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Old 04-09-2013, 10:14 PM   #1
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Just bought 2013 Georgetown 351DSF

Hi all,

This forum is great. Just bought a 2013 GT 351DSF. Our first rv was a 2008 Winnie C 31j. We loved it but out grew it. We have 3 young kids and a dog. Just want to know if any of you have this model and is it working out for the family? I pick it up on the 20th and cant wait. Going from a class C to A scares me a little (driving) but I am sure I will get over it.

Also any issues or things to look out for with this unit?



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Old 04-09-2013, 10:32 PM   #2
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Just keep the highway white lines in each close up mirror, you'll soon know where to point to stay in your lane. When you see a big rig coming uo, I always steer a touch into it, when he passes you won't be on the rumple strips! Have fun and enjoy. I'm sure you'll appreciate the "A".
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:01 PM   #3
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The extra 6" width is a non-event, unless, like me, you have to prune some of the garage roof off to get it alongside!

We have an '02 GT325, which we bought in 2010 from the original owners. Although GT isn't the greatest manufacturer with regards to construction quality, it's OK - particulalrly for the price we paid.

The only significant problems we've had were 1.) a seriously weathered slide topper over the dining room slide that let rain water in (fixed) and 2.) a problem with the Onan generator which I'm still working on. I think a carb replacement may be needed. Shame, really, as it only has 60 hours on the Hobbs meter.

Running costs (7 and a bit mpg) for the beast are a major issue and we may end up selling it before next season. On a seriously limited retiree budget, and looking at a replacement for our now 11 year old daily driver with 120,000 miles on it, I don't think we can continue as RVers.

We're hoping to do major trips (3 weeks or more) in May and September this year and then maybe call it done. Destinations and routes still under review.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:35 AM   #4
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We picked ours up 3 weeks ago, so far so good. We also have 3 kids and a dog. Very roomy and lots of fun. We've already put 2000 miles on it and spent 6 nights in it. Some minor issues as would be expected. I would say job #1 is take it to a ford dealer and get an alignment, ours was way out and forest river paid.
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new Georgetown!
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:20 AM   #6
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thanks

Thanks Campers! I will keep you posted. After I get her home Iíll go to the local school and practice in the parking lot. I was told by other A Class owners that they handle better and have a sharper turn radius. I am 5 feet longer then the C I know to watch the backend swing.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:23 AM   #7
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The extra 6" width is a non-event, unless, like me, you have to prune some of the garage roof off to get it alongside!

We have an '02 GT325, which we bought in 2010 from the original owners. Although GT isn't the greatest manufacturer with regards to construction quality, it's OK - particulalrly for the price we paid.

The only significant problems we've had were 1.) a seriously weathered slide topper over the dining room slide that let rain water in (fixed) and 2.) a problem with the Onan generator which I'm still working on. I think a carb replacement may be needed. Shame, really, as it only has 60 hours on the Hobbs meter.

Running costs (7 and a bit mpg) for the beast are a major issue and we may end up selling it before next season. On a seriously limited retiree budget, and looking at a replacement for our now 11 year old daily driver with 120,000 miles on it, I don't think we can continue as RVers.

We're hoping to do major trips (3 weeks or more) in May and September this year and then maybe call it done. Destinations and routes still under review.
Sorry to hear you may have to give up the life style. We have found its less expensive to go less places and stay longer at exteded rates, by the week or month. Just wondering, where did the xtra 6" width come from? Super "C"s have been 101" winth fpr many years same as 'A's.
Best of luck however you decide.
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I have the 2013 350TS...just one more slide. We have 3 kids and two big dogs. It's very roomy and the kids love it. I did 3 modifications that helped handling dramatically. 1. free suspension mod. 2. Blue Ox TigerTrak Rear track bar. 3. Steer-Safe steering stabilizer. Before those mods, I felt every little wind, truck, pavement issue, etc. Now it is very solid was well worth the money. Steer safe ($400), Tiger Trak ($500). Both were easy to install myself.

Good luck with your new rig......
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Thanks Blue

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I have the 2013 350TS...just one more slide. We have 3 kids and two big dogs. It's very roomy and the kids love it. I did 3 modifications that helped handling dramatically. 1. free suspension mod. 2. Blue Ox TigerTrak Rear track bar. 3. Steer-Safe steering stabilizer. Before those mods, I felt every little wind, truck, pavement issue, etc. Now it is very solid was well worth the money. Steer safe ($400), Tiger Trak ($500). Both were easy to install myself.

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Thanks Blue.. Ill look into that. Have to drive it more to get a feel of what I need. I will keep you posted.
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to the Forums and Congrats on the new Georgetown. You'll adjust to the larger vehicle quickly and won't notice a difference after a few times out. Until the day we picked up our coach the largest thing I ever drove was a Durango pulling a trailer similar to the Roo. Our trip home was bit nerve racking but after a few times driving around I adjusted well.
On our first trip to Myrtle Beach I actually parallel parked it at a Rest Stop. Got out and I was less than 18" from the curb, which enabled the steps to come out. My wife on the other hand was terrified the whole trip. Don't sweat it you'll be fine. Be Safe and
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