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Old 06-10-2024, 12:40 PM   #1
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Greetings All!
Spent some time and procured a 2015 FR3 30DS. We love it so far, but man is that suspension a marshmallow! Certainly will be attending to that sway very quickly. Lots of good info in the forum for this, so a pre "THANK YOU" to you guys for putting it in a single place!.

This is my 5th rig in my timeline (previous in descending order XLR Boost Toy Hauler, Itasca 30' Class C, Lance 12' Truck camper, and a Fleetwood Southwind), and we really do like it.

Looking to:
Fix Sway (free fix first)
New Tires (originals are still on there!)
Fix lane wander (steering stabilizer)
5-Star Tune (fix shifting)
Add A/C (move front to back add 15K to front)
Upgrade all in one A/V system

Any feed back or opinions are welcome!
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Moved thread from the Welcome Mat section to the FR3 sub-forum for better help from other FR3 owners and possible factory support.
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Old 06-11-2024, 03:42 AM   #4
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Greetings All!
Spent some time and procured a 2015 FR3 30DS. We love it so far, but man is that suspension a marshmallow! Certainly will be attending to that sway very quickly. Lots of good info in the forum for this, so a pre "THANK YOU" to you guys for putting it in a single place!.

This is my 5th rig in my timeline (previous in descending order XLR Boost Toy Hauler, Itasca 30' Class C, Lance 12' Truck camper, and a Fleetwood Southwind), and we really do like it.

Looking to:
Fix Sway (free fix first)
New Tires (originals are still on there!)
Fix lane wander (steering stabilizer)
5-Star Tune (fix shifting)
Add A/C (move front to back add 15K to front)
Upgrade all in one A/V system

Any feed back or opinions are welcome!

I installed the Blue Ox TruCenter Steering Control. If I have a strong crosswind, I can recenter it with a push of the button. Blue Ox discontinued the TruCenter TC35160 for the F53 in 2018.

I only did the CHF & Blue Ox TruCenter when it was new April 2017. I also found using the recommended 82 psi tire pressure helped. I tried 90 psi but I could feel every bump in the road.

I installed Koni shocks & Sumo Springs in 2019, because my wife wanted a smoother ride. I think the Koni shocks are smoother than the OEM. The Sumo Springs stopped the metal on metal that I felt whenever we hit a big pot-hole or bump in the road.


The FR3 28DS has the same 18K 190" wheelbase as the 29DS & 30DS.

The only thing left to do is a Rear Trac Bar to reduce the tail wag.
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Welcome to the forum. Congrats on your purchase of an FR3. Lots of knowledgeable folks here to help with your questions. Later RJD
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