New to RVing 2015 Kodiak 284BHSL - Dutchmen Owners

Go Back   Dutchmen Owners > Dutchmen RV Owner's Community Forums > New Member Introductions
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-26-2015, 03:39 AM   #1
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 5
Alberta
Question New to RVing 2015 Kodiak 284BHSL

Hi!

I'm not only new to RVing but also new to posting on forums...

Had our new RV out this weekend and despite my near heart attack trying to guide my husband into the site (thank you to our new friend Kyle for taking over...), it went smoothly. Our 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 was the TV and she did well.

I'm hoping someone an answer these two questions that I feel a bit silly for having to ask but here goes:

1. Where is the fresh water holding tank? And how do we fill it?

- we hooked up to city water and I thought that would be the way to fill the holding tank but our control panel continually read the holding tank as 'empty'.
- I'm sure they pointed it out at the walk through but clearly that info leaked out of both our heads.

2. Can the main door latch lose its ability to stay 'latched' securely if the rv is not level?

- we were on soft ground and clearly started tilting one way as the weekend progressed and with that the main door stopped staying shut- the latch would either not catch or it would close briefly and pop open within 2 minutes!

Thank you for reading and for any advice that can be offered!!

Cheers,

Mel from Edmonton, AB
__________________

KodiakNewbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2015, 11:42 AM   #2
Site Team
 
wahoonc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Sprung Leak
Posts: 3,156
North Carolina
Welcome to the forums!

Answer to question 1: should be a screw off cap labeled "Fresh Water Only" typically they are pretty near the city water fill.


Answer to question 2: Absolutely, the trailers flex a fair bit and if yours was getting twisted in a certain direction it is possible for the door latches to not work properly. Best solution is to make sure you are on solid ground and leveled out. I had an Airstream that would jam the door if I wasn't careful about leveling.

Aaron
__________________

__________________
There is madness to my methods
2015 Coleman CM16FBS(traded) 2016 Concord 300DS
2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid following along
wahoonc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2015, 04:36 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Orangeburg
Posts: 87
South Carolina
Concerning your doors locking, the short answer is yes, Yes, YES. Had a similar problem last summer when I traveled solo from South Carolina to Idaho during my over night stops. Once I got parked, it was better but after driving a 600 mile day, I was just a bit too tired to go for the very best level I could, seeing that I was going to be up early the next morning.
__________________
Bill & Anne + FBs Athena, Jada & Cupcake
Wilson III: 2015 Ram 2500 6.4L Gas 4x4 4.10 CC SRW
Gypsy II: 2013 Kodiak 279RBSL with table & chairs instead of a dinette
Mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2015, 03:37 AM   #4
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 5
Alberta
Thank you both so very much for your reassuring and helpful replies��

We are gearing up to a 3 week summer adventure east of Edmonton so trying to answer as many questions as possible to be as prepared as possible!

Mel (plus John and 2 sweet pups)
KodiakNewbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2015, 11:46 AM   #5
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Panama City Beach
Posts: 6
Florida
I have this same model TT. Water fill is on the curb side of the unit.
G-Dad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
holding tank, kodiak 284 bhsl, main door latch

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Dutchmen RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2020 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×