Shasta Phoenix Questions from prospective buyers
I just saw posts on this forum regarding Shasta RVs and was wondering how people who have bought one have liked them? My husband and I have been looking at a new 2015 Phoenix Rise RBXLT that has been sitting at a dealer's lot, and we are in the works of negotiating a final price on it...
This is our first time buying an RV, and although we have done a lot of research and looked at many different brands, models, and layouts, there is still a little apprehension since we don't really know what we're getting into until we actually start using the RV on a daily basis.
We were initially impressed with the layout of the Shasta Phoenix since it will work well for the two of us. Things that are important to us in the "ideal" RV are a functional kitchen with decent counter space, adequate storage inside and outside, and the ability to convert the queen bed to a king.
We anticipate using our RV 5-6 months out of the year as we plan to travel around the US 1-2 months at a time. We will definitely be taking it coast to coast and will also be driving it through Canada, up to AK.
With that being said, have you been happy with your Phoenix purchase? What are the positives and negatives you've experienced with this brand and the model you got? What should we be aware of before purchase and when doing our PDI? Is there anything you wish you could change about the RV after using it frequently (we will be part-time, full-timers ) Does the all-season package really do well in very cold temperatures? As I mentioned before, we will be taking it to AK and other cold places. How well does it tow? Our tow vehicle is a 2013 F-350 Lariat diesel.
Also, we are trying to negotiate with the dealer on a fair price. Do you have any recommendations of what we could possibly negotiate into the deal if they will not lower the price any further? We were thinking of asking for another Fantastic Fan in the living room area, but we are not sure if there is a better upgrade or item we should try asking for as a bargaining chip.
Any information/pearls of wisdom you can share with us about your experience with the Shasta brand (specifically the Phoenix Rise RB XLT if you have one) would be very much appreciated. I'm brand new to this site, so if you've already posted this info elsewhere, I apologize if I missed it.
Thank you and have a wonderful day!