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Old 08-15-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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Hello from Lauderdale new owners of a Trilogy

We are now officially the owners of a new 2013 Dynamx Trilogy 3850. We traded in our 2008 Airstream 31 Classic Limited and our GMC 2007 HD 4x4 Z71 diesel for a 2013 GMC 3500HD 4x4 Dually long bed. The Trilogy is now being prepped at Lazy Days with an Onan 5.5Kw gen, washer and dryer and etc, (rear view camera and tire pressure monitoring system) The truck got a Linex and will get an aluminum roll cover and a reese 20000 hitch. If need be air bags and another leaf spring after testing final weight and drive at Lazy days. To replace the oven we loose from the Airstream I will order a Big Green Egg and haul it around on the rear hitch. If you pass me on the road you may smell the briskets smoking! Planning on an Alaska trip leaving in May. The financial numbers made a lot of sense, new trailer with replacement insurance as the AS ran out and the equity was decreasing as a ratio to what was owed on the loan. New fifth wheel better rate and about $100 more @ mo, and the new truck is less than the 07 and more tricked out! Buy on the west coat of florida not the east for your truck!
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums and congrats on your new Dynamx Trilogy!

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Old 08-15-2012, 07:58 PM   #3
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Hey there,

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Old 09-29-2012, 10:54 PM   #4
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We are now officially the owners of a new 2013 Dynamx Trilogy 3850. We traded in our 2008 Airstream 31 Classic Limited and our GMC 2007 HD 4x4 Z71 diesel for a 2013 GMC 3500HD 4x4 Dually long bed. The Trilogy is now being prepped at Lazy Days with an Onan 5.5Kw gen, washer and dryer and etc, (rear view camera and tire pressure monitoring system) The truck got a Linex and will get an aluminum roll cover and a reese 20000 hitch. If need be air bags and another leaf spring after testing final weight and drive at Lazy days. To replace the oven we loose from the Airstream I will order a Big Green Egg and haul it around on the rear hitch. If you pass me on the road you may smell the briskets smoking! Planning on an Alaska trip leaving in May. The financial numbers made a lot of sense, new trailer with replacement insurance as the AS ran out and the equity was decreasing as a ratio to what was owed on the loan. New fifth wheel better rate and about $100 more @ mo, and the new truck is less than the 07 and more tricked out! Buy on the west coat of florida not the east for your truck!
Bought the 3850D today...wondering how you are liking yours?
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:01 AM   #5
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We traded in the GMC 2500 HD 6.6 bed 4x4 Z71 Diesel SLT for a GMC 3500 HD Denali 4x4 Diesel Dually 8 ft bed. First the longer bed and no Z71 made the rider smoother and less bumpy on speed bumps. The extra lengthy bed adds a lot of convienence. Also not having a Leer cap on the bed adds more options. The Denali option had the nav package and it is better than the one that came in the new body 2007 so I do not need to rip it out and replace it with a Pioneer super nav and stereo system. There is this thing with the urea but I here it needs to be added only at 5k miles. So when we travel to Alaska I will have to pack it away for the trip. We have only pulled the Trilogy once and that is back from the dealer. Flat good interstate. Maintained 63 mph no problem, you can feel the extra security of the dually. From 0 it does take more umph to get up and go as the the other setup was pulling an Airstream 31 at maybe 9k and now we have maybe 17k plus. Mileage is 9.5 to 10.5 but it is a brand new truck.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:29 PM   #6
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Congrats! Can't wait to take delivery of ours!
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:56 PM   #7
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Congrats! Can't wait to take delivery of ours!
We are in our 2012 Trilogy 3850D right now in Pismo Beach...we couldn't be happier with her!
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:00 PM   #8
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Congrats on your 2013 Dynamx Trilogy 3850 and welcome to the forum.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:28 AM   #9
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Also just bought a new 2013 3800 D3, on Saturday. Upgraded from a 2006 Grand Junction 37QSL.
We have been looking at these units and comparing them against others for about a year now and finally decided to go with the Trilogy, although we found very little info on these units regarding the insulation values. Can anyone shed some light on the issue?
As we live in Alberta Canada, the early and late sides of the season can be a bit on the cool side and having a unit that is well insulated is important. I generally use it to live in when away for work and hope to be able to use it earlier in the spring and later in the fall with out the worry of it being uncomfortable.
If anyone has some experience on this I would appreciate your feed back.

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Old 02-18-2013, 08:44 PM   #10
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Insulation values

Congrats on your new Trilogy. We have had our 3850 since the end of August 012. I can not answer your question as I have found in my research much disagreement on how to measure the actual effects of the added types of insulation in regards to the shape and configuration of the unit. Much discussion can be found in AirForums which deals with Airstreams. They have been around for a long time and the methods employed by these veterans can seem extreme when confronting extreme weather conditions. The Trilogy is marketed as a residential Fifth wheeler. What did the salespeople tell you? Being in Alberta that's Extreme, nu? I do know we tested the Amish fireplace, the heat exchanger in the AC salon unit, the furnace and a small catalytic heater we bought for the master. Not all running at the same time, some by themselves. the temp was in the low 4os and high 30s. we also circulate air with the ceiling fans. Obviously drapes closed. The hot air rises our daughter slept on the fold out.My impression at the moment is that we felt no cold drafts or dead areas. We live in So Fl. S the coldest we ever camped was Xmas 2 years ago in the Airstream was 26 in the morning. condensation gets to be a problem. Maybe you had a great Salesman, send him down here we can use him to sell our brokerage yachts!
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