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Old 07-24-2016, 08:31 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by badge2283 View Post
Our reasons for not buying another Georgetown is that our previous coach was a Dutch Star.
The cheapest Dutch Star is over 3x the price of a G' that is not surprising! We looked at the comparable Bay Star and didn't like the rubber roof or the interiordecor for 10 grand more than the G'town. Still...Newmar builds a nice coach and takes care of their customers too.

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Old 07-24-2016, 10:43 PM   #22
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Probably not, too many little things about it go wrong, maybe if they came out with a diesel, gas is to loud.

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Old 07-25-2016, 05:46 AM   #23
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I agree the dealer is the weak link. They want the sale but don't think they get payed enough and the manufacturer want to send the dealer their parts. Let's face they are not helping each other and the customer looses
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Old 07-25-2016, 08:47 AM   #24
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... 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....
First, I am not sure why did you go from a Dutch Star to a G'town.

I just bought a G'town, and it looks and feels good, maybe I don't know anything about RV yet since this is my first. During my research, I looked at almost every brand and model that I could, and I have to say; if my budget is big enough to cough up $400,000 I wouldn't even look at the G'town with a corner of my eye. BUT, that was just a dream, and many of us must live with the reality.

Having that said, for the price point of the G'town, I am not quite sure if anything else out there could top the quality of the G'town at the same price point.

So far, I have not yet done any travel with my new 2016 G'town XL yet, but I think that I made the right choice for my first coach. The truth may be told soon when I start having the problem with my G'town but cross my finger, I will hope that the fun would outpace the problem.

Until it makes me hate it so much like many of you, otherwise, I love what I have like many of you too.
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Old 07-25-2016, 12:49 PM   #25
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I love my 2012 337, full body slide, king bed. Best priced RV for the quality that I have seen. Have had virtually no problems in 24,000 miles other than minor things I have fixed myself. But my dealership, Madison RV in Madison Alabama sucks.
If I get another Georgetown I will have to find another dealer.
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Old 07-25-2016, 01:14 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by RubberNail View Post
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.
I've read through your thread and posts, but I don't see where you had "major defects" (plural) From what I read the coach you were buying had 1 issue which the dealer caught and was going to repair. I don't see how you can condemn the entire line, for 1 issue, on a coach you didn't end up buying. Maybe there is more to this story than you have shared so far.
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Old 07-25-2016, 01:27 PM   #27
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I have owned 6 motorhomes over the past 35 years. I have had 3 class C's, a class B and the last 2 have been class A's. Of the 6 there have been 4 different manufacturer's. All have suffered similar problems such as leaks at the seams, plumbing leaks, and water pump failures. Problems with coach appliances and accessories are inevitable and shared across the industry because there are no more than one or possibly two manufacturers for the components and everybody uses them! Examples; Dometic for refrigerator, A/C, awning, etc. Suburban for gas heaters, Magic Chef for ovens, etc. With that said, I will say that YES, I would buy another Georgetown. As a matter of fact I just bought my second one last year. Does everything always work perfectly? Heck no, but as with any 20000 pound house on wheels, if it moves you're going to have to fix things. As the saying goes, those good days outweigh those bad days by a long shot. So put me in the YES column.
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Old 07-25-2016, 02:04 PM   #28
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Maybe....I wanted a newer unit for a bunkhouse and the 364TS pushed me to a brand new unit to get another full bath, residential fridge, and my bunks plus drop down.

The roof is the biggest concern so far, being worked on right now. Rear king bed slide issue and corners pulling off bottom of main slide are two other big ones. Cabinetry quality and trim is not the best....lots of wood colored stickers and poor fit up.

Now, for what I wanted which is a budget friendly RV for weekends and a couple trips it's great. It's a lot of money for that, in fact hard to justify.

I think it's the grass is greener theory, but it does have me thinking about a Newmar if I get another one. Time will tell though, so far service has replied to me in a decent window and are covering my warranty items.
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Old 07-25-2016, 02:05 PM   #29
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No,they did very bad job building,had a very long list of things not done or done correct.Forest River did not seam to care.No inspection on any thing when the coach left the factory.Now the drivers seat is coming apart.2012 378XL.
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Old 07-25-2016, 10:40 PM   #30
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Our main consideration was size. Because we do a lot of dry camping in remote parks, we wanted a rig that would fit in many Fed., St. and Local campgrounds so we bought the 280DS. We felt from the beginning that our needs were minimal, hence we did not need additional sleeping, big refers, large TV's and a large kitchen. The 280 has met our desires without question. Did we have issues? Sure, like most RV owners, but we have been fortunate to have a local dealer from whom we bought the rig and have been very responsive to fixing our issues. I would like to have a larger dinette, but that would have meant a larger unit. The only bug in the ointment is the bed, it is very comfortable, but you cannot work on each side, hence you have to climb on the bed to make it. I keep remembering how we did it in tents and tent trailers in the past, so not so bad in the greater scope of things.

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