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Old 11-23-2013, 01:13 AM   #1
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Question Grand Junction

Any positives or negatives on the Grand Junction brand of 5th wheel, circa 2009, 3 slides, 35 to 39 feet, depending on how you measure it...???

Layout looks functional and inviting. We need a liveaboard... Just wondering about reliability of furnished equipment, leak prone areas other than slides of course, insulation, and any other personal experiences. Thanks.

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Old 11-23-2013, 07:12 AM   #2
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Had a customer with one. Nice trailer, heavier than standard trailers, so heavier frame.
Slides aren't as leak prone as you might think.

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Old 11-23-2013, 12:36 PM   #3
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We sold our 2005 Grand Junction 35TMS last April and bought a MH. We bought the GJ new in April 2005. The only problems we ever had were; a water leak 2 weeks after purchase. The dealer use the SealTech system to locate the source of the leak (above the entry door), water seen inside was at the RR corner under the window, that was 20' distance between entry point and visible inside. It had 2 heat pumps and 2 Dimplex fireplaces to keep it toasty warm in sub-freezing weather, and of course the LP furnace for keeping the holding tanks from freezing when temps got down to the teens.

In 2008, the driver-side slide mechanism sheared the er, shear pin. I replaced it myself, and enroute home stopped in at the Dutchmen factory service center in Goshen, IN., and asked them to inspect the mechanism for the reason the pin sheared. Took them about 10 minutes to report one end of the mechanism was bent, and appeared to have been that way since assembly. Took them about 2 hours to replace everything. I think the repair bill was around $200. Great place to do business; contact is Dan Beer, service manager. I discarded his phone # when we sold the 5er.
The few other problems we had were wear N tear related to the undercarriage and tires. Replaced the MorRyde RE suspension in 2010, it was worn out. Replaced the tires with Sailun 235/85R16, load range G tires in 2010. BTW, the Sailun's replaced the 2nd set of ST tires, which all 4 failed(no blowouts) at once - ply separation.
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:16 PM   #4
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We have a 2011 grand junction. they say its a 38 ft but closer to 40 ft end to end. We have had great luck with it. The only thing that has gone bad are the slide seals when they are closed. They need replacement. Should have done the pm on them, but mom was ill and she took priority. Simple to replace.

It's going on the market in March. Keep me in mind if you are still looking around then.

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Old 11-24-2013, 08:00 PM   #5
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We have a 2009 34QRE and really like it. It is not a light fiver so make sure you're tow vehicle is up to it. It is really comfortable due to the duel pane windows and heat pumps. Have not had any problems with it other than routine type of maintenance. I run the Goodyear G614 LT tires with no problems.
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