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Old 03-29-2012, 04:49 AM   #1
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2012 Kodiak 300BHSL new delivery

Hey all,
We just picked up our new trailer. However, I have a question. During signing our paperwork we discovered a package that took the dealer a while to figure out.
Essentially we purchased a 300bhsl with the ultimate package which also included a "fall platinum package" for additional cost.

According to the paper from Kodiak the item we are questioning is if our trailer should have came with a Swing out bumper Grill as part of the special fall package. The paper says so, and searches on the net show 25' trailers with the fall package and bumper grill. However the dealer is saying they aren't sure and they think the outside kitchen is what the fall package is. My understanding is the 300bhsl has an out door kitchen standard.

Anyone have any insight on this. We called dutchmen and they said it is a dealer issue and it wouldn't say for sure if it was included or not. I won't go into details on the rest of that conversation but I hope the person was having a bad day.
If I don't get this straightened out by Friday I'm calling the Kodiak area sales rep to see if he knows. It just so happens we met him at the portland rv show this month and he was very informative about the trailer.
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:03 PM   #2
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Re: 2012 Kodiak 300BHSL new delivery

If you have the name of the area sales rep, then you should call him to set your mind at ease. I do know that these special packages change from time to time and from area to area. What is included in one month may not be the next.
It makes it confusing sometimes for the dealers when they have two TT's on the same lot, with the same "named" package, yet equipped differently.
Best of luck in getting this sorted out.....
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:40 AM   #3
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Re: 2012 Kodiak 300BHSL new delivery

Yes we kind of learned this the hard way. We went to the RV show and looked at the trailer. We noticed the fold out kitchen had only a cook top. But we didn't like the interior color and opted to go to the dealers lot and liked the interior on the one we bought better. We never opened the outdoor kitchen until our walk through and found that this one has what i term a so called sink??? Yet no water faucets, so Ice bucket? I don't know what it is for. Yet looking at trailers online we have seen several versions of the outdoor kitchen on the 300bhsl.
Oh well, overall we are very happy with the trailer so far. Spent the first night out in our driveway for a trial run.
Note to others looking at this trailer. If you run the heat don't let the kids shut the bunk room door, according to my teenage daughter and i quote, " I sweated so much I woke up and had to check if I pee'd my self"
We only had the heater set at 65 and the bunk room was toasty warm
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:06 AM   #4
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Re: 2012 Kodiak 300BHSL new delivery

Our bunk room gets quite warm too if we close the door. Don't recommend it unless you're looking to use it to dry clothes, which we have done!
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:06 AM   #5
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Re: 2012 Kodiak 300BHSL new delivery

We had a similar experience with our Dutchmen 276RBS. The one we picked first had metal siding and a certain type of kitchen cabinets and shower door. I had a defective slide which need a factory repair so the dealer offer us a fiberglass unit but it had a fold down rear deck on the bumper, different cabinets, different flooring, but no shower door. My wife wanted the shower door! We ended up with a fiberglass unit with no rear deck, same floor, same cabinets, and the same floor as the metal wall unit. It was all dependant on the serial number.
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:47 PM   #6
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Re: 2012 Kodiak 300BHSL new delivery

Compares Platinum Edition vs. 2013 Standards & Options PLATINUM 2013 STD
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After item description, follows either word Platinum or a price. If you see 2 prices, that means this is a chargeable option with or without Platinum. If you see word Platinum followed by a price, that means item was included in Platinum package but now is a chargeable option for 2013. If you see word Platinum followed by words Std 2013, that means item was included in Platinum and now is a standard 2013 item.

242 RESL 22,838.00 22,838.00
Ultimate Package (*mandatory) 3,625.00 3,625.00
Platinum Edition Fall 2012 Special Order 3,625.00 Not Available
Paint Infused Exterior (Taupe) w/ Lamilux 4000 Gel Coat Exterior Platinum Std 2013
Leather Touch Furniture Platinum Std 2013
Frameless Windows Platinum Std 2013
Slam Latch Compartment doors Platinum Std 2013
Large Exterior Grab Handle Platinum Std 2013
Outside Speakers Platinum Std 2013
Solid Surface Counter Tops with Stainless Steel Under Mount Sink 493.00 493.00
Solid Surface Dinette Table Platinum Not Available
Solid Surface Sink Covers Platinum Not Available
LCD TV 26 Platinum 580.00
TV Mount Outside Platinum Not Available
Power Tongue Jack Platinum 181.00
Swing Out Bumper Grill (8 Wide models) Platinum 225.00
Aluminum Rims Platinum 428.00
Radial Tires 131.00 131.00
15K A/C 181.00 181.00
Winterization 44.00 44.00
RVIA Seal 139.00 139.00
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Re: 2012 Kodiak 300BHSL new delivery

I've seen those frameless windows on the taupe-colored trailers and it looks really nice together!
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I am a new owner of a 2013 242 resl and I love it ,I took delivery on April25/13 and abosolutly love the way it pulls, I also had installed an Anderson antisway hitch as well and the ride is great, almost no bounce
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Welcome....and congrats on the trailer.
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rid415 and congratulations on your new rig!
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