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Old 03-15-2013, 02:21 AM   #1
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Initial shakedown and impressions 3750FL

Well we traded in our toy hauler and picked up the 3750. Initial impression is that the build quality is better but still lacking at this price point. Issues discovered so far:

Slam latch wrong key to lock
Convection and microwave dometic unit has F-5 fault
Lock cylinder for front door pulled out with key
Stripped window crank
Refer trim messed up-i fixed
No multi remote for awning door slide etc.
Remote key fob and keypad inop
Two outside scare lights inop and one cover blew off and is missing
Shower leaks onto floor.

Love the floor plan, hot water works as well as the auto leveling. Not sure about the AC but the heater works and the front fireplace is very nice with the heat output.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:00 AM   #2
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Nice Unit

I just did the sales pitch video on this 3750FL and have to comment on the nice trailer you have there. I showed my DW and she told me that I can't have one because with three tv's I'd never get anything done.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:19 PM   #3
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We still have to add the another AC unit but did some asking prior to picking this unit up on where it should go. I've seen them installed in the front end however this unit has the AC power setup in the kitchen area for a ducted unit. Just not sure of that's enough to keep the front end cool in the hot climate of Las Vegas.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:41 PM   #4
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wow thats a big ole rig you got there very nice. i could live in that monster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! las vegas woo hoo elvis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:26 AM   #5
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Well we traded in our toy hauler and picked up the 3750. Initial impression is that the build quality is better but still lacking at this price point. Issues discovered so far:

Slam latch wrong key to lock
Convection and microwave dometic unit has F-5 fault
Lock cylinder for front door pulled out with key
Stripped window crank
Refer trim messed up-i fixed
No multi remote for awning door slide etc.
Remote key fob and keypad inop
Two outside scare lights inop and one cover blew off and is missing
Shower leaks onto floor.

Love the floor plan, hot water works as well as the auto leveling. Not sure about the AC but the heater works and the front fireplace is very nice with the heat output.
I cannot speak for the other issues. As for the shower leaking. Does it leak while your taking a shower? Does the water run on the floor during the shower or after you come out?
The reason I'm asking is, that in our case, we realized it was not the shower leaking. When we opened the door and left it open while drying off the inside of the door was running onto the floor. We'd close the the door and it looked as if the water had come from beneath the shower unit and run across the floor.
Now, after taking a shower we open the door briefly to grab a towel. Dry off in the shower and then come out and close the door. Problem solved in our case.
We found this out by process of elimination before I was to take it in for warranty.
Hope, this helps for one issue anyway.
Nice coach!!! What size is your tow vehicle?
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:10 AM   #6
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The shower was leaking while taking a shower and it looks like it was leaking from a faulty door seal or a panel seal as it leaked while my wife was taking a shower. Ive have a unit leak from underneath and also had a faulty seal, the leak from underneath came from a cracked shower joint on the faucet and it also needed to be caulked again on all the joints.

Thanks for the ideas and the truck is an 09 F350. It tows well but the fuel economy is lacking!
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Shower and AC

In our Infinity, we had the same experience as Dave and Patty with the water dripping off the open shower door. We now place a nice absorbent foot rug outside of the shower which takes care of the issue. Speaking of the shower, under the warranty, I had Dutchmen replace the rusting screws in the metal door frame foot plate with stainless steel screws. Took care of the rust problem.

In our rig, I have the 2nd AC unit that was factory installed in the mid-coach foyer/kitchen area. Last summer, I was not overly impressed with the amount of cooled air that was ducted into the bedroom through the wooden slits in wooden overhead panel. Under warranty (Dutchmen gave us an extra year due to our bedroom slide self-distructing last season) I am going to have them check if ducts are aligned properly and also request that they cut some more slits openings to permit better flow. Not so much an issue up here in Washington but I would be concerned if I was spending summer in the southwest. Looking forward towards heading to the coast next month. Congrats on your new rig!

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Old 03-17-2013, 08:58 AM   #8
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72mach,

Just thought I'd give you our experience on something that turned out to be nothing. Wish that would have been the case for you.
Boy, that stinks when its got to do with a water seal.
Thanks for the info on your truck.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:34 AM   #9
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Mark,

That's interesting on the two rusting screws on the foot plate of the shower door. I had the same problem......thought they just threw in anything when they ran outta s/s screws. Apparently, they placed two screws in there that would rust in my coach and yours. I had run down to the local big box store and replaced them. Everytime my rig was in the shop I'd forget to have them replace the screws. Anybody else out there with rusting threshold shower door screws.

How about that bedroom slide..............what went wrong with that? We've had issues with ours in the past. We feel pretty comfortable with ours, now. I'm real interested to here about that slide.

We also, had an issue with our galley slide rubbing on the floor. Come to find out it was the wood stile below the refrigerator that was too low. They removed it and shaved 1/2" off the bottom. Works great, now.
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Our shower wasn't caulked at one end and it all ran to the front. That was an easy fix. Our AC is mounter in the front. I had a unit that was mounted in the kitchen area and it never was enough to cool the bedroom. Especially when it got real hot.
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