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Old 02-03-2019, 07:36 AM   #41
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Jim, I totally agree about the quality of the pre-Thor DRV's they do seem better. I would also check on the build time for a new River Stone, the last I heard was around 16 weeks and that might change as they are going to be moving to a new factory very soon.
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Old 02-03-2019, 08:12 AM   #42
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Jim,

Camping World had a a RiverStone 38FB2 on display at the Tampa Super Show last month. We have one that we bought at last years show, very similar floor plan to the DRV Houston model. We have been living in ours since we sold the house last March and have been really enjoying it.

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Old 02-15-2019, 02:29 PM   #43
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DRV vs RiverStone

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Just curious, but construction wise (frame, walls, roof construction, and integral components) is the DRV actually built with better materials and quality construction than the Riverstone? I had heard, perhaps rumor, as I never checked it out, that DRV quality has taken a slide in the past two or three years. For what it's worth, the fit and finish on my Legacy is great.
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We went to the RV show last weekend and toured a Mobile Suite to check out the differences. The differences we noticed were that it had room for side-by-side washer and dryer in the hall, which wasn’t included. The tankless hot water heater was an add on, and most of the standards of the Legacy were only options on the Mobile Suite. Construction appeared to be the same.
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Old 02-23-2019, 10:44 PM   #44
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I watched a construction video and am curious about underbelly access
It shows plastic (?) Panels being used. So is anyone using the pullrite superlite hitch?
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Old 02-24-2019, 08:25 AM   #45
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Yes, rigid plastic.
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:28 PM   #46
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Yes, rigid plastic.
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How do you gain access?
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Old 02-24-2019, 07:18 PM   #47
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How do you gain access?
I believe they are screwed in and if you loosen them you can slide them enough to bend them to get them out, it's better then a whole solid piece that you would have to cut a hole to gain access.
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Old 02-24-2019, 07:23 PM   #48
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I believe they are screwed in and if you loosen them you can slide them enough to bend them to get them out, it's better then a whole solid piece that you would have to cut a hole to gain access.
Yep. Remove screws, then either slide them out or flex them if they're more towards the middle. Much better than coroplast.
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Sounds better. Coroplast is a major pain
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Old 04-06-2019, 02:57 PM   #50
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I just wanted to close out my comments to this thread. In another thread I mentioned that we’ve decided on the Riverstone 39FK. My wife was very disappointed that we didn’t go with the DRV 44 Houston. To her, that was the ideal floorplan. However once I took her for a walk thru of the DRV and pointed out things that bothered me (interior walls wobbled and flexed a good 1”+ when pushing on them), and I showed her comments from actual DRV owners (inferior sealants, multiple issues with water damage to slides, construction not what it used to be compared to the pre-Thor days), the premium price for what you were actually getting, and then compared that to the Riverstone - especially the kitchen in the 39FK - she understood and was fully in agreement with the Riverstone decision.

It’s great when - as a team - we could both be completely on the same page in a $100k+ purchase.

This was a great due diligence exercise - and one that many other people will go through in the coming months and years. Hopefully they’ll find this thread and will be of use to them.
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