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Old 08-13-2007, 10:08 PM   #1
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Looking at buying '08 Cherokee

We have been looking at buying a 2008 Cherokee Patriot. It is the 29 ft model with no slide out. We were pretty much ready to purchase as the price was outstanding. We now found out it does not come with a spare tire or with leveling jacks. We are new to camping and are wondering if there are other things we need that it doesn't come with. The salesman wasn't very helpful as he told us it was ready to camp when we went home with it and then after we quizzed we found out it didn't have those two things. What else should we ask???

Also, I am concerned because someone told us that the Patriot model is so cheap because it is poorly constructed. Any thoughts? We were looking for a good used camper, but can get this new one for about the same amount of money.

The camper will set outside during good weather and will be inside my father-in-laws shed during the winter.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! We want something that will stay nice for a good number of years.

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Old 08-13-2007, 10:19 PM   #2
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I for one have never heard of the patroit? Even on the web site
for Forest River I do not recall this model, especially in an 08.
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:43 PM   #3
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I can't even find that model on Google! Is it something new?

Every travel trailer I ever bought had jacks and a spare tire. That's just weird.

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Old 08-14-2007, 07:35 AM   #4
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I believe it is a Grey Wolf Patriot Edition. According to the dealer it is so cheap $10,500 because they can buy such a large quantity. Maybe it is because they aren't supplying you with the spare tire, jacks, and I'm not sure what else??? Someone else told me it might be units build for FEMA that now have a brand name on them?? We are so confused!!! That camper is definitely in our price range, but now we aren't sure whether to look for a used camper still within that price range or to go for the new one.
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:06 AM   #5
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I am confused too. I see the 28DD which is a 29 footer with no slide, but nothing resembling a "Patriot" edition. perhaps that's just what the dealer calls it?
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:48 AM   #6
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The 26BH is the exact same floor plan. It is Grey Wolf Series. I don't see the word Patriot anywhere, but is has a that on the back of the trailer and that is how the dealer is advertising it.
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:32 AM   #7
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Usually the jacks are standard. it is a no-slide model so maybe thats why there are no jacks! never heard of a patriot model either? maybe it`s a dealer gimmick designation?
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:14 PM   #8
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Check with the sales person about Battery,awning ,AC,Sewerhookup supplies,Water pump,Inverter, and boy oh boy I would avoid those FEMA campers unless you want to take your chances on one that has't been used to much But that means they have probably been sitting somewhere down south in the sun baking for the last couple years BEWARE
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:42 PM   #9
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There is a dealer in Omaha that sells a lot of Patriot editions, According to them it is a "special" model that they get from Forest River. No Stove, No freezer, small water and holding tanks, cheaply built. We also looked at a couple before deciding we could do a lot better with a used one. We found a used Cherokee 29Z and just love the trailer. Just remember you get what you pay for.
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Old 08-15-2007, 07:05 AM   #10
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This would be the one we are looking at. What would be a good size water and holding tank? We found a used camper my husband is going to go look at today.

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