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Posted: 05/14/20 02:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm thinking of buying a 2013 open range 386FLR, any thoughts?

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Posted: 05/16/20 10:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Try the Open Range forum.

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Open Range has many nice features, and the ones from that era are nicely appointed. But in the early years they had some structural issues, though by 2013 I think they were past that. Pay attention to the transition area from the main body to the front overhang. Look for bulges and cracks in the fiberglass of the sidewalls there (especially by those front slides), and gaps in caulk from shifting.
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* This post was edited 05/17/20 07:58am by JKJavelin *

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When Open Range was a stand alone company they produced decent innovative RV's.
More importantly they stood behind here product.
Now that Open Range has been purchased by Thor the innovation and support is gone.
Yes there are lots of rigs with structural issues. I have a 2012 that has had major structural repairs I know of a 2014 with the same issues and there are lots of others.
The real issue with Open Range is not the structural defects but its the lack of support from the manufacturer.
During these mega buyouts the buyer, Thor takes all the reputation and goodwill from a company but accepts none of the liabilities for the company. Something about the whole arrangement is deceitful and should be illegal.
As an Open Range owner I have seen the company go down hill over the last few years and I do not recommend one buy into the Open Range mess.

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Posted: 05/18/20 09:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As someone who had had their share of campers over the years, I can say that Highland Ridge has bent over backwards to make sure what concerns I have had were corrected. While I have not had any problems with my unit of a worrisome nature the minor things were repaired pdq. The only problem I have had was lack of dealer support for those small items. Highland Ridge authorized a certified RV tech near my home to do all the warranty repairs I have needed so I would not have to deal with the dealer ****. My issues were items like a bad outdoor speaker, bad on board water pump, replacing the compression blocks, and repairing what the dealer had messed up when replacing one of my slide toppers.

We are more than satisfied with Open Range/Highland Ridge and would not hesitate to buy again.

* This post was edited 05/18/20 04:52pm by [email protected] *

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