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Old 10-29-2015, 06:23 PM   #1
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Redhawk 26XD

About to buy a Redhawk. Any comments? Yes or no?
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:35 PM   #2
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Funny that you should ask :-) We're just getting ready to trade our Redhawk 23XM for the 26XD. We looked at the Grayhawks, but they were too long, and had way to much stuff that we didn't need or want (Tankless water heater, levelers, side view cameras, navigation system, etc).

The 26XD is a perfect size for us, with the perfect floorplan. We're going to close the deal next week.
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Old 10-30-2015, 07:03 AM   #3
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Redhawk

I am going today to possibly buy one. I haven't driven it yet and am a bit woried about the length as this will be my first RV. I am prepared to purchase it if I feel comfortable. The price was so good that it's hard to pass up. Stay posted for update!!
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Old 10-30-2015, 07:39 AM   #4
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Make sure that you drive it on a highway, where you can stay at 60mph or over for a few minutes. It it feels like it wants to wander (not track straight), have the dealer check the tire pressure (we run 75 in the front and 80 in the rear), and if necessary, make an alignment part of the deal. You'll see many posts here on the forums regarding the proper alignment specifications.

You should fine with that size rig, just keep in mind the rear end swing when pulling away form something, while turning. The motorhome pivots on the rear wheels when turning, and the distance between rear wheels and the rear bumper is what will swing out (like when leaving a gas pump). After a while, you don't even think about it, you automatically allow the extra clearance.

It's a great feeling knowing that you always have a clean restroom about 12 feet behind where you are sitting! :-)

If you do buy, make sure that you to pick it up early in the day, to leave plenty of time for the Pre-delivery inspection (PDI). Make them show you EVERYTHING, and make good notes. Small issues can be taken care of right there.

Things like the air conditioner, hot water heater, furnace, generator, water pump, toilet, shower (inside and outside), awning, TV antenna and TV, slides, power steps, etc. should all be working and demonstrated. Wear old jeans and bring a flashlight... look under the unit for water system leaks, loose wires, rust on the frame and anything that might be pinched or rubbing.

Have fun and be safe!
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Old 10-30-2015, 09:55 PM   #5
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I bought it! I think I was given a very thorough training haha. I drove home over 2 hours a little nervous but it drives and handles great. So far very happy!
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Old 10-31-2015, 10:46 AM   #6
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Charlene20, please keep in touch and let us know how everything works out. We're negotiating the price now, and the dealer will be adding slide toppers and reversible MaxxAir fans to each of the ceiling vents, and MaxxAir vent covers.

Good luck and happy & safe camping!
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:01 PM   #7
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Awesome

I have entertained friends in the RV in my driveway and every one loves it. Will take it on a local camping trip in a couple of weeks. Can't wait! Hope yall are driving a new one yourself!!
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Well, we finished the negations with the dealer yesterday, and got the price we wanted. We got them to throw in the Roadmaster spare tire carrier (650.00 retail) before we signed the buyers order. Now we can feel better knowing that we have the mounted spare with us, and that carrier also allows us to still use the hitch mounted bike carrier.

Now it's up to the bank... won't know till Monday if it will be approved.
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Old 11-08-2015, 07:14 PM   #9
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Good luck tomorrow. I never even thought about a tire carrier. I've been reading and reading and gosh there's so much to learn. Plan on doing an overnight locally at a park to see how I do before i head out for New Year's week. I'm still so uncertain about so much but spending this weekend with friends who have a RVs so will be asking lots of questions. I'll be watching for your good news!!
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Don't forget you get Coach.net for one year. Check out the roadside benefits.
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