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Old 07-18-2014, 03:16 PM   #1
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First time owner. 2014 Kodiak 279RBSL Ultimate



Love the look, layout, kitchen, couch, bed, how well it tows...pretty much overything except the leaking primary slide and the secondary slide that is nearly inoperative which prevents access to the bathroom.

I have heard of many people have issues when new but this seems excessive. Had issues on day 2 and every day since. Manufacturer seems to be trying to make this right but the camper is inoperative and the camping season goes by fast here.

Trying to stay positive but it's not easy.
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Old 07-18-2014, 03:43 PM   #2
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If it helps, I have a 13 foot slide that has problems. Last December my unit went to the dealer to have this problem repaired.
I hauled the unit back to my parking spot in February and just last month went to the gas station to fill the gas tanks. All in all that's about 65 miles total on the newly repaired slide. In addition, since I'm parked the slide has been operated 4 1/2 times before it took another dump.

The good side, I'm not stuck in a 35 dollar a night camp ground with an inoperable slide. The better side, I have an appointment for next month with a mobile mechanic to get the slide in and an appointment with the dealer to make repairs. The best side, so far, is the communication from the warranty people leaves me to believe they have finally discovered what parts are failing and why and from some indications there may be a better repair of some sort.

As you have stated, they are trying to make things right and I want to believe they may have a better mouse trap with these slides.
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