Research, Research, and then do more Research
It cannot be stressed enough how thorough you have to be before you buy a new camper. I purchased a 2015 puma 295bhss, and absolutely love it. Everything worked out. Now my brother came out over the summer for a weekend and loved it. Two weeks later he began his search for one. I helped him come up with a list of things the new camper should have. He was also limited by weight, and needed a bunkhouse being he has 4 small kids.
He searched all over the internet, and then went to the Hershey RV show. Great show and found a camper he liked. He ordered a 2016 vibe 308bhs. It's a beautiful TT. We go to pick it up last week and do the PDI. We find out that it has a residential fridge. Never would I have thought that we had to make sure it had a LP/electric fridge. Plus the actual dealer was from troy, NY. He picked it up from the Camping World by Hershey. Even though the guy was nice, he did not know much about this model. We were told each camping world has there own regional brands and they don't see alot of vibes go through there.
So the problem is that 90% of the time we dry camp on the beach. Having a fridge that only works on shore power or battery isn't going to work. We can run a generator from 9-1 and 5-9. But that still isn't going to work.
I told him to email Forest River and the dealer and see if they can work with him. We still are not sure if the residential fridge is standard equipment or an unwanted upgrade. Anyone use a residential fridge and dry camp?
2015 Palimino Puma 295 BHSS
Anniversary Edition 5th Wheel
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