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Old 03-17-2015, 03:21 AM   #1
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Nash vs. Dutchmen Kodiak

Which is better built? We do a lot of off-road, back-woods type camping with sub freezing temps sometimes. Which is going to be the most heavy duty and off-road capable, best ground clearance, well insulated, etc.?
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:43 AM   #2
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I believe the Nash is a better/stronger built unit. I looked at the Kodiak website and looked at a similar length trailer to the Outdoors RV unit I just ordered and the Kodiak is a lot lighter in weight. This would lead me to believe that that trailer would be considered a "Lite" and in my opinion would not hold up to riggers of rough roads. One thing I do like about Northwood and Outdoors RV products is the tongue is welded through the front frame and not welded to the bottom of the frame. Look on their website and view some of there videos on the construction of their trailer. You have a Northwood product with your Desert Fox, that should give you a good idea how there built.
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:58 AM   #3
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Looking at the specs on the 2 websites, comparing 2 comparable floorplans, each with a smaller slide out, the Kodiak is actually just over 200 lbs heavier than the Nash while being over 1' shorter.
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This is a silly question, especially coming from someone that already owns a Northwood product. On top of that you are comparing a Thor product to a Northwood product. HMMMMMMM IMO you can not compare apples to "LEMON'S". Just speaking from experience. Be cautious of companies that have corporate websites with investor information. They are always out for the money not the customer.
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This is a silly question, especially coming from someone that already owns a Northwood product. On top of that you are comparing a Thor product to a Northwood product. HMMMMMMM IMO you can not compare apples to "LEMON'S". Just speaking from experience. Be cautious of companies that have corporate websites with investor information. They are always out for the money not the customer.
X2 Been there, done that, will never ever go down that road again. Present Timber Ridge is two feet longer and 2400 lbs heavier but tows 150 times easier than my Kodiak. My DW's favourite phrase "Is that nice trailer that we really like following us again?"
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From what I've seen, the NASH is way better built, especially for off-road.
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Norwood products are #1 for a reason. They are better built than the competitors and maintain their value. Go for quality the first time and you won't regret it.
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