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Old 11-23-2015, 05:59 PM   #11
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I own a 2008 Coachmen Concord 300TS. It's 30' 10" with triple slide outs. Sleeps four comfortably. If you only plan to travel just as a couple it's a great unit. I love mine. Something to consider if your looking for maneuverability, comfort, and ability to tow a car, this type and model is what you might want to consider. Check out the Coachmen web site.
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:59 AM   #12
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Had a class A, was great for two but not so great with kids. Had several travel trailers and they suited the purpose at the time. Got a 35 foot 5th wheel when getting ready to retire and it was very nice, except for when backing or setting it up at a destination. We now have a 2013 Sunseeker 3170DS class C, and we are in love with it. Great with grandkids, very easy to drive, backing is a breeze, very easy set-up. I am planning on towing my Jeep Wrangler. I believe this is the greatest RV we have owned. I hate that it is now in it's garage for the winter. If you don't need the bunk beds, they have a similar floor plan that includes a computer/desk area.
ive got a 4 door jeep wrangler that I pull with my3170ds. I use a roadmaster set up and bought light harness from dealer . works great and easy set up and onload
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:12 AM   #13
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Lots of options on what used class c to buy, one option I suggest staying far away from are 1-2 yr old used rentals that you see for sale all over online.

I'll just tell you that I accidentally hooked the hose up to our rentals black water flush thinking I was filling the fresh water tank. Ended up pumping black water tank backwash out the roof vent pipe and out the toilet on the floor. Turned that rental in with TP still stuck to the outside windows.

Haven't made that mistake with the 3170DS we picked up in April of this year. We have the 3170 because we have 4 kids, so this model works well for us.
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Old 11-24-2015, 11:28 AM   #14
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Sonny: Do you have a brake system for the Wrangler, if so which did you go with ? I have not decided on one as yet. So many choices and pricey.


6 in family: i would agree on not purchasing a former rental. My kids rented a class C for a 10 day stay at the beach and it was a real beast. Leaks everywhere and interior was terrible. I would not have slept on any of the mattresses in the unit, yuk !
I had a friend who had zero experience in RV'ing who rented a huge class A. He flooded the unit using the washer, sucked up what he could inside and returned it. You know that unit will have future problems.
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Old 11-24-2015, 04:50 PM   #15
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Getting a lot of useful feedback, thanks to everyone and by old means keep it coming. My use will be DW and I. Retiring early next year and plan to use it more often. May have company sometimes, maybe two young adults. I do not need nor want bunk beds. swivels would be nice and one recliner would be a bonus. Good bedroom slide out, Decent bathroom, and open floor plan.
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:44 PM   #16
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Sonny: Do you have a brake system for the Wrangler, if so which did you go with ? I have not decided on one as yet. So many choices and pricey.


6 in family: i would agree on not purchasing a former rental. My kids rented a class C for a 10 day stay at the beach and it was a real beast. Leaks everywhere and interior was terrible. I would not have slept on any of the mattresses in the unit, yuk !
I had a friend who had zero experience in RV'ing who rented a huge class A. He flooded the unit using the washer, sucked up what he could inside and returned it. You know that unit will have future problems.
no I do not have a braking system on jeep yet,,i have ben looking and I think I'm going to use the invisabrake system,,pricey but looks like a good choice.
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Old 11-24-2015, 07:55 PM   #17
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no I do not have a braking system on jeep yet,,i have ben looking and I think I'm going to use the invisabrake system,,pricey but looks like a good choice.

I've been reading on the braking systems.
I too, have a JK.
I looked at the invisibrake, but prefer the blue ox patriot.
I feel it's a better design, without the cables, pulleys, and cylinder, that is permanently installed.


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I just bought a Blue Ox Patriot and used it a couple of weeks ago. It is proportional and does not work hard on the brakes, worked perfectly. I had tried a used Blue Ox Apollo which was air operated and found that it was braking very hard. Recommend the Patriot.
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Old 11-25-2015, 08:49 AM   #19
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thanks for info,,i'll ck out the blue ox patriot system
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Old 11-26-2015, 08:22 AM   #20
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Interested in a used 30+ foot Class C, what to buy?

We started out with a used '04 Jamboree 26 and decided after two years to purchase a new 2860 (31') and essentially got my money back on the old one
We "Camp"at this point in life (stay in the South East) as opposed to "RVing" and the outside kitchen was a must that just wasn't available in the smaller "A's"
Think about how you have been vacationing and don't get caught up in "cool stuff" that you may not use or need
In our case fire places and recliners and social seating arrangements are all really neat but we don't use that stuff.We rarely turn on the big TV and the couch is fine for rainy day lounging (we have little round ottomans,one stows between the front seats and the other under kitchen table)
Outside cooking and TV is a must for us and a little TV in bed so buying the really laid out home interior would have been "cool" to have but rarely used
Go to the Shows see what you will use and find a smokin deal
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