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Old 01-18-2018, 12:49 AM   #301
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Water Bay

Next I took on the water bay, this is version 2 actually. The first set up cracked, I am guessing due to not getting the water out completely and it froze. I couldn't stand the how it was set up. So I build this. The water hose connects through the access panel. It then runs back under the cover to a standard house pressure regulator. I have pressure gauges set up on either side of the pressure regulator. The water is then routed to the filter through the flexible line. Then goes to the quarter turn valve to either supply city water to the rig or to fill the tank. The other two valves are supplied from the shower line feed tank rinse out outs for the black and gray tanks. There is a back flow valve installed on this line to prevent any contaminated water getting back to any good water lines. The brass pex fittings are a bit pricey, but make plumbing work much much easier.
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Old 01-18-2018, 01:07 AM   #302
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Microwave

We also yanked the microwave. We boon dock most of the time and wanted the extra storage space. I found a place online that will make wood doors that come close to matching the stock doors on our rigs.
Kitchen Cabinet Doors | Refacing | Replacement - HorizonCabinetDoor.com

DRAWER FRONT PROFILE: Square Flat Panel Drawer Front
Specie: - Maple (Standard Grade)
Finish Color: - Unfinished
Frame Width: - 2-1/2in Left/Right, 2-1/2in Top/Bottom
Outside Edge Profile: - E-7
Inside Edge Profile: - CS-A
Panel Profile: - P1
Panel Grain Direction: - Vertical Grain

My first attempt, this door, at matching the stain didn't go so well. My second effort, I'll load pictures for that project later, went better. I used Varathane Stain + Poly "American Walnut". It takes some practice to get it to look right.

Anyway, we pulled the microwave and put in a shelf. The 25DS doesn't have a lot of storage and it has been really nice to have the extra space. As you can see in the picture its full of stuff.
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Old 01-18-2018, 01:31 AM   #303
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New bench

During our first big trip our first child was in a car seat that we seat belted in as you do for car seats, nice and tight. By the end of the trip the bench seat was destroyed. The flimsy wood strips were broken and the nailed (more like stapled) joints were pulling apart. This was not a safe seat that I wanted my child, now children strapped to. So I rebuilt it, better.

First was to design a new frame. I drew it up and had a local shop weld up 1" aluminum square tube, pretty much matching the FR design. I then cut and stained maple wood to match as close as I could to the original design. I added a drawer on each end that is about half as deep as the bench and added a hinged hatch to access the back end near the window.
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Old 02-02-2018, 11:26 AM   #304
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Hey guys I have just purchased my FR3 about 5 months ago and I want to share with you all the amazing upgrades I did to it in this short time.

- Tiled kitchen wall
- Tiled Bathroom back splash
- changed all fixtures in bathroom.
- added generator start switch next to the driver seat.

- tomorrow installing the new jensen hdmi dvd unit.
- Half way to complete the upgrade from 30amp to 50amp and adding one more ac unit.
Could you tell me more about how you added the generator start switch and the Stair cover?
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:42 PM   #305
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Also, the upgrade from 30 to 50 amp. We need to add a bedroom a.c.

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Old 02-06-2018, 04:27 PM   #306
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up grade

Hey any pictures of that 30 to 50 amp up grade,list parts.
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Night stand and couch arm rest tray.

First time posting pictures...Hope this works.
One thing I really miss from my Class C was night stands. I built this one for my side of the bed. Still thinking about her side. Also these couch trays work good for setting drinks and phones etc. I am thinking of building these and trying to sell them. If anybody would be interested you can PM me for details. Thanks for looking.

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Old 02-11-2018, 11:03 PM   #308
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During our first big trip our first child was in a car seat that we seat belted in as you do for car seats, nice and tight. By the end of the trip the bench seat was destroyed. The flimsy wood strips were broken and the nailed (more like stapled) joints were pulling apart. This was not a safe seat that I wanted my child, now children strapped to. So I rebuilt it, better.

First was to design a new frame. I drew it up and had a local shop weld up 1" aluminum square tube, pretty much matching the FR design. I then cut and stained maple wood to match as close as I could to the original design. I added a drawer on each end that is about half as deep as the bench and added a hinged hatch to access the back end near the window.
What color stain did you use? Who was the manufacture of the stain you used. Looks to be a very good color match.
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Old 02-16-2018, 09:51 PM   #309
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30DS Sofa Swap

Finally had the Sofa Sleeper swapped out for Thomas Payne style Theater Seating.

What a difference!!

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Finally had the Sofa Sleeper swapped out for Thomas Payne style Theater Seating.

What a difference!!

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I've wanted to do this but hate to lose so much window behind the back of the couch. I'm envious of your new TV spot!
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I've wanted to do this but hate to lose so much window behind the back of the couch. I'm envious of your new TV spot!
I understand, but the back doesn't really cover much of the window and the window blind is down some in the picture.
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Finally had the Sofa Sleeper swapped out for Thomas Payne style Theater Seating.

What a difference!!

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We switched out our loveseat bed for theater recliners, too. Ours are from RecPro, not Thomas Payne. We lose about 2 inches of window when they’re up, none when they’re reclined. No matter the window loss, we love them and would highly recommend them. They’re one of the best mods we’ve made to date.
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We switched out our loveseat bed for theater recliners, too. Ours are from RecPro, not Thomas Payne. We lose about 2 inches of window when they’re up, none when they’re reclined. No matter the window loss, we love them and would highly recommend them. They’re one of the best mods we’ve made to date.
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Would love your help with the bunk bed mod

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We've made a number of changes to our FR3 30DS... This change gave us a bunch of storage... I was a little pressed for time so did not do what I originally planned. As it is just my wife and I did not see any sense in keeping the bunk bed over the divers area and it kept falling down anyway. So I removed the back section of the bunk bed and turned the front area into storage. It does not impact the view and no hitting my head on the bunk bed. We have baskets there and if we want we can remove them and put up the remaining section of the bunk.

We also installed a box under the dash to stop the rattle. Used a tool storage tray to store sun glasses, coins, pens, etc...

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My husband and I have been trying to figure out how to replicate your idea about the over cab storage but we cannot figure out how to remove the back part of the bunk. How in the world did you do it? Any help would be awesome.
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This is one of our favourite mods to date... it drove us crazy not having anywhere to put our drinks or phone .. when we were sitting on the couchClick image for larger version

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ID:	167158... so we picked up this arm from ikea and bent the ends to fit. Easy to make when you aren’t on the road! ) We then replaced the top to give us better surface area... painted the arm , stained the top. And voila we have the best little side table... this one on the right can also be shared with the captain seat... we are in the process of fitting the other side too...we have a few plugs for the screws. Just waiting for them to dryClick image for larger version

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Colourful, that looks fantastic.
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ThAnks giggyupgo! It was really lacking
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Awesome idea! Thx for sharing
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We bought this 6 cubes organizer and screwed it right into the closet! How sweet it is... still room on the side to hang the evening gowns .. lol.

Has anyone found another solution? Do share...
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Hey guys I have just purchased my FR3 about 5 months ago and I want to share with you all the amazing upgrades I did to it in this short time.



- Tiled kitchen wall

- Tiled Bathroom back splash

- changed all fixtures in bathroom.

- added generator start switch next to the driver seat.



- tomorrow installing the new jensen hdmi dvd unit.

- Half way to complete the upgrade from 30amp to 50amp and adding one more ac unit.


I just did the mod with the generator switch. Best mod ever in my opinion. No more having to go all the way back to the panel to turn on the generator after I forget to turn it on and I’m driving already.
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