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Old 08-11-2014, 05:34 PM   #11
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FEBRUARY 28, 2014.....but thanks.

I guess I have to figure this out for myself. I see another guy asked for help with 'ranking' the FR products. To no avail. Guess no one knows how to rank them.

Not hard to figure out a Lexus is more stylish and expensive than a Toyota. But with TT's??? No one apparently know. Odd.
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Old 08-11-2014, 06:06 PM   #12
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Have you searched the net for the floorplan you desire? I too am from Arkansas, couldn't get a local dealer to deal. Bought my TT in Ohio, went and got it myself. I take it to your neck of the woods for service. Moix Rv to be exact. Good luck and don't rush yourself this time.
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Old 08-11-2014, 06:23 PM   #13
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Yes, the floorplans are close to what I posted in first post in this thread.

I'd like to buy from Moix, but they are high, and have few options.

I really wanted to know if Dutchmen or Cruiser RV were worth spit, but I guess I'm asking wrong group. I can find a floorplan I want....but I also want quality this time, this is my last one.

This is like going to a fancy restaurant with McDonald's in the back, and having them give you a 5,000 item menu and ask you to figure it out with no help.

Seems some of these questions are simple. Apparently not. I'm thinking of trying to find a Forest River Rep and call.........but not sure I'd get anywhere there either.
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:06 PM   #14
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One tip I can give about quality is the higher the price the higher the quality, now that doesn't mean you won't have problems with it. And you said this will be your last one. Do not lie to yourself.....lol


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Old 08-11-2014, 10:34 PM   #15
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Ha. Well, I WANT it to be the last. It will be, IF it is what I want and of high quality. I'm approaching it as if it will be, at least.

At THIS age, LOTS of things are my "last" purchase! I told my wife I'd never buy another pair of shoes if she wouldn't!!
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:00 PM   #16
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X2 on visiting an RV show to narrow-down your floor plan & quality options.

We didn't want to go over $20K, so we were looking at entry-level Grey Wolf bunkhouses too before we walked through them in person... In the end we went with a better quality slightly used TT which allowed us to have a better TT & still stay in our budget...

Since you need (3) slides to accommodate the RE space & front King bed space, IMO you should consider a slightly used 5er. Get a quote from a wholesaler, etc. on the same model new to drive the used price down. IMO many 2-3 year-old used RVs have had all of the initial quality issues resolved but the components still have very little wear & tear.

Many folks buy RVs & then life circumstances change... Our 3 year-old TT still had that new camper smell & hardly looked lived in. We spent 30+ days camping this summer unlike some who buy new & spend all summer having the dealer fix warranty issues... With the money saved we could basically replace every major appliance/component...
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:47 AM   #17
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At times, you can negotiate those 50k fivers down to what you feel comfortable paying. Pay no attention to the advertised prices. Go to the dealer and work that salesperson for the deal you want to make. Remember, don't be afraid to walk away a few times, they'll eventually come down on the price.


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Old 08-12-2014, 11:02 AM   #18
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The wife and I visited 5 different RV shows over about a 6 month time period, as far as 300 miles from where we live. We wanted to make sure we were getting a good variey at the shows. We have found that if you visit multiple shows within about 100 miles of you, they tend to over lap with dealers and products you already saw at the last show. So if you are willing to drive a fair distance, you can really check out many products. It will also introduce you to many more dealers.

As has been stated above, if you arent in any hurry, take your time and use the shows to narrow your search down to a handful. Then use other shows to sit in each of them, over and over. Sit on the toilet, stand in the shower, stand in front of the kitchen sink, sit on the couch and stare at the tv (I have issues with my neck, so a seat facing a tv is important to me, but maybe not for everyone). Open and close the cabinets to visualize the storage, because not all storage is equal, lol. Look at the size and shape of the outside storage compartments, as well as the size of the door to use those compartments. I have come across some trailers with huge storage space, but tiny doors to access them, lol, in my opinion it makes the storage useless of you cant fit your items through the door...
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:43 PM   #19
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Wonderful Idea. I would love to do that.

100 miles from here is.............pretty much rice fields!

Right now, if I HAD to make a decision...........and I don't........it'd be a Crusader 334CKT Fifth Wheel, IF I could negotiate one amazing price from someone.

Course, that means new hitch, yada yada.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:19 PM   #20
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Look at the Wildwood Heritage Glen TT. Love our 2014 272RLIS which we bought at Shady Pines RV sales just west of Texarkana , Tx. Service & salespeople are top of the line.


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