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Old 06-13-2017, 10:09 PM   #11
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Regarding Sumo springs, I had a shop that works on a lot of Sprinter delivery vans and some RV's suggest I only add the basic Sumos to the rear. They were pleasantly surprised to see that the beefy Hellwig sway bar had been added by FR. Their price seemed high, so I have not pulled the trigger on the Sumo's yet. I do suggest that you drive it 'as is' and then determine if you want better handling or a better ride,and then consult with a reliable shop. Just my two cents.
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:21 PM   #12
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We will have a pretty long drive when we pick it up to check out the handling. If needed, the rear springs are only $220.00 for the set and a about a one hour job and the fronts are $160.00 for a set and about two hours and a six pack. I did a set on a friends delivery van and it's pretty easy DIY project.
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Old 06-15-2017, 11:09 AM   #13
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Re: kayak + bike racks for Isata 3, we are setting up double kayak rack for 2017 Forester 2401Wmbs found on Pinterest. Same body/structure and design.
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Old 06-15-2017, 11:05 PM   #14
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Well we took the test drive and definitely like the Isata 3 over the Tiffin Wayfarer and Winnie View. Then we made the HUGE mistake of going over to the DX3 BH....ugggg. We were blown away. All I can say is WOW. Do I wait 4 to 6 months and order a DX3 BH or Order an Isata 3 now and drive it for a year and maybe upgrade to the DX3? I thought this was going to be easy. We have rented RV's and love the lifestyle as we are able to take the dog( bottom bunk) and be on our own schedule. Ater flying to do the test drive, the wife said she was over air travel. First time RV purchase so all opinions are welcome.
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Old 06-16-2017, 11:29 AM   #15
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DX3 BH was our first RV purchase. Couldn't be happier. The I3 is a much different coach though. Both spacewise, capacity and also places you'll be able to take it. I'd think about what your ideal use / plan is for it some more and come up with some needs before making that decision.

That said if you can afford it and dont mind the bigger size, you wont be disappointed wiht the DX3. It's all the RV you'll ever need IMO
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Old 06-17-2017, 04:26 PM   #16
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Thanks for the input and I apologize for the thread creep. I think we are going to go with the Isata 3, use it for a year and if we utilize it and enjoy it as much as we think we are, upgrade to the DX3. I know I'll take a hit, but the sprinter Chassis with the diesel gen and Dynamax quality should soften the blow.
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You'll have a great time. Enjoy!
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Old 07-02-2017, 08:34 PM   #18
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Added a few more things today, taking advantage of wasted space. I like the baskets because they weight nothing. The coat hooks are not light but we needed them, and I like how they fold away and are not poking hazards when not in use.

All bought on amazon.
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I'm a storage junky, love all your ideas and pics! We use the hooks for towels too, works great! Where did u get those baskets behind passengar seat?
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How did you mount the baskets on the wall and the one on the floor? Looks great; will have to do the same.
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