damage.... I am sad...
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Yes i installed the xantrex inverter my self... Its easy to do.
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:46 PM   #7
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So with all the Mods Pimhelmy, the Weight Police want to know if you are over limits...when is the last time you Scaled your rig?
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Pics soon.... We are on our way to tx.

This morning 5 am the shower faucett was cracked .... The water pressure was high here in houston. Flooded cabin
3 gibson guitars totally ruined..... Big damage.... I am sad...

Were you using the water pressure regulator from the tap to keep the pressure to around 40 PSI?

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Old 04-21-2014, 05:51 PM   #9
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We just drove on to a scale in st antonio... Just under 7965kg,
17560 pounds

So we are safe and ok

2 weeks from now we going to put the rv on the roro ship from galveston to antwerp.
Because this summer we are touring europe.
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Yes i installed the xantrex inverter my self... Its easy to do.
Would love to know how you did it. Pics would be nice also. Thanks!
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