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Old 07-11-2015, 03:59 PM   #11
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I have a 2014 288BHS and we can't say enough good about it. Knock on wood not one thing has gone wrong with it from a manufacturing stand point. We were looking through some trailers today from another brand and we thought that there quality was poor compared to our trailer.

Main thing is get the floor plan that works for you and the family. Because every trailer will have its issues. Don't sweat the little things. Try and learn to fix them on your own like we have as we go. It will help you down the road.

Just enjoy the camping my two cents worth. But I'm Canadian. So in US dollars I think I owe you. Hahaha

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Old 07-11-2015, 04:23 PM   #12
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We bought the 279RLS based on layout we saw at the RV show in Feb. Ordered it to get the full fold out bed for grandkids and guests. Took about 8 weeks. Did a 2+ hour PDI. Took it home after they installed the WDH and sway bar. Checked it out in the driveway and found a leak at the city water inlet. Dealer fixed it the next day. Two good trips in the NC mountains and we love it. I see a warranty issue under the slide that I will address before warranty runs out as other issues may surface.

That dealer that says they dropped the Apex line may have lost the distribution rights and now is pushing another brand. RV quality is hit and miss...the mfger's of RV don't have the same quality protocols as automotive...but with the boomers hitting retirement and diving into rv's, that may push the industry to continuous improvement at an accelerated rate. In the meantime don't sweat the small stuff. Enjoy the adventure.

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Old 07-11-2015, 04:23 PM   #13
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X2, Burch. Our Apex 228bhs has been very reliable. We're busy getting it set up at our permanent site right now.
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Old 07-11-2015, 06:00 PM   #14
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well my closet Apex dealer is 2 hrs away and I'm not sure my local dealer will work on it. I have a Springdale now I bought used and like it but we are out growing it. Its a rear lounge plan and I need more room. I like the layout and weight of the 300 bhs since I have a 1/2 ton truck.
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Old 07-14-2015, 01:49 PM   #15
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Cableguy you will want to call your local Coachmen dealer and ask if they can do warranty work on a unit bought from another dealer. It's up to them. Some of them won't do any warranty work on units they did not sell. I bought my TT new about 100 miles away. A closer Coachmen dealer is 20 miles away. I've only had one warranty item, but I lucked out and they were willing to do it.

When buying some distance from home you just have to do the math on if you are saving ENOUGH to make it worth either driving it all the way back for major issues, or paying out of pocket for a local shop to do the work.
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Old 07-14-2015, 02:40 PM   #16
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Local rv place isn't a coachmen dealer. The closet Coachmen dealer is 2 hrs away.
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Old 09-19-2015, 08:18 PM   #17
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and its 3000.00 cheaper in Ohio which is 8 hrs away...
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Old 11-18-2015, 10:57 PM   #18
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Sorry for the super late reply cable guy but 8 months later, 6 trips for 25 total nights we have had nothing but minor issues that the dealer fixed very quick.
Can't say enough good at this point. We are loving it.

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