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Old 01-22-2018, 10:05 PM   #1
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Dutchman Kodiak Warranty Issue

Dutchman Kodiak Warranty Issue. I have been reading other threads that share the same issue I have. I am starting this thread to provide a place for Dutchman Kodiak issues pertaining to "All Season Package" failure to perform. I am planning to pursue legal options to recover damages due to false advertising, failure to provide warranty, and other possible claims. If you know about these issues I would be delighted to hear from you.
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Old 01-22-2018, 10:18 PM   #2
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Angry 2018 Kodiak Cub KD176RD18

All Season Package fails to extend camping season when temperatures drop below 32 degrees for 2 hours or more.
Advertising: Dutchman Kodiak Travel Trailer website promises the Kd176RD18 Kodiak Cub has an enclosed and heated underbelly. It does have an enclosed underbelly. It does not have a heated underbelly.
Advertising: Sales flyer provided to dealers with all features and accessories installed by the manufacturer. Repeats the above claim.
Advertising: Colorful label next to the trailer entrance door says "All Season Package". It has a blue thermometer graphic showing a low temperature but without numbers.
Dutchman-Keystone-Crossroads customer service says the trailer is only intended to extend the camping season. It will not prevent freezing at any temperature below 32 degrees F.
This is clearly false advertising. It is breach of warranty express and implied.
What do you think?
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Old 01-22-2018, 11:45 PM   #3
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All Season Package fails to extend camping season when temperatures drop below 32 degrees for 2 hours or more.
Advertising: Dutchman Kodiak Travel Trailer website promises the Kd176RD18 Kodiak Cub has an enclosed and heated underbelly. It does have an enclosed underbelly. It does not have a heated underbelly.
Advertising: Sales flyer provided to dealers with all features and accessories installed by the manufacturer. Repeats the above claim.
Advertising: Colorful label next to the trailer entrance door says "All Season Package". It has a blue thermometer graphic showing a low temperature but without numbers.
Dutchman-Keystone-Crossroads customer service says the trailer is only intended to extend the camping season. It will not prevent freezing at any temperature below 32 degrees F.
This is clearly false advertising. It is breach of warranty express and implied.
What do you think?
As for myself I was told the toy hauler wasn't supposed to be lived in when the temperature drops to that magic number you posted. I remember the brochures blowing hot about the R value of the insulation used in the haulers.
The bull **** flag flies high and hard on their claims of all their weather claims. They have protected themselves with 32 degree mark so it might be a stretch to get anything resolved around freezing and other things. Regarding the heated underbelly, they no doubt will state there is a heated air drop down there. Doesn't mean it works for crap but it's there.
They've been porking owners for many years so they know how to defend themselves but it's worth a try.
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If you are planning legal action, I would be careful about what I put on the internet...

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Your going to have to live up to your user name to take those guys on, and a good lawyer. I'll root for you, but I won't hold my breath.
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Old 01-25-2018, 10:07 PM   #6
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My voltage advertised a R40 insulation in the floor.. When they had to replace one of the tanks there was not a stitch of insulation under the floor that I could see. The mechanic said most are like that. No insulation yet mine had the cold weather package and it was cold in the weather.
The sad part is they screw the public so badly with the poor workmanship and shoddy campers...

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While we were in nc this month, the cold weather package on my 2016 Denali didn’t work worth anything...needless to say, I learned quite a lot about living with the cold and beating it.. insulation, heated hoses, heat strips, heater in the bathroom. But heated underbelly...lol!

Good luck with your quest, I’ll be rooting for you.
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You asked so I'll tell you - I think you're barking up a tree and needlessly stirring the pot. What damages have you suffered? Specifically? Frost bite, perhaps? Please, your average person doesn't camp in freezing temperatures. My advice is to find another ambulance to chase.
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Old 01-31-2018, 02:26 PM   #9
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You asked so I'll tell you - I think you're barking up a tree and needlessly stirring the pot. What damages have you suffered? Specifically? Frost bite, perhaps? Please, your average person doesn't camp in freezing temperatures. My advice is to find another ambulance to chase.
I actually like this tree he's barking up ... even though I don't have a dog in the fight at the moment. I really could see me living in a trailer full time ... and I'm an Ohioan with a full time job. If a trailer is being advertised as "four season" I would expect it to be "four season" ... not "as long as it doesn't get cold season."
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Old 01-31-2018, 02:54 PM   #10
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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.
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