RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-16-2016, 09:14 PM   #101
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 64
What is the correct tire pressure?
The label inside shows 82 PSI, the Goodyear tire recommends 110 PSI.



Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
jbutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2016, 02:29 PM   #102
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 519
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbutch View Post
What is the correct tire pressure?
The label inside shows 82 PSI, the Goodyear tire recommends 110 PSI.
Its based on the Goodyear loading chart. Look on Page 2, bottom two rows. I think we're 245, just double check. You'll notice there isn't a value below 80PSI, which means that is the minimum you can run. 82PSI is what FR recommends based on GVWR I believe. Just take your rig before you go out on the road to a truck stop with CAT scales, pull up and tell the lady your in for your 1st weigh for a private vehicle. Make sure you axles are on different pads. Then you'll pull around when your done and go in and pay for your ticket. Take that number and use this table to look up your correct PSI. If you put on different tires than those Goodyears down the road, it'll be totally different. You'll probably be surprise to see your rear axle will be close if not over weight if you carry any water in your tanks. I usually run 85 on the front and about 90 in the rear. Add a little safety margin...too high and the ride quality will be harsh. And the 110 PSI on the sidewall is a MAX tire pressure. By no means a recommendation from Goodyear.

http://www.goodyearrvtires.com/pdfs/rv_inflation.pdf
KansasFR3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2016, 05:49 PM   #103
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 64
Thanks this is good to know.


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
jbutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2016, 01:49 AM   #104
Senior Member
 
PeteAndEd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 134
Glad I spotted this. My bunk stop working this weekend. I'll look for that fuze. Why aren't all the fuze descriptions and locations provided to the owners?
__________________
FR3 2015 30DS
PeteAndEd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2016, 02:08 AM   #105
Senior Member
 
PeteAndEd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 134
I've had to clean my toilet supply line 3 times so far in the 13 months I've owned our new 2015 30DS. Other threads here have indicated it is caused by a naturally deteriating hot water heater anode debris being sucked into the cold water supply line. It was suggested a backflow valve be installed to prevent it. I changed our anode and flushed the hot water tank. Shortly thereafter... Same problem. Going to flush it again. Although relatively easy to clean out the supply line filter, this is rediculous.
__________________
FR3 2015 30DS
PeteAndEd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2016, 02:10 AM   #106
Senior Member
 
PeteAndEd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 134
What do you define as a "little" water? Ours has around an inch of water left in the tank when it is drained. It is water we could use when dry camping! The design should have the exit tube on the bottom of the fresh water tank, not on the side!
__________________
FR3 2015 30DS
PeteAndEd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2016, 02:26 AM   #107
Senior Member
 
PeteAndEd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 134
In our 2015 30DS, the 3 fan wires (LR, BA and BR) are all wired into the ceiling lights. Why they are not independent is weird.
__________________
FR3 2015 30DS
PeteAndEd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2016, 04:35 AM   #108
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 2
bought a 2014 le2150 mercedes sprinter chassis, need to treat the roof but not sure what to use and what type of material it is up there.?
djones2565 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2016, 07:10 AM   #109
Senior Member
 
nomad297's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 5,269
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeteAndEd View Post
I've had to clean my toilet supply line 3 times so far in the 13 months I've owned our new 2015 30DS. Other threads here have indicated it is caused by a naturally deteriating hot water heater anode debris being sucked into the cold water supply line. It was suggested a backflow valve be installed to prevent it. I changed our anode and flushed the hot water tank. Shortly thereafter... Same problem. Going to flush it again. Although relatively easy to clean out the supply line filter, this is rediculous.
It is virtually impossible for debris in your water heater to make its way to your toilet. Don't waste any more time with that line of thought.

Bruce
__________________
2016 Rockwood Windjammer 3029W Diamond
2015 Chevy 3500HD LTZ 6.0 Crew Cab 4x4 Long Bed 4.10:1 SRW
nomad297 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2016, 07:21 AM   #110
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,498
Quote:
Originally Posted by nomad297 View Post
It is virtually impossible for debris in your water heater to make its way to your toilet. Don't waste any more time with that line of thought.



Bruce

Totally agree!


2015 Columbus 320RS
2008 2500HD Duramax
2015 nights camped "34"
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2016, 09:54 AM   #111
Senior Member
 
PeteAndEd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 134
Any alternative suggestion where the sandy like crap comes from? It looks very similar to the material on the anode rod. And it looked similar to all the crap that came rushing out of the hot water tank when I first drained it. The output line from the fresh water tank is about an inch above the bottom of that tank, so I doubt it is tank sediment... Unless there's about an inch of sediment in the fresh water tank. The clogging material is not hard plastic, but like a sandy grey and white material. HELP?
__________________
FR3 2015 30DS
PeteAndEd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2016, 11:52 AM   #112
HAPPY WHEN RV'ING
 
drivmsafe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Southern California
Posts: 646
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeteAndEd View Post
Glad I spotted this. My bunk stop working this weekend. I'll look for that fuze. Why aren't all the fuze descriptions and locations provided to the owners?
The bunk fuse is next to the house batteries. It's a 10amp.
__________________
Smooth Roads, and, Drive 'em Safe

