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JBomBer88

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Posted: 07/30/19 11:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just bought a 04 30 foot FS3000, does this year have the tongue / frame bending / cracking problem?

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They all have the potential.
I owned a 2002 FS3000 and never had an issue.
But I was careful when I went off road to make sure I wasn't bouncing the tongue really bad.
Just check all of the welds/joints for any cracks.
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From what I remember most of the frame issues were in the lightweight line. I had an FS 2600 and had zero issues with the frame. I had several friends with FS3000's and they did OK as well.

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Correct the Superlite models were mostly affected. Sagging side walls were also a big problem on those trailers. Had an 04 Superlite and was nothing but problems.


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Be sure to go through the WW Repairs in the main forum. Good info on WW units.

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Posted: 07/31/19 09:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Best advise is keep up on roof maintenance. If the wood gets wet problems are soon to follow.


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As for the roof, safe to use Dicor?

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Also, I have it stored on the side of my garage, is it ok to keep it plugged into the house? mainly for lights and possibly AC if we’re in there, fridge and freezer are off, has two 6V Trojan batteries, will keeping it plugged in harm then?

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JBomBer88 wrote:

Also, I have it stored on the side of my garage, is it ok to keep it plugged into the house? mainly for lights and possibly AC if we’re in there, fridge and freezer are off, has two 6V Trojan batteries, will keeping it plugged in harm then?


Check your converter. some of the old ones were not "smart" converters and will continue on trickle charge and boil the batteries. The newer converters should go into "maintenance" mode. Otherwise there's no problem leaving it connected. If you're concerned or not sure then just disconnect the batteries after they're charged. The converter will still run everything in the trailer.


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I would leave something on when it is plugged in all the time.
Fridge or something.
Yes, get the IOTA smart controller, assuming you still have the converter that Warrior put in originally.

For the roof, the front and rear seams, I would use Eternabond tape. Amazing stuff and won't crack like Dicor will over time.
I did that to both of my front and rear caps. 5 years and still looks great.

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