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Old 07-15-2013, 06:22 AM   #1
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A young couple in our Park purchased a Open Range fifth Wheel about a year ago. All 4 slides have leaked floors and carpets have been replaced Windows have been replaced. Dealer delivered unit to the park this AM after Warranty Repair. The young Gal was knocking at our door at 9AM. The dealer connected the Fresh Water House to the Black tank wash out and sewage backed up the toilet and down the furnace vent what a mess not to mention the odor. To complicate things the PVC sewer was not connected I had a length of hose so we could drain the tanks.
Another Gentlemen in our park also had slide leaks with his Open Range

If I recall correctly this Company was started by some X Keystone Guys
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:19 AM   #2
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When we were park hosting recently, a new Open Range pulled in across from us. We visited with the owner of the rig, who told us that as soon as his vacation was over, he was selling or trading in his rig because of leak problems--windows, slides, skylights, etc. He said he'd already taken the trailer back to his dealer twice to have the problems addressed, but that the leaks were still there. We also talked to another Open Range owner who said all of his slides leaked badly. Coincidence? Maybe . . .

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Old 07-15-2013, 07:28 AM   #3
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When we were park hosting recently, a new Open Range pulled in across from us. We visited with the owner of the rig, who told us that as soon as his vacation was over, he was selling or trading in his rig because of leak problems--windows, slides, skylights, etc. He said he'd already taken the trailer back to his dealer twice to have the problems addressed, but that the leaks were still there. We also talked to another Open Range owner who said all of his slides leaked badly. Coincidence? Maybe . . .

Carolyn
Well that is four that we know of!
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:32 AM   #4
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Not to defend Open Range BUT I have heard the same stories about Montana's too MANY TIMES, I love mine but I think every Mfg of 5th's has their problems and I wish Every mfg would step up their quality control like the Car mfg's have
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:40 AM   #5
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We have some members here who went to OR and seem to be very happy with theirs. Seems like they all have problems from time to time.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:11 AM   #6
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Yup... I have a good friend who bought an OR and they love theirs, have used it a lot and has had no problems. I haven't talked to them about it in a while, but that's the last I heard. I think all brands have their ups and downs.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:09 AM   #7
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Sorry Guys when two units that are in our Park Built a Year apart with leaking slides I do not think it is a Quality Issue but a design Issue.
Wayne and Carolyn meeting two others with leaking Slides I do not think an OR is in our future
Dealer is telling this couple do not tell OR they liveing in full time or they may decline Warranty
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Now that's another issue. If they're not "full time" rigs that should be right on the door of the rig.
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:57 PM   #9
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Wow! Open Range was the other rig in my final selection process, glad I decided on the Montana. We have been in some heavy downpours and no ears, yet
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:01 AM   #10
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Believe the new company the ex-keystone guys started up is called Prime Time, and they produce Sanibel fifthwheels among other products.
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Some Ex Keystone guys started Grand Designs and their first 5th is called a Solitude VERY NICE my best buddy just bought one Although it is nice they did Cheap out on a few things compared to Montana's but I would not tell my friend that but it is a pretty and he gets all the attention at the Resorts
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As I keep on saying. They are all built using the same vendors, same assembly methods and the same workforce. Tour any plant and see the same things. Quality is way down the list.
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Some Ex Keystone guys started Grand Designs and their first 5th is called a Solitude VERY NICE my best buddy just bought one Although it is nice they did Cheap out on a few things compared to Montana's but I would not tell my friend that but it is a pretty and he gets all the attention at the Resorts
Guess he doesn't get much Solitude.
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LOL,no he does not get much "Solitude" but he like's the attention but just like any new model car etc..... people will get used to them,I Remember when my buddy got one of the first PT Cruisers in the day he got all the attention for about a month now people YAWN or Cringe
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Yup, at these rates better to get what works for you than what's attractive to the neighbors.
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