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Old 06-14-2022, 02:50 PM   #1
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Maiden Voyage of our 2921FDKS Ultimate

Hello All, A week ago my wife and I venture to Salt Springs campground about a two hours drive to do a shake-down our new 2022 Dutchman Kodiak.
I'm wondering if anyone has experienced the following issues? Thankfully no major issue other than the following.
1) Drive EEVD-08 Bluetooth speaker does not have power connected to base on wall. (Power charger attached to wall has no electricity)
2) Kitchen "tower of Power" cap broken.
3) The outdoor rope lighting only illuminates directly above entrance door.
4) Side window shade in slide-out will nor retract.
5) Interior trimming in several locations hanging loose.
6) No manual for AC units or thermostat
7) Difficult to close both seat recliners

Again we're pleased that no major issues to stop us from continuing camping.
We have an appointment to take the unit back to CW to explain our issues so they can then make an appointment to get fixed. (seems they can't/will/not take our word.
I would love to do the work (that I can do) myself but it would void warranty.
Anyone else have similar experiences on new units?

Best wishes Norm and Mary
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Old 06-14-2022, 11:00 PM   #2
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Dealer did a lousy per-delivery inspection. Take it back and get it fixed and also do another inspection. Look for check list on google.
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Old 06-15-2022, 02:55 PM   #3
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Its a Dutchmen brand. Your experience is all to common with Dutchmen. My Dutchmen Kodiak Cub was far worse. Persistence and patients are required.
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Old 06-18-2022, 01:08 PM   #4
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Camping world huh? Well, be prepared for a wait. The best way to get things done is like chily and persistent mentioned. A PDI is a great way to start RV purchasing. I noticed at CW, they rush you through the initial “introduction” to your rv without really telling you much and when they do the initial inspection, it’s usually a non inspection (on paper only). Which is too bad for the new owner. In the past, we have posted several pre-delivery checklists on this site. Search for one and go through it. Make sure all systems are working, including heaters, stoves, ac units, etc..
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Old 06-18-2022, 03:45 PM   #5
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2022 Dutchman Kodiak Ultimate 2921FKDS

Thank all of you for sharing your comments I really do appreciate the responses. One item I left off the list was the VERY noisy front A/C unit. It has a rattling sound which I youtubed.....
We made an appointment with CW-Tampa on the 29th June (b/c that's how it works there) to officially inform them of the listed items needing repaired.
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Old 06-18-2022, 03:48 PM   #6
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Frank, do you make youtube vid's? I see you often on the RV Forums.
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Old 06-20-2022, 12:16 PM   #7
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Frank, do you make youtube vid's? I see you often on the RV Forums.
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Nope, no YouTube vids for me! Are you looking for something special? I’m only on two RV forums that I remember, this one and the grand design forum. I’m a member of the Nissan Titan XD forum also
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Old 06-20-2022, 03:21 PM   #8
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Its a Dutchmen brand. Your experience is all to common with Dutchmen. My Dutchmen Kodiak Cub was far worse. Persistence and patients are required.
It isn't just Dutchmen. I also belong to the Forest River, Jayco Owners Forums as well as RV.net. I also look on Striker Toyhauler, Grand Design & Heartland forums. Everyone complains of the same problems from minor to major including some that require replacement of the whole rig. My 2019 3551 has not been in for warranty work but has had some minor trim related issues. They all use components from the same manufactures and they all use the cheapest labor they can find, except for some smaller companies that aren't bought up by Thor yet.
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