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Old 03-08-2013, 05:57 AM   #1
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New 344qb in the way

Guys, I've got a 2013 344qb ready to be shipped up to me from dealer stateside. Spoke to dealer this week and she is going in to have options installed before shipping.
I'm noticing a lot of threads here mentioning initial issues that surely could have been taken care of at dealer. Anything that I should specify that they take a 2nd look at before she leaves their service bay?
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:29 AM   #2
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Lol!!! "ON the way". Sorry guys.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:49 PM   #3
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sweet, I talked to my father-in law and he would of brought it over because I dont have time (work has me all over the U.S) hope you like it because we love ours..
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:51 PM   #4
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I have the same trailer early 2013 have the different MB then what is shown now my layout is the same as a 2012. Came with the factory installed 2nd A/C. We had them put a sofa in the bunkhouse took out the brown chairs kids has the in his room at home. We were like you we where in search of a FW wanted to go as big as possible nice size bunkhouse and master bedroom. We had a few minor things that needed fixing from the dealer before picking up took them from Nov 2012 till Jan 2013 to get fixed one problem was with a slide had some damage the fixed it looks good. We are taking it out for its first trip Easter weekend that's when we start are camping trips. Already installed a battery cut off switch since they do not come with on and ordered a Progressive Industries EMS-HW50C surge/ voltage protection, JT strong arms for stability.
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I have the same trailer early 2013 have the different MB then what is shown now my layout is the same as a 2012. Came with the factory installed 2nd A/C. We had them put a sofa in the bunkhouse took out the brown chairs kids has the in his room at home. We were like you we where in search of a FW wanted to go as big as possible nice size bunkhouse and master bedroom. We had a few minor things that needed fixing from the dealer before picking up took them from Nov 2012 till Jan 2013 to get fixed one problem was with a slide had some damage the fixed it looks good. We are taking it out for its first trip Easter weekend that's when we start are camping trips. Already installed a battery cut off switch since they do not come with on and ordered a Progressive Industries EMS-HW50C surge/ voltage protection, JT strong arms for stability.
congrats on the new coach we love our 2012 but only used 4 times since sept.. I think the snow will never leave since I can`t go out and prep
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:05 PM   #6
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Ill do the same with the battery switch and surge protector.
Great ideas. That along with auto reset breaker switch should take care of electrical worries. What are JT strong arms?
Great idea about couch in back, in redtrospect we would have done the same. Kids already saw chairs on website so keeping them is only option.
I asked dealer in Michigan to give her one last system check before shipping, as well local dealer here has agreed to go through her here with a fine toothed comb upon arrival. Hopefully no serious issues before may camping.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:46 PM   #7
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What are JT strong arms?
Link: JT's Strong Arm Jack Stabilizer Bar on Sale - PPL Motor Homes

We have them on our 5er and they work great.
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HI the JT strong arms are to help with the shaking of the trailer and my boy does not walk lightly. My TT I had just used the X chocks and it fixed it, our FW still moves a lot and with everything I have read about these I decided to get them. Nice to hear someone else with nice things to say about them I got both items from Camping world on sale free shipping order on Sun .The JT's and my PI EMS came in the mail yesterday will try to install before first trip next weekend I will take pics of the installs. Nice to hear from others with this model trailer and enjoying it cannot wait to go camping. It still has been dipping in the low 30' s so I have been afraid to de winterize it but going to do it this weekend, we have not gotten any snow so far this year all rain my way just cold outside.

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Old 03-22-2013, 05:18 PM   #9
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Excellent. Please post those pics when you can. Would definitely like to do the same. Trailer still in U.S. Don't want to haul it back yet with all this snow, salt on the highways up here.
Family is PUMPED. Jealous you guys have yours nearby to work on.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:58 PM   #10
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Here is a pic of the battery disconnect I installed for ya took about a hour.

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