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Old 08-17-2015, 06:39 AM   #1
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My wife and I just took delivery of a new to us 2013 36RL. Hopefully the grumpy complainers on the board are wrong and this beautiful camper proves to be all we expect: a comfortable sturdy camper that will require some upkeep as we did with the Montana and do with our house, and will be a great camper for many years to come as we get the last of our 8 kids out of the house!

We paired the camper with a 2015 Ram 3500 DRW Laramie edition long box, and an Anderson Hitch. I'm a little worried, based on forum comments, about the marathon tires but figure that there isn't anything I can do about it anyway so I'll just roll with what comes along and happens.

Maiden voyage is a 1000 round trip to Wyoming in 5 weeks...looking forward to some cowboy football, fly fishing with my wife, and the comfort of these beautiful RV's!
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:56 AM   #2
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Good Luck. We just traded a 2012 for a 2015 so, regardless of the problems, Redwood still delivers more please per Dollar than anyone else.
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Old 08-17-2015, 12:36 PM   #3
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Welcom to the forum and to Redwood RV'ing. I hope you enjoy your rig as much as we do ours. I would watch those Marathon tires very closely and save up your $$ and change them to better tires soon. Happy Camping.
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Warren - welcome to our group ! We also have a 'we 36RL and love it. It has been and continues to be a very good coach. Minor stuff like they all have.

I would second what Bruce said above - the earlier production coaches in 12-13 had the E tires standard and they are not enough. You really should consider changing them for G Goodyears before the long trip if at all possible. If not, please keep a close eye on them for pressure and watch your speed. They are only rated for 65mph max. I would also suggest a digital laser temperature gun. They aren't expensive, can get them on Amazon. I check all the tires on the rig at every stop for temp.

Enjoy it !
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Welcome Warren
There is a lot of knowledge and very helpful people in this group. Hope you enjoy your new toy.
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Old 08-17-2015, 01:14 PM   #6
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I would also second what Vaughan says about tire temps. I also use an IR temp. device to measure tire and bearing temps. when I stop.
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Warren - welcome to our group ! We also have a 'we 36RL and love it. It has been and continues to be a very good coach. Minor stuff like they all have.

I would second what Bruce said above - the earlier production coaches in 12-13 had the E tires standard and they are not enough. You really should consider changing them for G Goodyears before the long trip if at all possible. If not, please keep a close eye on them for pressure and watch your speed. They are only rated for 65mph max. I would also suggest a digital laser temperature gun. They aren't expensive, can get them on Amazon. I check all the tires on the rig at every stop for temp.

Enjoy it !
I'm already looking into tires....I admit I was hoping to get out of buying a set so so, but I didn't change my Montana tires so it's Karma catching up to me. About the laser temp reader, what brand and what am I using it to check? This is the first time anyone has suggested a laser temp reader.
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:16 PM   #8
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Here is the one I purchased.

Amazon.com: Dr.Meter® IR-20 Non-contact Digital Laser IR Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun, Yellow/Black -- Upgraded With Memory Function: Industrial & Scientific
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Good luck with your new rig. We like the 36RL.
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WarrenR we love our 36RL. It has been a great rig and only minor issues, mostly factory work being done too fast. Trim, a/c duct fixes and replacing the E rated marathons. I did get the infamous crack below the bedroom slide. I will most likely purchase another RW when the time comes. Good luck with yours.
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