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Old 01-18-2014, 11:52 AM   #1
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Oasis 26db

After a couple of months researching TT's, I'm picking up a 2014 26DB for my young family (of four) this weekend at a dealer 90 miles away. This will be our first TT so I'm anxious. The deal with be finalized during pickup so I was wondering if anyone has
·Any opinions about the OASIS 26DB?
·Any suggestions on what to review during the pre-delivery walk through ( I found a few good suggestions online but i was wondering if there is anything you wish you had looked at before you drove off with your new TT)
·I'm getting the double banks option and a equalizer wd hitch
·I'm now noticing that the TT doesn't come with a spare tire so ill get one and bring it with me.
·Any other suggestions / cautions.

I will provide a review of my experience after i bring it home (assuming I don't change my mind lol)
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:59 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new camper. You noted above you found some PDI info on-line. If there is anything that is wrong or not to your satisfaction don't sign anything. I know your 90 miles from your dealer but once you sign the paperwork, accept delivery, and drive off your chances of getting repairs done goes down.
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:06 PM   #3
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I would ask the dealer to throw in a spare and a mount for it because if you have a flat on the way home you would be up a creek.
And your trailer probably does not have a jack or lug wrench.
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Old 01-18-2014, 01:35 PM   #4
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@ Ford Idaho...Thanks for the reminder. I will certainly bring one with me...and have them through one in (freebie perhaps).

@Wiscampsin... one of my biggest issues with buying at this time of the year is that most RV's have been winterized so I cant test out the water system. I'm thinking of having the dealer hook it up to a water source before I buy it..Run the water heater, look for leaks and then re-winterize it...do you think that's too much to ask for?
Maybe I should call them and let them know what I expect before I get there!!!!
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:37 PM   #5
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... I'm thinking of having the dealer hook it up to a water source before I buy it..Run the water heater, look for leaks and then re-winterize it...do you think that's too much to ask for?
Maybe I should call them and let them know what I expect before I get there!!!!
I don't think that's too much to ask for at all. You might ask to watch as they de- and re-winterize the unit for future reference.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:33 PM   #6
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Update:
I'm actually very happy with the experience at the RV dealer ( RV Value Mart in Lititz, PA) today. I arrived at the dealer this morning with my checklist at hand and they made sure i had everything on it checked off. We test and re-inspected everything, starting from the roof, roof edges, window, door and slide seals, all exterior connection ports, jacks, tires(pressure and re-torqued the lug nuts), tanks, drain ports, under carriage....etc . When done with the outside, we hooked up the TT to power and water and proceeded to test and inspect the inside. I think it touched and operated everything twice...including testing the fire and propane sensors, water systems, heat, ac, fridge, microware (made popcorn), etc. They even went above and beyond my list, by showing me how to operate the fire extinguisher using a spare that was in the shop floor.
I did ask them to re-cock some areas i thought the manufacture didn't do a good job and they did it on the spot, no questions asked...that included the kitchen sink , around the bath tab and sink, around the windows(and not just half way), around the connection ports, etc.
Another bonus i got (or so i think) was the fact that they asked me to pick one item in the service store that i wanted at "their cost" so i picked the Equalizer 1200lbs TW WD hitch and they sold it for $475 Installed (They let me look it up on Amazon to confirm they weren't duping me).
Everything that I bought in the store they let me price check online as well as install it for free...this included a spare tire and rack, bike rack mount, bathroom vent, winterizing adaptor, mirror extensions and level indicators.
After letting me watch them install everything (including the WD hitch), they accompanied me as i took out the trailer to setup my brake controller and test the trailer brakes. The they let me unhook and hookup the trailer for practice and let me keep the wood for the jack.
Five hours later from when we started, i was ready to sign the paper work. They brought me to the office, handled all the paper work for me, re-verified everything including the VIN and serial numbers of the trailer and appliances....and lastly gave me a free coupon for a large pizza for me to grab on my way home.
Needless to say i was quite happy with everything....The travel trailer itself, the price, service at the dealer and certainly the free lunch/dinner . I had a smile the whole way home on my two hour drive.
I can only hope they treat all their customers the way they treated me, their level of service remains the same over time and the TT holds up for many years.
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Sounds like you have a great dealer to work with!!! Hope you have many great years of RVing!!
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Old 02-22-2014, 01:15 PM   #8
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Wow. Very impressive dealer. I've bought three new TTs and never had that level of customer service. One dealer was close to that and one was in the middle and one was basically like buying it privately. I have to admit the one with the minimal service did have a blowout price.

Enjoy your TT. Happy camping.
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:12 PM   #9
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I bought my shasta revere from boatnrv in hamburg. They were my best friend until I signed the papers. I had a couple things that after our first trip we found to be issues. The kitchen faucet had a crack near the mounting hole. I asked them to replace it it took 3 1/2 weeks for them to replace. The black tank shut off valve was not sealing all the way and when I went to hook up my hose I got a very nasty surprise. I was furious when that happened. They told me the valve needed to be replaced as it was faulty from the factory. They replaced it and It works as it should now but... I had to open up the hole where the valve handle comes through the frame because it was getting stuck. They had my TT for over a month. they promised me the TT for my trip luckily they finished it the friday before our trip started but it was a nightmare. The PDI was rushed and i missed a few things. I have it pretty much mastered now that I have been camping with it a few times. I am very happy with my TT but will not go back to BoatnRV for another purchase or service for that matter. I am going to try out RV value mart in Litiz pa it seems that all I have talked to are very happy with them.

