Dutchmen Aerolite 284BHSL - Dutchmen Owners

Go Back   Dutchmen Owners > Dutchmen Brand RVs > General RV Related Discussions
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-30-2016, 12:28 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
BarryD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Hopkinsville
Posts: 203
Kentucky
Dutchmen Aerolite 284BHSL

Purchased my new camper on December 12th. Still have yet to take possession of it. Dealer keeps giving me one excuse after another as to why it is not ready to be picked up. Getting aggravated to say the least.
__________________

__________________
USMC
2017 Dutchmen Aerolite 284BHSL
2017 Ford F250 6.7L
BarryD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2016, 03:31 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
snakebitten's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Alvin
Posts: 728
Texas
Quote:
Originally Posted by BarryD View Post
Purchased my new camper on December 12th. Still have yet to take possession of it. Dealer keeps giving me one excuse after another as to why it is not ready to be picked up. Getting aggravated to say the least.
Mine took 2 weeks. I knew nothing about new-RV purchasing. I actually thought I'd be hauling it home the day I decided on it.

Fortunately, I benefitted from a really thorough PDI before they walked me through MY PDI. So looking back, it was worth it. I've now slept, showered, lived in it 250+ days and not a single issue.

Hope you have a similar outcome.
__________________

__________________
2017 Aerolite 213 RBSL-ND
2018 Wolf Pup 17RP Limited (Tiny THauler)
2018 F150 King Ranch 3.5 Beast
2003 Ram 2500 Cummins (can't kill this beast)
snakebitten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2016, 03:35 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
BarryD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Hopkinsville
Posts: 203
Kentucky
They told me 2 weeks ago mine was next. This week they tell me the service department is closed and asked me to pick a day next week. I told them Monday Jan. 2nd. Their reply, January 6th.
__________________
USMC
2017 Dutchmen Aerolite 284BHSL
2017 Ford F250 6.7L
BarryD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2016, 03:39 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
wildwest450's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Sparta
Posts: 1,710
Tennessee
You chose a bad dealer, unfortunately it happens a lot. I would make myself the squeaky wheel...
__________________
2014 Aerolite 213 RBSL
2016 Chevrolet Colorado
wildwest450 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2016, 04:05 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
BarryD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Hopkinsville
Posts: 203
Kentucky
Quote:
Originally Posted by dawniewest View Post
You chose a bad dealer, unfortunately it happens a lot. I would make myself the squeaky wheel...
Looking I did pick a bad one. I am sure anytime I need service that will go well too.
__________________
USMC
2017 Dutchmen Aerolite 284BHSL
2017 Ford F250 6.7L
BarryD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2016, 04:10 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
wildwest450's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Sparta
Posts: 1,710
Tennessee
Quote:
Originally Posted by BarryD View Post
Looking I did pick a bad one. I am sure anytime I need service that will go well too.
You can bet on that. Bought my camper on a Tuesday, they drove it to my house to make sure it would go up my super steep driveway without tearing the plumbing off, drove back signed the papers while they were setting up my hitch.
Picked it up that Friday.
__________________
2014 Aerolite 213 RBSL
2016 Chevrolet Colorado
wildwest450 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2016, 05:31 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
BarryD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Hopkinsville
Posts: 203
Kentucky
Stopped by the dealer today. They obviously cannot give me back the lost time but I did leave happy.
__________________
USMC
2017 Dutchmen Aerolite 284BHSL
2017 Ford F250 6.7L
BarryD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2016, 09:21 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
snakebitten's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Alvin
Posts: 728
Texas
In all fairness, commerce is anything but "normal" during December. Normal rhythm is easily disrupted.
__________________
2017 Aerolite 213 RBSL-ND
2018 Wolf Pup 17RP Limited (Tiny THauler)
2018 F150 King Ranch 3.5 Beast
2003 Ram 2500 Cummins (can't kill this beast)
snakebitten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2017, 09:24 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
BarryD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Hopkinsville
Posts: 203
Kentucky
Finally got it home.

Click image for larger version

Name:	284BHSL.jpg
Views:	81
Size:	46.9 KB
ID:	3808
__________________
USMC
2017 Dutchmen Aerolite 284BHSL
2017 Ford F250 6.7L
BarryD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2017, 10:59 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Thom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Youngstown
Posts: 643
Florida
__________________
Thom & Rose
DD-250 ALUMNI
The problem child: 2014 Voltage 3950
The problem solver: 2017 Tiffin Breeze 32BR
Thom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2017, 12:11 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
snakebitten's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Alvin
Posts: 728
Texas
She's beautiful!!!!

Might be the longest TT I've seen with only 1 black bump on top.
Bet it's got ducts throughout?
__________________
2017 Aerolite 213 RBSL-ND
2018 Wolf Pup 17RP Limited (Tiny THauler)
2018 F150 King Ranch 3.5 Beast
2003 Ram 2500 Cummins (can't kill this beast)
snakebitten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2017, 03:09 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
BarryD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Hopkinsville
Posts: 203
Kentucky
I was expecting it to be a pain to back into my short driveway and get it in as straight as I would like. But even though it is just over 10ft longer than my old one I think it was easier to back it up than the shorter camper.

Now for the weather to warm up a little bit so I can start making it truly ours.
__________________
USMC
2017 Dutchmen Aerolite 284BHSL
2017 Ford F250 6.7L
BarryD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2017, 03:15 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
BarryD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Hopkinsville
Posts: 203
Kentucky
Quote:
Originally Posted by snakebitten View Post
She's beautiful!!!!

Might be the longest TT I've seen with only 1 black bump on top.
Bet it's got ducts throughout?
The A/C ducts are ceiling mounted in each area. My documentation says it is prepped for a second A/C but been too cold out since we got it home to climb all over it and check for myself. Now that I think about it I need to find me a compact ladder that I can take along on our trips if for no other reason than to be able to clean off the top of the slide.
__________________
USMC
2017 Dutchmen Aerolite 284BHSL
2017 Ford F250 6.7L
BarryD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2017, 06:07 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Big1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Westcoast
Posts: 94
Washington
Congrats! I like it, so when you going camping I guess later.
__________________
2016 Dodge Ram 2500 6.4L / with 4.10 gears/ Firestone air bags
2017 Dutchmen Denali 307RLS
Retired Army MSG
Big1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2017, 05:01 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
BarryD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Hopkinsville
Posts: 203
Kentucky
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big1 View Post
Congrats! I like it, so when you going camping I guess later.
Thanks.
Plan on doing 1 if not 2 weekend trips locally prior to the 1st week of March to check things out. Have a week long tripped planned for March and another week long one in July. I am sure there will be several weekend trips between the week long trips in March and July.
__________________
USMC
2017 Dutchmen Aerolite 284BHSL
2017 Ford F250 6.7L
BarryD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2017, 09:22 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Big1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Westcoast
Posts: 94
Washington
Awesome, I can't wait for the summer, the wife and I have already talking about some trip, one long and many short trips
__________________

__________________
2016 Dodge Ram 2500 6.4L / with 4.10 gears/ Firestone air bags
2017 Dutchmen Denali 307RLS
Retired Army MSG
Big1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Dutchmen RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×