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Old 12-08-2011, 01:57 PM   #11
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So sorry I haven't gotten back to the forum, but we've been so busy unpacking and trying to find a place for everything. Since we live in our rv, it's a bit more complicated. But we're getting it done little by little. Just wanted to let you know that we absolutely LOVE our Redwood!! It pulled real nice andhaven't had any trouble with it so far.

Hoosierguy: We aren't retired yet, so had to come back home to the wet cold! We're hoping to retire at the end of August 2012. We're talking about going out to Indiana and maybe to Michigan or Vermont to see the fall leaves, then head south to Tennessee and Kentucky and out to Arizona for the winter. We will be sure to touch base with you when we have definite plans and hopefully we can get together. When are you planning on retiring?



Just wanted to let you know that we do love our Redwood and it is everything we wanted and more!! We hope to be in it for many years to come.



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Old 12-10-2011, 10:22 AM   #12
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It sounds like everything went well with your check out at the dealer and your return trip home. Glad to hear that.



This has been my first experience towing a big rig like a 5th wheel. We were pop-up campers for 35 years. I researched the idea of a 5th wheel for about 4 years before deciding that we had better do it now or never. We haven't been disappointed. We think our 36RL will be very comfortable to do some traveling in the summers and some extended stays maybe in Arizona or the panhandle of Florida in thecolder months of Jan, Feb & March.We have family east of Tucson near Willcox, AZ which has a little milder weather than Indiana in the winter.



I have not set a definite date yet for retirement, but, it will be sometime in 2012 between June 1 and December 1.I wil be 70 next year and I think it's time. My wife also still works full time but I think she is ready also as she has said she didn't want to work through another winter.



I had to look up Vancouver, WA..........I thought it was in the northwest part of Washington but it is in the southwest part near Portland, OR. So you have cold and wet weather there during the winter also?



Sounds like you are full timing in your Redwood. Let us know how it goes. Good Luck.

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Old 12-14-2011, 03:53 PM   #13
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We purchased our RedWood in March of 2011 in Dallas TX. We are both retired and are fulltime work campers and wanted something we could live in. The Quality inspection at the factory and dealership needs to be improved. When we went to pick it up we foundthe black water valve was stuck half open. there was a direct short in a plug that was wired backwards, also the water line for the icemaker was not hooked up. In the front compartment where the batteries are kepthalf the screws were missing from the two storage doors. When you select heat, the fuse will blow out. We put over 3500 miles on it from Texasto San Francisco and back. Here are a few of the things we found during the last past 9 months. Our converter went out after coming back to Texas so I call our RedWood Rep he called the factory they overnighted a new one andit took me 20 minutes to install it. If you live in it full time you will find the interior light bulbs will burn out inabout 2 months. The fender skirts have no support, the few stiffners that are there will break. The auto leveling system works good but ifyou have jacks down for more than 30 days you will need to spray the jacks with silcone and recycle the jacks. The shower leaked and wefound that thebottom of the glass had not been sealed. There is constant water standing at the bottom of the refrigerator and so far we have not been able to find the cause.
Overall we really like our REDWood its like a small apartment on wheels it is really made to live in. Its beautiful and comfortable.

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Old 12-14-2011, 05:32 PM   #14
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Wow.......sure sorry to hear about all those issues that you have had with your Redwood. If you haven't already done so, I would recommend that you provide a detailed list to the Redwood factory direct. They need to have feedback on those kind of issues to take corrective actions, although, I don't think these types of things should be happening even for a new start-up company. Be sure to do your annual checkup and make sure the dealer knows what is going on.



We went on a factory tour last June before we ordered our Redwood and I was very impressed with their manufacturing process, but, it is always difficult to know all the fine details of what is being done or not done on a day to day basis.



The only problem that we have had with our Redwood 36RL was with the Auto Level system when a hidden, in line, 10 Amp DC fuse was blown on about 8th attemp to lift the trailer to hitch to my truck. I detailed that mishap earlier on this forum.



I am glad to hear that otherwise you do like your Redwood. Hope things get better with no more issues.

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My wife and I had looked at several Redwoods in the DFW area before we ordered ours. A couple issue I noticed in our walk through of the units were the drop down of the ceiling on the slide where the diner table is located. The other issue was the louvers on some of the doors were coming loose. It looked like the staples were not holding the lovers in place. This is probable a quick fix if the factory would use some glue before brad nailing the louvers. If they are already using glue, I would use either more glue or a strong holding one. I talked to the Redwood representative by phone to let him know about the ceiling dropping, and he said the factory was working on resolving that problem. I forgot to mention the louver problem while had him on the phone.
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Hello well this is my first post, but have been looking at
the site a lot. I don’t have my Redwood now but have one on the way 36RE! Should
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:24 PM   #17
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Congratulations on your Redwood order and welcom to the forum. Keep us posted on how things go for you.
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