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Old 02-09-2015, 03:47 PM   #21
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We bought our Rockwood 2703ws in September. We researched this unit for two years and agreed that it was the perfect RV for a couple. Then we saw the Georgetown 335 and Coachman Mirada 35ds, Both Forest River products and its falling in love all over again. Of course these are 3 and 4 times the price. I need to stop going to RV shows.
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Old 02-09-2015, 04:07 PM   #22
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Seemed like everytime I went to a dealership for a part I came home with a new rig. Now I buy everything online and stay away from the RV shows! I have my 4th RV now and hopefully I am done for a while. I did take a beating on my last one but I upgraded to a 40' fifth wheel and traded in a 1 year old TT. This has everything I need and when I needed something else like Sat dish, W/D, or slide toppers I added them so I didn't go RV shopping again!!

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Old 02-09-2015, 06:21 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by steveh326 View Post
Wife and I bought our new Salem in fall of 2013. Camped several times in 2013 and many times in 2014. We ended up camping much more than we originally thought, and we live in our camper for the entire month of August each year, and we'll be doing a lot more weekends going forward. The more time we spend in our camper we realize there are some little things that we would like to improve upon. We are considering trading for a new Flagstaff that seems to address all out current issues. I've never been inside a Flagstaff but watched 100 youtube videos. We are going to check out the Flagstaff line in person at our dealer tomorrow.

I know I am going to take a beating on any trade of my Salem. Our original plan was to keep it for 5 years before trading again... but I have the fever now and might take the hit, not sure yet.

Am I the only one this has ever happened to? Am I crazy for even considering this? Our current Salem is the nicest camper we have ever owned, and is very close to meeting our needs, but not absolutely ideal...
No you're not we traded our 1st in 2 yrs. wwe have a Sierra365saq and plan to trade it this spring for updates in the new trl. hope to get 35 on trade.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:35 PM   #24
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We bought a Rockwood 2703SS had issues, some resolved. Lost faith in reliability and traded 12 months later. We lost 3.5 k on a new Rockwood 8289 WS Fifth Wheel. We still look and dream. The TV limits what we move ahead with for now.
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Old 02-09-2015, 07:21 PM   #25
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Odd, my wife and I dropped our 1 year old crusader off for some work, I made the mistake of asking if the fifth wheels on the lot were unlocked yet and as luck would have it, they were! (They ain't dumb) well after looking at ALL of them, some of them twice, we both fell in love with a new Sanibel, I sure hope we don't come home with it when we go pick ours up! This could be trouble.
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Old 02-09-2015, 07:42 PM   #26
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Been there....done that!!!!!!....Bought the first TT, a new 2014 Jayco Whitehawk 30 DSQB, mid-February, 2014......Traded for a new 2014 Silverback 33RL 5th wheel, mid-October, 2014.....know I took a beating but we got what we now wanted.....btw, those Class A's sure look nice.....what do you think??????
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Old 02-09-2015, 07:51 PM   #27
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We downsized to a lightweight pull behind from a 5th wheel in 2013. Thought I would get better fuel mileage. The 1-2 mpg' that I got was not worth it. Missed the fiver so have on order a 8289ws. Come on Spring!
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Old 02-09-2015, 08:08 PM   #28
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I have owned 15 campers in my lifetime and have quit several times so if you like it and can afford it do it...Several times I wished I had my old one back...Do you research carefully !!!!!

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Old 02-09-2015, 08:09 PM   #29
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Get a quote from a dealer on trade. Then price other used trailers of same/similar make and model and year as yours. Check craigslist in your area to see what similar trailers are going for. Then check nada value. Nada value will be far above what you get. You will sell it yourself for a lot more than the dealership will give you. I sold a 3 yr old tt for $3000 less than what I had paid out the door with hitch installed and $2500 more than the best price I got from a dealer on trade. I even had dealers tell me they could give me what I wanted for my tt but then they would charge me more for their trailer. Umm no. If you sell on craigslist, insist on dealing local only. Then if a deal is struck meet the buyer at their bank and have the cashier's check drawn up while you are there. We even had our sales contract notarized while we were at the bank. I had a loan so we met up later to hand over the title and have that transaction notarized. They took possession of the trailer the day they paid for it, it was 2 days later that we gave them the title. We also gave them a pdi. We wrote into the contract the trailer was sold as is. We knew of no issues with the trailer but that covered us just in case.
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Old 02-09-2015, 08:18 PM   #30
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