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Old 04-07-2017, 10:49 AM   #1
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NorthPoint 2018 Changes

I transcribed this rather than posting a picture because the sheets were marked and I didn't want the dealer identified. I put my order on hold until I understand all of the changes. Here you go...

NORTHPOINT NEW 2018 FEATURES & ENHANCEMENTS

DECOR
3 New Decors
Espresso
Latte
Cashmere
New tinted glass inserts on select cabinet doors and pantry doors
New interior wood color: Chocolate Maple
New hardwood slide fascia design
New linoleum
New carpet color
New window valance styling
New bedroom bedspread
New furniture: including powered theater seats
New cabinet drawer handles
New kitchen countertop color with new edging
Kitchen islands changing to Chocolate Maple with contrasting Bourban Chocolate panel inserts
New island pendant light, dinette light and sconce lights
New bathroom countertops with stainless steel sink
Deleted sofa pillows

EXTERIOR
Good Year "Beast" Tires (Part of new mandatory Northpoint Luxury Package)
Changed to Dexter axles (Part of new mandatory Northpoint Luxury Package)
New wet bolt fasteners with brass bushing and heavy duty shackles (Part of new mandatory Northpoint Luxury Package)
New MORryde Step-Above entry steps
New oversized entry assist handle
New exterior graphics and front cap paint color
Changed 2" accessory receiver from standard to optional
New upgraded wheel fender skirt with Jayco logo
Moved water filter into utility compartment area for easy access
Added quick connect hose port (and hose) in utility compartment
Changed to Furrion rear back-up camera prep
Made 2nd AC standard equipment
Removed Flex-Guard armored protectant from power awning
Removed top shelf in front storage compartment
Deleted keyless entry
Deleted door side scare light
Deleted soap dispenser in utility compartment

INTERIOR
Changed to surface mounted ceiling fan (eliminated plastic shroud)
Added rear wall soffit where applicable
Added LED lights on top of slide fascias in main living room
Changed from power TV lifts to manual TV lifts where applicable
Added decorative ceiling trim pieces instead of H-channel pieces
Replaced carpet on front of steps with paneling
Added soft-close drawer hardware
Added metal struts to overhead cabinets
Moved LED toe kick lights to underneath countertop
Pantry drawers stained to match main wood color
New dinette table pedestal base
Changed to Furrion 40" fireplace
Replaced MDF fireplace floor base with linoleum
21 Cu. Ft. Whirlpool residential refrigerator with ice and water in door now standard equipment
Changed to 1200 watt inverter (in place of 1000 watt inverter; N/A with 18 cu. ft. Gas/elec refrigerator option)
Replaced brown paneling in hallway with wall board
Added decorative backsplash to hutch areas where applicable
New rectangular, stainless steel kitchen sink
New high-rise kitchen faucet
New sink covers: one butcher block and one drying rack
Added light above microwave in slide ceiling
New kitchen backsplash
Replaced drawers with doors in hutch area (315RLTS, 387RDFS)
New bedroom door
Added 6" backsplash in bathroom
New bathroom medicine cabinet design
New bathroom stainless steel sink
New bathroom accent wall board
Toilet / shower changed to white
New headboard in bedroom
Moved reading lights, now with dimmer switch, to bed slide ceiling
New bedroom dresser and TV design
New, wider front bedroom closet doors; eliminating louvered closet doors
Deleted safe under bed
Deleted built-in DVD player in bedroom/bunk TV's
Deleted overhead cabinets over theater seats and added larger window
Deleted LED back-lit Jayco logo in control panel

OPTION CHANGES
Combined the forced, mandatory Jayco Luxury Fifth Wheel Package and the North Point Package into one forced, mandatory package... the Northpoint Luxury Package
Changed 16" Good Year Tires from forced option to part of the forced North Point Luxury Package (upgraded Good Year "Beast" Tire)
Changed to Furrion back-up camera option
New 2" accessory receiver option
Added 18 Cu. Ft. Norcold gas/elec. refrigerator option
Euro-bed bunk option added to select floor plans
Deleted 16" G rated Good Year tire option
Deleted manual cord reel option
Deleted reclining sofa option
Deleted 2nd AC option (now standard)
Deleted MORryde cargo tray option

