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Old 10-01-2014, 04:12 PM   #1
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Smile Picking up new vs 3005

Ok first post. Headed to utah on Tuesday to pick up new voltage v3005. We use our current toy hauler in our business and will be using this one as well. A bit concerned with negative comments on this forum. When I bought my 2011 stealth the same negative comments. I am handy and was able to handle all of the problems with the stealth and hope I can do the same withe voltage. We searched and searched and this floor plan and size looked the best. Any thoughts or recommendations would be great. Thanks Yes we will have a full pdi and will stay nearby for a few days to make sure all systems are go
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Old 10-01-2014, 04:28 PM   #2
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Welcome...........from the desert of So. Cal. around Palm Springs. We've had our V3605 just about six months now. Took it on a 4300 mile vacation with no major problems.
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Old 10-01-2014, 04:55 PM   #3
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Thanks know your area well. Will be coming to borrego spring for two weeks in january
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:15 PM   #4
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Pick up tomorrow

Tomorrow is the big day. Will spend at lest two days in salt lake before we make the 575 mile trip back to smith nevada (northern Nevada real nevada) any suggestions for delivery inspection would be appreciated. This will be our third toyhauler. Thanks!!
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Old 10-08-2014, 01:43 PM   #5
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Picked up unit yesterday General rv draper utah. Spent about an hour going over the various features. Thought the whole buying process went well. Essentially found the unit online and put the deal together over the phone. Spent the night nearby have checked most systems heater air conditioners, water heater, heat and ac ducting, refrigerator jacks garage beds. Currently filling all tanks and will then dump to check for leaks. So far the only small problem is the sink faucet although tight to the counter it is loose where valve actuator is. Will look at it again today So far so good all the way around. By the slides worked well. So far
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Glad everything went okay. We replaced our sink faucet as didn't care for it's design. Found a much nicer one at Home Depot that gave more clearance.
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Sure happy to get a response. Yep the faucet is not very good. Will check out Home Depot. Heater flow thru ducts good sort of weak in bedroom. Bathroom screams may try and restrict bathroom a bit and see what happens. So far so nice. Gonna drain tanks thisorning and check for problems. If all goes will start 575 mile journey today. If you have any other things I should check.
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Double check the air pressure in the the tires mine were low when I picked it up. I bought mine 300 miles from home so didn't want to drive it that far on low tires.
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Thanks for your help Question I am told and have dutchmen list of options mine has luxury interior pkg exterior luxury package heated tanks and so forth. They said I have l weather package and said it was standard on this model vs3005 epic series. No signs on rv what do you think
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I think it is one of those standards at extra cost items. Every Voltage I looked at had it on the sticker price but not all on the outside wall by the door. Mine doesn't have the weather package sticker on it..
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Just got off the phone with factory rep. Assured me it has the package as more of a standard item now Gonna send me a sticker that all weather package. This whole deal had me going there for awhile really appreciate your input. Thanks. Bill
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We'll have had my new voltage now for three weeks and have figuring things out. Replaced kitchen faucet for a new cool one. Had one small water leak that produced water in the front storage box. Opened up cover panel for plumbing and found loose fitting. Wow the plumbers must be on drugs very messy. Oh well have really been enjoying nice bathroom, comfortable bedroom and especially comfy 4 recliner sofa. Adios
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Old 11-19-2014, 09:09 PM   #13
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Latest stuff

Now have had this V3005 for for going on two months just recently added two 6 volt batteries and have installed 32 inch flat screen in the bedroom. Next will be upgrading living room cheap flat screen to a 40 inch smart tv. Have spent about 25 nights in the rig and really enjoy the layout Stairs coming from bedroom a bit tricky. Winterized for the first time and was very impressed on the whole operation. Good thing the night we got home got down to 12 degrees. Used about 2.5 gallons of rv antifreeze. So far so good.
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Going on third month of ownership and have hauled rv about 2500 miles. My truck is 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 with air bags. Truck tows it well. I have air bags. Going to add one more spring that will add rougly 600lbs more pounds of payload. Don't freak I know it doesn't do it officially but I thought it would firm things up a bit and not stress out stock springs. Get springs tomorrow. Also tomorrow will be getting new living room 40 inch 1080p vizio smart tv. Unit that came with rv is 720 pit is not very good. Along with TV will add Panasonic blu Ray player and surround sound

So far everything is going smoothly really enjoying our new rig!!
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Going to add one more spring that will add rougly 600lbs more pounds of payload. Don't freak I know it doesn't do it officially but I thought it would firm things up a bit and not stress out stock springs.
As you so rightly pointed out, it won't add anything officially (not even unofficially). It is the AXLES that determine the payload, not the springs and the more weight in springs and other add-on's the further you are reducing your available capacity, just as the number of passengers, etc. must be considered when calculating the available capacity (such as what is left over for pin weight). My two cents.
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Don't know about ford but with Dodge Ram differentials axles etc are the same for 2500 and 3500. Just making a trip from smith, Nevada to reno trailer tows well
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I am adding a set of Timbren SES to mine. My truck sags just enough that there is rebound into the bump stop between the bed frame and axle...this will allow it to set down firmly, take away sage, and give a nicer ride when towing.

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Mine really doesn't sag much at all with 10 psi in bags the rear end sets higher than the front. Just thinking with extra spring and capacity it will make springs last longer. It's great to get responses. Really enjoying our rv in fact in it as we speak in reno nevada. Will have springs installed tomorrow and will head back as we hopefully have a big storm headed in on Thursday. Cheers!!!
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Hoping I would hear from another v3005 owner lots of the big boys anyway hope everyone is doing well!!
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I am not going to pass judgment, however I do suggest that you do more research. I will not get into a p***ing contest with you, but whether it be Dodge or Ford, there is more than just the addition of a spring or two to account for the difference in nearly a 1000 lbs (2500/250 to 3500/350) in weight capacity. Argue as you will but unless you can provide a hard reference that all is the same between the different models other than some undefined difference, I will call foul.


What you are saying is that Dodge and Ford are simply rebranding the same vehicle, adding capabilities, without really changing anything. To that, I cry bull!
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