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Old 05-10-2017, 07:12 PM   #1
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Kodiak or Aerolite

Which is better? And go
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Old 05-11-2017, 01:43 PM   #2
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I wouldn't give up my KODIAK for anything else. Totally love it
Mine is a 2017 291RESL. Any questions I'll be happy to answer


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[QUOTE=Stan the man;51456]I wouldn't give up my KODIAK for anything else. Totally love it
Mine is a 2017 291RESL. Any questions I'll be happy to answer


How long have you has it and how much time have you spent camping in it?
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Old 05-11-2017, 02:44 PM   #4
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The one with the options you want is better, they're slapped together at the same factory.
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The one with the options you want is better, they're slapped together at the same factory.
Have you had many problems with your Aerolite? Would you buy another one?
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Have you had many problems with your Aerolite? Would you buy another one?
90% of my problems have been with the appliances, the refrigerator and air conditioning, both replaced hassle free under warranty. Some small problems with the hurried build process, stuff like misaligned drawers and a few stripped wood screws, nothing that I couldn't easily fix. The fiberglass nose and walls have been great so far, 3.5 years old with no bubbling or delamination.
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Have you SEEN that fancy end-cap lit up at night on the Aerolite? Lol



Seriously though, (although I hardly have a serious bone in my body) I live in a 213. Just over a year now. I haven't had a single issue. I suspect that is because I had an awesome PDI by the dealer, and it sits static in one place.

Wait, that's not exactly true. Recently in a nasty 2 day coastal downpour, I went to adjust the TV antenna wheel mounted in the ceiling. I am almost certain when I grabbed the handle I felt a drop of water. It wasn't wet, nor was there a drip. But that drop got through some way. Might be my first official RV repair!



Having said all that, if it was the Kodiak that came with that fantastic bathroom, I'd be writing about it instead.
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We love our 2014 Kodiak 291 resl. Best floor plan for our usage.
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We liked the fit and finish of the Kodiaks over the Aerolites that we toured.
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I wouldn't give up my KODIAK for anything else. Totally love it

Mine is a 2017 291RESL. Any questions I'll be happy to answer





How long have you has it and how much time have you spent camping in it?


I have it approx 7 months, been out twice
But if there were problems I'd know it by now


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Does the Kodiak have a king bed? We have the Aerolite Luxury class 282dbhs and there is a spacing issue between the slide and the entertainment center wall. The top right trim pice made contact with a cabinet door and pulled of. A quick pass through the table saw for a 1/4" trim fixed it and isn't even noticeable.

The king bed, happy jack, fancy look and auto leveling is what landed me on the Aerolite.




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My Kodiak has a regular queen and opposing slides with plenty of room.


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Btw. What are you pulling it with
Is that a half or 3/4 ton truck


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Btw. What are you pulling it with
Is that a half or 3/4 ton truck


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Using a 1/2 ton 2007 Lincoln Mark Lt and a blue Ox pro system.


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Using a 1/2 ton 2007 Lincoln Mark Lt and a blue Ox pro system.


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Pull my kodiak with a Nissan Titan 1/2 ton, no concerns. WDH AND SWAY BAR also installed


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There the same house with different curtains in the windows.
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