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Old 03-03-2013, 10:34 PM   #1
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Smile Advice on buying Wildwood 38SLDS also out of state purchase

I am considering buying a 2002 Wildwood 38SLDS in a long distance, out of state transaction. Can anyone talk about the quality and comfort level of this model which is supposed to be a park model? I know nothing at all about this model except the sales info--two slides, residential fridge, freestanding table and chairs, ducted ac. Is Forest River a well respected manufacturer? Is this a good model? Also, does anyone have experience in buying out of state? I am in NY and the unit is in FL. Do you leave a deposit and make final payment contingent upon a delivery inspection? But then the dealer does not want to deliver it until it is paid for? How would this work? It is being sold through Camping World in FLorida. I am in the Buffalo area and there is a local sales location of Camping World here. They are asking $10K. The NADA shows a low price of $7,500 and a high price of $9,500. I was hoping for $9K delivered. Any thoughts? THis is for a permanent site on Lake Erie in Westfield, near Chautauqua. Thanks for any and all advice.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:51 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!

I gather that you're considering purchasing this 'sight unseen' and have it delivered? Personally I wouldn't buy a used camper, especially a 11 year old one without seeing it. If you can't see it yourself, I'd consider arranging an independent inspection...it'd be money well spent.

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I gather that you're considering purchasing this 'sight unseen' and have it delivered? Personally I wouldn't buy a used camper, especially a 11 year old one without seeing it. If you can't see it yourself, I'd consider arranging an independent inspection...it'd be money well spent.

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Very good suggestion.

Not jumping up for the price Camping World is asking since it's on the top of the range. Is the unit you are considering a trade in from a previous customer or a CW rental?
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Thanks for replies so far. It is a park model.

It is a park model so I am guessing a trade. Why do you ask?
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not many on the Forum, own park models. they aren't really typical RV's since they are made for traveling from place to place. they actually have more in common with mobile homes, than RV's.

most Wildwood 5th wheels and travel trailers are entry-level rigs but don't know where their park models fall.

we don't even have a section for park models. i've probably seen no more than a handful on FRF.
here's a link to an old thread on them.Which New Park Model Trailer?

you might find more threads by doing a search, using "park model".
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It is a park model so I am guessing a trade. Why do you ask?
I forgot about you saying it was a park model.

If it had been a rental I would think about the number of people using it, many without any experience.
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