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Old 05-13-2012, 02:17 PM   #11
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When you do start looking at actual RVs it can be helpful to take notes of pros & cons as well as pictures.

After paying for my RV I took another look at it and found it wasn't the same as I remembered. Good thing I had taken a quick video of it with my BlackBerry because I got it mixed up with the other model that I was flip-flopping between.

Have fun searching and looking!
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:12 PM   #12
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We were basically trying to decide between the same series of campers. After a couple months of frequent visits to the dealer, we ended up with the 2109s and are completely satisfied with our choice. Pass through storage is huge, and we no longer have anything laid out on the floor during transit and storage. We have spent the last 2 weekends in it and have not found any "wish it had" yet. I would just spend a little bit of time in each one and figure out what works best. Just don't cut yourself short because a local dealer doesn't have a specific model to look at. With a little research, you should be able to get inside all of the different models and find what works best.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:54 AM   #13
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Just don't cut yourself short because a local dealer doesn't have a specific model to look at.

No problem there! We have one "local" dealer (about 1/2 hour away). In the past year and a half I have been all over Ohio, as well as made trips to PA and Indiana, to see various models. Tomorrow - another trip to Indiana.

I appreciate the input!
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:54 AM   #14
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In choosing a TT (we purchased a 2109s last year), one of the considerations was where the entry door was located. We did not want to enter the trailer adjacent to the bed. (I'm and early riser and the wife, not so much, so it's nice to have the door further away.) Consequently the 1809s would be our choice, if we were you. We did go for the 2109s as we like the lengthways configuration of the bed; i.e. not having to crawl over the other person to get to bed. If you can accomodate the extra length and weight, I'd go with the 2109s. We sure like ours!
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:24 AM   #15
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In choosing a TT (we purchased a 2109s last year), one of the considerations was where the entry door was located. We did not want to enter the trailer adjacent to the bed. (I'm and early riser and the wife, not so much, so it's nice to have the door further away.) Consequently the 1809s would be our choice, if we were you. We did go for the 2109s as we like the lengthways configuration of the bed; i.e. not having to crawl over the other person to get to bed. If you can accomodate the extra length and weight, I'd go with the 2109s. We sure like ours!
That rear entry door is certainly something to think about, as my husband likes to sleep later than I do.

I went to RVW yesterday to see the 1809S they have for sale. There was a 1904 on the lot, too (a customer had ordered it), so I got to compare the two models in person. The sofa and slide are longer on the 1809s, which may account for the heavier weight in that model. Also, the big cabinet/hutch at the rear of the 1809s adds weight, too, I'm sure, but I like the added storage space. I can see a problem: if one person's at the 1904's corner kitchen sink and the other person's in the bathroom - the person in the kitchen could get clobbered when the bathroom door is opened . We don't have to have a walkaround bed, and since we want to stay at about 20' or less trailer length, these 2 models are fine.

I also went to a dealer in Indiana to look at a Mini Lite 1905. That model is cute but: small kitchen, small kitchen sink and, as F22 pointed out, (due to the Murphy bed) there is virtually no storage underneath, just two tiny compartments underneath that are, honestly, not much bigger than shoeboxes. So that model's out.

So the decision: 1809s. Now to try to get a price that we and the salesman are happy with!
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:05 PM   #16
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Good luck with your decision. As an 1809s owner, I look Frwd to hearing how things work out...
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:40 PM   #17
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"So the decision: 1809s. Now to try to get a price that we and the salesman are happy with!"

Sounds like you are moving in the right direction and I wouldn't worry so much about keeping the salesman happy but I know what you mean. Its really helpful to be able to see the units you are interested in to compare the differences.

I don't have a walk-around bed either but I like to use mine as a oversized couch to watch TV by putting the deco pillows to use as a back rest. However, got to warn you that making the bed can be a challenge until you get the hang of it.

Take care.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:49 PM   #18
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Whee!!!! We did it!! Ordered the 1809S today from RVW!!! 6-8 weeks estimate for delivery and we have nowhere to store it!
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Whee!!!! We did it!! Ordered the 1809S today from RVW!!! 6-8 weeks estimate for delivery and we have nowhere to store it!
Congrats on ordering your RV! I know that you have done a lot of research & you should be real happy with it.

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Congrats on ordering your RV! I know that you have done a lot of research & you should be real happy with it.

Thanks, Terier - appreciate all your (and everyone else's) help and support!
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