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Old 08-24-2016, 10:40 PM   #11
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We just took our 2008 Dutchmen Four Winds 5th wheel out for the very first time this past weekend (purchased it about a month ago), and after a 200 mile run had a couple of very minor issues to fix (rough road traveling). Other than that, we enjoyed the RV immensely! Can't believe we hadn't ever bought one before. A few adult beverages and a whole lot of quality "Hammock" time in the mountains of Arkansas next to a lake. Damn, I wish I was back up there still!
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Old 11-12-2017, 06:41 AM   #12
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I put $500.00 down on a Ducthmen Kodiak 299 BHSL last week. I had to sign a contract stating that if I backed out, I would loose my deposit.
Now after reading the HORROR STORIES concerning Dutchmen products, I'm just about ready to eat the $500.00 dollars.
I haven't signed anything other than the deposit contract.
I'm purchasing ( maybe not ) through United RV in Fort Worth.
Please, ANY thoughts or insights would be VERY welcomed!!
We purchased in July a Coleman Lantern, 2018, 263bh. Other than a bad control board on the hot water heater, we have no complaints. We have taken it out twice and our 2011 F150 pulls it with no problem.

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Old 11-15-2017, 03:33 AM   #13
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RPTexas,

The thing you need to keep foremost in your mind is that just about any RV on the market these days is liable to have some "defects". The question then becomes...do you have the skills to address them yourself? Without a doubt, I believe, the happiest owners on this forum are the ones that take issues in stride and just fix them.

If you're the type that doesn't know which end of hammer to use, the the RV world probably isn't for you.

Just sayin'

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Old 11-15-2017, 11:17 PM   #14
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I agree with Pirate. I tell people who ask me about owning an rv that you either need to have some electrical/mechanical ability or if you have to have someone else do the work, you need to be rich. If neither of those apply, then you need to just stay in hotels.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:09 PM   #15
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Hi - How has the Kodiak been so far for you. We are looking at getting one this weekend and are a bit nervous as well. Have you been happy with it? What extended service plan did you go with?
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Hi - How has the Kodiak been so far for you. We are looking at getting one this weekend and are a bit nervous as well. Have you been happy with it? What extended service plan did you go with?
We have a 2014 Kodiak 291 RESL. We've had one problem with the kitchen slide motor that was fixed under warranty. Other then that it's been great. A good dealer is the key in my books.
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