I found a reference to this board on another RV board I use, glad to have a little club just for us Dutchmen owners! We live in Leadville, Colorado. Lots of good camping close to home, but a much shorter camping season than most. I look forward to hearing from the group.
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2007 Dutchmen 18B TT
2000 Chevy K2500 7.4L
Reese SC Pro
Found this website via an answer to my question about a Dutchman Owner's Group on RV.Net... ;-hap
We picked up our 2012 Kodiak 284BHSL in September after being a KZ owner for 8 years. So far so good, but had to take the Kodiak in for some end-of-season warranty work. The dealer was great to work with, but Dutchmen did send a wrong part so it goes back in April. And the LCI power tongue jack crapped out already when unhitching the trailer for winter storage.... glad that's under warranty yet!
Dave & Sue
Kiley & Emily
Izzie (Beagle/Bichon/Mini Poodle)
2012 Ford F150 XLT EB SS CRW 6.5 Max Tow '12 Dutchmen Kodiak 284BHSL
Jason Shrout and family here. Hello, All!
We are currently in the research phase, but will definitely be in a 5th Toy Hauler withing the next 3-4 months. Hopefully there are owners of the 3950 models here who might be willing to share the good and bad? As it turns out, I hadn't really considered the Voltage until my family and I had the opportunity to tour one at the San Antonio RV Show yesterday. Aside from a few problems in craftsmanship, we completely love it (not the price, new, of course).
I have a friend with a Voltage. A V3200, if I'm not mistaken. Nice TH inside and out. He's been experiencing a small problem with the Norcold Fridge. There's a relay that keeps going out. It can be bypassed; and that's how he's running it now. I think the dealer hasn't found the root cause. Friend said he'll be taking it to another dealer to see if they can pin-point the problem. Other than that, he and his family love it.
We just took delivery of our 2012 Aerolite 212RBSL SE and we love it. We could also be the token Canadians as I haven't seen any others introduce themselves.
Anyway, we traded in our Palmino SD195 last fall and I dropped into the dealer last week to see if it had arrived and low and behold this SE was just dropped off, so a quick negotiation and we bought it.
Thanks for starting this forum, looking forward to comparing notes with fellow owners.
After a long search for the 'right' TT we finally have ordered an Aerolite 212RBSL.
Looking forward to getting back to camping since we lost our much loved Jayco PUP to a storm a few years ago.
Also will be very different from the PUP days with kids. Now just us, dog and occasional grandkid.
2012 Aerolite 212RBSL
2007 Tahoe 5.3 3.73
1996 Four Winns Horizon 190 (gotta have a boat down here)
old - 1995 Jayco 1007 pop-up (lost to a fallen branch)
We purchased a Four Winds 18B new in 2005, and the first trip we took it on was 3,300 from San Diego to Washington DC and back, 8,000 miles on the total trip. We spent 33 days crossing the country with our kids. It wasn't our first trailer so it wasn't as if we were brand new to towing. We still have the trailer and the only issues we have had were ones that I inflicted. Love the trailer, but the kids are not camping with us as much anymore as they are getting in to their lives, so we are looking at selling it and changing floor plans. The bunks don't work for us anymore and the wife wants an island bed and bigger bathroom. So we are looking for a new one as I type this. I hope I can find one in the same manufacture that meets our needs.
We have a new TT waiting for us to be picked up in May, can't wait!! We previously had a Starcraft tent trailer, enjoyed it but time for an upgrade. My wife and I always enjoyed camping right from the start with a tent. Had many years like this until we had a baby and then camping went to the wayside. When camping came back in our lives we started with the tent trailer and thus the journey began to now! Cheers to all!
2012 Aerolite 285BHG
2012 Ford F150 Ecoboost Crew Cab, 3.5L DOHC V-6 DI Twin-turbocharger, 3.73 gear ratio, Max Towing Package.
Hi. My name is Jade. I'm new to camping & relying on my owner ( FlyingDutchmen) & his wife Karen to make sure that it's an enjoyable experience. ( big words for a big dog Eh. ) I'm Canadian by the way,English Springer Spaniel living in Canada & travelling to the State's. It's a long story. Maybe one day..anyway,need a pee now so got to go outside & freeze my kahoonas off. Catch you later dude's.
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Colin & Karen
2012 3500 Longhorn Ram Crew Cab
2012 Dutchmen Sport 265 BHS
Recently upgraded to a 2012 Dutchmen Classic 276 RBS. Towing with 2004 Dodge 3500 with Cummins diesel. Just the wife and myself living in Boise, Idaho. Very excited about getting a lot of use of the new trailer in the nearby mountains this year!
We bought our 2011 Dutchmen Colorado 320BS in October of 2010...we love it! Our TV is a 2000 Dodge 2500, Cummins Diesel, with a bunch of upgrades that my husband will have to elaborate on. ;-hap We live in Northern California, so we are, fortunately, able to camp year round.
I also found this forum from a post on RV.net. Happy to be here!