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Old 07-25-2013, 10:36 AM   #11
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My Price included batteries and propane.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:40 AM   #12
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Haha .. So this battery thing, I would assume this powers the fridge and all the power options .. what type of batteries should I ask for and what should I turn down battery wise?
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:18 AM   #13
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i'm from fresno, ca .. i'm looking to purchase a 2013 26TBSS as my 1st trailer ..

i have no clue where to start .. what to ask for .. what's needed .. how not to get ripped off and when the best time buy buy at low prices etc . . . .

i have found a price of $17k "loaded" from bestrv in Turlock ca and here at fun cars rv in fresno ..



Any and all help is GREATLY APPRECIATED!

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I am ordering my first RV today... I was surprised how difficult it was to find the right one for me and how difficult it was to find a good dealer to buy it from. So here is what I ended up doing.

1) I asked people here since I know I wanted a Forest River as they are the highest rated especially for the price... or best value for the quality.

2) I used google to search for the model I found... RVtrader is good to use for price comparisons and to find dealers that have the model your looking for in stock.

3) Google the BBB online website and search for your dealers name and check for complaints.

im me if you want the name of the dealer that saved me over 20k on my 2014 2860DS.. he is in Ohio but they can deliver anywhere.. most dealers can.
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:21 AM   #14
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Typically, they will give you 12volt Interstate "deep cycle" marine RV batteries. They will be adequate, if you are not drydocking for to long, and mostly hooked up to power. The only other option is to negotiate the batteries out and buy your own real deep cycles like Trojans or similar. This would be a good idea if you are drydocked alot. The batteries run the electronics for the Refrig (powered by propane when not plugged in), the lights and the furnace. Big power user is the furnace and the OEM lights can use a suprizing amount of power if they are not LED's. Led's use next to nothing.

Good luck in your search and deal making.
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:52 AM   #15
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more good and great info guys! .. i'll search the BBB .. find quotes from RV trader .. i'll be sure to note about the batteries .. i'll bring up the LED powering also ..

keep the info coming!
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:46 AM   #16
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So here is the option package on the trailer I am looking at .. is there anything missing??

2013 WILDWOOD 26TBSS • BERRY DΙCOR • E-Z LUBE W/ RADIAL TIRES • FULL EXTENSION BALL BEARING DRAWER GUIDES • CENTRAL SWITCH COMMAND CENTER RADIUS ENTRY DOOR • POT & PAN DRAWER UNDER ONE DINETTE SEAT • (2) OUTSIDE SPEAKERS • FREE DUCTED AC W/QUICK COOL • VINYL TUB SURROUND (VBS) • DRAWER UNDER JIFFY SOFA ON BALL BEARING GLIDES • XL GRAB HANDLE • HEATED & ENCLOSED FRESH WATER TANK • COACH-NET ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE • 6 GAL G/E DSI WATER HEATER • “MADE IN THE USA” DECAL • WALLPAPER BORDER (LIVING ROOM)/KITCHEN BACKSPLASH • 30# LP BOTTLES • SPARE TIRE & CARRIER • SKYLIGHT OVER TUB • CABLE TV W/ EXTERIOR PATIO CONNECTION • TUB SURROUND • STORAGE PLUS DOOR • ELECTRIC AWNING • POWER STAB JACKS • TOUCH SCREEN REMOTE (OPERATES: SLIDE, JACKS, AWNING, LIGHT) • FOOT FLUSH TOILET • STAINLESS STEEL APP • RVIA SEAL
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:45 AM   #17
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Everything on the list is pretty standard for this model except the power package, I think you are getting a good buy if you are still at the previous stated amount. You haven't said anything about what your tow vehicle (TV) is, you want to make sure your TV is able to handle the weight of this trailer (TT) this is the exact same model as I have and after I loaded my camping gear, 44 gallons of water, I am pulling over 7,000 pounds with the tongue weight over 900 pounds. You want to go over the weight handling capacities of your TV, we see over and over where people go get a new TT before realizing now they have to buy a truck to pull it with because the current TV won't handle it. Ohh!! this reminds me, the Best RV internet listing for my unit showed 57 gallon fresh water capacity and the people were saying 55 and the shop person said 50. They were all wrong now whether they are doing this on purpose to help make the sell I don't know but the water capacity is 44 gallons and don't let them tell you any different you can verify this on the Forrest River web site check the specs of this trailer.
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:17 PM   #18
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And I want a new......Open up that wallet!

Congrats on the decision for an RV! There are many great benefits. Your option list seems complete. I did not get electric stab jacks, paid extra for an electric jack to raise travel trailer.
After the sale as a new 1st time buyer such as myself, the out of pocket list begins. These are items needed to hook up and start enjoying your new TT.
A new hitch for your tow vehicle. Maybe a weight distribution Hitch with anti sway bar.
A Hitch pin or lock
For inside your tow vehicle electric trailer brake switch.
Possible tow mirrors.
You may want locks for the hitch and the trailer tongue. I did.
A sewer drainage kit. I bought the thetford smart drain at the dealers. Maybe a little pricey but I am happy with the quality.
Chemical for your black tank.
A water hose for fresh drinking water. Use this to hook up to campsite, city water, fill your fresh water tank.
let,s Continue...
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:34 PM   #19
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Open up your wallet Part 2

A green water hose. Use this to wash things outdoors. Bikes, buckets, Ice chest etc. at camp. These hoses need to be 25' to 50' long.
A water pressure coupler. Use this on your hose when you hook TT to city water line or the campsite.
A heavy duty grounded extension cord. Possibly need an adapter. I use an adapter at home to hook up to power.
A roof vent cover to protect your bathroom vent. Installed outside roof.

Now some fun stuff!
How about new sheets for that nice queen bed. A blanket some pillows.
A 32" tv dvd combo.
New kitchen ware.
Drip coffee maker.
Toaster.
Maybe new lawn chairs.
An outdoor rug for under your awning.
An outdoor table.

As a new owner within 6 weeks I spent IDK maybe $1500. to $2000.
No huge deal but it was kinda unexpected how much I needed. And you seem to always see something else to bring.

Have a super fun time!! Go camping!! Stress free!! Take your time!

Huck.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:12 PM   #20
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559RDP hows the hunt going? You bringing that TBSS home yet?
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