Got the 312BHX After 5 Weeks!
We were pleasantly surprised to receive our new 312BHX well ahead of schedule. We were told 6 weeks, but many posts on here mentioned much longer waits.
We absolutely love it! We went with the standard bunkhouse dinette for extra storage and seating. We love this layout.
We upgraded from a 2004 Surveyor 21ft hybrid. We loved our old trailer and crisscrossed the country in it. But, the new 5er is like the Taj Mahal in comparison. Since we live in Colorado where a/c is almost never needed, we went with the standard single a/c unit. We were surprised at how well it worked in Iowa last week with temps in the mid to high 80s and high humidity. If you live in extremely hot/humid weather, the dual units are probably worth it, but it didn't feel necessary to us.
It does have a few items that it's in the shop for:
1. The microwave runs, but it doesn't heat anything.
2. The landing gear did not work the first time I used it. I had to manually crank it part way and then the electronics worked. It's worked since.
3. The rear stabilizers worked the first time I used them, but only 1 jack worked the 2nd time, neither worked the 3rd, then 1 again after that.
4. The running lights did not work after taking delivery. One of the crimps in the harness was loose and 2 wires dislodged.
These are disappointing and reflect hastiness in quality inspection. However, I am very glad we bought local and have a great dealer who's quick to resolve issues.
Overall, we feel the quality is excellent (outside of the electronics issues), the floorplan is exactly what we wanted, and the creature comforts are on a much grander scale than we are used to.
If you are looking for a bunkhouse, I highly recommend looking at the 312BHX.
2004 Surveyor SV210T
On Order: 2013 Wildcat 312BHX
2011 Ram 2500 CTD, Megacab, 4x4