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Old 03-27-2012, 08:12 AM   #1
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I'm just curious and this might be helpful for the factory as well as the potential buyer.

For all of you that currently have Redwoods or Blackwoods...what little annoyances would you like to see changed in your trailers. We're all grownups and I think we all understand that these units can't weigh as much as our brick and stick homes but there's also those little things that would add convenience.

Also keep in mind that the engineers have to balance these trailers so going down the road with 1000 gallon grey water tanks simply wont work. However...once our new dream home comes to us, we also see those little things that wouldn't add much cost or weight to our rigs

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Old 03-27-2012, 08:25 AM   #2
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It would be nice to have a couple of LED lights under the stepsinside the unitto help avoid a night time accident. We have the 36RL and it gets pretty dark in that sucker at night.
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One thing I'd like to see on our 36FL has already been addressed and that is side windows in the slide out. When we're traveling through Indiana I may see if the factory can retrofit some in for me.
Another window issue I'd like to see changed concern the front windows on either side of the sofa. They are fixed pane windows and it would be nice if they opened to aide in air circulation.
Some windows above the kitchen door and table, up near the ceiling, to let a little more natural light in would be nice too.
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It would be nice to have a couple of LED lights under the stepsinside the unitto help avoid a night time accident. We have the 36RL and it gets pretty dark in that sucker at night.
Well that seems like an easy fix

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Old 03-27-2012, 09:08 AM   #5
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One thing I'd like to see on our 36FL has already been addressed and that is side windows in the slide out. When we're traveling through Indiana I may see if the factory can retrofit some in for me.
Another window issue I'd like to see changed concern the front windows on either side of the sofa. They are fixed pane windows and it would be nice if they opened to aide in air circulation.
Some windows above the kitchen door and table, up near the ceiling, to let a little more natural light in would be nice too.
That's a good idea but I'm not sure they can add a window or 2 without adding framing in the wall as well. But it might be worth the question.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:29 AM   #6
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I'd like to see some changes to the sales/ordering process. Here is a previous post:



A simple list of the available options, descriptions, and MSRP would bring them light years ahead. I only found out about the optionsafter Andy emailedme the MSRP option sheet. Did you know that although the RL does not come with ottomans, you can special order them from the RE or FL?I never knew you could order "custom order" additional COAX for theWinegard SK-3005 or add/remove cabinets or windows. Our Redwoods are designed for two coach batteries, but they only are built with one. If you want a 2nd matching battery installed while it's on the line, sorry... that option is not available. Go figure...



Eventually, how about a "build your own" site like the car companies have. For instance, if you chose the "Onan Marquis Gold LP Generator" option, it would pop-up "Requires Generator Prep" option and "Requires 40lb Propane Tanks" option.



You can imagine some of the problemsthey have to resolve after delivery... like those who order the "3 Burner Cooktop w/3 Drawers" in lieu of the oven, and then don't orderthe "Convection Microwave" option. Or ordering the 2nd Power Awning and the Slide Awnings at the same time. Or how about forgetting to order the G614s option... Yikes.



The point is, there are many fussy people like us that research and build our own custom units on paper anyway, and then involve the dealer only as the "gateway" to the factory. More information, descriptions, photos of the options, and pricingwould free up the Sales Managers to make more contacts and resolve real problems.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:42 AM   #7
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I'd like to see some changes to the sales/ordering process. Here is a previous post:



A simple list of the available options, descriptions, and MSRP would bring them light years ahead. I only found out about the optionsafter Andy emailedme the MSRP option sheet. Did you know that although the RL does not come with ottomans, you can special order them from the RE or FL?I never knew you could order "custom order" additional COAX for theWinegard SK-3005 or add/remove cabinets or windows. Our Redwoods are designed for two coach batteries, but they only are built with one. If you want a 2nd matching battery installed while it's on the line, sorry... that option is not available. Go figure...



Eventually, how about a "build your own" site like the car companies have. For instance, if you chose the "Onan Marquis Gold LP Generator" option, it would pop-up "Requires Generator Prep" option and "Requires 40lb Propane Tanks" option.



You can imagine some of the problemsthey have to resolve after delivery... like those who order the "3 Burner Cooktop w/3 Drawers" in lieu of the oven, and then don't orderthe "Convection Microwave" option. Or ordering the 2nd Power Awning and the Slide Awnings at the same time. Or how about forgetting to order the G614s option... Yikes.



The point is, there are many fussy people like us that research and build our own custom units on paper anyway, and then involve the dealer only as the "gateway" to the factory. More information, descriptions, photos of the options, and pricingwould free up the Sales Managers to make more contacts and resolve real problems.
I think that's a good point. I didn't know a second awning was an option if it weren't for this forum. And additional options would add $$$ to the dealers. If the dealers are making more $$$than they'll also get more dealers.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:39 AM   #8
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I would like to be able to access the front cargo compartment while the RV is hitched to my truck. Some RV's have a split access door on the front compartment so you can access the compartment.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:47 AM   #9
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Here are a few modifications I will be making. While I don't mind having a project or two it would have been nice if they were already included or at least options on our 36RE.
1. Built in storage for extra sewer hose
2. Temporary labels on switches until we learn what switch goes to where.
3.Owner name plate on the front door
4. Door bell
5. Retaining device on pantry drawers to prevent interior damage to the door while on the road
6. Towel bars in the bathroom
7. Someplace to set a glass of wine when seated on the living room couch or the recliners. We may take one of the recliners out and add a small table in it's place.Might replace or modify the ottoman to act as a coffee table.
8. Rack for stem ware

Bottom line here is we love our coach and if we didn't do a darn thing to it we would still be happy campers. It's kind of fun making some additions and changes just to make it our own and to fit our life style.
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The switch labels would be great - I just made my own. I added the cup holder to the wall beside the couch. We, too are very happy with our 36RE.
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