Singingstar
Read many reviews and so many complaints about poor workmanship. Not something that is an easy fix. Is there a model or year or more that anyone can share more input about this? Seems I want to boon dock live and not wanting serious leaks etc. thanks  
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sunvalleyjoe
Riverside states more than once in owners manual . They are not made for full time living. $ seasons make a full time tt but they are not cheap. Retro in cold weather close to freezing will be a challenge not insulated enough and single pane windows, Tanks water etc are not heated. GBA!!SVJ
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John
Boondocking is not a problem. The Retro isn't all-weather because of little insulation and no heated floor, etc. All your plumbing and electical is standard as with any other RV, except those that have heated pipes or tanks. I'm going to enclose my floor with insulation and aluminum sheeting like I had on a Newmar. Not heavy with the tandem axle. Insulate your storage doors if they go under the bed, and insulate the water inlet under the sink. All-season trailers are expensive when new, but are reasonable when youy buy used. The best feature of my retro is 4 wheel brakes which I could not find with comparable trailers of other makes.
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sunvalleyjoe
yeah John all season are high dollar. Our 1990 Jayso 32 ft is all season with 80 lb snow load roof. original owner paid almost $40,000 but it is a survivor still.
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Ralph L Staub
Are there some folks that have had significant issues? Absolutely. But that’s the case across the board with any “stick n staple” brand. Retro is no different. With RVs, You live on The fine line Of lightweight construction and Highway rumble. Its a balsa wood house on the San Andres faultline. You can expect issues to come to light. Most important thing is keeping the water on the outside of the trailer. Water is like acid to the lightweight woods inside. Service the roof annually and repair any damage to the exterior immediately. You should be fine.
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Tiki2some
Agree with all above. When we bought three years ago, saw a number of notes RE: tires retro was using (they changed them since), had a year with wheel well leak issues (also seems to have been corrected 2018 on). We've bee fortunate - no real issues with ours - beyond the category-wide "stick 'n staple" issues that come with the territory.
~ Linda & Bill
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