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MeloyeloCJ7

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Posted: 03/04/12 01:02pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wanted to ask if anyone here has this particular model. We have been looking for a larger bunkhouse TT for about 2 years now and this one has really caught our eye. Any good, bad or ugly would really be appreciated.

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I believe this is a brand new layout for this year. Looks amazing though with the island sink in the kitchen, the rear bedroom area and outdoor kitchen.

Wow, bit of beast though, 33 feet and close 8000 lbs, but looks like you have a diesel so shouldn't be a problem for you.

Happy with my 2011 Kodiak, only problem I had was the front decals are starting to peel off but Dutchmen is replacing them under warranty.

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I looked at this one at the trailer show this year. It looked great, but 33 foot isn't the total length. I could be wrong because I looked at so many units, but add 3 more feet for the tongue and that made it 36 foot. Nice layout but a tad too long for my needs even if it is 33ft. Someone correct me if I'm wrong on this info. Thanks.

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Yeah..I was right. Actually 36'11". The dry weight is actually 7526. You will have a little more trouble finding a spot in National forests and some state parks unless there are pull throughs, but most campgrounds can take you. Add 36'11" to your tow vehicle length and that rules out most back in spots in a nat'l forest. That model is nice though, and you can usually find another spot if one isn't long enough.

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desertrun2002 wrote:

I looked at this one at the trailer show this year. It looked great, but 33 foot isn't the total length. I could be wrong because I looked at so many units, but add 3 more feet for the tongue and that made it 36 foot. Nice layout but a tad too long for my needs even if it is 33ft. Someone correct me if I'm wrong on this info. Thanks.


Yes, it is 36' end to end. That is one thing that makes me shy of it. My existing unit is 33' overall (including the tongue), so not sure how much of a real difference it would make. It's also rougly 1000 lbs. heavier than what I tow now. That would equate to even more of the diesel liquid gold being sucked away. Thanks for the input.

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I just pulled the trigger on a '12 Kodiak 284bhsl. The floor plan is a little different than yours, but it had bunks which I was looking for. Here's that floor plan:
http://kodiak-rv.com/index.php?p=floorplans&model=284BHSL

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We just looked at this one at the RV show in Oaks, Pa. Its a really nice unit, and a nice, unique kitchen. The draw back to that island kitchen is you have to have the slide out when you load it. Most of the kitchen cabinets & fridge are inaccessible with the slide in. Some folks, that might not matter to, but we have to park on the street to load because we live in a townhouse development, though it isnt a deal breaker for us, because it is curb side and not a real big slide. the other thing the kitchen slide takes away from where the picnic table usually goes under the awning. Again, only by two feet or so, but still something to consider. On the plus side there is a LOT of storage in the kitchen, and the layout is really nice. The bunk room is roomy with a good amount of storage.
My wife fell in love with this trailer. If we were buying now, this would be one we consider.


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desertrun2002 wrote:

I just pulled the trigger on a '12 Kodiak 284bhsl. The floor plan is a little different than yours, but it had bunks which I was looking for. Here's that floor plan:
http://kodiak-rv.com/index.php?p=floorplans&model=284BHSL


Just bought my 284BHSL yesterday too! I love this trailer and cant wait to use it. Lots of room and very nice interior. Love the outside colored, gel coat finish and the outside kitchen is nice and compact. Just enough to big functional but not over done.


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Sold 4 of them at the Philly RV Show this past weekend......


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harleyfire18 wrote:

desertrun2002 wrote:

I just pulled the trigger on a '12 Kodiak 284bhsl. The floor plan is a little different than yours, but it had bunks which I was looking for. Here's that floor plan:
http://kodiak-rv.com/index.php?p=floorplans&model=284BHSL


Just bought my 284BHSL yesterday too! I love this trailer and cant wait to use it. Lots of room and very nice interior. Love the outside colored, gel coat finish and the outside kitchen is nice and compact. Just enough to big functional but not over done.

Three's Company I guess... We bought one last September!

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