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Old 03-17-2017, 08:36 AM   #1
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Brand New Catalina 333RETS

The dear wife and I ordered a new Catalina 333RETS back on January 28th. We toured the unit they had on the lot but did not like the upholstery on the couch and recliners so we ordered a unit with the mocha recliners and couch.

We got the call last night that our camper has come off the line, our dealer is now working to get her driver up there to get it picked up and then they have to do their prep work. I'm guessing we will have it here in a couple of weeks or so. I am having MaxxAir vents installed plus a couple other small things.

The excitement level is building here. This is our first new camper, our previous campers were both slightly used when we purchased them. Here's to hoping the issues are minimal!
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:54 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and the Coachmen family.
Have a great and very fun time building lots of memories with family and friends while traveling around this great nation. The forum members are very knowledgeable and experienced in everything needed for a successful RVing exploration. So glad that you have joined us. Stay safe and Happy RVing from Farmer NC.
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:01 AM   #3
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Thank you Tapex. We've been members here for a while, our previous camper was a 2011 Salem 26TBUD. I'm hoping this camper is as trouble free as that guy was.
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:29 AM   #4
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Woo Hoo!!!! Congrats!

Make sure you post pics! We need pics!!!
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Old 03-17-2017, 11:00 AM   #5
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Congrats on your new Catalina 333RETS. Second best call to get is that it has come off the line. Best call to get is that it's at the dealer ready for the PDI and pick up .
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Old 03-17-2017, 11:45 AM   #6
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Congrats on the new trailer. It could be a 2018 as some are now arriving at dealer lots.
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Old 03-17-2017, 11:48 AM   #7
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I was thinking that same thing. That would work fine for me.
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Old 03-17-2017, 03:53 PM   #8
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How exciting! Congratulations! Hope you enjoy your new camper and that you have many happy years using it!
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Old 03-17-2017, 04:08 PM   #9
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MrMurph, My wife and I ordered our 2017 Catalina 283 RKS in late Dec. And we picked it up 10 days ago. And I only hope that you fine folks will be as happy as we are. Coachmen and our dealer did a great job getting everything right. And now we are just waiting for a break in the weather to hit the trail. Good Luck
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Old 03-17-2017, 04:10 PM   #10
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Welcome from SW Ohio ,enjoy your TT !
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Old 03-17-2017, 04:12 PM   #11
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MrMurph, My wife and I ordered our 2017 Catalina 283 RKS in late Dec. And we picked it up 10 days ago. And I only hope that you fine folks will be as happy as we are. Coachmen and our dealer did a great job getting everything right. And now we are just waiting for a break in the weather to hit the trail. Good Luck
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Thank you very much. We have very high expectations that this is going to be an awesome experience all the way around.
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Congratulations from Northeastern Ontario. Hopefully spring weather arrives with your new TT. Wishing you many happy trips.
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:51 AM   #13
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Congratulations on your new Catalina.We got home yesterday after spending the winter traveling around Florida and Texas in our 333RETS. It is very comfortable for two people for extended stays.

PM me and I will send a list of minor mods I have done to the trailer.
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Old 03-18-2017, 01:38 PM   #14
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Congrats! We ordered a FE321FEDS Feb 8th and dealer says it's scheduled to leave the assembly line Monday, so I feel your excitement. This is our 2nd new Coachmen, both Freedom Express.
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Old 03-22-2017, 02:55 PM   #15
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The excitement continues to build. The camper is at our dealers location and they have begun their prep work. Our goal is to have it ready for the PDI by Saturday morning and if all is well, hand them some money and tow it home. I'm not quite sure yet if their plan matches our plan but expect to know that later today.
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The excitement continues to build. The camper is at our dealers location and they have begun their prep work. Our goal is to have it ready for the PDI by Saturday morning and if all is well, hand them some money and tow it home. I'm not quite sure yet if their plan matches our plan but expect to know that later today.
Congratulations!

I hope you enjoy it immensely!

Remember though... do not let the excitement of buying a new unit cloud your judgement or blur your vision of a proper PDI/Customer orientation.

Many folks become impatient waiting for it to be built and then the anticipation of camping to where they fail to see things clearly.
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Old 03-22-2017, 03:16 PM   #17
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I've actually printed my PDI form and will follow it all the way through. My wife is the one that will get impatient, I will verify all systems are go.
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Old 03-22-2017, 03:20 PM   #18
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I got a copy of the title today, it is titled as a 2018.
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Pics please!
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Old 03-22-2017, 03:21 PM   #20
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I will be sure to do that just as soon as it comes into our possession.
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