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Old 09-25-2017, 02:48 PM   #1
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With all of these hydraulic jack issues I'm reading about and bedroom floor rotting out issues, should I be concerned about getting my ordered 38rssa in a few weeks?
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Old 09-25-2017, 04:14 PM   #2
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I would not be concerned as to not order. Do a PDI that you take your time with, ask many questions and take notes or video. After that just be diligent about preventive maintenance and regular inspections of your coach. Last.....have fun!!
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Old 09-25-2017, 04:20 PM   #3
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I agree!
Go into this new adventure with a positive outlook, and things will always seem better than they are, and never as bad as they might be!
Congratulations on your new rig!
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Old 09-25-2017, 06:03 PM   #4
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You will only hear about the problems, not the success. The other 99.9% are quiet. Just do your due diligence and learn about the maintenance required.

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Old 09-25-2017, 06:06 PM   #5
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Amen... All of the happy folks have nothing to complain (or post!) about.
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Old 09-25-2017, 06:56 PM   #6
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I agree with all of the above. Go to any forum and most of the topics will be about problems or issues. Keep in mind that it is a small percentage compared to the units out there. Just keep reading and know what things that you need to pay close attention to. Just over 2 years on the road for us and our Suite is Home.
Feel free to post up any questions as there are a lot of knowledge on this forum.

PS- any new rig no mater who makes it will have a punch out list.
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Old 09-25-2017, 06:56 PM   #7
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The MS is a great unit. I do feel sorry for the folks having trouble with the jacks, but this summer I thought about it and started to notice all the different units with Lippert auto level. Almost all the new units in the parks have the units. Thats a lot of systems, so there are bound to be some with problems. Bottom line enjoy your new rig.
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Old 09-25-2017, 07:10 PM   #8
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Your new rig will have the new jacks, so no issue there.
As far as the slide floor getting wet, make sure the trim at the bottom edge of the slide exterior is caulked.
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Old 09-25-2017, 09:18 PM   #9
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While I too become disheartened by reading all the issues written about, I have not experienced near the same amount.
I do continue to read because forums like this are a fabulous resource when and if something happens.

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Old 09-26-2017, 04:20 AM   #10
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I picked up my 2018 36 end of july and as stated above the landing jacks are updated to a heavier rating.I do not have any major complaints at this time.You need to do a good p.d.i. at pickuptime.You will find things.I did not pay other than a deposit for order until I was satisfied.Good luck.
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Old 09-26-2017, 12:52 PM   #11
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Consider ordering thru Rolling Retreats in Elk City, OK, for one of the best PDI experiences possible...you can stay there till you are satisified all is right.
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Old 09-26-2017, 01:50 PM   #12
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I am getting mine from rvs for less, I'm hoping I have a good experience, I am driving from Michigan to pick it up.
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Old 09-26-2017, 05:30 PM   #13
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That should work fine, they have a good rep also...
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Old 09-27-2017, 02:53 AM   #14
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Try not to let it get you down. MANY of us experience far fewer and less severe problems than you read about here. It's not that I don't believe these reports - I certainly do - just that it's far from certain that this is "normal". AND if you notice, virtually all of the problems are with initial build quality (not that that excuses it...). Once the initial issues are resolved the machines seem to give good reliable service.
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Old 09-27-2017, 03:32 AM   #15
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Consider ordering thru Rolling Retreats in Elk City, OK, for one of the best PDI experiences possible...you can stay there till you are satisified all is right.
I got my rig at r.r. and yes great p.d.i.I did stop and visit rv's for less last year and watched them p.d.i. a couple of rigs and talked to a couple staying their getting stuff worked out of their new rig.Looked good to me what was going on.Also a lot more to do and see by rv's for less.One of the main reasons I went to r.r. was her vast knowledge of what could be done.Both good places i.m.h.o.
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Old 09-27-2017, 03:00 PM   #16
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With all of these hydraulic jack issues I'm reading about and bedroom floor rotting out issues, should I be concerned about getting my ordered 38rssa in a few weeks?
New DRV's should not have the hydraulic issues. Forget the 4th slide! No water issues and much more cabinet space. No biggie walking past the end of the bed without the slide.
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Old 09-27-2017, 03:01 PM   #17
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"PS- any new rig no mater who makes it will have a punch out list."

Some larger than others.........HAAAA
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Old 09-28-2017, 01:10 AM   #18
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Try not to let it get you down. MANY of us experience far fewer and less severe problems than you read about here. It's not that I don't believe these reports - I certainly do - just that it's far from certain that this is "normal". AND if you notice, virtually all of the problems are with initial build quality (not that that excuses it...). Once the initial issues are resolved the machines seem to give good reliable service.
Although I'd tend to agree with this assessment our unit tended to hang together the first yr. (during pin to bumper coverage) almost... But, the unit is only as good as the sum of it's components. MorRyde/Kodiak did stand behind their calipers falling off, somewhat 10K mi.. Lippert Components appears to be standing behind their hydraulic seal components, 12K mi. . Granted there are the PITA aspects involved but equipment & life are seldom perfect.
This running gear, so to speak was one of the major reasons we made the brand choice we did. Ironic indeed.
Part of the beauty of these forums is to help folks be aware of potential problems and issues so that they might nip them in the bud. We all want to assume that these issues will never happen to us... Most of the problems noted are not irrational flamers venting, well one comes to mind recently. They are a moving target. For the most part manufacturers that follow these types of constructive dialog go on to build better products and continued success. A head in the sand approach often results in a "swirly" no amount of advertising can right.
DRV Suites is still in a niche of semi custom coach that's difficult to fill. We'll be watching closely to decide which coach we choose next.
Be well.
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Old 09-28-2017, 02:49 AM   #19
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Something to remember also is that not all of the DRV rigs built and sold in a given year are for fulltimers. The group that posts here regularly are full-timers. The rigs get moved more, have more miles, more living hours than most rigs out there.
On the Carrilite forms that I was once a member of, the same issues with the same components were part of the normal discussion.
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Old 09-28-2017, 02:39 PM   #20
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Thanks for all the responses! I hope our psi goes well and that our ms 38rssa is what we hoped and dreamed!
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