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I have a JayCo 31.5 FBHS, we have had it for 3 years. Love it. The kids love having their own space in the camper!!!

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Like mentioned before. 2010 Open Range 429 BHS with bunks in the front, but no outside kitchen. They only made it two years IIRC. Good luck.


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I'm not sure anyone would make a front bunk with outside kitchen since that would limit bedroom space. I've never seen it. Good luck however, we love our Cougar 322QBS!


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I have found a couple but of course the DW doesn't really like it. Just hoping I was missing something out there all the floorplans are melting together now lol

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Keystone Laredo 335TG. Bunks are in the back, but separated w/ a door. Also has the outside kitchen. DW fell in love with it. So, we'll be picking it up in a couple weeks!!


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Buddy just bought a brand new Dutchmen Komfort that seems to fit your bill.

That part being said, Dutchmen appears to need some serious help in the Q/C department.

First trip out the outside stove literally blew up. The hard line in the stove is connected to a flexible line that quick connects to the the campers main gas line. Problem is the hard line/flex line connection was less than finger tight, as in just barely connected. As soon as the flex line was connected to the camper and it's valve opened the stove began internally filling with gas. You can imagine the resulting boom, along with subsequent fire inside the stove itself. Luckily he attempted to light it fairly soon after connection. If he had opted to do other things the camper itself might have begun filling with gas.


First time washing dishes resulted in a kitchen flood. Turns out the sink drain was present, but the assemblers at the factory elected to not connect it to the rest of the campers plumbing.

The electric heat portion of the hot water heater didn't function. Traced that back to a faulty connection. It seems the heaters come from the manufacturer with a pigtail that needs to be connected to the campers wiring. We assumed this connection would usually be done inside a standard 2x4 home style junction box. Apparently the factory ran out of junction boxes and decided to make the connection using a standard rv style wall outlet, as in plug in your hair drier and table lamp style outlet, which they proceeded to screw face down to the floor. Directly under the sink with the non-connected drain.


Sani-flush use resulted in water leaking out from underneath the kitchen pantry. Traced that to a loosely connected check valve, which is located in the wall space behind the tub/shower, and is inaccessible unless you remove said tub/shower. Or...cut a hole in the back wall of your brand spanky new kitchen pantry.

Level Up system failed due to poorly connected and totally corroded wire nut connection on one landing leg motor. Clean and tighten connection and all was well...until the motor itself failed on second trip.

It's a nice looking and nicely featured camper. Quality Control is non-existent and there is NOTHING the manufacturer can say to excuse these issues. My company has quality control through every step of our process. No one is perfect, but there is very little that leaves my shop that isn't 100%. There are checks all along the cycle, and multiple people that have to sign off at each stage, from workers to supervisors, to people in the shipping department.

Errors get caught all the time, but I tell my people...it shouldn't happen, but as long as it gets caught here it's an inconvenience. Once it goes out the door it's a screwup.

From what I can tell there is a boatload of screw up in the RV industry.


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wow I think I will avoid them lol although that being said everything has there lemons out there and it just sucks when you get stuck with one.

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ehorn wrote:

wow I think I will avoid them lol although that being said everything has there lemons out there and it just sucks when you get stuck with one.



In fairness to Dutchmen this doesn't seem to be unique to them but rather endemic to the RV industry as a whole. Stories like this are everywhere, spread across many manufacturers. It's no surprise when a large chunk of rvs are built by people paid by how much they get done, and not by the hour. That's fine, but when someone's ability to feed their family is directly related to how much he can get done in a day, there needs to be MUCH oversight to ensure what is being done is still of sufficient quality.


Some of these things go for the price of a nice home, with LAND. The******that is being churned out is inexcusable.

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