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Old 06-30-2016, 06:25 PM   #1
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Georgetown XL 369DS

Just joined the Georgetown family with our new upgrade; a 2017 Georgetown 369 XL. Prior to that we owned a Forest River Forester Class C which we loved but grew out of. Looking forward to our adventures in our new RV and hope to see many of you Georgetown owners in Goshen at the rally.
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:30 PM   #2
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Congratulations on the new rv and safe travels.
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Old 07-03-2016, 04:26 PM   #3
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Keep us up to date on likes, dislikes, problems. We too are in a Sunseeker and in the process of making a deal on a 2017 GT 369XL
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Old 07-04-2016, 09:57 AM   #4
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Love the floor plan and the room. I wish some of the amenities in my Forester was in this Georgetown like cedar lined closets; automatic closet lights when door is opened; TV with internal DVD player in bedroom; cup holders behind sofa; and bedroom TV mounted on a door so you can open and use the back for storage and have access to the back of the TV.
For the positives, I like the sliding drawers in the pantry; fireplace; room in bathroom; size of shower; comfortable seating; storage just to name a few. Going on second trip tomorrow so more to follow.
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Old 07-10-2016, 10:59 PM   #5
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hole to run sewer line thru

On the back bin where the black water valve is the opening for the sewer pipe to go into in when hooked up to a sewer at a campground is not big enough if you use it at campground you have to leave bin door open and run hose out the door. Forest Rivers needs to address this problem.
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Old 07-11-2016, 09:41 AM   #6
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Just completed 1st trip in our new 369DS. Quite a few quality control issues uncovered, some just normal RV stuff, some a little more concerning. Overall, generally happy with the floor plan and build quality.

Here are the minor issues:

- That back tank issue mentioned is a big one. Don't understand why the most-used tank connection is in a box. I did figure out how to get my sewer pipe though the drain hole, but it is a pain and should not have been configured that way.

- Shower door not caulked. Not even a little. Flooded bathroom on first shower. Ran to Lowes for caulk. Not what I expected for a new RV, but not the end of the world either.

- Generator issues - seems like heat and/or load issues. Still trying to figure it out. Could move to "major" problems list if problem isn't understood and/or resolved.

- Many (most) of the cabinet doors are hung crooked and/or don't latch properly. Looks like cabinet installer was drunk the day he did ours.

Major problems:

- Floors are ruined. See my floors thread, but basically, we will either have to tear out and replace the floors (by we, I mean FR), or live with the mess. It will probably not be second option. They look terrible.

- Have had re-occurring transmission problems. Little wrench on dash keeps coming on. When it does, transmission "skips/jolts" or just doesn't shift at all. Thought it was going to leave us on the side of I-95 this past weekend, but decided to limp to a Ford dealership 2 miles off the exit we were stopped at. Put it in gear to go to Ford while my wife was on the phone with Progressive (for towing and rental car options), and it worked fine - shifting as normal. This has happened twice in 1 month of ownership. Going to dealer/Ford for troubleshooting.
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Old 07-11-2016, 09:51 AM   #7
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The reason the rear sewer hookup inside a locker door, is because they don't want the pipe hanging down behind the wheels for chance that something gets thrown by the tires and breaks the pipe off.
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Old 07-11-2016, 10:05 AM   #8
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Sounds logical and entirely thought up by an engineer and not by a camping engineer.

Still think there could be a better way.
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Old 07-11-2016, 03:50 PM   #9
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Just returned from a six day jaunt down to Eureka Falls, AR in our new 369XL. Towed our jeep with ease and it handled well on those twisting roads coming out of Eureka Springs into Missouri. Experienced the sewer issue but found a work around (taking the top off the hose and reattaching it. Still wished I had some of the amenities that I had in my Class C Forester especially the built in DVD player in the bedroom and the way it was mounted to the storage compartment door. Rear bathroom door won't stay closed which was a pain and the L couch piece would not stay locked into the main couch frame plus it would not assemble properly. Finally, the passenger and driver side windows don't seat properly so it sounds like an open window blowing wind all the time. Other than that, love the floor plan and the room. Hopefully, we'll get most of these fixed in Goshen in a month.
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Old 07-15-2016, 02:23 PM   #10
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Just returned from a six day jaunt down to Eureka Falls, AR in our new 369XL. Towed our jeep with ease ....
How are you towing your Jeep? We have a Wrangler Unlimited and I **think** it will be easier/cheaper to tow with a dolly, but I'm curious what you do to tow. Thanks!
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