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Old 10-20-2011, 07:59 AM   #1
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We will be picking up our new unit on Friday to take it out and set it up and outfit it. We are very excited. Hope to post on here some to share some of our experiances with the unit. Is anyone else on here and owner also?
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:57 AM   #2
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Barb and I have been looking at 5th wheels for about 4 years. We were considering the Carrage lite as well the DRV 38rssb. About 5 weeks agowe looked at the 36FL Redwood. Barb fell in love with the floor plan and as they say the rest is history. We picked our new unit 3 weeks ago and have used it two times. We plan on fulltiming when the time is right. We are very excited about the unitand the quality. The leveling sytem is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:39 PM   #3
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Sounds great. We were looking at Carrage real hard also. Since they are having financial troubles, I am glad we found the Redwood. We are right now raising a grandchild and we both are landmen, so when he is out of high school, we will use ours full time too. Until then, we just want to have some fun in it. I really believe that we got a better unit anyway.
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:55 PM   #4
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Sounds like you have your hands full with grandkids. Make sure you do a complete PDI. Ours went really well and as soon as it was completed we went on a a shake down trip. We plan on taking a five days around Thanksgiving, can't wait. We are also Newbes so we purchased quite a few things to make the loading much easier. I found that the starter kit they provided us was not of very good quality, so webought all new sewer hoses, water hoses.
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:22 PM   #5
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We got our unit in Seguin. Those folks have been great so far. We are not new to the RV world. We used to have a diesel pusher, but you really need to use those things all the time. They just hold up better and we had to quit that after a while. The thing I like about these Redwood units is that they have a lot of the nice things I liked about the motorcoach, like slam doors and of course the leveling system. The interiors are just as nice, too. If you add a auto satellite dish, a generator, an outside TV and a couple of other things, they have all the amenities that a motor coach has. Plus, towing one is not as scarry to my wife as was driving down the road in an 8 foot wide motor coach. Perception is everything. We had some stuff left from the motor coach days to do some of the outfitting, but we have been to the store and online to get a lot of things to put into it. We pretty much buy some nice stuff to go in the 5th wheel since in the future, it will be where we will be living most of the time. These are nice units and you can do a lot with them. We are really looking forward to taking a couple week trek in it next summer.
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:32 PM   #6
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Great info! Please keep us informed. Had to drop Carriage off of the list which is a shame because our '04 Cameo has been great and a solid full timing rig.

Starter kits make good emergency stuff but like you noticed, not good for frequent usage.

Enjoy and keep us in the loop!
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:47 AM   #7
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Congratulations on your purchase. I'm looking forward to reading your updates.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:13 PM   #9
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Just brought ours home today. Pulled it about 100 miles. Not a hassel at all. We spent the evening getting it loaded up. We have had a motorhome before, so we had a lot of things, plus knew what we wanted in it. Had to wait a few days to get it to get my tow vehicle modified a little. I got my Dad's 1996 Ford 350 7.3 turbo diesel with 120K miles on it. It was in great condition and it towed it great with a little rear spring help. My poor Dad has early Alzheimers and did not need to be driving any more. The truck is in such great shape, I just had to try using it. It worked out great. They say that is the best engine and tranny combo they ever made. Anyway, the 36RE pulled great behind it.
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Congratulations on getting your new coach. We will take delivery on our 36RE in February. So far our dealings with Windish RV in Lakewood, CO and the Redwood factory have been very satisfactory. We will tow our new coach home with a 2011 Ford F350 DRW 6.7 diesel.I hope it performs as well as your 7.3.My Dad suffered with Alzheimers too, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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