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Old 05-11-2013, 04:59 PM   #51
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Just looked at my FR3. Not sure which version it is. I have a cable input just below the antenna power amp switch.
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:16 PM   #52
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Thanks Ron, but do you know if there is an input for park cable?
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:42 PM   #53
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Thanks Ron, but do you know if there is an input for park cable?
It's in the electrical basement area. ( last door on drivers side) you run the cable trough the opening in the floor if the basement cargo area. Kind of nice location, actually .
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:13 PM   #54
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Thanks very much for your help. We are going to go for it--will pick up sometime next week. We r trading in our class c. Very excited!
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Thanks very much for your help. We are going to go for it--will pick up sometime next week. We r trading in our class c. Very excited!
Great, let us know how you make out....
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:12 PM   #56
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Two small, new factory fixes needed

In the continuing experience with my new FR3.
1st problem: The clothes hanger rod in the back closet pulled out of the ceiling. Had about 8 shirts and a few pants hanging on it at the time. From looking at the screws and the holes in the ceiling, they were not put into wood or any support, but rather into some thing similar to drywall or ceiling tile.
The dealer is looking for answers to this.
2nd problem, the bunk bed wood base is a thick piece of plywood. it is supported by a solid metal frame. The wood is held in place by some small 3/4 inch wood screws. These are too small to keep the wood from flopping up and down, thus stripping out the wood screws. Before they drop out, they rattle alarmingly against the metal bunk frame. Scared the daylights out of me as I was driving down a bumpy road at the time they started to make noise. Did not know if that was all holding the bunk together. Found out the frame is welded at all corners!
Working with the dealer to find a better way to hold the wood in the frame with out banging around.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:16 PM   #57
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Just got, and hooked up my new FR3. They seem to have a problem remembering which water input is for 'fresh water tank' and the 'city water hookup'. Hooked water up, then went inside to make sure water turned on. Found no pressure! Went outside and noticed water flowing onto the ground from the overflow hose. Killed the city water, swapped connections, and all worked!! Luckily I had read of this happening before on a different model.
Got word back from Forest River, seems the decals were correct hoses connected wrong! As you look at the connections, city water goes on the right, fresh water on the left! I need to swap hose connections.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:44 AM   #58
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Noted one more design flaw in my unit and the one just arrived at the local dealer. The shower base is made such that water flowing down the wall travels out the corner and onto the floor. There is nothing in the shape to direct it toward the drain. I am putting some silicon sealant around the base and in that corner to direct it back into the base. Hope that solves it.
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Did your fix work? Camping with mine for the 1st time and had the same issue.. What a mess.
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:02 PM   #59
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Water routing in the shower.
Did the silicon base and a small wall for the water to follow.
So far, it has worked for me. Only tried it a few times since I did the changes.
The screws work well keeping the plastic walls of the shower flush. They did bow out on both sides in a few places. Now, it may not look nice, but the ends of the walls are not moving any more! Think some paint may make it less noticeable.
The dealer is going to fix the water lines to the city water connection and the fresh water connection putting them to the right spots. (City on the left as you look in) The closet hanger rods, and the rattling bunk bed.
I am hoping I got lucky and these are as bad as this unit is going to get for "from the factory" faults and required fixers.
Trying to move out of the apartment into the RV full time. It was never this much work just to move from place to place as I followed jobs around. (call the moving company, have them pack up boxes, go to the new home, unpack and continue on) Now I got to figure out what is worth storing, what is not sellable, what charities, (Goodwill and such) will take and every thing else goes to trash bins.
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Problem solved : thanks for your help!



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