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Old 09-13-2017, 05:07 AM   #1
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Passport 175bh vs kodiak 175bh

Please people help . I'm confused.... suppose to pick up my new Passport 175bh this Saturday and start having second thoughts. Looked at kodiak 175bh and it has much better design. Which one is better . ???? Thank you in advance
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:28 AM   #2
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The "better one" is the one that fits your needs and your wishes. Floorplan is just as important (maybe even more important) to some people while capacities of tanks is the "deciding factor" for others. Some won't buy a trailer because the "main bed" is an RV queen (60x74) while others prefer that size over the "standard queen" because of the increased 6" of floorspace. The list goes on and on and each purchase is very personal. What some desire is what others shy away from.

Buy what fits your family best and what you're happiest with. Otherwise, you'll be in a perpetual state of "what if" and will likely be trading for the other one in a year or two, maybe even less time than that......
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:39 AM   #3
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X2 on JRTH's response. If both are at the same dealer or near each other go and sit in them without a sales person and relax and chat. Lay on the beds too. See which is more comfortable to you and go with that one.


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Old 09-13-2017, 09:29 AM   #4
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Is the built quality the same on them ? An thank you for your replys
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:46 AM   #5
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They are both in the same "price point" group, so I'd guess that even though they are from different manufacturers, they both use the same brand of frame, same wall structure, same appliances, same windows, same vinyl, same staples/screws, same adhesives, same roofing, and the list goes on and on. So, yes, I'd suppose the same 'quality of construction/workmanship" is also very much identical.....

That said, Dutchman RV has had some difficult times in the recent past and about 3 years ago THOR realigned Dutchman under the Keystone banner. That management shift didn't completely put them under Keystone in the same way that Cougar, Passport, Hideout, Alpine, Montana, etc are managed by Keystone's executive branch. Dutchman did maintain a bit more "independence" that the other brands don't have. Whether that allows an improved or decreased quality??? I don't think you'll find any objective evidence to support either side of that argument.

I'd say, that for the most part, the two brands, Passport and Kodiac, are very similar in quality of construction and components. Personally (and this is my opinion, not something I can back up with statistical data) I don't think there's a "hill of beans difference" between the two.
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