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Old 03-18-2016, 03:12 PM   #1
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John C.D.

Greetings from Albuquerque! Just picked up our new 2016 FR3 30DS motorhome from the dealer a week or so ago, right after selling our 2014 Coleman 24' TT, and have spent the last week doing upgrades.

Let me say thanks to all that post on this forum regarding the good, bad and indifferent. We spent a lot of time researching for the right RV and the posts on this forum were invaluable in regards to the upgrades to this model since its' inception as well as what to look for in the initial inspection. I had a long list of stuff to look for/at, and the wife and I spent several hours inspecting and running through systems before signing and finalizing. The threads were spot on regarding what items might need to be addressed before pickup. So, once again I say thanks to those who post that type information. I'm hoping my future posts will be helpful to someone.

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Old 03-18-2016, 05:46 PM   #2
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Welcome from Wisconsin and congrats on your 2016 FR3 30DS. Thank you for your service .

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Old 03-18-2016, 06:06 PM   #3
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I clicked on this post expecting to read a story about a John "seedy". As in "John" the seedy salesman. Sorry my bad, I did chuckle a little bit when I discovered I was wrong.

Well that was a little embarrassing as well. I mean no harm. I will be chewing on my foot now. In the mean time please enjoy the forums it is a great resource for lots of info.
And big THANK YOU for your service as well!

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Old 03-18-2016, 06:08 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your purchase of 2016 FR3 30DS MH. As you have discovered some very knowledgeable folks here to help in your purchase. Enjoy Later RJD
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Old 03-18-2016, 06:19 PM   #5
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Old 03-19-2016, 04:35 PM   #9
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Welcome from OH. We will be visiting Albuquerque this summer on our journey through the western states.

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