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Old 11-29-2013, 08:43 PM   #29
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1010 - did your get your trailer by mid-November? How are you feeling about the build quality?
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:55 PM   #30
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1010....not 100% sold on the tankless hotwater heater. I understand outdoor rv is not installing them any more in their new TT...you may want to confirm regarding your unit.
Would suggest you follow up your telephone call with an email....some time memories get short.
So far we are very pleased with the fit and finish and the warranty work...both for the dealer and especially from the folks at Outdoor Manufacturing.

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Our Black Stone has a 10 gallon tankless hot water heater.
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:13 PM   #31
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1010 - did your get your trailer by mid-November? How are you feeling about the build quality?
We took delivery Nov. 19th, drove it home (150 miles) in the rain, towed fine. As far as build quality I have found a few things that need addressing but that is not unusual in a new trailer. The shelf above the bed has an uneven finish on the outside edge, so far that is the "worst" issue I have seen. A small closet (coat closet) is not deep enough to use a regular clothes hanger if it is straight. The undercarriage is sealed up pretty good except in the front (where the electrical wires come out) they left an 18" wide area that is not screwed to the frame or sealed.

We will be living in the trailer for about 10 weeks (1100 mile round trip) so I think we will be getting a good idea on the build quality of it in a relative short time
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:04 PM   #32
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We took delivery Nov. 19th, drove it home (150 miles) in the rain, towed fine. As far as build quality I have found a few things that need addressing but that is not unusual in a new trailer. The shelf above the bed has an uneven finish on the outside edge, so far that is the "worst" issue I have seen. A small closet (coat closet) is not deep enough to use a regular clothes hanger if it is straight. The undercarriage is sealed up pretty good except in the front (where the electrical wires come out) they left an 18" wide area that is not screwed to the frame or sealed. We will be living in the trailer for about 10 weeks (1100 mile round trip) so I think we will be getting a good idea on the build quality of it in a relative short time

Have fun with your new trailer...we are sure pleased with our Windriver. Had a few minor cometic issues resolved no questions asked. Just Waiting and seeing ...on our tankless hot water system. We have a commitment from outdoor rv to replace with a 6 gallon tank if the tankless system is not satisfactory.

Again we are very pleased with Outdoors RV products.

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We took delivery of our 2014 Outdoors RV Wind River 250RDSW a few weeks back. We've been on a couple trips since and it tows great. We had your typical small issue here and there listed below:

1. One of the heat vents was scratched up a bit exposing the raw metal. They replaced it.
2. The shower door frame had been bent during install or after, unsure. New one on the way.
3. Small cut in the kitchen floor. Professional will be repairing since we didn't want to go through the hassle of a full replacement.
4. Carpet is snagged where the slide runs in and out. New carpet is on the way.

Not a single hassle with the above. No questions asked, replacement sent.

We have zero leaks, roof is done well. They have a new wall lamination facility that was just built. Ours was one of the first to go through the facility. I'm very happy with the construction overall. The LED lights inside and out are a huge benefit, the electric tongue jack and stabilizers with remote control make it a dream to set up and hitch up. Really love the huge almost full length awning as well.

No complaints here. we are happy with our choice. We were at the dealer after months of research ready to buy an Arctic Fox 25Y when we saw a Wind River. It had all the things we wished the AF had but were willing to live without. I guess we didn't have to go without.

The reason we were comfortable and switched to the Wind River is because of the very similar construction to the AF. AF manufacturers the frame, Outdoors RV is owned by Nash, The exterior walls are all laminated... even the back wall, fiberglass cap in front, many features that were "extra" on other brands are standard on Outdoors RV models, full length awning, fully enclosed underbelly, flush windows like on coaches, all LED lights inside and out, thoughtful layout, the suspension has shocks where some don't, barreled ceiling, quality of materials and construction. There is much more we considered but you must understand. We are extremely picky and research the hell out of our choices. I am comfortable with our choice. No regrets.
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I thought this might be a good place to make my first post. We pick up our new Wind River on Jan 7. That will also be the start of a 7-9K mile trip! Not smart, I know, but I will have my traveling tool box handy.

We made the move to Wind River after 12 very happy traveling years in Arctic Foxes. We would have stayed with them except the Wind River floor plan best matches our needs.

