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Old 01-25-2012, 03:25 PM   #11
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thinking about buying a 378ts any thoughts on this?
We've been fulltiming in our 2011 378TS since August of 2010 and couldn't be happier with our purchase. We've had very few problems with ours. One was delamination of the two front slide bottoms, which was repaired by the dealer by putting an angle (removing the sharp corner) on the nylon ramp the slide slides on and repainting the bottoms. The other was that the a/c vents would not stay open and these were all replaced by the dealer. Everything else has worked perfectly. I would suggest getting two options, the automatic transfer switch for the generator and the power shades. We added both to our unit.
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:42 PM   #12
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Well... We bought it!!!! So far so good!
Thanks for all the input!!!
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:24 PM   #13
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Well... We bought it!!!! So far so good!
Thanks for all the input!!!
Congratulations! How about some pictures of your new home away from home?

Anything you improve or change, anything you have to repair please come post them here. It's great to get ideas from what others do.

Tell us about your plans for traveling North America. You mentioned traveling 49 states.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:44 PM   #14
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So now for the second part of my consideration of buying the 351DS... How many miles per gallon can I expect if I'm towing a Hyundai Veracruz?
I would suspect anything over 6-7 you could count yourself lucky.
Just curious, why a motor home? Have you considered a trailer of some sort and if so, again why the MH?
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:35 PM   #15
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Well here it is....
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:39 PM   #16
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We're leaving June 1st for a tour of the USA. This is something my husband and I always wanted to do and the kids are at a great age for it so we have to do it now. May take us 12 months or it may takes 18 months... we're not making any concrete plans because that's part of the adventure.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:33 PM   #17
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GREAT,
Congratulations,
and good luck.
If you have time
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we would like to know how
its going, (you and the machine)

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PS nice looking coach!
thanks for the pictures.
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I would suspect anything over 6-7 you could count yourself lucky.
Just curious, why a motor home? Have you considered a trailer of some sort and if so, again why the MH?
We actually had purchased a great travel trailer (Outback 312BH) brand new in November. After camping a few times and getting used to the whole setting up process, I couldn't imagine doing that on a regular basis PLUS we have children and I did not want them in a truck for hours again on a regular basis. The MH was just a better option for what we're going to do.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:29 PM   #19
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Nice rig! Wow it looks almost exactly like mine. Slides are the same size, bunks are almost the same, couch, chair placement. Everything. I think that you'll be happy with it.

I'm very envious of your year long+ trip. I've always wanted to do that but haven't been able to so far. I'm hoping that while school is out this summer my daughter and I will spend most of the summer in ours. She's ten and I'm a single father.

We're in Southwest Washington State. She wants to see Mt. Rushmore and her mom is in South Carolina ... who knows how far we'll get before we decide to come home.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:40 PM   #20
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Since ours are almost the same, except for a few years, here is a quick list of my favorite mods and gotchas.

My very favorite mod is that I had a new battery box put on and installed four large batteries and an inverter. Sure is nice to have 110v all the time. I also added a Xantrax LinkPro Battery Monitor so I can see what's going on with those batteries.

My number one gotcha is the main room slide. I loaded all my tools into one of the dinette bench seats and the next time I put the slide out it tore a big rip in the kitchen linolium. I still haven't fixed that.

My number one buy was a cradle point router and a verizon USB internet stick for it. With this everything in the motorhome has internet pretty much all the time. Which is very nice. And I can plug my vonage box right into it and take my home phone with me where ever I go.

The thing I like the least about mine (other than paying for fuel) is how loud it is when I'm driving it. I've just started on a project to cover the underside of the dog house and the whole cab area with three layers of noise proofing material. More on that in some future post.

Most of what I've done is captured in posts on this forum.
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...earchid=709416
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