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Old 07-24-2016, 12:38 PM   #11
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Yes, love the support given at national rally, Took care of all issues under warranty. Good value for money. I would just like things I didn't know I would like since this is our 1st RV. I would like full body paint, opposing slides in living area and a drop down bed over drivers seat. And of course I love the great people on this forum! I have 2011 350TS, with bunks.


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Old 07-24-2016, 01:43 PM   #12
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No!! You can read my post at:

New Georgetown major defects found during PDI

The Georgetowns are a perfect example of what happens when low bid Chinese parts are installed by careless workers in a factory with no quality control. I do agree that when the moon and stars align and the parts are good, and the workers do their job correctly, the Georgetowns are the best bang for the buck. In ANY case, choosing the right dealer, doing a detailed PDI and not giving them the money until ALL items pass the PDI is absolutely critical. After you write the check it's a different world.

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Old 07-24-2016, 01:47 PM   #13
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Buy Georgetown again?

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Just asking. Would you? What do you really like about it? What don't you like? When posting, please give us the year and model.

We purchased a new 2013 Georgetown XL 378 TS from a local dealer, John's RV, in Lexington, SC. A great dealer for many lines. They do what they promise and are very professional staff. No one from Sc to Texas would meet their price. When we arrived for the PDI they were ready for us, and the service manager spent the day making sure we were comfortable with everything. We did purchase the extended warranty, at a very competitive rate.. I know that others think this is crazy, but we were new to RVing. Did we have issues after purchase? Yes, we had a couple trim issues ,but it was not worth the trouble to go back to the dealer. I just fixed them myself. Then our jacks and slides refused to retract while at a CG. A call to Lippert tech support solved the problem. They walked me through the resetting of the breakers and replacing the 15amp fuse under the steps. Great support!! After two years we had a failure of the hydraulic system which controlled the jacks and slides. Nothing would work, jacks were up and slides in. After extensive help from Lippert, it was determined a trip to the dealer was needed. The hydraulic pump was frozen! The dealer got us in right away and ordered the parts from Lippert. Lippert chose to replace the complete system, pump, motor, resivour, and relays. Thank goodness for the extended warranty. It covered everything! We feel so lucky after hearing all the complaints of RVers in general... Yes! We would purchase again!! We travel about four months a year, and enjoy every minute of it!

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Old 07-24-2016, 02:36 PM   #14
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Old 07-24-2016, 02:36 PM   #15
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2016 Georgetown GT3. We would purchase this model again but will NEVER buy another RV from Mike Thompson RV Super Stores, Southern CA.
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Old 07-24-2016, 03:06 PM   #16
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Yes I would but like others not from the same dealer. We need an other Georgetown dealer in southern Ontario.
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Old 07-24-2016, 04:12 PM   #17
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No, I would not. Stopping and ride comfort are my biggest concerns. Roof liner throughout coach seems to be de laminating. Refrigerator is terrible on my 2011 with 18,000 miles
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Old 07-24-2016, 04:57 PM   #18
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Buy again - YES. Have 2011 Georgetown 327DS, 80k+ miles. Good interior layout, unbelievable cabinet and basement storage. There have been three problems that caused major trip interruptions though:
1. Hydraulic jack system failed twice. First time took 10 hours to get jacks up. Second time took 30 seconds. Jacks fully functional after second failure but required manual intervention to set raise/lower function. Lippert took 3 years to figure out how to prevent problem from happening again.
2. Rear sway bar attachment bracket failed - later recalled by Ford.
3. Emergency brake (sealed unit) disintegrated. $2k+ repair at Ford dealer covered by breakdown insurance. Required 60 mile tow to dealer.

There have also been the usual minor things with the coach that were easy to fix.

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Old 07-24-2016, 07:57 PM   #19
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2007 XL 378 TS, second owner. The original owner, did zero maintenance. He lied about every issue the coach has. Our reasons for not buying another Georgetown is that our previous coach was a Dutch Star. The build quality of the Dutch Star was vastly superior. The GT doesn't have as much storage as we'd like, no wall mounted light switches, not real ducted A/C, and other small items. All livable, and I won't trade soon, don't want to loose money. I did not realize that some of these items, (wall switches) would bother me, so I would buy another, if I got a great deal.
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Old 07-24-2016, 08:24 PM   #20
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Posts: 1,859 ours after 18000 miles and almost trouble free. I think dealers are the weak link in the happiness chain. FR...builds an excellent value product...of similar quality to their major competition...and stands behind their product. I have never been back to my selling dealer so I don't share the frustration of many who bought locally expecting good service only to find the local guy only wants the sale. I think that is an industry wide problem.

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