Curt & Isabel, & 9er (our Goldendoodle)
2014 Forest River FR3 30DS (Beasty)
2014 Honda CRV EX-L (toad)

drivmsafe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2016, 07:51 PM   #113
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 10,907
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeteAndEd View Post
What do you define as a "little" water? Ours has around an inch of water left in the tank when it is drained. It is water we could use when dry camping! The design should have the exit tube on the bottom of the fresh water tank, not on the side!
You can move the pump suction to the tank drain. See here:

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...pty-84380.html

There are some other threads where folks have moved the suction to the drain.
__________________
1988 Coleman Sequoia - popup (1987-2009) - outlasted 3 Dodge Grand Caravans!
2012 Roo19 - hybrid (2012-2015)

2016 Mini Lite 2503S - tt (2015 - ???)
2011 Traverse LT, 3.6L, FWD
2009 Silverado 1500 Ext Cab, 5.3L, 4x4, 3.73
2016 Silverado 2500HD Dbl Cab, 6.0L 4x4, 4.10
rockfordroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2016, 11:15 PM   #114
Senior Member
 
PeteAndEd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 134
Apparently not on my FR3 30DS.... There are 3 connected to the battery + post:
15 amp - blue wire - awning
25 amp - green wire - stairs
5 amp - blue wire - ?

All 3 fuses were not blown.

There are two more inline fuses that are switched:
5 amp - blue wire - LPG detector
5 amp - red cover - ?

So, no 10 amp inline fuses. At the suggestion of my dealer today, I plan on opening up the Basttery Control Center on the I-Beam near the house batteries.
__________________
FR3 2015 30DS
PeteAndEd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2016, 11:29 PM   #115
Member
 
FireSurf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeteAndEd View Post
Any alternative suggestion where the sandy like crap comes from? It looks very similar to the material on the anode rod. And it looked similar to all the crap that came rushing out of the hot water tank when I first drained it. The output line from the fresh water tank is about an inch above the bottom of that tank, so I doubt it is tank sediment... Unless there's about an inch of sediment in the fresh water tank. The clogging material is not hard plastic, but like a sandy grey and white material. HELP?

I have the same problem...can't figure it out either.
__________________
2015 FR3 30DS
FireSurf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 12:37 AM   #116
Senior Member
 
PeteAndEd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 134
I think your link is not to a FR3 fresh water tank. My fresh water tank low drain point outlet (blue in color) is about as high as the output to the pump... Maybe the suggested curved pipe sticking further down might work though. I've got to wonder why the tank wasn't built with the outlet on the bottom of the tank to empty it fully... Here's a pic showing the low point drain on the fresh water tank in a 2015 FR3 30DS. Notice it is over an inch from the bottom of the tank. The output to the pump is about the same hight from the bottom.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	120
Size:	241.8 KB
ID:	100789  
__________________
FR3 2015 30DS
PeteAndEd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2016, 09:48 AM   #117
2011 Georgetown 350TS
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 98
This is a question for the FR 3 rep. Will the 2017 models have 50 amp service or 2 AC units? Thanks
Leismom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2016, 10:36 AM   #118
Member
 
pkenley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Sulphur Springs, TX
Posts: 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leismom View Post
This is a question for the FR 3 rep. Will the 2017 models have 50 amp service or 2 AC units? Thanks
Good question about 50 amp service???
Features on FR website:
5.5 KW Onan Gas Generator (32DS only) includes 2nd 18,000 BTU Equivalent Atwood™ Quiet Air Command™ Ducted Roof A/C with Chill Construction and Heat Pump
__________________
Phil & Carla Kenley
2014 Rockwood ROO 21ss
2013 Ford 150 Platinum Crew Cab

(Looking at the Georgetown 329DS)
Nights camped in 2011/16; 2012/15; 2013/48;
2014/10; 2015/101 2016/55 yr to date
pkenley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2016, 09:13 PM   #119
Rickydeee
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 49
Hello Eric. I'm considering a 2016 or 2017 FR3 30DS, wondering if there are any substantial changes between the model years. Thanks for your help.
rickydeee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2016, 01:40 PM   #120
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 3
2014 FR3 coming apart

We have owned our FR3 for two years now. Last year there was a terrible clunking noise coming up from under the passenger seat. I took it to the Ford dealer because it sounded most like a chassis noise from the shock tower. They had nothing to report. I have climbed under that thing 20 times and could not find the problem, even took the shock off and tried to eliminate the noise with no luck. We just set out for a trip to spring training listening to the stupid noise and 35 miles into the trip went over a fine California overpass that jarred everything in the rig. The noise went away. We soon found there was a 1" separation between the floor and wall located where the small foot window is at passenger side. You can see the wall moving up and down against the floor when driving now. In looking at the gap I can see no where that the wall is affixed to the floor except clear back by the entry door. In addition the windshield is cracked over that same area. I'm thinking the movement has something to do with it. It's at La mesa now awaiting a fix. Those Einsteins cant do anything with out some sort of Forest River blessing. Whats it going to take to fix this?
stevewilke is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:23 AM.