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Old 09-11-2019, 07:24 PM   #11
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If this is your first camper, perhaps an experienced friend could accompany you on the PDI or even hire an independent RV tech. These guys advertise in Craigslist and the like. If you catch an issue prior to signing on the dotted line, the dealership is far more likely to want to take care of any issue.

Just in case you didn't notice but the unit you are interested in is a bunk house. First thing you know the bunks will be filled with squealing little ruggies and your peace and equanimity will be all shot to heck! Honestly, I think your 3 little gals will love the adventure. Last thing... if it gets hot up wherever you are in the summer, two A/C units with 50A service sure make a lot of sense. That is a lot of trailer with little insulation for a 13.5K BTU A/C.
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Old 09-13-2019, 11:40 AM   #12
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I have a 2018 Hideout 31RBDS.


When you do your PDI remove access panels and look for screws through wire bundles.


The reason I joined this site was to find out more about just this model.
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Old 09-13-2019, 12:14 PM   #13
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The reason I joined this site was to find out more about just this model.
That's one of the "benefits" (or nightmares) with membership in this forum: You'll ALWAYS get more than you asked for.....
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Old 09-14-2019, 05:43 PM   #14
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If this is your first camper, perhaps an experienced friend could accompany you on the PDI or even hire an independent RV tech. These guys advertise in Craigslist and the like. If you catch an issue prior to signing on the dotted line, the dealership is far more likely to want to take care of any issue.

Just in case you didn't notice but the unit you are interested in is a bunk house. First thing you know the bunks will be filled with squealing little ruggies and your peace and equanimity will be all shot to heck! Honestly, I think your 3 little gals will love the adventure. Last thing... if it gets hot up wherever you are in the summer, two A/C units with 50A service sure make a lot of sense. That is a lot of trailer with little insulation for a 13.5K BTU A/C.

Same wiredgeorge from VROC? Sold my bike roughly a year or two after first was born. Rolled up to a stop light and the oil slicks were unavoidable. Kept it upright but both tires locked up and slid into the intersection. Decided my girls needed a dad more than I needed a bike. Surprisingly donít miss it.

We do some tent camping and they love it and have been working overtime on my wife as she will not tent it. Think we got her won over.
We have already been invited to some Octoberfest celebration from friends with girls the same age as ours that have an RV if we can get one in time.
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Old 09-15-2019, 07:26 AM   #15
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Same wiredgeorge from VROC? Sold my bike roughly a year or two after first was born. Rolled up to a stop light and the oil slicks were unavoidable. Kept it upright but both tires locked up and slid into the intersection. Decided my girls needed a dad more than I needed a bike. Surprisingly donít miss it.

We do some tent camping and they love it and have been working overtime on my wife as she will not tent it. Think we got her won over.
We have already been invited to some Octoberfest celebration from friends with girls the same age as ours that have an RV if we can get one in time.
My 2011 Road King Classic turned into a Subaru when the Primate turned threee. ABS saved me one wild night late... Pike's Peak, Tail of the Dragon, I don't miss it either. Glad for the memories, the burnouts, the wild times can live on in stories. Glad you kept the rubber side down!
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Old 09-15-2019, 03:45 PM   #16
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My wife bought a 2020 Hideout DFS in June. Dealer listed asking price was 24.5k. She ended up buying it for 20k.
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Old 09-19-2019, 06:01 PM   #17
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Well we agreed on a price today. $21.5k plus an Equilizer brand hitch.
Going in tomorrow to put down a deposit as it will take a week for the bank to finalize the equity loan. Got a pretty nice rate on that as well.

So excited to get out there!
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Old 09-19-2019, 06:19 PM   #18
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Congratulations! And you got a good hitch as well!!
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:23 PM   #19
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I have a 2016 Hideout 5th wheel and it's been a decent unit. I've been at this RV game for 20+ years and this is my 5th one so I suppose I have some experience. Yes, they are cheaply made but if you have realistic expectations it should turn out okay. Mainly, they are just not designed or built for full time use. For the +/- 30 nights a year I spend in mine I'm super happy. There are annoyances (with any RV) but most things are just common sense. Being somewhat handy is very beneficial. Also, these internet forums are a HUGE help.
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