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2016 Venture RV Sonic Travel Trailer reviews

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4.1
Overall quality
2.6
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4.4
Driving/towing
4.3
Factory warranty
2.1

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Doodles

Ontario

Reviewed on 2018-06-27

RV reviewed2016 Venture RV Sonic 190VRB

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3.4
Excellent floor plan for two people and that is it! Going to list the items we had issues with in no specific order and note that I had to perform all repairs myself as the dealer was not reliable: Entry door would not close, major fix All sinks leaked Plumbing leaks in Kitchen, bathroom sink, toilet Microwave scratched and died Microwave falling out, not secured Flooring improperly installed - yellow spots from glue Queen bed frame wobbly, added bracing All cabinetry screws loose All window blind shades came off wall due to screws stripped Water leak in bathroom rear wall major fix Shower floor not supported major fix Floor in bathroom has sink hole major fix No bed struts for easy lifting I added hydraulic shocks No receptacle in kitchen counter by stove, I added one for coffee maker Awning arms came loose from trailer major fix All wiring under trailer had to redone and properly clamped Fridge died due to arcing from bad crimps I had to replace main board no warranty Front circuit breaker on trailer A-Frame died due to bad crimps Front bedroom closets hanger rods came down due to stripped screws All lights blinking due to bad crimps All lights still flickered due to bad crimps on wall switches All ceiling light fixtures loose due to stripped screws Kitchen window hard to open major fix Outside shower leaked Outside shower door fell open while travelling Insufficient bracing on rear and front curved wall, should be 12" centres not 24", no fix I can do, fibreglass is flexing bad - praying that it holds Bathroom exhaust fan intermittent bad crimps The quality from Venture is very very poor, 0 out of ten. If you are mechanically inclined and Jack of all trades STAY away from buying this trailer, we seen that the new builds under Thor ownership is same!
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5.0
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5.0
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Greg Bajorek

Michigan

Reviewed on 2021-04-21

RV reviewed2016 Venture RV Sonic 190VRB

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4.4
My wife and I had purchased this unit new. We love the layout and the storage. The murphy bed is easy to raise and lower and adds so much interior space. the bathroom may be a bit too big. We are currently going to trade this one in for another one with a slide out. Love our Sonic and look forward to the new one.
Livability
4.0
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4.0
Floorplan
5.0
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5.0
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Rene Gonzalez

Florida

Reviewed on 2020-10-12

RV reviewed2016 Venture RV Sonic 220VRB

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1.0
We purchased the Sonic Venture brand new in September of 2015. Almost 1 year and 1/2 later the back of the trailer was already warping. Have had several issues with this and is increasingly getting worse to the point where the bathroom floor and wall have now separated. Just this weekend on our way to do some camping we almost lost the black water holding rank due to the severe rot. When we arrived it was half off. I would never ever consider purchasing anything from this company again. Very poor quality and craftsmanship.
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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Jacqueline Hanson

Alaska

Reviewed on 2020-07-08

RV reviewed2016 Venture RV Sonic 234VBH

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3.6
Love the floor plan, bought in 2018 from an RV dealer. But like reading others, our back bathroom wall started dimpling and leaked, we took the wall apart, it was all rotted! You touched the wood and it turns to dust! Wish I could include photo’s! Looks like black mold! Luckily my husband is a talented carpenter and we are fixing, even the dimples, so disappointed after only 3 years and still making payments! Bought this in Idaho and drove up! I guess you never know what is behind those walls! As I say we love the floor plan, but would never replace with another Sonic!
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5.0
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2.0
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5.0
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5.0
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1.0
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Debbie

Illinois

Reviewed on 2017-12-17

RV reviewed2016 Venture RV Sonic 170VRD

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3.6
We bought this camper and really love everything about the design. We had window leak issues, water under cabinet issues and a leaking sky light. It seems the warranty just happened to expire weeks earlier but while on our trips we did contact out sales rep who told us not to worry just enjoy and they will take care of it when we re turn. Surprise they won't.
Livability
4.0
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3.0
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5.0
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4.0
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Tom B.

Minnesota

Reviewed on 2017-05-23

RV reviewed2016 Venture RV Sonic 200VML

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3.6
Our first experience with a travel trailer. Upon initial purchase found two manufacturing defects with the windows, missing locks. We took delivery in 11/2015 with assurances replacements would be done by 4/2016 pickup date. Not only did Dealer drop the ball by forgetting to order by 2/2016, I had to personally call and eventually window manufacturer to expedite two new windows which didn't arrive until 5/2016. Thanks to Clear Choice Windows for correcting their mistake with no help from Venture or the dealer. Now its 5/2017.Since 5/2016 we have discovered multiple small water leaks at various water connections in the trailer. All appear to be bad clamping at the factory. I have replaced 4, since that time have found at least 6 more, all in areas that are hard to reach. Replaced with automotive cinch clamps to stop the leaks. More plumbing issues. Since new, I have had to tighten all drain piping as well. None of the joints were tight, resulting in leaks under the kitchen and bathroom sinks. We really like the living space, the lightweight towing capability and overall floor plan. It's unfortunate that the build quality is poor. Guess you get what you pay for...
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5.0
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5.0
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Colleen Monske

Wisconsin

Reviewed on 2017-05-15

RV reviewed2016 Venture RV Sonic 234VBH

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5.0
We love the Sonic, especially the floor plan. The extra bunk room in the back has been turned into our hobby room and is perfect. The narrower width and aerodynamics make it super easy to tow. We spent 4 months in our camper over this past winter and have plans to do the same next winter. The only thing I would change is the location of the microwave. Miner inconvenience.
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5.0
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