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Old 06-21-2017, 07:30 AM   #1
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Hi Guys, new to the forum, we picked up our new 5er in March, traded up from a TT. So far so good, we have gone on 2 short trips and have a 3rd planned for the 4th of July weekend. We have only had a few issues, the biggest one being the salesman didn't tell us about the 2nd a/c option for the bedroom, we found out the 1st warm night. So last week I installed an Atwood unit and it seems to work great. Other then that it's been all good.
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Old 08-23-2017, 05:00 AM   #2
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Hi Guys, new to the forum, we picked up our new 5er in March, traded up from a TT. So far so good, we have gone on 2 short trips and have a 3rd planned for the 4th of July weekend. We have only had a few issues, the biggest one being the salesman didn't tell us about the 2nd a/c option for the bedroom, we found out the 1st warm night. So last week I installed an Atwood unit and it seems to work great. Other then that it's been all good.


Salespeople gotta love them! You guys still enjoying the 5r?
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Old 08-24-2017, 02:58 PM   #3
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We own a 337BAR and love it!

We've only experienced two issues with ours / while pulling her across the US one of our pendant lights above the island came lose and held true to its name... glass was thrown from one end of the trailer to the other. I suggest checking them and maybe even adding some lock-tite to the threads to eliminate this from happening. I ended up getting the same globe from FR on a warranty claim.

2nd issue was with the two end-tables in the rear next to the sofa, they both came lose from the wall while in tow. I bought the screw in type wall mollies that you use for sheet-rock and reattached.

Other than that all has been great, we hit the road about every three weeks so you can say she getting used plenty...
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Old 08-26-2017, 01:51 PM   #4
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We are still loving it, but we are also having the issue with the 2 end tables coming loose from the wall. I like the idea of the mollie screws, I'm gonna pick them up Monday, thanks for the tip!
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Hilti 1-1/8 in. HFP Self-Drilling Nylon Drywall Anchors (100-Pack)-332686 - The Home Depot

This is what I used and seems to be working very well...

I added two additional fasteners to the sides and back adding to the strength, they've not moved since. I also tossed in some wood-glue to add some additional guarantee it would hold

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Thanks so much for the additional info. gonna get it done over the weekend, we are leaving on a 3 week trip the middle of next week.
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Thanks so much for the additional info. gonna get it done over the weekend, we are leaving on a 3 week trip the middle of next week.
Did you ever get this done, curious as how it turned out and if you ended up doing it another way?
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Did you ever get this done, curious as how it turned out and if you ended up doing it another way?


Yes I did, I did it the way you explained and it worked out great. We just got back from our 2,200 mile round trip to South Florida and it's still solidly attached, thanks again.
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We own a 337BAR and love it!

We've only experienced two issues with ours / while pulling her across the US one of our pendant lights above the island came lose and held true to its name... glass was thrown from one end of the trailer to the other. I suggest checking them and maybe even adding some lock-tite to the threads to eliminate this from happening. I ended up getting the same globe from FR on a warranty claim.

2nd issue was with the two end-tables in the rear next to the sofa, they both came lose from the wall while in tow. I bought the screw in type wall mollies that you use for sheet-rock and reattached.

Other than that all has been great, we hit the road about every three weeks so you can say she getting used plenty...
I too had a pendant fitting come loose and spray broken glass everywhere. I replaced both shades with cheap decorative plastic glasses from Woolworths. Just drilled a hole in the bottom to suit the pendant tube. They are significantly lighter so have less tendency to shake loose.

I also fitted a pull switch connected to the pendants inside the ceiling housing (with the string dropping through a tiny hole) so I could turn them off independently from the house lights. I still have to turn on the house lights on when I want the over-island pendants on, but that's a small concession.
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We should post some pictures of our lovely 337 bars..

Btw I did have a huge warranty claim and didnít get to use the 5er from July to August. The bedroom got extremely hot once the sun would come up, it felt like a 2500 watt heat gun was in the closet aimed to the bed.. when I took it in the service advisor said wow itís only like 78 degrees outside and the temp in the bedroom was like 99.. I left it and of course my fear the whole front cap had to come off.. there was no insulation whatsoever so the sun would cook the dark colored front cap and the heat would just travel trough the shelving in the closet.. luckily I did have the second ac unit in the bedroom but it would only drop the temp about 10 degrees cooler, why? Of course because there was only one ac vent installed on the side of the bed by the shower, basically opposite of the closet. Well they did fix the insulation on the front cap and I argued that how is there only one vent in the bathroom and one in the bedroom to cool all that square footage to include the hallway, but five in the living room? There answer was that itís a manufacturer decision so I said Iím not satisfied and they said they would call and see if they would approve to add another vent in the bedroom. To help cool the hallway as well. They did and man what a difference I can sleep past sunrise.

Next major issue now that that was fixed and my pregnant wife and I got to try it out it was perfect in the summer. Well our newborn was 6 weeks old around Veterans Day and we both had time off from work and wanted to take the 5er out. The first night the temp was down to 32 degrees outside.. the heater work fine but only outta the vent in the bathroom and bedroom so I had to put the thermostat at 88 degrees to kinda help keep the living/kitchen area warm to about 68degrees. Well of course back to the dealer and I told them my troubleshooting techniques.

I told them I opened the partition wall in the compartment as it was freezing outside to access the heater and ducting. I told them I swapped the ducts from the bedroom and bathroom to the living room ones to see if the prob would follow and if course it didnít meaning there is an obstruction or both ducts are pinched somewhere in the enclosed belly..

I told them the electric fireplace that supposedly would heat the whole fiver was a joke I had that thing set at 90 with the gas furnace at 88.. yes we cooked in the bedroom and the bathroom was an oven but it helped so we wouldnít see out breath in the other half of our coach.

I still havenít got it back yet and Iím asking them to price quote me for heat strips and or heat pumps for the roof units as well because that was not a good experience.. I have confidence in them because they did a good job on the front cap with my fears of it leaking after words or the rubber roof looking like a parachute as I drive down the interstate as Iíve seen on some fifth wheels on the opposite side of the interstate.

All in all I love the inside of the fiver. I got it for 46,000 plus a 9,000 negative from a boat trade in so 55k plus tax and a 3,000 dollar warranty so 60,100 out the door. Now they have a beautiful CAMEO with a living room in the master bedroom my wife likes but itís not a lite weight for 48,999 originally 98,000.. go figure...

We still love the 337 bar and so far those have been the only two times itís been taken in for warranty issues.. Click image for larger version

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