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Old 12-19-2015, 05:09 PM   #1
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Just purchased a new 2015 KodiaK 200QB and was pretty excited about the unit until I started reading the posts of all of the problems, shoddy workmanship, uncooperative dealers, and general complaints, and now am totally disheartened. Does anyone out there actually like their unit and have some good things to say about it? Please, I need some positive feedback.
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Old 12-19-2015, 05:54 PM   #2
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I kinda love my Aerolite, just be ready to do some nitpicky work on it. Actually most of my biggest problems were with things beyond Dutchman's control, I had my fridge and air conditioner replaced within the first year.
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Old 12-19-2015, 06:51 PM   #3
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Welcome to the Forums!

I have a small Coleman and am happy with it. There were some issues, but nothing major.

Check your trailer out carefully to make sure EVERYTHING works like it is supposed to, well before the warranty period runs out. I suspect that the number of really crappy units is in the >10% range. If something like a fridge, converter or water pump goes out that is because they are cheap, but that can happen on any brand. Partly Dutchmen/Keystone's fault, but a lot of manufacturers buy the least expensive stuff they can to meet a price point and to maximize profits.

From what I have observed most units are okay with minor issues, they are built by humans. I have yet to see a perfect one. However every now and again I will see one that really makes me wonder just WTH they were thinking... or doing.

It is nothing new in the RV industry it has been going on for ages. I had a 1975 Airstream that I did a complete rebuild on, some of the stuff I found really had me shaking my head in disbelief. Like the remains of marijuana joints in between the walls along with pull tabs from beer cans. Not to mention a whole row of rivets that missed the rib.

I just looked your trailer up, shouldn't have too many issues with it as it is pretty simple. I like it. If there had been one of those on the lot when we bought our Coleman I might have ended up with it. Nice layout.

Does yours have a slide out?

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Old 12-20-2015, 01:52 AM   #5
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We've had our's for close to 3yrs now and it's been great. We travel with it a fair bit all summer then get on the road around December and live in it full time until April. It's had it's minor issues but they were dealt with by our dealer or by myself without issue.
We run the heck out of ours and are very happy with it.
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Old 12-20-2015, 09:34 AM   #6
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Just purchased a new 2015 KodiaK 200QB and was pretty excited about the unit until I started reading the posts of all of the problems, shoddy workmanship, uncooperative dealers, and general complaints, and now am totally disheartened. Does anyone out there actually like their unit and have some good things to say about it? Please, I need some positive feedback.
Pretty satisfied with my Voltage. Any issues have been addressed satisfactorily thru Warranty (Not so happy with CW aftermarket installations though).
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Old 12-20-2015, 05:43 PM   #7
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Welcome Jerry, nice part of padadise your in. My mother was born just north of you in Coeur d'Alene.

Like Aaron said, get everything checked out and any defects fixed before the warranty expires.
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Old 12-20-2015, 10:05 PM   #8
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Does anyone out there actually like their unit and have some good things to say about it? Please, I need some positive feedback.
My mom always said if I couldn't say anything nice....

So I guess all I can say is welcome to the forum...


(sorry no positive feedback at all from me!)
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