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Old 08-30-2017, 03:31 AM   #1
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I guess it's official now. Wife and i just closed on a 2013 36rl. Beat the dealer out of new G range goodyears and an automatic slider so we are still waiting on those to come in before we pick it up.

I paid more than I planned but this one had most of the upgrades I would have done anyway. Full paint, G tires, disc brakes, satellite, dual batteries, toppers. The list is pretty long.



Anyone know the history on this beast? Supposedly a couple from Wisconsin that traded for a DRV in Oklahoma. Not that a dealer would ever lie to me. Lol.

I only got this picture and one other so far. All the others are pirated off the dealers website. I might post some of them later.

Live just north of Dallas and trying to get positioned to go full time in a few years. We have previously owned a Toyhauler for our matching motorcycles so we aren't total nubes to trailering and camping but this is our first foray into the lap of luxury.

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Congratulations and welcome to the forum. I recommend that you read as many of the entries on this forum as you can. It will give you a great insight on your new RV. I am in Dallas but currently in my Redwood up in Wisconsin Dells for the month.

What is an automatic slider?
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Old 08-30-2017, 04:17 AM   #3
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Congratulations and welcome to the forum. I recommend that you read as many of the entries on this forum as you can. It will give you a great insight on your new RV. I am in Dallas but currently in my Redwood up in Wisconsin Dells for the month.

What is an automatic slider?


Thanks. I have been lurking for a few months while I searched for the just right one.

And sorry, I meant a hitch that slides back automatically in turns because I have been known to have brain fade occasionally. Figured you guys could read my mind like my wife does.


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Old 08-30-2017, 04:52 AM   #4
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Beautiful coach and floorplan! Reminds me of the one we had.
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Old 08-30-2017, 05:46 AM   #5
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Congrats and Welcome.
Sounds like you already have some of the upgrades others have recommended and that I have done to mine. This forum has a ton of good and useful information and suggestions - done by those of us who benefit from them..

Good Luck and Safe Travels!

If you ever get to SW Tex, (Lake Amistad Area) Let me know..
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Congrats... and hope it works out for you !!!

We too are in the DFW area - closer to Mansfield, and if you need any other pieces/parts/upgrades, let me know have a garage full of them that I won't need
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Glad to have you on board. It's a head turner for sure.
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If you're getting a Slider Hitch, sounds like you're already starting off on the wrong foot, or should I say TV, unless you're talking Mega Cab Ram Dually.
RLs are known for being Pin heavy, our '12 RL had approx 4K pin and 17K total, which puts you in Dually country. If you've been reading much you should have already about a few Members who started with a SRW TV with an RL and soon traded for a Dually.
We loved our RL, but the MB floor plans fits our use better.
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Congrats... and hope it works out for you !!!

We too are in the DFW area - closer to Mansfield, and if you need any other pieces/parts/upgrades, let me know have a garage full of them that I won't need
We are neighbors, South Arlington, Kids went to Mansfield School district.
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I guess it's official now. Wife and i just closed on a 2013 36rl. Beat the dealer out of new G range goodyears and an automatic slider so we are still waiting on those to come in before we pick it up.

I paid more than I planned but this one had most of the upgrades I would have done anyway. Full paint, G tires, disc brakes, satellite, dual batteries, toppers. The list is pretty long.



Anyone know the history on this beast? Supposedly a couple from Wisconsin that traded for a DRV in Oklahoma. Not that a dealer would ever lie to me. Lol.

I only got this picture and one other so far. All the others are pirated off the dealers website. I might post some of them later.

Live just north of Dallas and trying to get positioned to go full time in a few years. We have previously owned a Toyhauler for our matching motorcycles so we aren't total nubes to trailering and camping but this is our first foray into the lap of luxury.

Tango
Congratulations on your Redwood. We really have enjoyed our 2013 RL. Very few minor repairs by Redwood and then under Good Sam extended warranty. The major failure on our list was the slide/hydraulic pump DC motor. One power lead at the motor was loose damaging the brush holder and commutator bars. I op'ed to upgrade the entire hydraulic system with latest and greatest LCI system. The slides and leveling times were cut in half or more. Good Sam paid for the standard motor ($900+) and I picked up the remaining $2,000 or so which included an improved DC motor.

To that loose lead - l strongly recommend that each power and contol cable/wire be checked for looseness at the terminating point AND WITHIN ANY CRIMPED ON CONNECTOR in the battery compartment and storage basement (bedroom slide controller). Tug on the wire. Many of mine pulled out of their connector. After a session of replacing and tighting many loose connections I then grabbed a handful of plastic ty-raps and formed neat wiring bundles which then were supported to remove the wiring weight off the connection point. The circuit overload devices, located on the wall just above the rear battery had most all connections being loose at the stud or within the wire connector. The battery disconnect switch also should be checked for loose connections. While on batteries the disconnect switch only disconnects some loads. I completely remove the front battery front positive terminal cables. Keep those leads separate. I use a "booty" over each end as if they touch each other the battery can drain especially if you have a gen onboard. One of those front positive leads jumpers to the rear battery positive post. A battery disconnect at the battery is on my list.

The installation of a Wingard SWM3 DirecTV satellite dish, on a supporting steel plate to protect the membrane roof was a pistol. The install only took about four hours on the roof (3-hours reading instructions and drinking coffee). The rest of the day was chasing down the coax connections, missing splitters and loose coax connectors. Thanks to many on this and another RW site I finally conquered the task. I replaced every coax connector as most were easily pulled loose.

I chucked the E-rated tires and had 17.5" H-rated tires and a TPMS added after a significant blowout and the damage it caused at 62 MPH.

The library on this site has many helpful manuals and owner insights that could help with your beautiful 36RL. Welome to our Redwood family.
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