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Hi Bob -
Which model Windriver did you choose? Any options added?
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Which model Windriver did you choose? Any options added?
Our model is shown in my signature, with the sofa vice chairs. I figure if the sofa does not work for us, I can replace it with chairs of our own selection.

As far as options go, for our taste the WR is already loaded. Electric stabilizers , backup camera , powered opening and closing exhaust fans , fireplace , etc.

We deleted the Jensen TV and have purchased a new 40" Samsung for the same space. We added additional grab bars at the entry and in the shower (we are old and decrepit), slide topper, 6v batteries and I will replace the Goodyear Marathons with Maxxis as soon as I get around to it.

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Our model is shown in my signature, with the sofa vice chairs. I figure if the sofa does not work for us, I can replace it with chairs of our own selection.

As far as options go, for our taste the WR is already loaded. Electric stabilizers , backup camera , powered opening and closing exhaust fans , fireplace , etc.

We deleted the Jensen TV and have purchased a new 40" Samsung for the same space. We added additional grab bars at the entry and in the shower (we are old and decrepit), slide topper, 6v batteries and I will replace the Goodyear Marathons with Maxxis as soon as I get around to it.

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Just some feedback on the tires. The Goodyear Marathons have served me well so far. I have 3,300 miles on them and they are showing no signs of wear or failure. I keep them at max PSI on our 250RDSW. I have no complaints about the tires. I do have TPMS though so that adds a level of comfort. I am not a fan of the electric stabilizers though. They are so slow and don't really stabilize all that well. The manual scissor jacks do so much better and are lightning fast with a drill. I deal with it though and can't complain too much. Just wish they were beefier... No different than other TT's with electric stabilizers.
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Just some feedback on the tires. The Goodyear Marathons have served me well so far. I have 3,300 miles on them and they are showing no signs of wear or failure. I keep them at max PSI on our 250RDSW. I have no complaints about the tires. I do have TPMS though so that adds a level of comfort. I am not a fan of the electric stabilizers though. They are so slow and don't really stabilize all that well. The manual scissor jacks do so much better and are lightning fast with a drill. I deal with it though and can't complain too much. Just wish they were beefier... No different than other TT's with electric stabilizers.
Dagmandt,

Thanks for that feedback! I've had the Marathons before but just like the added "beef" of the 10 ply tires. And I have had good success with the Maxxis. I have a TPMS system to put on the tires as soon as I take delivery. Because of where our kids live, we travel during the winter and spring and typically put 7-9K miles on our rigs then. Tires are big deal for me!

I am sad to hear about the slowness of the electric stabilizers. I never thought that they might be slower. Can one manually crank them to make them so they are a little firmer? I had no problem in the past 12 years using an electric drill to lower/raise them!

Again, thanks!

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The electric stabilizers aren't that slow considering your raising and lowering 2 at the same time. I am no that crazy of the electric stabilizers either. I still being my drill as a back
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[QUOTE="Lac;1865050"]The electric stabilizers aren't that slow considering your raising and lowering 2 at the same time. I am no that crazy of the electric stabilizers either. I still being my drill as a back up.

We are very pleased with our Windriver ..any one attending the Outdoors RV campout in June ..it's at a campsite near LaGrande...check out Outdoors facebook page for details. We r planning to attend.

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The electric stabilizers aren't that slow considering your raising and lowering 2 at the same time. I am no that crazy of the electric stabilizers either. I still being my drill as a back up.

We are very pleased with our Windriver ..any one attending the Outdoors RV campout in June ..it's at a campsite near LaGrande...check out Outdoors facebook page for details. We r planning to attend.

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The electric stabilizers aren't that slow considering your raising and lowering 2 at the same time. I am no that crazy of the electric stabilizers either. I still being my drill as a back up.

We are very pleased with our Windriver ..any one attending the Outdoors RV campout in June ..it's at a campsite near LaGrande...check out Outdoors facebook page for details. We r planning to attend.

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We plan to attend. The "campout" is at Lake Wallowa State Park near Joseph, OR, about 75 miles from La Grande, OR, the birthplace of Outdoors RV products.

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Great....looking forward to meeting you folks at the campout. We have about a 10 hr trip from Kamloops.
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