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Old 01-25-2012, 09:26 AM   #1
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When you decided on a model ( bumper pull Tt)
You found the floor plan
How did you make your decision on the make?
Our criteria is bumper pull , outside kitchen , no bunks, sofa , large dinette , sleeps 5-6 , Fiberglas or alium ? Right around 6,000 dry weight .can pull total 8,000
Did you go just with price?
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:15 AM   #2
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Weight of trailer and overall value.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:25 AM   #3
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best quality, fit/finish for the price.
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When you decided on a model ( bumper pull Tt)
You found the floor plan
How did you make your decision on the make?
Our criteria is bumper pull , outside kitchen , no bunks, sofa , large dinette , sleeps 5-6 , Fiberglas or alium ? Right around 6,000 dry weight .can pull total 8,000
Did you go just with price?
Thanks
Our floor plan limited us to three or four manufacturers of which two Shamrock/Roo and Surveyor are Forest River.

My DW liked the interior of the Shamrock.

Price was a consideration but only if we had found the Shamrock to have been more expensive than the others.
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:21 PM   #5
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Once we picked a floor plan then we spent a lot of time on the web determining who had that plan, looking at reviews, and finally going to see the ones we thought where the best, so we could see the fit and finish first hand. Pricing was just a matter of research once we picked the final two, and began talking to dealers use two so you have a little leverage and reference points, the second camper was a fall back if we could not get a reasonable deal done on the first choice.

One note, you listed dry weight as a selection point, IMO I would not use that as it could get you into trouble as the actual weight will be higher and the loaded for camping weight even higher than that, use the campers GVWR that is the top weight you should have so if that works with your tow vehicle you should be good to go.
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When you decided on a model ( bumper pull Tt)
You found the floor plan
How did you make your decision on the make?
Our criteria is bumper pull , outside kitchen , no bunks, sofa , large dinette , sleeps 5-6 , Fiberglas or alium ? Right around 6,000 dry weight .can pull total 8,000
Did you go just with price?
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How are you going to sleep 5-6 without bunks?
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:08 PM   #7
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How are you going to sleep 5-6 without bunks?
queen bed [2] sofa bed [2] dineete u shaped [1 or 2] ????
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queen bed [2] sofa bed [2] dineete u shaped [1 or 2] ????
that's a lot of making up and unmaking. you'll have to unmake the sofa and dinette each morning. if you have kids, having a bunkhouse model makes more sense.
some sofas are jackknife sofas and only fit two kids. not sure if what you're looking at has the pull-out full sofa bed.
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Go to as many camper shows as possible and go in every model. We did this for a couple years so we had a good handle on floor plans and offerings. We took the kids and had them jump around, climb in beds, open cupboards etc. I even asked a strangers kid that was a big boy to jump in a bunk and tell me how much room he had For us, exposure and hands on viewing was a great way to go.

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We are in a bayside pop up right now .. It is me and the DW and a 18 month grandson when he gets to go , his mom and dad may come some time?
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