Picked up our Classic on Monday April 20th from Colonial. Delivery was on time but then I ordered in December for a delivery first of April. It had been on the lot for about two weeks.
Here's a stream of consciousness as I sit here in Rapid City, SD with a very rainy Sunday.
Trailer has been flawless. Fit and finish outstanding. Working my way back from New Jersey to the Denver area I have had long periods of heavy rain and zero leaks.
The shades do have a tight clearance with the window opening knobs. Don't think I will cut the shorter as it is very easy to simply lift the shades, two hands one on each side of the bar and pull it slightly towards the inside of the trailer. Straight forward.
The curved window shades are a bit hard to get fully closed. If there is a trick/tip let me know.
Night shades are outstanding. Interior is dark as a cave with everything covered. Pretty impressive if you like to sleep in late
Couch and dinette seats are very comfortable.
We ordered twin beds. The mattress seems to be much improved over the queen we had in the 2014 FC. Really like having a mattress that is 78" long.
Had one drawer under the twin beds that wouldn't stay closed. Turns out that the latch on the back wall was in the closed position so wouldn't grab the hook on the drawer. Very easy to remove the drawers. There are handles on the inside of each sliding rail. Reach under the sides towards the face and pull them towards the outside and you can lift the drawer out. Same on all of the cherry cabinet drawers.
Furnace really pumps the heat. Heat Pump with the ducts means I can run the smaller rear heat pump, less noise up front, and keep things warm.
Couple of nits. The 'medicine' cabinet door over the toilet will open and hit the bathroom door frame. I put a small felt dot on the wall.
Same with the hall handle on the bathroom door. It will open all the way to flush along the hallway and the door handle will bang into the front of the slide out pantry. Another small felt dark colored dot just to be safe.
The main circuit breaker panel is not labeled. Since there is no owners manual yet, heard again 'real soon now', there should have been a label. I have a drawing schematic but still should be properly labeled.
Since there is no manual there are no specs for tire pressure or wheel nut torques. I've asked the factory for that info.
Compared to my 2014 FC 25 the water pump is very quiet.
Shower head does not tilt but not much of an issue as I am 6'4". It does not have a shutoff at the head as others have mentioned. It's simple to remember where the mixer handle needs to be for a good temp. Each to turn off and then back on to the same general spot.
Polk audio system sounds good and Sirrius/XM receiver is included. Just need to activate.
Found that the HDMI splitter doesn't play well with the DISH VP211 satellite receiver. I get a picture but no audio. Tried multiple arrangements after removing the BluRay player and mounting box. I don't know if the box is bad or it just doesn't like the HDMI output from the DISH box. Did not have the issue with my 2014 FC so suspecting the box might be bad.
I'll be ordering another switch that will take 3 inputs with 2 outputs and replace it. That way I can have inputs from the BluRay, DISH VP211 and my iPad.
TV antenna has been a bit of a disappointment. Not sure that it has the oomph of the old crank up. Need to try it some more where there are better signals. Barry (BAB) removed it and replaced with the Jack directional. that might be an option but I use the sat a lot and it has done a great job.
Only item that is not working consistently is one of the hallway closet lights. Doesn't consistently turn on when the door opens.
What I miss is the 12V
output plug in near the BluRay player and no power outlets in the front overhead cabinets. Would be nice to have power in the cabinets for my cellphone booster but can probably by setup.
Tows like a dream. ProPride and GMC 2500HD Duramax. So far averaging 13.2mpg from NJ, down through Virginia then over to Louisville. Lunch at Churchhill Downs. Then lunch the next day at Lake of the Ozarks and then now a few days in Rapid City, SD before heading back to Denver.