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Old 04-30-2013, 04:59 PM   #141
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I can tell you kfp673, when the toys are out, carpet and beds down, there is a lot of room for you kids enjoy. One time the kids can brag their room is bigger than mom and dads!
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:09 PM   #142
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Ha, I hear ya! I actually wish the 351 had a master bed slide out. I would pay more for that if possible but oh well. I think toy haulers are actually better bunk house 5th wheels than actual bunk house 5th wheels. Not as fancy but more space for sure.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:41 PM   #143
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We just returned from a four night camping trip with our new Puma 351THSS really enjoyed the experience. The camper was everything we hoped it would be.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:34 PM   #144
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OK third time out in my Puma...getting use to to it but why did they put the bathroom switches outside bathroom??? But loving the unit!
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:50 PM   #145
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I thought the same thing about those switches as well as the bedroom light switch not in the bedroom. Guess we will get used to it though.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:45 PM   #146
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Ha ha ha you are right toylover!
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Bathroom door

We haven't taken delivery yet on 351. My question is can the bathroom be accessed without putting the slide out. We have had several fifthwheels and they all had front baths so no problem getting in the bathroom on rest stops.

I am going to be pulling with a 2012 Ram 2500 with gasoline engine and was curious as to what performance to expect. I have always had 5.9 diesels and they spoiled me. I am putting air bags on the truck so level ride is not going to be an issue. I also don't have the overloads. Had them on 2001 2500 and put airbags on and it was still rough, so I unhooked the overloads and it road better with a load than empty then.

Read a couple of post about beds drifting down when traveling. I am not sure if there is some fix or reason they are doing this or is it just isolated experiences. Don't need the beds resting on my Harley. Windshield on fairing probably won't hold it up.
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:18 AM   #148
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We haven't taken delivery yet on 351. My question is can the bathroom be accessed without putting the slide out. We have had several fifthwheels and they all had front baths so no problem getting in the bathroom on rest stops.

I am going to be pulling with a 2012 Ram 2500 with gasoline engine and was curious as to what performance to expect. I have always had 5.9 diesels and they spoiled me. I am putting air bags on the truck so level ride is not going to be an issue. I also don't have the overloads. Had them on 2001 2500 and put airbags on and it was still rough, so I unhooked the overloads and it road better with a load than empty then.

Read a couple of post about beds drifting down when traveling. I am not sure if there is some fix or reason they are doing this or is it just isolated experiences. Don't need the beds resting on my Harley. Windshield on fairing probably won't hold it up.
Congrats on your new unit. Unfortunately the bathroom can't be accessed without bumping out. You may not have to completely bump out. As for rear beds, there is a switch or brake on the motor that let's the beds up and down. Make sure that is on and beds won't move during transport. Hopefully your dealer shows you during your walk through, mines didn't.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:30 PM   #149
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Warranty Problems.

No complaints about the beds drifting down yet but I have experienced two roof leaks now. The first was the bathroom skylight. Got that fixed and now we discovered a serious leak along the fiberglass cap that leaked into the overhead cabinets and down onto the master mattress. I crawled up on top and it appears the entire caulk seam along the front cap has cracked and the caulk seam along the antenna has issues as well.
Real shame as this unit is not even 6 months old and we are already battling roof leaks. Pretty disappointing actually. The 351 is a really nice unit for the money but I am questioning quality of the build now. The mechanic at the shop we took it to for the first roof leak kinda shrugged when I mentioned I was disappointed over having a roof leak so soon and told me' "Welcome to world of RVs". Kinda like roof leaks are a fact of life due to the flexing of the unit while it is going down the road. That is a hard fact for me to accept. I wonder if the aluminum front cap would have been a better choice over the fiberglass cap. The first time I looked at this trailer I thought the front cap would be trouble spot.
We are/were pup addicts before we bought our 351. In fact, we still have our Rockwood and I never had the roof problems on any of our pups that I have had on this trailer.
If this persists I may complain straight to Forest River / Palomino.
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We have two weeks before we leave for the grand canyon so I am hoping I can get it fixed before we leave. If they cannot get it in then I will be doing it myself I suppose.
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:47 PM   #150
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Congrats on your new unit. Unfortunately the bathroom can't be accessed without bumping out. You may not have to completely bump out. As for rear beds, there is a switch or brake on the motor that let's the beds up and down. Make sure that is on and beds won't move during transport. Hopefully your dealer shows you during your walk through, mines didn't.
We picked up our 351 Saturday. During the walk through I asked the guy about the switch. He said the only switch he knew about was the one to raise and lower and it is a rocker switch with neutral off in the center. He did show me holes in the frame to put pins to keep them from coming down. Of course it doesn't come with them.
The brakes didn't work very well either. When I got home I jacked up each tire and adjusted the brakes. Both back tires had grease slinging from the axle seals and one of these the wheel could still be turned after adjusting and the controller manually energized. Figure the shoes and magnet are covered in grease. Problem is I am over a 100 miles from dealership. This would mean 400 miles to get it fixed as it would need to be left. While I was under I checked the tires and two of them had bulges about 1 1/2" wide from rim to tread area, and the tire tread was bulging about 1/4" in this area. Needless to say I am not driving this junk anywhere. WestLake Super ST tires good ole China stuff. All the tires looked fine outside.
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