Originally Posted by Dave_Monica
Just got back from Galpin (25 miles away). Unfortunately they have sold the 8288S that they had in stock. However, we did get to see several interior options, and much to my surprise the wife likes the exterior with the Diamond Option (every other RV with the exception of a London Aire have been white exteriors).
They did have two 8265WS and a 8260WS with various interiors so the wife was able to determine which interior decor and wood she desires.
Having had 6 5th wheels over the past 25 years, we're pretty comfortable in selecting a floor plan and options now that we've satisfied the structural and build quality questions.
We're in no hurry, so now the number crunching game will begin. Hopefully Galpin can make a local purchase affordable, realizing that overhead is an issue that will impact their price versus a wholesale purchase.
I do have one question that neither the dealer, nor the brochures can answer regarding the "minimal carpet" option. There is nothing that shows exactly what carpet is replaced by the Lino type flooring, so we do not know if that option also affects the carpet in the bedroom. Fortunately plenty of time to get an answer to that question.
I can see where I'll be spending quite a bit of time on this Forum, as I've already gleaned a wealth of information from the members.