Need Help Choosing!
Hello everyone, this is my first post here on the forum! Looks to be a great resource for FR camper owners!
Here is my dilemma. We are torn between two campers, with pretty much the same general size and layout. First off is a Shasta Flyte 255BH, and the second one is a Coachmen Freedom Express 230BH. The Shasta is coming in $1k~$2k cheaper out the door than the Coachmen, but that number has not been completely finalized yet as we are still negotiating with the dealer. But I have a feeling that no matter what, the Shasta is going to be less expensive just because of the fact of the better build quality of the Coachmen.
So that brings me to my question... if given these two units, and only around $1k separated the two in price, is the extra money worth the implied "better build" of the Coachmen? The main feature the Coachmen is being pitched with is its Azdel construction, but is that really so much better than the other materials? Also, one point for the Shasta, at least in my eyes, is that the A/C is fully ducted, where the Coachmen is not. Since all I have ever had is the standard non-ducted A/C, how much value should I place on that?
Any and all opinions would be welcome in this debate!