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Old 01-30-2016, 07:19 PM   #21
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Get the specs from your Tow vehicle, max load capacity ( usually exceeded before max towing capacity). Remember to subtract weight of passengers, gear in TV and 70 lbs for hitch. Check the weights on the units you are looking at. Look at ones that fit in your range, and ones that exceed your range by 2X-3X ( knowing you can't possibly tow them). Do not look at units just over your weight limit as the salesman will try hard to convince you you can tow it. Don't take your check book. If you find something you like and the deal appears good, go home and discuss it overnight. I guarantee you if you call the dealer the next morning, he/she will not say no.
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Old 01-30-2016, 07:28 PM   #22
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show deals aren't as good as they want you to think they are. Dealers will do just as good if not better. They have to if they want to sell anything. Take your time and sit in one for awhile and imagine "living" in it. Find what you like, Google the model on your phone and see what dealers asking prices are for comparison
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Old 01-30-2016, 07:47 PM   #23
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I agree with KFX450RXC, don't let them provide you with a cheap hitch. In forty years of towing I have had several brands and styles of hitches, but the one I liked the best was the Equal-i-zer 4 point sway control hitch. Kind of to bad we live so far apart, as my wife and I just bought our first Motorhome and I am selling an Equal-i-zer on Craig's List. At my age the trailer was getting a bit much for me. You can't go wrong with a Prodigy Controller and a Equal-i-zer. Happy RV'ing
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Old 01-30-2016, 07:57 PM   #24
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show deals aren't as good as they want you to think they are. Dealers will do just as good if not better. They have to if they want to sell anything. Take your time and sit in one for awhile and imagine "living" in it. Find what you like, Google the model on your phone and see what dealers asking prices are for comparison
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Old 01-30-2016, 08:04 PM   #25
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Congratulations! Have fun at the show. Enjoy your new CAMPER when you get one!!!
Whatever that is.
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Old 01-30-2016, 09:27 PM   #26
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Compare prices on units within a several hours drive. We live in Alabama but purchased at RV World Of Georgia. Saved over $3000 by driving three hours.

Just remember if you buy from the show, that unit has had thousands of people walking through it, opening everything and abusing it. I'd expect a big discount on that, now well used unit. Don't be afraid to walk and don't make it emotional.

Good luck, have fun and camp on.
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Well the show is over and we came home empty handed, well not really lots of literature and business cards. Sorry I wasn't very specific on what I was looking at. I was hoping to find a TT but wasn't sure as I was open to anything. Found a few we liked. The Wildwood Heritage Glen T300BH, T311QB, and the T312QBUD. Also liked the Imagine 2800BH by grand design, not crazy about the bunks right next to the door if the kids go to bed and we want to stay out by the fire, don't want to wake them on the way to bed. Had some nice features though. I am pulling with a 2014 Chevy crew cab 5.3 4x4, says 9600# towing capacity. The ones we looked at had an average of 7900#. Lightest being 6862 and the heaviest 8574. I figure I'm still in the clear. I was very impressed no dealer was pushy at all, most never even spoke to you. The manufacturer reps were very helpful. At this point we're going to sit back and sleep on it. Thank you all for your help and advice. It is greatly appreciated. Thanks Seth
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Old 01-30-2016, 10:15 PM   #28
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Basically that is why you go to Camping shows. Get your feet wet ask a lot of questions and do your home work and make sure you have the tv to handle. Later RJD
Ace...are you still going Sunday morning at opening time? I was planning to be there Friday but the building contractor showed up early start installing my RV carport. Didn't finish because wind too much for them to handle 40 foot roof panels. We're definitely going to be there at opening time tomorrow (hope to get ahead of the church crowds).
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Old 01-30-2016, 10:35 PM   #29
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Compare prices on units within a several hours drive. We live in Alabama but purchased at RV World Of Georgia. Saved over $3000 by driving three hours.

Just remember if you buy from the show, that unit has had thousands of people walking through it, opening everything and abusing it. I'd expect a big discount on that, now well used unit. Don't be afraid to walk and don't make it emotional.

Good luck, have fun and camp on.

It's funny to hear you talk about the show units and them now being used with all the abuse they go through. We went and visited a dealer we had seen a few weeks ago at the show in norcross. We went with one model in mind, the same TT from the show was on there lot and the items that were broken on the unit from the show were still broken on their lot. Thought they would have fixed the issues so when people came to look at the unit it would be in like new condition for immediate sale.
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Old 01-30-2016, 11:24 PM   #30
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We too are home from the show, we live 2.5 hours away. Overall it wasn't too bad. As Seth stated the dealers were pleasant and not pushy. We saw several toy haulers that may interest us in the future. However my main hope was to see a lot of parts and accessories and that didn't happen. This was our 2nd RV show and both of them lacked parts and accessories. Its about like the last few gun shows I have went to, mainly trinket and jerky shows. Lol
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