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2012 Dutchmen travel trailer
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"Four Styles to Choose from to Meet Every Family's Budget - Compare our features, and we are sure you will agree-the Dutchmen is your best value!"

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Important dimensions:
 14 floorplans are available (Sport, Lite and Classic models) - we show all of these below
(The information given here is believed to be correct but please check details with your RV dealer. We will update this as further information becomes available)

Exterior length between 22'11" and 34'11",  Exterior width 8'/8'6"
Exterior height 9'11"/11'11"
Unloaded weight between 3926 lbs and 7826 lbs
CCC 1780-3529 lbs,  Hitch weight  444-1406 lbs
Tanks - fresh 52-56,  grey 42-84, black 42 gallons 
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Dutchmen travel trailer exterior 
  
 
Dutchmen says:  "Four Styles to Choose from to Meet Every Family's Budget - Compare our features, and we are sure you will agree-the Dutchmen is your best value! Dutchmen Sport - features the industry’s best selling floor plans that are loaded with features and value at economical prices. Dutchmen Lite – Aerodynamic and easy-to-tow. Dutchmen Lite models feature our industry leading Galley Slide design which adds valuable living space without adding the extra weight! Dutchmen Classic trailers feature large, super-slide rooms and are available in a wide range of exciting floor plan option. Destination Trailers (not shown here) feature larger residential appliances, including an 110V refrigerator, larger oven, 6 gallon Gas/Electric/DSI water heater and a large sliding glass patio door!  Compare our features, and we are sure you will agree-the Dutchmen is your best value! "
   
Roaming Times' readers quotes:
"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 - delighted with it and the way it has held up, even with 12 years of four grandchildren. Still a pleasure, Dutchman, still the best!" - Diane P
"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!" - Holly
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The picture below - from Bill Thomas Campers MO - shows a 2012 Dutchmen RV Dutchmen 257RBGS Lite  Travel Trailer:
 
Dutchmen travel trailer exterior 257RBGS
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Some of the standard construction features of the Dutchmen travel trailer:  3 5/8” Thick Floor Structure, 5/8” Tongue and Groove Floor Decking, R7 Fiberglass Insullation, Beau Flor Premium Vinyl Flooring, Truss Style Walk-On Roof With Fiberglass Insulation, EPDM Rubber Roof With 12 Year Mfg Warranty, 3/8” Roof Decking, Roof Ducted Air Conditioning (Slide Out Models), Heavy Duty .024” Mesa Sidewall Metal, R7 Fiberglass Insulation, Radius Corner Entry Door with Screen, Large Picture Window At Dinette


Dutchmen travel trailer interior - looking to bedroom 
 
Some of the standard interior features of the Dutchmen travel trailer: Premium Residential Furniture, Large Slide-Out Overhead Cabinets, Premium Slide-Out Fascia, 12 Volt Lights Over Dinette, Power Range Hood With 12 Volt Light And Exhaust Fan, Built In Countertop Extension Where Possible, 155” Extra Wide Super Slide Rooms (See Floorplans), Oversized 83” X 48” U-Shaped Dinette (See Floorplans)

The interior picture above and the next 5 below are all of the Dutchmen Classic 315 (see floorplans below):
  
Dutchmen travel trailer interior - kitchen
  
A beautiful Classic kitchen arrangement above, and the big slide on the 315 below:
 

Dutchmen travel trailer interior - slide arrangement
   
The Dutchmen Classic 315 model has a really nice bedroom arrangement and a bunkhouse as you can see in the next 2 pictures:
  

Dutchmen travel trailer interior - bedroom 
  

Dutchmen travel trailer interior - bunkhouse 
  
The Classic 315 has a really nice outdoor kitchen:
  

Dutchmen travel trailer- outdoor kitchen

   And finally, an interior from Bill Thomas Campers MO - shows a 2012 Dutchmen RV Dutchmen 257RBGS Lite  Travel Trailer:

