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We have a 2007 28F travel trailer, bought it used in 2008. We love the king bed, just started noticing the wide molding where the slide out is that the paper is actually coming off every time we open the slide out. Any suggestions on how to fix that? Personally I don't think it is all that bad. As far as the bent axle is concerned: it is made that way to compensate for road crown, any qualified mechanic should have know that.
We bought ours brand new. We had the couch replaced 4 times because the couch would bow in the middle. The last time it was replaced they put the wrong color in. (whatever) Then I notice that we had some uneven wear on one tire, I took it to my RV mechanic and the axel was bent. My husband and I went to an RV show and noticed that another Rainier had a bent axel. Needless to say it cost a small fortune we also needed new tires because of this. We have had water leaks from the inside piping. I would never buy a Dutchmen again.
no water pressure in the shower
We have a 2008 26S and it is the Best Camper we've had. We also have two small children so it has worked great for us. Plenty of room and easy for us to pull. Hate the day we have to size up, but it will be a Dutchman! Next one will be a 5th wheel.
We bought our 2009 ECO new this spring and put 6,500 miles traveling from NY to Yellowstone, Grand Canyon etc.. Love the trailer but agree tires wore uneven even with the trailer 300lbs under max. air at 48-50psi.
Dealer fixed outside stove air vent flap and roof vent crank. We had them install a roof vent cover to prevent future damage.
I haven't had any problems with my tires and they are 7 years old. Too make the tires last longer and have fewer problems you need to keep the air at maximum as specified on the side of the tire. Check when cold.
2007 dutchman 38' all is well but the sliding glass door leaks when it rains.
We have a 2007 18b dutchmen with very few problems except fot small stuff breaking, Latches, hinges, the tires shure dont last long, they wear feathered.
Rubber Roof tip on Dutchmen....every few months you need to get on the roof and inspect the caulk around pipes and joints...the caulk cracks and will leak....get a tube of caulk and clean crack and touch up to seal off.
I have a 2007 dutchmen 25f and love it. No problems at all. This is my 4th trailer and by far the best. Dutchmen make good trailers.
I have a 2007 Denali and could not be happier, converter went out, but that is not the manufactures fault, neither are the leaks some people have. Read your owners manual, it says right in there to check for leaks every 90 days. Trailers being pulled down these rough roads are bound to have problems. Appliances and tires are not the fault of Dutchmen. I have been camping for 35 years and have had several campers and Thor products are one of the best. If you have a Colorado or a Denali or any other name other than Dutchmen, its not a Dutchmen. They are just owned by the same company that owns Dutchmen. Please don’t bash Dutchmen if you do not own one.
I have a 2007 Dutchmen 25F lite and have no complaints....I haven't had one problem...I changed out the mattress with a Queen.
My husband and I have a 1996 36FBS Classic and have never had a minute's trouble with it. It still looks new inside and out. Super good construction and over the years, they style is still quite in date. We did research several campers and makes prior to this purchase and we are still (after 12 years) delighted with it and the way it has held up, even with 12 years of four grandchildren. Still a pleasure, Dutchman, still the best!
I own a 1998 30ft Dutchman that we just love. We have had it going on two years now and have not had any problems. We use it almost every weekend out on our lake property. I would recommend a Dutchman to anyone who is seriously looking for a good quality travel trailer.
My 2003 Dutchmen Lite 26QB-SSL had factory slide seals improperly installed that allowed water to deteroriate slide wall and floor over time. The slide began to sway in and out while towing. Even though factory warranty had expired, I felt they should reimburse me. They would not talk to me or the repair shop. I wrote Wade Thompson, president of Thor Industries. He didn't even respond. Be sure to inspect for water damage in hidden places before your factory warranty is out. No more Thor products for me.
I am in the process of ordering a 37s-dsl. Can you tell me what the actual size are of the oversize bunks?
i seem to get different answers when calling dutchmen. Thanks, Tony
We have a 2007 Dutchmen 37 sdsl with 3 pullouts and 1 1/2 baths . We love it the layout is second to none
We have had our 2004 27BS model Dutchmen for 2 seasons and we love it. The storage was the selling point for us. Now we have just traded up to a 30SDL and hope to enjoy it as much as we do the 04.
We have owned 3 different Dutchmen trailers in the past ten years. We have loved all of them and never had a problem with any them. When it's time to trade again I am sure we will pick another Dutchmen!
I have a 1998 Dutchman, I think it is great and lived in it as a camp host.
Had a roof leak a couple years ago but was able to repair. Never found the actual cause? As we are two large people a slide is a must for our next one. That 30L DSL looks good!
I just want to say I have a 2006 Dutchmen 26FB DSL and it's given us nothing but pleasure. I think they're great value and we've had very few problems.