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Old 06-30-2017, 10:43 AM   #1
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Riverstone Legacy 38RE Axle Concern - maybe not

We are currently looking at a Legacy 38RE with all options except generator and I think we'll be better off with a Honda or Yamaha anyway, if we do need one.
Posters in an older (Riverstone) thread expressed their concerns regarding the "inferior" axles and suspension, the Riverstone has Dexter axles, not Lippert - so that might help?
We have 2 8,000# with MorRyde IS under our Trilogy and had the IS fail last fall and for us being in Canada it was very expensive to have the parts shipped from MorRyde (UPS charged more for shipping than the cost of the parts). However, the customer service at MorRyde was outstanding.
What I am trying to say is, axles with MorRyde IS may be superior when it comes to ride comfort but they are not fail proof.
We will decide within the next week.

Can anybody comment on the quality of the insulation, advertised numbers are one thing but real life experience is another.
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Old 10-03-2017, 06:55 AM   #2
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Were in a 2017 37RL , currently in 3C. In New Brunswick. There are noticeable drafts at most windows. With that said, the heater works great as do both electric fireplaces.
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Currently in Stony Plain AB with a temp of -7 c. Windows are air tight and furnace is keeping us nice and warm. Going through a 40lb tank in less than 5 days though.

Full timing in a 38 FB. No major quality issues to mention. Solid 5er.
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-9 C (16F) this morning, so far we're really impressed with the insulation of this trailer even 80 k wind doesn't get through.
We have an escape window in the living room of our 38RE where I sometimes feel a draft, maybe only because it is right beside my recliner, it could just be cold transfer - IDK. The Hehr windows, as good as they are, are no better than our 70's aluminum windows. In our old trailer we applied window film but that's not possible on these windows with the knob sticking out and the wood trim.
Btw., we keep a small air purifier running 24/7 to keep cold pockets from forming and use a Big Buddy heater during the day which is more than plenty on the lowest setting right now.
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Currently in Stony Plain AB with a temp of -7 c. Windows are air tight and furnace is keeping us nice and warm. Going through a 40lb tank in less than 5 days though.

Full timing in a 38 FB. No major quality issues to mention. Solid 5er.
I wonder how much of that is going through the tankless water heater.
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Old 10-03-2017, 12:31 PM   #6
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No tankless heater. Had one in the sticks and bricks and wouldn't have another.

I went with the good old 10 gallon Suburban and am running on electric since it is included in the park fee.

Afraid my propane use is directly tied to my DW's love of warmth.

Oh well...heading south soon.
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