October 7, 2017
Is the quality of build above or below avg. on retro line? Have any one used their Retro for extended stays? Live in Ohio and would like to travel the southern states during winter. Looking at 3 to 5 weeks out . Is there any problems that are common with these units? For the DIY’ers , how easy are they to work on? Thanks and a tip of the old hat to anyone that can shed some light .
September 24, 2016
In my experience the Retro is well built, however I question “Amish craftsmanship”. Easy to make upgrades, but everyone’s needs are different. As for extended stays, we have done a couple 4 week trips. Some setup for 4-5 days to moving everyday. I find it easy to hookup/unhook daily. If I had to do it again I would buy the exact same unit. The 177se is perfect for us. Never feel cramped, the layout works well. My only want would be a dual axle 177!! A bit more stable I think. This is our 3rd year and no regrets. Good luck.
March 1, 2017
Well said, Rocco. I like our 177SE and it works great for us – no problems so far. As to quality, I think they have gotten better. Researching the internet before we purchased ours there was a lot of discussion of the water leaks from the side mounted AC and the need for the lift kit along with the OSB floors. Our 2017 model appears to have addressed all these early issues Since April we have spent 45 nights in our trailer and have experienced thunderstorms, freezing temperatures and hot, humid days without incident. We did have dripping from the rooftop AC on Galveston Island but cleaning the filter fixed that problem. So far, so good.
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