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Old 09-17-2015, 09:05 AM   #1
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Hello, we are in the process of obtaining our first Forest River. It is the FR3, 30 ft MotorHome. I believe they call it a crossover because you can bring down a platform over the drivers seats for an extra bed. Our background is that we come from a long time boating with our last being a 42' Catalina sailboat. We decided for retirement to switch over to RVing so we could see all the dry land sights. We wound thru various RVs trying to find our fit, hopefully this is it. The 38' Beaver was too big for me and the 24J View was too small for my hubby. Sounds like the 3 They say we should be able to bring it home next week and we'll head to either Belfair SP or Dosewallips SP to shake her down.

Beth and Dave

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Old 09-17-2015, 10:02 PM   #2
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Welcome from recently retired RVers from Anacortes. We had a 32' Class A and the cost of fuel and CG fees finally ran us off. In our view, a 32-footer was just about right. A permanent rear bedroom was the clincher. With our previous 26' Class C, having to build the bedroom every night and dismantle it before we could set out the next day got old really quickly

As I said many times to boating neighbors, "you can't visit the Grand Canyon in a boat" and "one lump of rock sticking out of the sea and covered in fir trees looks a lot like the others".

A local SP for a weekend shakedown is a very good idea. Good luck with your longer-term adventures, too.

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Old 09-17-2015, 10:26 PM   #3
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Welcome. We are in our 5er over in Sequim right now. Have been on the Olympic Peninsula for the last 2 weeks.
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:05 AM   #4
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Thanks for the welcome. Picked up the rig yesterday, first problem was the water pump kept running (hubby found loose cap). 2nd problem is the vent fan over the cooking stove wouldn't turn on. It worked when we test drove it so now wondering if we have different rig. Hubby got out his electrical tool bag and found the fan motor is fried. So no smoky cooking until we get that fixed. Will be trying to figure out how to pack everything in today so we can take her out. Her name is NEON MOON EXPRESS if you see us on the road.
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Old 09-26-2015, 10:36 AM   #5
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