Good luck with your TT and happy camping..
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:40 PM   #10
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So glad to hear the reviews for rv value in Lititz. I am actually go there in 2 weeks for a 2013 Shasta Oasis 285BHS and a little nervous about it because it is a 4 hour drive for me. I hope their customer service is at least half as good as people have said.
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:30 PM   #11
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Just updating on my business with RV Value Mart. Drove 4 1/2 hours to pick up a 2013 Shasta Oasis 285BHS they had online but when I got there, it was actually a 2012 and the pictures didn't match what they had on their webpage. Needless to say I was very disappointed. They said it was an accident and very apologetic but didn't make me feel much better. Actually ended up getting a 2014 shasta oasis 26db for a crazy price because of the inconvenience. Did have to negotiate a bit and overall, their sales rep was very nice and helpful. Spent a little more than I wanted but overall got a great deal on a brand new Oasis. Love the TT and can't wait to take it camping in 3 weeks.
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:36 PM   #12
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:57 PM   #13
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Nice looking trailer!! Hope you get lots of enjoyment out of it!!
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:33 PM   #14
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anyone use there db26 yet? I will be taking mine out 4/18 and very excited. anyone find any issues? I notice that some of the older post regarding the revere had some bad reviews on craftsmanship ie falling screws and rusting on the outside. haven't had any issues myself but then again I haven't taken it out yet either. I did notice that my power awning does seem weak. it is pretty slow and sounds like it is struggling a little but it does work. anyone else notice this? also notice that the heater doesn't run off electric. my fault for not looking into this but noticed it after I bought it. as a newbie, I didn't even think to look for that and thought all TT were like that. also...anyone know the weight limit for the top bunk? I have the double twin size bunks. since the top bunk it a double, I assume it can hold a decent amount but wasn't sure as there are no warnings.
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:11 PM   #15
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The only thing I found that I will be looking at changing this summer is how the panel screws on to cover up the water pump.. I am guessing that in a few years, with taking it off and putting it back on every year, the wood will eventually be weak.. I'm gonna try and find some stainless screws and a nut that is anchorred into the wood permanently (not sure the name of them)... Otherwise I'm pretty happy with ours..
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I have only used mine twice in a campground near my house (within 10 miles!) but havent hooked it up to any water since its been a bit cold this spring and do not feel like winterizing it with every use.
The only issue i have noticed so far is the rusting of the outside bolts. I know i towed my TT during the winter but i didnt expect them to rust this fast. I have since washed it down and plan on painting them this fall.
The top double bank has a label telling you the weight limit ( i want to say 300 pounds but please verify)
The heat runs on gas and it works very well. We used it all night over the two weekends and it kept us all nice and warm. Daytime was quite comfotable so we turned it off. It doesnt look like it consumes much gas because we are still on the first tank.

I just mounted a TV (32") and tornado tank flash system to my 26BD so hopefully ill get to use it the next time we go out (also on the 18th )
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:48 PM   #17
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Sorry, I just checked and there was no sticker on the bed telling you the max load weight. I must have been confusing it with something else.
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:53 PM   #18
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Hello,
I purchased a new 2014 Oasis 26DB from my local RV dealer last week. I paid 15425.00. Other then the standard package and camping package the dealer added, electric awning, electric tongue, battery, mounted spare tire with cover (his rv shop logo one), 4 stabilizers, dual propane tank cover, hitch, ball, equalizer bars, swaybar, electric brake controller (installed in my truck), bed coverings for all 3 beds that match the interior, both lp tanks were filled and 1 tire X-Lock. He did a complete walk around, ran all the systems including water, drained all systems and snapped my picture in front of the camper. I think I got a good deal, I hope.
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Sounds good to me. Got alot of extras which is always nice. Prices very from dealer to dealer, state to state so can't really say if it was good for where you live or not but sounds good. I got mine in PA for about $13,700 but I didn't get all the extras you got. Got most of what you got except power jack, bed sheets, tire cover, xlock, and brake controller (already had one). Had a huge bargaining chip since they screwed up my original trailer I was going to buy.

Have taken the trailer out 3x so far and found pros and cons with it but over all, great trailer for the price. Hope you enjoy yours as much as we enjoyed ours
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:39 AM   #20
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okay guys, I need some back up/clarification. I recently had a problem where my ac power was only working for my outlets. aka my lights, frig, slide out, etc awning were not working. basically anything that runs off of dc power. when I hooked up my battery with ac connected, everything worked.

so I took my rv (still under warranty) to camping world and received a call today saying that they were confused. Before they brought the trailer in to be serviced, she wanted to clarify. I explained my problem and she advised that in order dc electrics to work, they need a battery. I advised that I had the ac hooked up and that the trailer should convert that power to dc so that the dc electronics would work. She advised me that it was not how it worked. I stated that I have gone several trips without a battery and connected to shore power with no issues in the past. She stated she didn't know how I did that and that I would even need the battery for the trailer brakes to work when driving. I told her that the trailer brakes should run off the power from the car as it was hooked up to the car for the lights. Again she advised that this was incorrect and I was driving without trailer brakes if I did not have the battery hooked up. she said she would tell the techs to look for any electrical issues but doesn't think anything is wrong with my camper. I was advised that my camper does not have a converter.

I am 99% sure she is full of it but want to confirm. So from what she is telling me, dc operated electronics will never work unless I have a battery hooked up to the front of the camper. Even if I plug into shore power. If this is true...my camper was working magically for 3 months and I need to find a new camper because this is bull. To me, it makes no sense to plug into shore power purely to use outlets and air-condition while everything else is still running off my battery.

Can someone please confirm if this is true or has anyone not used the battery but still have dc electronics workings?

thanks for any inputs.
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