2016 Legacy-Changes and PDI stuff-LONG, sorry
First, I would like to thank you all for your support and great ideas while waiting for my Legacy to come in!
Took delivery last Thursday. As I mentioned in the other post, we saw it briefly when it came in Monday. We noticed the change in the backsplash (not there) and the dresser and nightstand (wood tops, not marbled ss). What we didn't notice then, but realized on delivery day, was the complete change in the color/style of "exotic cherry" cabinetry. It is very different.....it was shocking. We decided that although it was a very different, more traditional look as opposed to the more modern straight lines, we could live with it. (Although I personally feel it was wrong that FR made those changes on a pre-ordered RV that specified "want all 2015 upgrades".)
Other "2016" changes:
Hardware, on "not so exotic cherry" cabinets,-wider, more traditional/less contemporary.
Tankless HWH is an Atwood OC50CW not a Girard...more on that later!
Brushed nickel shower head looked nice-with 6 settings, but pressure was horrible and metal sheath over hose broke on second use. I replaced the whole thing with an Oxygenics Bodyspa.
Mattress in MBR is not the same quality pillow top seen on others.
Bathroom counter is plastic and sink is plastic.
Microwave is different but is still a Whirlpool convection-actually very nice
That is all I noticed as really different from 2015 specs.
Initial problem detected by dealer:
Apparently when it came into dealer it needed a new transfer switch. That explains why it didn't have any lights when we peeked in the day it arrived at dealership.
Relatively minor issues detected during our first trip:
Scratched tile (replaced)
Kitchen drawer won't close (part ordered)
Door doesn't have a stop-won't stay open (will request different strut)
Dinette seat cushion mis-shapen-smashed in on corner. Foam didn't fill out the leatherette cover. (on order-being replaced)
Bathroom drawer face was [insult to injury] actually the other "exotic
cherry"!!! (correct color on order)
Other- The HWH is a royal PIA! I think I've figured out the whole pressure deal and replaced the regulator with a high flow-50-55 PSI, replaced the shower head and removed the flow regulator from kitchen faucet. Also, adjusted the main temperature control on the HWH (outside). This tankless HWH does NOT have a temperature control knob in the bathroom cabinet like the Girard II. I think we got it figured out but we'll see....
Overall, we feel like the build and quality of our new Legacy is good. It was just a little hard to fall in love instantly when everything on the inside was different from what we ordered.
Mods: Already changed the shower head, hose, and hanger. Removed outside shower hose/head and converted to 15' coil hose/nozzle. Made handles for lids under dinette storage. Built a shelving unit in bedroom wardrobe. And only spent 2.5 days in it so far!!
2016 Legacy SR340 KP (340HP, 2500 Allison)
Toad: 2013 Wrangler Unlimited