Farewell to Infinity
I deem this final post is appropriate to the questions of evaluating the Pros/Cons of owning a Dutchmen Infinity 5th wheel. This week, I bid farewell to my 2012 Dutchmen Infinity 3850RL which effectively ended a distressing love/hate relationship with this trailer. Back in 2012, my wife and I purchased our Infinity as "our last 5th wheel" that we would enjoy travelling across the county during our retirement years. We absolutely loved the floor plan and all the amenities. Sadly, we were quickly and consistently disappointed with the quality and reliability of this brand. Our Infinity continued to be plagued with significant defects (repeated bedroom slide failures- requiring factory rebuild, shower pan leak, toilet leak, converter failure, front cap color fade, inferior design/engineering on the 2nd AC ducting, and most recently fastener staples are poking up through the rubber roof material all along the edges of the roof. I hate "quitting," but sometimes one must admit making a (expensive) mistake, take their lumps and start over.
This week without looking back, I traded in the Infinity towards the purchase of a brand new 2016 Jayco Pinnacle 36FBTS. I realize there are no guarantees that we won't have trouble with the new Pinnacle but the Jayco owners do seem fairly pleased with their trailers on their forum and that's where you will find me hereafter. Good luck to my comrades here on the Dutchmen owners forum and safe travels.
Mark & Susan
2012 Infinity 3850
2014 Ford F350 6.7 Super Duty King Ranch, CC, Long Bed, SRW, w/ Q20 Curt 5th Wheel hitch