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Old 02-02-2014, 10:02 PM   #1
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We've been Full-timing in a 35' Weekend Warrior bumper pull toy hauler for the past four years. We'd been looking at Voltages for the past three years and had decided awhile ago which model fit our needs the best. We had to sell our house on the Central California Coast to make the upgrade happen, so we spent the last eight months prepping it for the sale. We got lucky and had a signed offer at our asking price three days after we listed it.

We went to Richardson's RV in Riverside CA and bought a 2014 Dutchmen Voltage 3905 with the Epic III Package. We've had it for a couple of weeks now and have experienced a few minor issues, but nothing significant.

Here are a few observations we've made based on some of the threads in this Forum:

Our trailer came equipped with Westlake Super ST Tires and not the Akuret's that others have (yes, still China bombs.). I don't know if this will be the case for all 2014's.

The Epic III Package included LED's in the 11 larger 20 watt interior Halogen Puck lights, and I'm in the process of changing the remaining 21 smaller 10 watt Halogen Puck lights over to LED's.

We also have the wireless remote system that controls the three slides, main awning and the exterior security light. We've found that we can program the remote to control any number of other tasks (including the leveling system), but these aren't active since they weren't installed with that provision.

So far we're very happy with the trailer, and so much more comfortable living in it than our old one.
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:43 PM   #2
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Congrats on the the purchase of your new Voltage.

Are you retired or do you work camp?
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:50 PM   #3
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I'm retired and my wife is a Web Designer so she works out of the trailer wherever we are.
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:52 PM   #4
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Congrats on the new rig. Ours is coming with the westlake tires as well. But I think they will be going bye bye.
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I'm retired and my wife is a Web Designer so she works out of the trailer wherever we are.
That's nice.

I'll be interested in your feedback on the Voltage after a while of full timing in it. We have had our 3200 for a little over a year. We camp most weekends and I've always wondered how well the trailer would hold up to daily use.
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:25 AM   #6
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We'll keep everyone updated on how it holds up. It's almost guaranteed to perform better than our WW did ($15,000 in frame and superstructure repairs due to poor design/construction.)
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