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Old 08-13-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
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Considering 318BHS

My wife and I are totally new to this. We are considering a 318BHS. We live in VA and want to store and use it in SC. I do not plan on towing it. Should I buy locally and have it delivered to SC or should I try and go for the lowest price out of state and have it delivered? My biggest concern is service/warranty after the sale.

Any advise, suggestions, comments would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-13-2012, 02:53 PM   #2
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Do not buy it from McGeorge... Please. Do your self a favor and buy elsewhere...

I have heard good things about Dodd..


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Old 08-13-2012, 03:52 PM   #3
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thanks for the advise. Does your 318BHS have the 13500BTU A/C? I found one with Dual A/C with 50 Amp service and was wonder if it would be worth the extra $$$?
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:16 PM   #4
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That's a pretty big trailer for a single 13.5 IMHO. We got the dual AC with 50 amp service and are VERY satisfied. No problems keeping your rig cold, even on the hottest days, so for us the added expense was well worth it. We really like the floor plan and the outdoor kitchen. I think you will really like this rig.
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:41 PM   #5
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We have the 3150 (smaller step-brother of the 318). We camped in OH with 100 degree heat. We were happy to leave the TT during the day because the 13.5 could not keep the TT cool enough for our liking. Granted, it was in the mid 80's inside the TT, but we like it in the low 70's for comfort. Wish we had dual 15Ks.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:38 PM   #6
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I wish my 318 had 50amp service...My 13500 has kept my trailer cool...but with an outside frig, ac, hot water heater 2-3 tvs....plug in a toaster and run the microwave and you are throwing the circuit breaker.....
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:01 PM   #7
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The big parks at Myrtle Beach will store your RV and bring it out and set it up on your site each time you want to use it, then put it back when you are done. It's pretty convenient and inexpensive. So if you are doing that, you should be fine. Definitely go with 2 AC's down there - you're gonna need them.

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