FLOOPLAN DELETIONS, ADDITIONS, CHANGES
Deleted 383FLFS
NEW 381FLWS (1LR)- New front-living room floor plan with front windshield
361RSFS (1LH)- Revised 351RSQS Changed from 4 slide unit to 5 slide unit
Revised 387RDFS (1LZ)- Moved entertainment center to rear wall with pop-up TV and moved sofa to door-side slide. Eliminated outside kitchenette. Gained 8" kitchen area
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Old 04-07-2017, 12:03 PM   #2
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Great post Wire!!
To a lot of those changes I can say WTF took you so long!
I like what I'm reading.
Changed fridge and inverter?? Hmmmm..
Changed axels??? Hmmmm...perhaps why half of us can't stop?
I absolutely love the front window in the Montana. Now I'm mad that NorthPoint has it...and I can't get that model now.
I roll my eyes at the drawer slides I have now and upgrade you 2018's are going to get. The stuff we have now is from the 1970's
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Old 04-07-2017, 12:22 PM   #3
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Really makes me question if the 5k in savings is worth buying a 17.5 over ordering an 18, what is everyone else opinion?

I know a few of the items on here have been issues that I could fix easily later and keep the 5k in the pocket, like the wet bolts. But others are harder like the awnings, paint, trim, fireplace, recliner, sink, etc.

Wish there was pictures one of them from the dealer shows.
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Old 04-07-2017, 12:26 PM   #4
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The fireplace is a lot nicer,
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Really makes me question if the 5k in savings is worth buying a 17.5 over ordering an 18, what is everyone else opinion?

I know a few of the items on here have been issues that I could fix easily later and keep the 5k in the pocket, like the wet bolts. But others are harder like the awnings, paint, trim, fireplace, recliner, sink, etc.

Wish there was pictures one of them from the dealer shows.
Tough call.
I know what I would do. I would be all over a new model with upgrades
Also would depend on delivery too.
But as far as I'm concerned the Lippert axels and the Fridgidaire fridge stink
I know Lippert owns Dexter, but Jayco is switching for a reason.
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Old 04-07-2017, 12:43 PM   #6
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Dealer was estimating July delivery, with us retaining our trade until then. Who knows what they would give us in a trade at that point.

Wife wants to go with the 17.5 now, but I am waiting on our trade to get back from the factory after getting repaired.

I am with you I would prefer the 18 features, I didnt think the fridge was changing though. I also do like keep money in my pocket immediately even if it means some upgrades overtime as that will always happen.

What dont you like about the lippert axels? I saw some issues with the brakes, but I didnt quiet understand what the issue was.
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Old 04-07-2017, 12:52 PM   #7
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I know I hear very few complaints about dexters
Three of us have grease on our brakes.
Another is still on the fence until he opens his wheels.
I've been fighting this since day one.
I blame Lippert 100%. When I ordered (like this time in 2015) I thought they were Dexters.
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Tough call.
I know what I would do. I would be all over a new model with upgrades
Also would depend on delivery too.
But as far as I'm concerned the Lippert axels and the Fridgidaire fridge stink
I know Lippert owns Dexter, but Jayco is switching for a reason.
+1, I'd get the '18 too.

Thanks Wire for the write up. I think they've been monitoring Tom and all his upgrades and just incorporated them into the new model...lol
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All of the big ticket upgrades seem well thought-out, even though I don't understand them all (wet bolts?), and yes I noticed that they must have been keeping an eye on Tom!

Our problem now is that we don't know what the new decor options look like. I had to break it to my wife that Ashwood is no longer an option and that I have no idea what the new colors look like. She has made it clear that we are not spending this much money without knowing what it will look like :-)


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I'd go with the 18 as well! That's going to be a nice trailer!


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