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Old 10-02-2015, 03:35 PM   #1
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Hi All,

Recently purchased a new 2016 Georgetown XL 369DS. Bought it from Mid State RV in Macon, Georgia. Nice folks there, easy to deal with.

Have a small punch list of items that they will be working on.....
* small areas of over-spray on the exterior
* over-spray on the aluminum wheels
* few pieces of interior wood trim tape loose
* Slide trim rubbing off exterior sidewall paint

And one larger item of concern but FR has stated they will correct the issue..
* wrinkles in the roof on drivers side at front and rear where the roof material joins the sidewall material. Anyone else have this problem?

On the good side.....
* wow! the big windshield is like watching IMAX driving down the road!
* Not much wind noise. It rides smooth, similar to the air ride of a DP.
* No problem running 70mph on the highway and not much movement from passing tractor trailers. I did the CHF both front and rear but it really did not need it.
* Figured out how to make the GPS Nav work (through apps)
* Theater surround system works great
* Outside TV has plenty of volume also with its 4 speaker sound
* Residential fridge is big and has water/ice dispenser (nice when driving)
* Having 2 bathrooms is really nice, except for having 2 black tanks!
* Plenty of Storage

We did a few small upgrades like adding wall treatments, vases, and faux tile backsplashes in the bathrooms and Blue Ray DVD Player for the Bedroom TV.

Will be adding the 5 Star tuning soon (had it on my ACE and it performed great). This is a heavy coach for a gasser and you can feel it on the mountains, not sure what can be done about that, just have to live with it for the few times we drive mountainous roads. Has anyone had experience towing with one of these newer coaches? Car trailer? Motorcycle Trailer?

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Old 10-02-2015, 04:52 PM   #2
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Very nice Georgetown. Did you get the Ford chassis with the 5 speed or 6 speed transmission?
Good luck and enjoy it.


I have also attached the Ford document on your F-53 chassis
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Old 10-02-2015, 05:20 PM   #3
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Sweet. What effect did the 5star device do on your last coach?
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Old 10-02-2015, 06:21 PM   #4
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I recently purchased a 2015 351DS. My roof has the same issues. Good to hear you found your early and FR is handling, I'm still in limbo. I'm not very tech savvy so can't figure out how to post a pic from my phone but search roof warranty and you'll see roof pics with what seems similar to what your describing. Keep us posted on how they handle the fix. Post some pics.Click image for larger version

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Old 10-02-2015, 06:31 PM   #5
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My 2012 has had the same issues when new. It was noted at Forest River but I have not had any issues with leaks or cracking. I actually believe the roof smoothed out a but since new.
The last picture looks like they spray painted the caulking which is now pealing.
That should be an easy fix by dealer to caulk and minor repaint that small amount.
Did you get bottles of touch-up paint with your rig? I did.
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Old 10-03-2015, 12:23 AM   #6
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You have a beautiful Georgetown. Welcome to our group!
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Old 10-03-2015, 09:50 AM   #7
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Beautiful Coach, Congtratulaions!
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Old 10-03-2015, 11:37 AM   #8
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After riding our bikes from Alaska to Nebraska last summer, we purchased our 2014 GT 378. This is a photo of us heading back home to Alaska. We didn't feel the trailer at all, the performance was better then what I expected.
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Old 10-03-2015, 12:08 PM   #9
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Let me see if it works better this time.
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Old 10-03-2015, 12:51 PM   #10
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Welcome...I reAlly like the interior. Good luck with her.
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