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Old 03-07-2016, 04:08 PM   #21
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Steve you did well, the dealer here in 2013 were around $7k higher than RVW. There's a fellow frogger that lives close by that has an immaculate 27HFS for sale. With the rear door. Mickeymoto
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Old 03-07-2016, 04:40 PM   #22
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We tow our 2014 - 27 with a 2012 Ram 1500. I felt the truck suspension was a little soft in stock trim so I added the Air lift 1000 bags to the rear suspension and that made a big difference in towing the unit. much more stable and level ride. So you might consider an air lift for the TV that might be a little easier on the finances

Our unit suits us just fine ( weekend hare scrambles) we have had 2 little and 2 big bikes and the honda 3000 generator in the garage all was fine. we also don't have the fuel station so we carry the bike fuel in the truck bed.

We have the dinette in the slide, if i had the choice again I would of gotten the pull out couch instead, and the rear bed in the garage works great. although tough to climb into, if you keep the bikes in there over night.
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Old 03-07-2016, 05:22 PM   #23
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Steve you did well, the dealer here in 2013 were around $7k higher than RVW.
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If I could not have gotten the good local deal. I would have drove to Couch or RVW.
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Old 03-08-2016, 10:56 PM   #24
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On pricing..... two of my friends have been in RVs for a long time. They have motorhomes. Allegro Bay and Fleetwood. On a new RV they said to start at 30% off MSRP. If they balk at that then move on. Is that your exp?

Also now that I am going to upgrade the TV to a F250 or GMC 2500, . I am going to consider the HFS 29.
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Old 03-08-2016, 11:53 PM   #25
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It's what your market will bare - the west coast is insanely higher than the Midwest where they are made and I think you will be much happier w the 29hfs - walk around front bed is a must to keep both parties happy - crawling over each other get old fast to get out of bed.


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Old 03-09-2016, 07:38 AM   #26
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The configuration of the front bed was key in my searching. Too many years in the "crawl over" bed... :-(
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:30 PM   #27
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The bed of the 29hfs is a nice feature. I have the 2013 27hfs. The first year we had a GMC 1500 4WD w/ towing package. It was fine on short passes but longer passes it struggled. Now I have a 2014 Ram 2500 Diesel. No more problems. But my DW already pointed out, that in hindsight we should have bought the 3500 and planned for our retirement rig. So now our plan is to decide on what our retirement rig will be in 6 -8 years and purchase our TV in 4-6 years. Love my setup right now though except the crawl over bed. Plan on upgrading mattresses though in both front and back. You will not regret that. Since doing that, my camper has become a guest house for visitors as well. Each year I get 60-90 nights of use out of it in one form or other.
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Old 03-10-2016, 07:13 PM   #28
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Yep, search for the TV on my budget is proving to be a challenge
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:26 PM   #29
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Yep, search for the TV on my budget is proving to be a challenge
Yep, same here. Doing my research now, hoping to pull the trigger on a new (for me) truck in June.
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FWIW we have pulled our 27HFS out to California and back to the coast of NC for the last 4 years w/out any problem with a '08 Toyota Tundra. That's about 5,800 miles there and back typically loaded with 1 dual sport and a r1200GS in back. We typically take it easy traveling at 60-65 mph and doing 450-500 mile days ...

The only problem we've experienced is a busted leaf spring discovered upon arrival back at home this trip ...
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