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Old 09-11-2016, 09:52 PM   #11
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Chief, welcome to the JOF from an AF guy. The 35% mark up rule generally apllies to the purchase price (not out the door) so it sounds like you did well. You will love the Pinnacle line, as you said the best warranty on the market. My advice, swallow the sticker shock and now enjoy the freedom of the RV lifestyle. You bought the best on the market for a better than average price.

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Old 09-11-2016, 10:04 PM   #12
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Forgot to concur with your thought to replace the Rainier tires. Our rig was on our third trip and a total of less than 1500 miles when one tire let go causing $1400 damage. Drove to the nearest Firestone; when they pulled the remaining tires off two of the three had 5" blisters on them, lucky we didn't lose more...

#1 suggestion, upgrade or replace the Chinese tires!

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Old 09-11-2016, 10:26 PM   #13
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Sounds like you did GOOD Chief!
Welcome to JOF add start CAMPING! I hear you about the Chinese bombs. I like Maxxis tires myself....
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Old 09-12-2016, 12:39 AM   #14
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Thanks! But i am Very concerned about a frame support issue that seems prevelant with their 5th wheels....especially the pinnacles. Going to call the dealer tomorrow.
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Old 09-12-2016, 04:12 AM   #15
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Welcome to the JOF Chief from a Jarhead and a graduate of the University of Viet Nam! As long as you and the wife are happy, that is what matters.
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Old 09-12-2016, 05:32 AM   #16
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The warranty means nothing if dealers don't want to fix anything ours had to be emptied and taken back to factory been there for months workmanship a huge problem service people took 5 weeks before finally sorry we spent the money would like refund
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I am going to call the dealer today and ask them about installing the heavier brackets before pick up. Not concerned about the time frame to do it....just want it done. If they decline I may forfeit the $2K deposit.....my bad....and expensive lesson.


My inclination was to originally go with an AF 29-5K. I think they may be better built but the important half of my relationship did not like the layout....not enough storage. Just no way to win.
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Old adage: "If momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy" good luck Chief!

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Old 09-14-2016, 09:54 AM   #19
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Chief, Welcome to the forum! I think you will love the FBTS. Once we got all the "bugs" out we are thoroughly enjoying ours. You really should replace the tires (and rims if necessary) the Rainiers are junk for such a heavy unit. Ours is a 2016 and we had a local weld shop repair the bent outriggers and Jayco paid for it but I am not sure if the 2015's have had that problem. Good luck to you and happy travels!
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