Moving up from a Salem LE Sport
We're looking at upgrading to a more FT trailer, and the CC looks like a good value; floorplans are the 38FB2 and 38RD. Understanding that nearly all trailers out there will have issues, regardless of cost, and that I will not be buying a New Horizons level of fiver, this looks like the best compormise. There is an 05 near me at an independant " we sell everything" type of lot, and this was my first glimpse at one (not really sure which model, and I'm sure neither does he); it has the fridge near the entry door and is a RL floorplan. While dated inside (definetly can date the trailer by the ugly fabrics and light oak cabinets and trim) it's still very clean and well cared for. The outside, though, it what's really striking; it's a dark gray finish, and I couldn't believe it's 10 years old (very modern, even by today's standards). Overall, I am impressed enough to consider a new one (price is very good on the used, but can't swing it right now, plus it's the wrong floor plan for my family).
Coming out of a FR product, I see some minor issues with cheap materials; cabinet base rot, laminate "wood' panels pealing, laminate floor peeling in places, thread bare fabrics and carpet. However, the cabinet doors are still solid, unlike that $200,000 Palazzo I just looked at where 2 doors fell off when I opened the cabinets. It's dated and worn, but still serviceable, And, considering that it was not well taken care of its first 5 years (used by hippies as a beach apartment for a time) it's still remarkably decent.
I also looked at the SB, but they don't have the floorplan I want; we also want the higher end options (dish washer, for one) since this will be our last major purchase before retirement. Also don't need an MDT to pull it.
So, am I on the right track?