Dutchmen travel trailer interior - 257RBGS

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Winslow JLooking for Airstream Bambi 16" Ohio WinslowJ@me.com
DennisWe 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.
Lady W.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.
alno water pressure in the shower
Bought a Lemon2011 Dutchmen Rainier 277RLS; new 9/2011; 47 days & counting in for repairs, mainly leaks. Missing sealants between windows & coach; incorrectly installed slide wiper seals; failed LCI control panel, power hitch jack & circuit breaker. Save your $$ and buy another brand.
Happy CampersWe 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.
DaveUpdate on our 18B, I had an alignment done and switched to Goodyear Marathon tires, appears to have resolved the problem of tire feathering, Aligment out right from the factory.No response from Dutchmen on any Warranty concerns
goekI've had 2 dutchmen trailers and both of them were great. I have a heartland now which is good but I think bang for the buck you can't beat dutchmen.
RickWe 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.
JamesI 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.
Doug Bartlett2007 dutchman 38' all is well but the sliding glass door leaks when it rains.
DaveWe 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.
SamRubber 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.
mikeI 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.
WillI 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.
KRDenny, trade it already. From reading your posts all over the net you give the impression you will never be happy.
May CooperWe love this camper, but have had some electrical problems. Getting good service is a problem. Dutchmen were good during the warranty period. Based upon your experiences, would you buy one of this manufacturer's RVs again?: Yes. Rating: 4/5.
Terry and GordieWe have a 2004 T@B and love the design of it! It is a downsize from our airtsteam 35ft. motorhome and we have never missed the motorhome a minute. We had ceiling bumps from delamination problems and they took it back to the factory and fixed it and they did a wonderful job!It has towed behind us for thousands of miles and never given us any trouble. The interior is spacious and we took the table out and put in boards for making the bed. Never miss our table. George Sutton was our dealer in Eugene,Ore. and he has always done us well. We had the ceiling bumps and our converter went out and Dutchmen replaced it. Great service always from both. Based upon your experiences, would you buy one of this manufacturer's RVs again?: Yes. Rating: 5/5.
Gary BI have a 2007 Dutchmen 25F lite and have no complaints....I haven't had one problem...I changed out the mattress with a Queen.
Diane PMy 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!
Russ PI 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.
John BarrWe just bought our T@B August 2007. Big change from our motorhome, we love it. It's made camping uncomplicated. Only downside is that after we purchased a white one with red trim to match the H3 we find out the very nifty screenroom only comes in yellow. Thor/Dutchman,,,what are you thinking? You market this wonderful product in custon colors and don't have a matching screenroom. Howabout a neutral one? We love our rig and the awning is working out well, just wish we had a screen room. If anyone out there has a solution for an aftermarket product, let me know. JohnPaulBarr@aol.com
Robert WMy 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.
Brian Z.We have a 2007 Dutchmen 37 sdsl with 3 pullouts and 1 1/2 baths . We love it the layout is second to none
qualityrequest reviews on 1991 Dutchman 5th wheels
Pio DiMaggioI am the owner of a 2006 T@B 16Q _ Three window, Queen bed, towed by my much beloved 1990 VW Window Van. And, I am wheelchair-bound. The VW has a wheelchair lift installed. Even with somewhat reduced mobilityu the T@B is still a good buy, and $30K plus less than the Bambi. The showers matter, unless you are in a truckstop, BUT you can have your own shower and stall by purchasing a $250 Cdn Dollar item by Coleman, called "Hot Water on Demand". You can then have a shower whenever and wherever you want. To the T@B naysayer Christine, I say, look at the T@B again. See how wellbuilt it is, how well it tows,
Ron WWe 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.
Holly PWe 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!
Ron MorrisThe T@B name is said to be short for "Taking America Back" and is a reference to exploring America as in the old less complicated days. But, and sorry to be a spoil sport, in Europe it was designed and manufactured by a company called Tabbert - and they thought up the name. We've had ours for 6 weeks now and really love it. We didn't want to tow some huge thing and the T@B really meets our needs.
Arol GI 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!
Pete NI had the 2002 Dutchmen Classic fifth wheel and had some problems. I had the axles replaced and a sidewall leak fixed. This was done under warranty and I owned it for another two mainly trouble free years. I got a good deal when I bought it and the dealer was good during the warranty. I think the dealer is a really important part of buying an RV. We liked the layout and the quality was really good for the price. I would recommend dutchmen if you buy from a really reputable dealer.
Kerry JI 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.

 


 

 
    
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