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Old 09-15-2016, 09:56 PM   #31
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Here are a couple models we are leaning towards.

The 2017 Forest River Salem Villa Estate 395RET
http://www.youngsrvcenters.com/index...etails&id=2353
Scroll half way down the page.

And here is the other one.
Forest River Salem Villa Estate 393RLT Park Trailer

https://terrytownrv.com/forest-river...t-floor-plan/#
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These are not the dealers I am shopping or the price I am willing to pay. Just giving some pics I found. We do really like the new floor plan of the 395RET
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Old 09-16-2016, 07:22 AM   #32
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Hi crunchman12001,
That is a nice layout! Similar but not the same as our own. Our TT
has the kitchen in the rear with the dinette opposite. Entertainment area in the center and walk around queen bed at the other end. I take it its just you and the misses.
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Old 09-16-2016, 09:42 AM   #33
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I've never understood the allure of park model trailers. Why buy a trailer that's supposed to spend it's life in the same spot? Aren't trailers supposed to be portable and move around?
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Old 09-16-2016, 11:09 AM   #34
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Hi timfromma,
I used to feel the same as you. However some people are just
not campers. Park models generally don't have 12 volt systems.
They are basically just a cottage with standard kitchen & bathroom
appliances. My wife & I spend 4 months of the winter in our TT
& although our trailer has wheels & moves for a lot
of people they could neither handle the day to day grind of camping
nor have a vehicle to pull. Not to mention the "extra care" you need
to take when negotiating gas stations and campground lots.
But they get the "spirit" of camping and the neighborly friendliness
of camping and all the activities carried out in campgrounds.
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Old 09-16-2016, 04:37 PM   #35
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I've never understood the allure of park model trailers. Why buy a trailer that's supposed to spend it's life in the same spot? Aren't trailers supposed to be portable and move around?
The allure of a park model trailer is the extra room you have on the interior. Full size bed, kitchen, shower and living room, tall ceilings and slides. We drove to different places for years, we got a real nice seasonal lot at our favorite place. We drive there, unlock the door, put out the awning and start camping. I still do not see the allure of packing all your stuff in a trailer, hitching up, drive to a campground where you may or may not find a spot. Then you get to unhitch, setup and 2 days later, pack your stuff, hitch up, drive home, unpack and unhitch.
To each his own.
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Old 09-16-2016, 04:48 PM   #36
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Hi crunchman12001,
That is a nice layout! Similar but not the same as our own. Our TT
has the kitchen in the rear with the dinette opposite. Entertainment area in the center and walk around queen bed at the other end. I take it its just you and the misses.
Hi Ian Walker,
Thanks, we like the Salem Villa 395RET layout too. It will give us extra sleeping area for the kids (14 & 20) when they decide to join us which is less and less these days. Also it would give the two of us plenty of space without feeling cramped on a rainy or cold day. Hope to find one local to do a walk through soon to see if we like it in person.
Happy Camping!
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We bought ours along with family members at the Indy Boat Sport and Travel show. 2016 30KQBSS, sticker was a little over 30k, we paid 18500 for it. Family also bought at the show a few years ago, 40k sticker, paid 24k for it. IMO, shows have great deals.
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