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Old 09-14-2011, 07:10 PM   #1
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Hi All I would like the opinion of who ever would like to comment about these unit. We are in the process of purchasing a 06 mobile suite 36 t k 3 Thanks Ron and Diane
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:29 PM   #2
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We've had ours since August 2004 and are still quite pleased with it. It's been a good, quiet, comfortable, reliable RV. We've seen nothing that would make us want to purchase anything different.

I would only suggest one thing - if your candidate RV has the LT235/85R-16G Goodyear G614 RST tires such as came on ours, get them off as quickly as possible. We've upgraded to the 17.5" Michelin XTAs rated 4805 lbs @ 120 PSIG and have put our tire problems (tread separations) behind us.

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We have had our '05 since '07 and have just now had first maintainance issue--slide rollers on door-side slide have needed replacement. About $280 in parts, fixed them myself.
Other than the above, have put over 25000 miles towing in 5 seasons and little else. I echo Rusty's recommendation to be sure and get the 17.5" wheels/tires if it isn't already equipped with them--this is a +$2000 cost, so figure that in the deal if needed. The unit with 16" tires is near weight capacity and that causes problems with blowouts.
I would not hesitate to purchase another Mobile Suites.
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Rusty, you didn't tell them about the suites site, SOITC (suites owners international travel club), suitesowners.com, I think. There's a thread for potential owners, new or used, you can ask any question you want and owners will let you know what their experience has been. There are a lot of suite owners that buy new ones every few years, seem to be a loyal bunch.
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Another one with a LOT of Suites owners is:

www.5thwheelforums.com

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Very nice rigs, but also very heavy. A couple of years ago we looked at them several times, but decided they were too heavy.
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We have an 06 32tk3. Only real grip I have is the gap under the kitchen area slide. We have to stuff insulation in it and take it out every time we tow. You may need to provide additional fans behind the fridge in extreme heat (90+). Fridge, being it's on a slide, has no top vent, only side vents. I did. I do wish I had dual pane windows though. I would buy another Mobile Suites.
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Ron-D,

So, did you buy it?

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Yes Joe We did end up buying a 06 elite suite 36 tk3. and thanks to all who responded Thanks again Ron and Diane
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What is your tow vehicle?

I am sure you will enjoy it for years to come.

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Hi Joe I have a 06 sport chassis with a Cat engine Should pull it just fine.
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I could only wish for such a setup...

Sounds like you are much more experienced than your first post let on.

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I ran across an read a article called puppy paths... if I was considering getting back into RVing I'd again think twice, the fact of no quality control no matter how much you spend is staggering.. its all show, shine an bling .... bad investment at best, whats amazing people even myself want to believe an dream of traveling this country only to end up at a manufactures parking lot fighting for repairs ... an lying to your wife that it will all be ok... best part, absolutely no accountability .. makes me wonder how sales people sleep at nite... its a shame.
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I ran across an read a article called puppy paths... if I was considering getting back into RVing I'd again think twice, the fact of no quality control no matter how much you spend is staggering.. its all show, shine an bling .... bad investment at best, whats amazing people even myself want to believe an dream of traveling this country only to end up at a manufactures parking lot fighting for repairs ... an lying to your wife that it will all be ok... best part, absolutely no accountability .. makes me wonder how sales people sleep at nite... its a shame.
As with everything there are companies that are out to make the all-mighty dollar and do not care about quality, once it is sold good luck. On the other hand there are companies that care about what they produce and since your home is moving, all the vibrations and wear and tear are going to have occasional problems, but the bottom line is what happens when those occasional problems arise. Excel, Northwood, DVR, and Landmarks (I am sure there are a few more) are made for full-time use and you will find few problems with these RV's and if problems occur, the customer service is very helpful and prompt. For example, Landmark has a 2 year warranty, after the warranty, they still will help resolve problems, and if you know how to fix it, they will send the replacement part.
If a person spends the time researching (RV Consumer Group is a great place to start), they will know which direction to go, but if a person goes to the nearest RV dealership and let them dictate to you what is good without doing any research, then yes tnere is a good chance you will get a mass produced RV and have problems.
I also noticed that you did not add the link to the article you read, any reason why not? I know that if I did a search for "why you should not buy an RV" there would be plenty to read. How many are true? The same hold true if you search for "why you should buy an RV", how many are true? Doing research requires sifting through the incredible amount of BS that is on the net these days.
I love my RV and have had only a few minor problems that where quickly taken care of and my wife and I fulltime in it. So am I the exception to the rule? Or did I do my research and dealt with a reliable company AND dealership (drove 600 miles to buy our RV mostly because of the dealership), and would give 5 stars to both the RV (Landmark) and dealership (RV's For Less). Have a wonderful life in your S&B, while I enjoy early retirement seeing this beautiful country.
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