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Old 01-02-2015, 05:34 PM   #1
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Order of brands

What is the ranking order from best to least of the FR TT brands? Just curious.
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Old 01-02-2015, 05:47 PM   #2
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Quality or price in my opinion there is a difference. Just my 2 cents, One of their less expensive brands is their better quality.........


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Old 01-02-2015, 06:09 PM   #3
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there really is no order, at least by FR.
any of the "stick n tin" brands, will be the lower tier TT's.

you would need to look at price, options and features to create your own ranking.
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We looked at a bunch of them from 43k to 100k,all in the configuration we wanted. We bought the lower cost option (cherokee) because at our age we will never wear it out(assumeing proper maintanence) and it delivered all the features we originally wanted. They cheaped out on some things like only one unbranded gr 24 batt,and 2 20# gas bottles,a lot of plastic interior hardware ,the exterior has gobs and smears of silicne caulk,and is FULL of buffer swirles,cabnets with wood putty smears,thin plywood wall area with no insulation (example the entire basement cieling which is also the bedroom and bath floor,lots of what I would think were undersize and unsealed wood studs and braces that also have a lot of staples (includeing a bunch that missed and hold nothing). There are more things but most of this I can change and up grade as I want to.After all is said,I would put the cherokee line pretty much as the low cost price point,but fine for what we will do with it.
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only one unbranded gr 24 batt
As I understand it, the dealer usually adds the batteries, not FR.
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As I understand it, the dealer usually adds the batteries, not FR.
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As I understand it, the dealer usually adds the batteries, not FR.
Didnt know that.I guess for as big as the trailer is and with 50a shore line,I would think it should have 2 - 27's.I can fix that in spring,dont really have a use for 1-24 that I dont even know where it came from!
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It's not really a question of ranking as all brands and for that matter all manufacturers have some really great trouble free units and some really shoddy poorly put together units. It is more about find the floor plan that fits your needs and wants with the trim level you like and at a price point you can afford. Do your homework on your dealership as that is who makes or breaks your experience. Find a local dealership that is known to have a good service department as every trailer out there has issues whether they he minor or major. When you buy do an extremely thorough pdi and expect everything to be fixed to your satisfaction before handing over a check and signing on the dotted line.
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Didnt know that.I guess for as big as the trailer is and with 50a shore line,I would think it should have 2 - 27's.I can fix that in spring,dont really have a use for 1-24 that I dont even know where it came from!
since batteries are not factory items, the dealers usually install the cheapest group 24 they can find, unless you make a deal with the dealer, for a different battery/batteries.
lots of TT buyers ask for a two battery setup, with 6v golf cart batteries but it's not from the factory that way. the dealer has to set that up and they'll charge you for it.

all they care about is getting you enough battery to get off the lot.

as far as i know, motorhomes are the only RV's that have a battery from the factory.
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since batteries are not factory items, the dealers usually install the cheapest group 24 they can find, unless you make a deal with the dealer, for a different battery/batteries.
lots of TT buyers ask for a two battery setup, with 6v golf cart batteries but it's not from the factory that way. the dealer has to set that up and they'll charge you for it.

all they care about is getting you enough battery to get off the lot.

as far as i know, motorhomes are the only RV's that have a battery from the factory.
The 2 6v golf cart batts is probably what I'll do.I can buy them really right from a friend that is a fork truck tech. I will have to fab a new batt box,probably aluminum like I did on the last trailer.The box that came with the trailer is really thin blow molded plastic and they hold the top on with a half dozen of those damn self/drill/tap screws!
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