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Old 08-04-2011, 02:37 PM   #11
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Option 2 would be to pitch a tent. In that case, no electricity or water either. Water we can haul up. Power we can do without, although getting hooked up is next item on list. The toy-hauler feature gives us a nice storage area for the tools and stuff we want to leave up there. I'm trying to do my homework. You're helping me with that. Thanks.
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Old 08-04-2011, 03:07 PM   #12
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If it fits your needs and you can tow to your spot, then take a look at it. Take your family and sit in side the TT for about 10 minutes and see if it has the space you need and amenities you like. Check the roof for tears or cracks, water damage is a killer. walk around and feel for soft spots in the floor. Have the seller hook it up to water and power and be sure all works and you have no plumbing leaks. Have him extend the slides and awning and set it up as if you were camping in it. just be sure to look everything over and ask alot of questions. if he has propane in the tanks ask him to run the propane appliances. H20 heater/frig/stove/furnace should all work on propane and 12V battery. The AC will need 110V to work! look underneath for damaged or bent axles/worn out tires/etc. Good Luck with your TT search!
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Old 08-04-2011, 03:22 PM   #13
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For a family of (male/female) two, in a work and play toy hauler, for a week-end, we need 30 gallons of water every 3 days, and that is only one navy shower each. We do wash dishes but only eat once per day at the camper. Now once you haul the water up, you have to let it go sooner or later, and that would be where? You may think you don't need power, but the water pump requires a battery, and it is going to die without being recharged. It will die based on stereo and gas detector hooked to it, even if you never use it for lights or water pump. That's where the generator comes in.

IDEA, rent the trailer and borrow the truck for a week-end, go out there and see what you think. Don't take any water. That way after you set it up, you will have to go and find some. Now make sure on the way home, you have somewhere to dump the tanks also. Live without power and stuff for a week-end, and see if it suits you. Might be cheaper than a mistake in the long run.
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:40 PM   #14
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I like the suggestions. We've never owned a travel trailer, but we are experienced hiker/campers. I don't need much water. We did a weekend up there in tents and brought back some of the 15 gallons we took. On 70 acres, we'll make like bears in the woods, if you catch my drift.
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:40 AM   #15
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Still trying to figure out a fair price for this unit. NADA guide says $5600. Asking $8500. Seller claims NADA is what dealers pay for trade-ins. I don't want to rip-off anybody. I'll gladly pay what's fair. Can somebody tell me what's going rate for an 2001 All American Sport M-27FB - 30'? It's pretty stock except for a load leveler. Thanks.
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if the NADA is 5600 and he is asking 8500/ split the difference and offer him 7K. We paid 8500K for our 2006 30ft Salem LE from a retail lot, an individual should accept less.
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:10 PM   #17
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Finished purchase yesterday for $6500. Now I'm trying to figure out how to get it where it's going. Owner's Manual doesn't have any spec's. Can anybody point me to a spec sheet? Thanks.
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