Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-13-2012, 04:12 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Arctic Owl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada N0B 2V0
Posts: 150
I did not look @ that information for some reason. This is real funny because that is usually the first things I look at. Anyway, even though this a new product. It is made by a company that has a very good reputation in the truck RV business. Just because the company has been purchased by Forest River should not have a negative impact on the new 5th wheel. JMHO
__________________

__________________
38ft Snowvilla. Triple Glides. 2010 Ram 3500 CC Dually. to tow anywhere, anytime.
!!!!!! "RETIRED" !!!!!!.
Arctic Owl is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-13-2012, 04:16 PM   #16
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 8
No worries, and thanks again.

On the truck front I will be buying a Dodge Ram 3500 drw, just like you have

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arctic Owl
I did not look @ that information for some reason. This is real funny because that is usually the first things I look at. Anyway, even though this a new product. It is made by a company that has a very good reputation in the truck RV business. Just because the company has been purchased by Forest River should not have a negative impact on the new 5th wheel. JMHO
__________________

__________________
Alozier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 04:28 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Arctic Owl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada N0B 2V0
Posts: 150
While I am happy with my Ram, I have not been happy with Chrysler. I would suggest that you do some product comparison between the Ram & a GM 3500HD. I think the GM has the superior transmission. JMHO

Reg
__________________
38ft Snowvilla. Triple Glides. 2010 Ram 3500 CC Dually. to tow anywhere, anytime.
!!!!!! "RETIRED" !!!!!!.
Arctic Owl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 03:29 PM   #18
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 8
Thanks, father in law retired from Chrysler so I would be shot if I didn't buy dodge

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arctic Owl
While I am happy with my Ram, I have not been happy with Chrysler. I would suggest that you do some product comparison between the Ram & a GM 3500HD. I think the GM has the superior transmission. JMHO

Reg
__________________
Alozier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2012, 09:33 PM   #19
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 7
So did you get the Trilogy? If so how do you like it? I am considering the same 2 choices and would like your input. Did you get Brown or Gray? The DRV is lighter but is a little pin heavy and the Trilogy has a lighter pin but is almost 15K empty.
__________________
middleaged is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 03:18 PM   #20
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 8
We decided not to get it. Went through a demo unit and found a few things not up to what we wanted in build quality ( paper veneer on inside wall at door, floor beside bed Etc...)


Quote:
Originally Posted by middleaged View Post
So did you get the Trilogy? If so how do you like it? I am considering the same 2 choices and would like your input. Did you get Brown or Gray? The DRV is lighter but is a little pin heavy and the Trilogy has a lighter pin but is almost 15K empty.
__________________
Alozier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2012, 09:53 AM   #21
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 7
So sorry to hear your disappointment in the Trilogy. We too have looked at he DRV's and were impressed, but they are out of our price range. Toured the Trilogy factory last week and liked the quality we saw. Are looking forward to ordering a 2013 model. Am looking for anyone who currently owns a Trilogy and their opinions on quality.
__________________
Dotes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2012, 01:43 PM   #22
Moderator Emeritus
 
TXiceman's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Full Time, TX Home Base
Posts: 17,150
Blog Entries: 21
Side by Side Comparison - DRV Suites

The tradition is the only one with the 12" I beam frame, the others have the stacked box frame.

The Tradition is being built for the cheaper market competition.

I'd look for a nice used one over a new one to get a better coach.

ken
__________________
Amateur Radio Operator (KE5DFR)|Full-Time! - 2012 6.7L Ford Crew Cab Dually -2013 HitchHiker Champagne 38RLRSB - Travel with one Standard Schnauzer and one small Timneh African Gray Parrot
TXiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2012, 07:46 AM   #23
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by TXiceman View Post
Side by Side Comparison - DRV Suites

The tradition is the only one with the 12" I beam frame, the others have the stacked box frame.

The Tradition is being built for the cheaper market competition.

I'd look for a nice used one over a new one to get a better coach.

ken
The Tradition is probably too new to find a used one yet but lots of used MS on the market and if you look for one 4 to 7 years old the price is pretty good. Try the SOITC (Suite Owners International Travel Club) web site, owners post theirs on there that are for sale.
__________________
Palpatine
2008 F-450 King Ranch (mutha hauler)
2011 Mobile Suites 36TKSB3
Palpatine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2012, 07:51 AM   #24
Moderator Emeritus
 
RustyJC's Avatar


 
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Cypress, Texas USA
Posts: 8,854
The Tradition is basically the Select Suites with a name change. You might not find a used Tradition, but you should be able to find some Select Suites.

Rusty
__________________
2016 Ram Longhorn 3500 Dually 4x4 CCLB, 385/900 Cummins, Aisin AS69RC, 4.10
2014.5 DRV Mobile Suites 38RSSA #6972
Come join us on a TEXAS BOOMERS rally!
RustyJC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 11:50 AM   #25
Senior Member
 
JohnT's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: On the road.
Posts: 1,333
Anything new on this comparison? We looked at a Trilogy at the Detroit Camper Show. It showed rather nice. DW like the fact that the bathroom was accessible without opening the slide. Would be interesting to hear from Trilogy owners.
Thanks
__________________
John & Diann
Cooper
2014 Dutch Star 4364 - 2011 CRV EX-L AWD
JohnT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 05:44 PM   #26
Junior Member
 
ronjoyce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1
We are in Branson, MO and just ran into a couple in a Trilogy. They have had their unit since March. Very happy with it except for the insulation. They found an area in the front of the unit that lacked any insulation. Apparently the dealer or the company responded so the owners filled the cavity with insulation. I have seen others with this issue and the folks at Dynamax do not seem to respond to this issue. I should note that they are full timers.
__________________
Ron - Kansas
ronjoyce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 06:05 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
timarti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Astorville, Ontario
Posts: 403
Saw a Trilogy at the Toronto RV show this weekend. Holy c..p, that thing was huge! Like looking up at a skyscraper . All I could think was BIG HONKIN' TRUCK
__________________

__________________
2012 Ford F-150 4x4 Supercab 5.0 V8 with max tow package
Andersen WD hitch with sway control
Rockwood Ultralite 2304s
Tina & Ted Ontario, Canada RVM 29
timarti is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The last month in our new DRV Palpatine New Rig Show-Off! 14 01-01-2012 08:03 AM
New Christmas tradition Rick Long Just Conversation 10 11-24-2011 12:45 PM
My new Dynamax.... jtharley Truck Conversions 20 08-13-2011 03:01 PM
No rear AC - 2005 Am. Tradition 336muffin Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 9 06-04-2011 02:30 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.