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Old 11-14-2012, 10:19 PM   #1
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2008 Endeavor PDQ ?

We are looking at the subject DP and I have a couple of questions based on information in RVCG materials. Yep I know that RVCG doesn't drive the rigs they review nor do they visit all manufactures. Hence the grain of salt and the questions here.

1. RVCG's comment on highway control is to the effect that this model could be tiring, tend to wander, difficult to steer much of the time.
  • Do current/past owners of this specific model agree?

2. RVCG makes a comment about the aluma frame not being used after 2008 with a RIP!
  • I have searched the forum and don't find any comments on the alumaframe. Any issue with the RR8R frame?

This is not meant to be used for bashing of RVCG. Just looking for information before we make any commitment.

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Old 11-14-2012, 10:38 PM   #2
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We have that exact model, drives and rides great. Don't know what they could be talking about tiring to drive, I've put in a few 500 mile days without too much wear and tear. Overall it's a great unit.

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Old 11-15-2012, 07:59 AM   #3
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I have the 2007 model and am very satisfied with the unit. This is my 4th rv and I bought it new. I have no complaints about the ride and drivability of the unit. It did although ride much better after I installed Koni shocks and corrected the ride height. Most of our use is spent towing a car hauler going to car shows as well as dry camping at NASCAR races. We currently have 30K miles on the unit.

The only overall caution I would add would pertain to the one piece windsheild and the three jack system. As long as you are aware that caution should be taken while leveling and to not use the auto leveling system you will have no problems.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:46 AM   #4
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gregk can you tell us why we shouldn't use the "auto" leveling system? I always do..........deSanford
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:06 PM   #5
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We have a 2008 Endeavor 40PDQ and haven't experienced any of those issues. Handles great. In fact we had it at Henderson's Line-Up for a complete evaluation last year and even the tech told us it "handled great". Three years fulltiming so far and no issues.

I'd advise giving it a test-drive for yourself...
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:44 PM   #6
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Thanks all. For those that own that specific year and model would you mind posting your weights? I know the one we are looking at would be different but knowing yours would ge me a good estimate of what to expect. Yes we all travel different and that is a big factor.

The factory weight sheet shows ccc of 2106 with the 2 mythical 130# passengers. I've factored in our weight to come up with about 2050 CCC.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:32 PM   #7
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I hope the OP does not think that the actual frame is aluminum!!!
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I hope the OP does not think that the actual frame is aluminum!!!
Moisheh, Naw I might be new to this MH side of things but I'm not that new. Or as some say I might have been born at night but not last night. :-)

I know the alumaframe is the box so to speak. I have looked at the roadmaster site FWIW as well as the brochures.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:14 PM   #9
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OK, this was the confusing comment in the initial post,
"I have searched the forum and don't find any comments on the alumaframe. Any issue with the RR8R frame?"

I shouldn't have used the reference to RR8R, sorry.

What I am looking for is any issues with the alumaframe that would cause the negative comment by RVCG?
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:12 PM   #10
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Almost locked and loaded on this 2008 40PDQ.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:59 PM   #11
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Another step closer. A fully refundable deposit has been made.
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Here we set at Alliance Coach in Wildwood FL. Tomorrow we move out TT to a new site and start the migration to the new to us 2008 Endeavor 40PDQ.

Had it out on the road today and passed it over the CAT scales. Weights look good as far as front to back is concerned. I guess I understand how to get 4 corner weight on a cat scale. We'll try that later.

Guess we will have to change our sig, tomorrow.
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Congratulations! That is a great model.

Happy trails!
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:08 PM   #14
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Almost all moved in to our new to us coach. Alliance Coach needs to finish the SMI Airforce One installation on our Jeep Liberty Toad. We need to wait for Yakima rail grips and spare tire mounted bike carrier. A few more days.

For some reason my new sig info was not picked up
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