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Old 09-29-2023, 07:10 PM   #1
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Considering buying a Dutchmen

Hello, new to the forum. Currently have a Grand Design TT and am wanting to trade up to a 5th wheel. Have located a new Dutchmen Astoria 3173 and really like it. Being a savvy buyer, I always do a lot of legwork before pulling the trigger on major purchases. I've done tons of research on the Dutchmen brand and the reviews come back okay.....about middle of the road. Of course, you can dig into each review and it always seems that you will find the horror stories. I have to take this with a grain of salt and a person is much more likely to submit a review based on a negative experience as opposed to a positive one. I signed up with this forum today to see if I could get some opinions on what you Dutchmen owners think about your rv's. So please let me know what everyone thinks about the Dutchmen brand. Thanks in advance. John
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Old 09-30-2023, 06:52 PM   #2
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Have you looked at the Solitude-S ?
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Old 10-11-2023, 08:08 PM   #3
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I have a 2018 Dutchmen Kodiak Cub. My advice is to not buy Dutchmen, Keystone, or Voltage travel trailers. Some are built OK. Some are not. Some have design flaws. Advertising is sometimes false or miss-leading. Company support is designed to protect the company, not help the customer.

It is sometimes cheaper to pay more in the purchase price and pay less correcting problems the company refuses to address.
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Old 10-19-2023, 01:40 AM   #4
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I have a 2022 Lantern and it has been in the shop for a month now. It's bad, about 12K to repair.
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Old 11-07-2023, 05:04 PM   #5
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I have a 2018 Dutchmen Kodiak Cub. My advice is to not buy Dutchmen, Keystone, or Voltage travel trailers. Some are built OK. Some are not. Some have design flaws. Advertising is sometimes false or miss-leading. Company support is designed to protect the company, not help the customer.

It is sometimes cheaper to pay more in the purchase price and pay less correcting problems the company refuses to address.
Agreed! Quality control is non-existent, warranty is crap and frankly Im tired of fixing/correcting things such as where the screen door latches to the door frame. I mean how difficult is it to actually CENTER the latch?!

I recommend you look elsewhere. I too thought I was buying a reputable brand. Sadly I was wrong.
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Old 11-07-2023, 07:54 PM   #6
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Don't do it
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