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Old 06-11-2016, 11:01 PM   #687
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They won't be taking poor workmanship with them to other rv mfrs. It is already there. Every damn one of them pays the Amish piecework instead of hourly for wages. They hurry so damned fast just to make a few lousy extra bucks. Quality will not improve until the companies insist on hourly wages instead of piecework wages.
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Old 06-11-2016, 11:55 PM   #688
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They won't be taking poor workmanship with them to other rv mfrs. It is already there. Every damn one of them pays the Amish piecework instead of hourly for wages. They hurry so damned fast just to make a few lousy extra bucks. Quality will not improve until the companies insist on hourly wages instead of piecework wages.

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Old 06-12-2016, 12:17 AM   #689
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Thanks for the update Triptakerken. The Elkhart Truth (Home - Elkhart Truth) ........: "They {EverGreen} said warranties for EverGreen products would be voided and spare parts would no longer be available."

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After living in mine full time for 11 months, I'm glad that I got one when it was available. As for spare parts; refrigerators, microwave, hot water heaters, tv's, etc are all 3rd party items.
I imagine those on dealer lots will become extremely good bargains.
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Old 06-13-2016, 02:22 AM   #690
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Bummer

I just recently bought the newer edition 2016 379fl and have been full time living in it for a few months. We love it and although it's unfortunate they closed their doors, all of the expensive things on the 5er are 3rd party. Lippert makes the slides and auto level which is one of the best companies in industry. All the appliances as mentioned above are 3rd party so warranty still stands with those. I am still happy I bought and I am sure the company will be bought out soon. IMHO (at least the newer models) are high quality units. My grandpa has traveled the world in everything from a 300k rv bus to 5ers similar to bay hill and had more issues with the bus than any 5er he ever owned (dozens). When you buy a house things go wrong, when you buy a house on wheels things go wrong. It's a lifestyle you choose and if your not handy and can't fix things that WILL go wrong then either make enough money to pay someone or don't get into the rv lifestyle. We are living in luxury and are very happy with our bay hill. Hope others are as well. Cheers
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Old 06-14-2016, 08:05 PM   #691
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Smile Bayhill 340RK

We bought our 2015 340RK in April 2015. We have had some minor warranty issues that were dealt with in our off season. Flint Hills RV in Andover,Ks has been very good to us. They sold us a 7 year extended warranty for what I considered to be a good price ($1900). It is a bumper to hitch coverage with no deductible and includes roadside service.
All in all we are very pleased with our Bayhill and our dealer, unfortunately they no longer sell Bayhills due to warranty coverage problems with Evergreen.
This has been our first new camper buy and consider us to be lucky to have such a good dealer, That seems to be the biggest factor.
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Old 06-15-2016, 02:39 AM   #692
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Thanks for the update Triptakerken. The Elkhart Truth (Home - Elkhart Truth) has a very good article on the demise of Evergreen. How truthful will they be with potential buyers that the parent company has gone out of business? To quote the Elkhart Truth article: "They {EverGreen} said warranties for EverGreen products would be voided and spare parts would no longer be available."

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So, I haven't checked in here for a while and had no idea Evergreen was going to close. Our dealer also stopped carrying them for the same reasons that someone mentioned above concerning warranty issues. We have a few things that we were planning to take ours in for to get ready for summer trips. We also paid for the highest extended warranty plan that was offered! :( Anyone know what this means for our warranty and trade-in value? Should be all be stressed over this?
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If your extended warranty plan is from an aftermarket company, then you should be OK there. From what I understand, all factory warranty are voided and they are no longer making parts. As for resale value, I can't say. Just take care of it and it will be worth more than one that isn't taken care of.
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Old 07-14-2016, 09:05 PM   #694
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Do I need a slider hitch for 5th wheel

Hey guys and gals, I am getting ready to buy my truck (2016 Silverado 3500HD) to haul the 2016 Bay Hill 370FL. The truck will have a standard 6.5 foot bed. Those of you with bay hills, will I need a slider hitch or not? When I borrowed a truck to pull to first location I had a long bed and had waaaay more than enough clearance, with the extended king pin and the shape of the new rigs is it really necessary to have a slider? Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
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Old 07-15-2016, 12:03 AM   #695
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We have a 6' bed on our Dodge Ram and yes we have a sliding hitch. Gives us piece of mind when turning some of those sharp corners!

Our 5th wheel is the 365RL
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Like the previous poster we also bought a sliding hitch because we wanted the extra security of knowing it was there if we needed it. We have a 6.5 box as well and with our other fiver we had plenty of turning space but the other fiver also had the 88 degree turning nose where as the Bayhill 340RK that we now own does not advertise it and it is a little closer to the back cab.
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I have a '13 Excel Winslow, not a Bay Hill. I tow with a '12 GMC 3500HD SRW with standard 6.5' bed and a non-sliding B&W Companion hitch. I have towed 50K miles in almost 4 years. I have not had any problems and have not needed a sliding hitch.
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We've got a 379FL Bayhill and a Ram 3500 Dually Megacab shortbed and we have the B&W Companion hitch (no slider). We haven't came close to hitting the cab at all. Been in some pretty tight spots too.

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Old 07-16-2016, 11:54 AM   #699
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powermaker - how much do you love your 379FL? We purchased a 2105 379FL and can't get enough camping with it.
Have you experienced any issues yet?
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We absolutely love it. The only issue we've had was 3 blown tires on our way back from Charleston a couple of weeks ago. Had new tires put on yesterday and we're ready for our next trip!!
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