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Old 11-02-2011, 04:47 PM   #1
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Hello Everyone!



We are new to the forum and are excited about learning more about the Redwood from all of the owners. We live in Vancouver, WA and will be picking up our new Redwood 36RL on Nov. 28th from Dennis Dillon RV in Boise, ID.

We first saw the Redwood in April on a trip to Arizona and my wife fell in love with it! But since there were no dealers here in Washington or Oregon, we decided not to go with it and ordered a Cameo instead. Then as most of you know, 2 weeks ago they closed their doors and we were horrified. We spent almost 2 weeks deciding whether or not to cancel our order and finally madeour decisionover the weekend. Thankgoodness we were able to get our deposit back and so we called Dennis Dillon RV and made arrangements to get the Redwood. They had the floorplan there that we wanted, so we got all the paperworkdone and financing arranged. We are very excited about our new purchase and can't wait to go get it. We have a '04 Everest that we bought new and have been living in for4 years now,but wanted a better unit for full-timing. We will be retiring next year and plan on travelling and maybe even wintering in Arizona.

We look forward to hearing all of your experiences and advice.



Safe Travels Everyone!

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Old 11-02-2011, 08:56 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your purchase. Looking forward to feedback on your 36RL

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Old 11-15-2011, 05:25 PM   #3
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Congratulations on your purchase of the RW36RL.

We also purchashed a 36RL in September. We were able to have one short outing with it before we had to put it it in for the winter. Looking forward to next spring.

When you pick up you coach, be sure to have the dealer explain the hydraulic system in detail. The same system runs the two rear slideouts as well as the automatic Level-Up system.Make sure the dealer explains how to operate the system manually in case you ever have to do so. The Level-Up system works really great so long as you don't have the hidden DC fuse blow.

My system worked flawlessly the first seven times. On the 8th time, when I went to operate it to hook up to my truck to put the trailer away for the winter, I could not get the Level-Up control to power up. After talking to my dealer's service manager and a couple of evenings tracking cables inside the equipment bay, I managed to find a 10 Amp DC fuse hidden on the back side of one of the cables. I found it by feel as it was not initially visible until I pulled it around from behind the cable. The fuse was blown and once replace everything has worked well since then. I plan to contact Redwood to see if the fuse was sized correctly for the application.

Enjoy your Redwood.

We love our Redwood and havereceived many compliments on it.

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Old 11-22-2011, 09:45 AM   #4
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Thanks Hoosierguy for the advice. We leave Vancouver, WA on Saturday morning for Boise, ID to pick up our unit and hope the weathercooperates! We will make sure the dealer goes over the hydraulic system and locates the hidden fuse so we know where to look in case we have any trouble.

So glad to hear that you love your Redwood. We first saw it in March when we were on our way down to Arizona. DW just fell in love with it, but then we decided not to get one because the dealer was so far away and there are no dealers in Washington or Oregon.We ended upordering a Carriage Cameo in August for delivery in October. Then around the middle of October they closed their doors due to financial troubles, so we cancelled our order. DW called the dealer in Idaho and they had the 36RL on the lot and made us the same offer that the Cameo dealer did, so we grabbed it.



We're a little nervous about it having read some of the issues that the ownershave had, so we were so glad to hear that you love yours. We will live in ours and hope we don't have too many problems. We will have to find a dealer or rv service shop that will be able to work on the Redwood.



BTW, I see you're from Indiana. I'm fromaround the South Bend/LaPorte area and moved to Vancouver, WA about 21 years ago. Not too sure how far that is from you. Good luck with your 36RL and hope you have many happy years travelling in it.



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Old 11-23-2011, 05:14 PM   #5
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Fred & Danette

We had looked at Carriage Cameo's also. In fact, when we originally went to the dealer to see the Cameo models is when we discovered that the dealer also was handling the Redwood product. The Cameo models we looked atseemed to be well made coaches but nothing struck us as being what we would want.

I had been aware of the Redwood company from their formation in 2009, but, I had forgotten about them since I knew they were a new start up company. But, from what I have seen, I think they are going about things in the right way.

You mentioned that you were originally from the South Bend/LaPorte Indiana area. We live south of Fort Wayne near Markle, Indiana. We are about 1 1/2 to 2 hours away from South Bend.

Good luck in your check out of your new Redwood. Don't hesitate to ask alot of questions. One of you should ask the questions and one of you should take notes. I realized after the fact that we went through our check out much, much too fast.
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Old 11-25-2011, 12:01 PM   #6
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I've been to Dillon RV they seem to be good folks.</span>When we we're there in September,I took an in law to see the 36RL they had in stock Think I got a convert that day....</span>
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Old 11-25-2011, 04:57 PM   #7
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Gary &amp; Phyllis:

We leave tomorrow for Boise and will pick up our Redwood on Monday. We will make sure to ask a lot of questions and we are planning on taking notes. Just hope we can keep up with everything. We are getting excited, but also feel exhausted from all the packing and things to get ready. I'm (Fred) from Indiana and when we get a chance to go back and see the kids and grandkids, maybe we could get together.



Dave:

I'm so glad to hear that the folks at Dennis Dillon are good people. When we went there in April they were very accommodating and even told us the best way to get down to Arizona. They were all very nice and we are looking forward to seeing them again.



Will let you know how we like the unit after we've been in it for a few days. I hope everything goes well and not too many problems. Will let you know how it goes.



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Old 11-27-2011, 01:03 PM   #8
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Fred &amp; Danette
Keep us posted as to how everything goes with your new purchase. Are you headed out to warmer weather ( )as soon as youfinish your check out of the new Redwood? The National Weather Service is forcasting our first snow here this week although not much fortunately.



When you are back in the Indiana area visiting family, let us know. There is a nice campground (Twin Mills) on St. Rd. 120 just west of Howe, IN. We stayed there this fall for a week end after picking up our Redwood, then went up into Michigan near Cadillac to see the fall colors.



What part of Washington do you call home now? I am hoping after we retire to do lots of traveling. One of the areas that I would like to visit is Oregon and Washington coastal areas. My wife has never been to the West coast.



Our Redwood is winterized and tucked away for the winter. We are looking forward to next spring and summer. We are tentatively planning a trip to Gunnison, Colorado area next summer.
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Hi hoosierguy,



How do you like the disk brake system.



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Old 12-02-2011, 06:48 PM   #10
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The Kodiak disk brakes seem to work well for me. I did have to buy a Prodigy P3 brake controller and add to my 2011 Dodge. The integrated brake controller that comes with the 2011 Dodge is not compatible with electric over hydraulic disk brakes systems. Dodge has changed that on the 2012 trucks........the new integrated brake controllers are now programmable and you can select a mode that is compatible with electric/hydraulic brake systems.



I have only made one outing with our Redwood shortly after we made our purchase..........a 765 mile trip to Cadallac, Michigan.........all flat land towing. It took some adjustment of the P3 controller, but, it did seem to work well after I made the adjustments.
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