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Old 04-19-2018, 04:04 PM   #11
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Steve - when I talked to Tim Cress (Redwood GM) at Tampa, he said that the glass doors were a 50/50 response whether people liked them. He also said they were doing away with the fireplace in the office and setting that area up with another outlet so that printers or towers could go down there. I also suggested that they do a pre-wire for cell and wifi boosters and he liked that idea also.

Tracy and I loved that floorplan too. If we went with it, I would use a 3M product called Frosted Crystal and cover the glass. We used it a lot in the Sign and Graphics industry as it replicates Frosted Glass. A high quality, self adhesive vinyl product. Any sign shop can get it for you. Comes 15",24"30" wide in 10 yd rolls.

That way you'd still have some privacy but would also have some natural light and not feel like a closet.
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Old 04-19-2018, 04:07 PM   #12
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And to TxCowgirl - if you order a coach, MAKE SURE to specify the upgrade to G114 Goodyears from the factory and Disc Brakes. And if you're going to tow a lot, seriously budget into the experience a trip to MorRyde in Elkhart to have the IS Suspension installed. Don't think Redwood has gotten to the point yet of being able to offer that as an option in the build. A lot of us are trying .........
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Old 04-20-2018, 01:26 AM   #13
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So happy to have found this list. We are seriously considering purchasing a new 2018 RW 3881ES, as we fell in love with the floorplan. However, I have searched and searched for others who have this model to see what they think about the quality, or if they are plagued with problems. I have seen so many scary stories it makes me want to just keep our old 2004 Regal, but we want a more full time-ish RV since we recently retired and now have time to go more. I saw on this forum the warranties on the new rigs are now only 1 year, but my brochure says 3 years, Industries Best structural warranty, and inside it says 2 year limited Redwood Warranty. So hoping for some sound advice. Can't afford to make what could be a costly mistake with part of lifelong savings. We would love any helpful advice. Thanks.
We like ours, but there is always some little something that comes up, with any rig you choose. I would say get all the options you can, day 1, cheaper in the long run. I like that new floor plan w/ the office. Good Luck!
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Old 04-20-2018, 04:39 AM   #14
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And to TxCowgirl - if you order a coach, MAKE SURE to specify the upgrade to G114 Goodyears from the factory and Disc Brakes. And if you're going to tow a lot, seriously budget into the experience a trip to MorRyde in Elkhart to have the IS Suspension installed. Don't think Redwood has gotten to the point yet of being able to offer that as an option in the build. A lot of us are trying .........

On the equipment list of the unit we are looking at it says it has 8000lb Axles includes H range tires. Is this similar to the ones you mention?
It also lists a Flex Air Pin Box, is this the suspension system? If so, how does it compare to MorRyde? I have heard and seen MorRyde on rigs we looked at before.
I don't see anything about Disc Brakes listed. We do have a 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500 dually, and I think it has special trailer brakes.
Hubby's not here right now to ask, sorry, he knows about these things.
Thanks for your welcomed feedback. I want to learn all I can.
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:42 AM   #15
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On the equipment list of the unit we are looking at it says it has 8000lb Axles includes H range tires. Is this similar to the ones you mention?
It also lists a Flex Air Pin Box, is this the suspension system? If so, how does it compare to MorRyde? I have heard and seen MorRyde on rigs we looked at before.
I don't see anything about Disc Brakes listed. We do have a 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500 dually, and I think it has special trailer brakes.
Hubby's not here right now to ask, sorry, he knows about these things.
Thanks for your welcomed feedback. I want to learn all I can.
When I bought my 3901WB last June the Goodyear tires wasn’t an available option. I got Westlake H tires. Be advised they have a 62 mph speed rating.

The suspension is MorRyde LRE 4100, a conventional leaf spring setup with a secondary rubber “spring” for additional travel. A fairly good suspension but not as good as the independent suspension.

The Flex Air pin box is pretty nice, it has an air bag and shock absorber to smooth out the connection between truck and trailer. It is not the suspension system under the trailer, it’s the “hitch”.

The disk brakes are an option and would be a wise selection. The “special brakes” on your truck is actually the controller for the trailer brakes and would operate the disk brakes if you get them.

Check out the other Redwood forum, there is an upcoming rally and MorRyde is offering a discount on the IS

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When I bought my 3901WB last June the Goodyear tires wasn’t an available option. I got Westlake H tires. Be advised they have a 62 mph speed rating.

The suspension is MorRyde LRE 4100, a conventional leaf spring setup with a secondary rubber “spring” for additional travel. A fairly good suspension but not as good as the independent suspension.

The Flex Air pin box is pretty nice, it has an air bag and shock absorber to smooth out the connection between truck and trailer. It is not the suspension system under the trailer, it’s the “hitch”.

The disk brakes are an option and would be a wise selection. The “special brakes” on your truck is actually the controller for the trailer brakes and would operate the disk brakes if you get them.

Check out the other Redwood forum, there is an upcoming rally and MorRyde is offering a discount on the IS

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Oh thank you so much for the info!
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The H rated tire are a plus, the Flex air pinbox is a plus, the MORryde sre3000, or 4000 ( whichever comes stock now ) is a plus. BUT...
You will still have factory stock springs.. The springs have been showing as a weak link, there have been reports of folks breaking springs.. To avoid that, the BEST option would be to factor in about $6000.00 and have MORryde install their IS system, and their disc brake system... the cost is PRICELESS for the piece of mind you get..
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As Joe, Fordtruckguy said, the disc brakes are, in the opinion of all of us who have had both the standard drum brakes and then went to disc, a " must have, I'll never tow without again " option. There is that much difference.

The MorRyde IS suspension is a totally different suspension system for the coach and does away with all of the springs and bushings and stuff .
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I agree. Just had the IS and disc brakes installed and can definitely recommend both. There is no comparison between the standard brakes and the disc brakes.
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And to TxCowgirl - if you order a coach, MAKE SURE to specify the upgrade to G114 Goodyears from the factory and Disc Brakes. And if you're going to tow a lot, seriously budget into the experience a trip to MorRyde in Elkhart to have the IS Suspension installed. Don't think Redwood has gotten to the point yet of being able to offer that as an option in the build. A lot of us are trying .........

You have all been so helpful. So excited, a closer look at the brochure lists these items under Construction: Chassis:

Custom FIT Chassis
Falcon 12"/10" I-Beam Drop Frame
Flex Air Pin Box
Flacon hydraulic Slide out System w/Manual Override (Main Slides)
Falcon 8,000 lb Axles
MORryde LRE 4100 suspension system
6-point Hydraulic Jacks w/Auto leveling
MORryde Lift Assist Steps
Falcon 2" (3000 lb.) Receiver hitch
17.5 H rated tires w/Spare

I guess sometimes we girls focus on all the other stuff, so I didn't notice all the above until you guys were mentioning what to look for. DH gets back in today, he probably already knows, but just in case I'll point this out how good it is to have these features.
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