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Old 08-20-2016, 05:03 AM   #1
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Help with decision

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!!

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Old 08-20-2016, 05:40 AM   #2
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What, they had a gun to your head?

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Old 08-20-2016, 05:45 AM   #3
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No, I've learned my lesson. Thanks
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Old 08-20-2016, 03:27 PM   #4
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I've got no gripes with my 28RK Dutchman 5th wheel, in fact, I love it. Now mind you mine is a 2004 model so the previous owners may have had a problems fixed everything.
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:27 AM   #5
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I have a 2016 Coleman Lantern CTS 16 FB and we love it, it is also made by Dutchman (Thor) I bought it in November last year, I do think most RV's have a few problems when new, just like trucks, cars etc.but most are relatively minor and repaired easily. . You can ask 5 people what they think of a certain RV or vehicle and you will probably get 5 different answers for different reasons because each are purchased for their use. I was an RV tech for several years after my retirement from the Navy and have found this to be true, However if you do not think you will be happy then don't by it.
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:43 AM   #6
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I'm sure I'll be happy with it. I got worked up over bad reviews and then thought about it. Like most forums, you have honest people that have issues, but that's a fraction of satisfied customers.
After more conversations with the dealer over the weekend, I'm satisfied with his answers. I'm also purchasing an extended warranty that also covers labor.
I checked with the BBB and the dealership has had only 5 complaints in the past 7 years and they were all resolved quickly.
Thanks for the replies!
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Old 08-22-2016, 06:41 PM   #7
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You just have to recognize that RVs are not built like space shuttles...there are things that are done with good quality and things done with poor quality.

If you're handy at all, you just tackle what comes up needing fixed and do it. Remember, you have a lot of us that have done just that...and we're all here to help!!! Don't be afraid to ask.

If you have absolutely no mechanical skills at all...why are you buying an RV? Takes a certain amount of skill just to hook the thing up!!!

Dive in, most of the issues are pretty small and there are lots of us here to help!!!

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Old 08-23-2016, 03:50 PM   #8
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Totally agree!!

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Old 08-23-2016, 08:09 PM   #9
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If you make your decisions by bad online reviews you wouldn't buy anything.
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Old 08-23-2016, 09:31 PM   #10
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Just make sure, you do a good Walkthru, and try everything your self and make sure all repairs are done before you take it off the lot, once you do, it will be months before they get you back in to do the repairs… Its your cash, so let them make you happy, Let us all know how it goes, then get out there and enjoy……There will always be small repairs here and there with the roads we travel, but once you get there and sit out in the fresh air and look at the views…..Ah and a cold one…yea

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