We're very glad to find this forum and the involvement and passion everyone has for their Dutchman toy haulers. We have had diesel pushers, TT and camper vans in the past and bringing our 2 wheeled family of toys was always a challenge.
We have been wanting a TH for some time and ran across our 3950 at a good price.
The backstory is, our 3950 was either stolen or repossessed as we bought it from a salvage company in Tulsa. It was purchased from Wades RV in Tulsa and had OK plates on it. It appears to have never been removed from the area and I find no hint of flood damage and we have a clear OK title. The unit is a 2013 model but was parked at the salvage/recycle yard since at least Feb 2014. The fuel tanks have never had fuel in them, the gen never started, the converter (which is inaccessible without removing a panel) was not plugged in. the mattress is still wrapped in plastic, the cooktop never used. We did find a few towels and bath items the fridge is dirty and that is all.
The problem is because it sat in the salvage yard for over 20 months some big and some little things have been removed. All the TV's, radios and the microwave have taken, not a big deal nice TV's are fairly cheap these days and the RV convection microwaves are not the best. All the main components, HWH, converter, furnace are still there. Although, the furnace igniter circuit board was removed. The dirt devil main unit is there but all the accessories are gone (the empty box is there, lol). One jack motor is gone and one slide motor is gone. I got the motors installed and tuned up the big swingtec (sp) slide. I found one of three aluminum tracks for the gears was mounted about an 1/8" too high making the motor work way too hard. I lowered it and I can (with the motors removed) easily move the big slide out by hand by myself.
before I lowered it took both of us to push it out.
There are little things missing that I hope I can get some info in here to help me find the new parts. I don't know if a parts book per say even exists for these units (I doubt it) and we all know how indepth the owners manual is (I do have that).
Both the door gas dampers and the mounts are gone and I have no idea what size they are.
One of the bedroom drawer glides has been removed I need to find a set. Plus items I'm sure we don't even know about yet lol.
Anyway, sorry for the long rant. We look forward to being a part of the community and sharing our tips and mods as well as gathering even more from here.
Jim & Bonnie