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Old 01-31-2018, 04:18 PM   #11
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I think the four Seasons they are referring to are:


Football season

Hunting season

Nascar season

And of course................

Tourist season.
I love the way you think! But there's still a great possibility of snow/cold up here in football and hunting season!
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:09 PM   #12
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After hearing all these horror stories, I don't plan on upgrading my Camper with another Dutchman product. I have been fortunate so far with my 242 model.
I eventually want a fifth wheel but will go with another company. But with a higher quality Rig will be a higher cost. I will definitely scrutinize who ever I go with. Take nothing for granted
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:50 PM   #13
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I've been looking at DRV Suites 5th wheel. it ain't cheap but I think it would be worth it since it is made to be FULL TIME, which I may do one day. Model number is MS SantaFe
DRV Suites - Luxury Fifth Wheels

Not saying that it would be problem and issue free but I think it looked really well built and it comes with a 3 year warranty. Would need to purchase a new truck also since my Titan is only a 3/4 ton. Would I purchase another Dutchmen product, most likely NOT (never say never).
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:07 PM   #14
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I believe Mobile Suites/DRV was bought by Thor a few years ago. Rumors are quality is not the same. I don't know; just what I heard from a gentlemen in Fort Myers Beach last month who bought a 2016. We are selling our 3990 (interested?) and moving to a Forest River Legacy 38MB. Residential quality and the best I've seen at that price break. Next step up is New Horizon, which is way out of my price range. I'v e heard the Luxe is also a pretty good unit as well. Just opinions.
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:44 PM   #15
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I believe Mobile Suites/DRV was bought by Thor a few years ago. Rumors are quality is not the same. I don't know; just what I heard from a gentlemen in Fort Myers Beach last month who bought a 2016. We are selling our 3990 (interested?) and moving to a Forest River Legacy 38MB. Residential quality and the best I've seen at that price break. Next step up is New Horizon, which is way out of my price range. I'v e heard the Luxe is also a pretty good unit as well. Just opinions.
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unfortunately, I have heard TONS of bad stuff about the forest river stuff... I found this site https://www.rvt.com/rv-reviews plus there are LOTS of sites with gripes. whatever we buy, you can be sure we will get a warranty that will cover it bumper to bumper. I don't trust any RV that comes with china bombs. If they can't get a decent tire on it to begin with, why buy it?
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Old 05-31-2018, 02:35 PM   #16
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Resolution of frozen pipes in 4 Season Kodiak Cub

All Season Package fails to extend camping season when temperatures drop below 32 degrees for 2 hours or more.

Here is the resolution to the 2018 Kodiak Cub KD176RD18 4 season failure.
After carefully documenting the issue and all communications with Kodiak/Keystone/Dutchman, about two dozen lawyers failed to call me back. Two who did refused to help.
The Wisconsin Department of Consumer Protection took two months to write a letter to Kodiak. Kodiak wrote back that they would do nothing. WDCP wrote me saying Kodiak would do nothing.
I contacted the Wisconsin State Journal SOS journalist Chris Rickert. He call Sunny Island RV where I bought the trailer. Within 24 hours, Sunny Island RV manager Jeff Tegner called me back and asked me to bring the trailer back. They would make it right.
It took more the $2000 and 4 weeks to seal, insulate, and install tank heaters. Sunny Island RV covered most of the cost. Kodiak paid $300 because the heat drop from the furnace was not cut through to floor to heat the belly.
On March 1 I tested the trailer in my driveway. It worked. The temperature outside dropped to 20 degrees F. The temperature in the belly remained a constant 45 degrees.
Two weeks later we made our first winter trip in the trailer. We camped in the best campsite at Wisconsinís Wyalusing State Park for 5 days. From the the bluff campsite we watched the eagles soar below us.
Conclusion: The pen is mightier than the law. Donít buy Kodiak, Keystone, or Dutchman. They are lying, cheating, frauds.
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Old 05-31-2018, 09:43 PM   #18
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Good guys 1, Bad Guys 10,000. Glad it worked out.
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Good for you for keep on keeping on. Congrats!

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