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Old 10-12-2016, 02:03 PM   #11
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All right, at least I've got it narrowed down to a few brands now. I'll look these over. thanks everyone for the input.
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Old 10-12-2016, 03:23 PM   #12
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Karrun, I am going to make a suggestion that others may not agree with. My DW and I just got into the RV lifestyle 4 years ago right after I retired. We knew absolutely nothing above RVing. I started out by visiting every dealership within 100 miles of my home. However someone mentioned to me that every year sometime in the middle of Sept. there is a RV show in Hershey PA. This is supposedly the largest RV show in the USA. It will take you a good 2 days probably 3 to see it all if you are taking time to look and compare. I believe every Manufacture is represented at this show. The nice thing about this show is if you have your pick narrowed down to a couple of units you can compare all the features right there. It makes is very easy to see and compare the difference in the quality and other features you are interested in. After going to this show for 3 years before if purchased we thought we knew exactly what we wanted however there was so many other brands and models that we had not seen in our search that we ended up buy one that had everything we wanted and much more. We also were able to buy at a much cheaper cost than we could have during our search.
we bought at 38% of the MSRP. I hope this helps you. Good luck with your search and I have one last piece of advice. If you really enjoy RVing and plan to do this once you retire, I would suggest you really think through your thoughts of where you might end up. If there is even a chance you might want you have something a litter larger in the future I would really consider a new TV. I didn't listen to everyone that cautioned me to make sure I had extra towing capacity and ended up having to buy a new one. If you are towing at or near capacity and you plan to go across county into the real mountains you will definitely need more power than you currently have.
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Old 10-12-2016, 05:38 PM   #14
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We upgraded from a TT to a fifth wheel. Main reason was wardrobe storage, and not pulling a 32 to 35 trailer. We now have a 33 5er and after 5 weeks on the road we found we made all the right decisions regarding storage, living space and ease of towing. 18 wheelers never affected our rig. In fact, most times, I didn't know one was passing until I heard it. Just my two pennies.
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Old 10-12-2016, 06:24 PM   #15
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Karrun, I am going to make a suggestion that others may not agree with. My DW and I just got into the RV lifestyle 4 years ago right after I retired. We knew absolutely nothing above RVing. I started out by visiting every dealership within 100 miles of my home. However someone mentioned to me that every year sometime in the middle of Sept. there is a RV show in Hershey PA. This is supposedly the largest RV show in the USA. It will take you a good 2 days probably 3 to see it all if you are taking time to look and compare. I believe every Manufacture is represented at this show. The nice thing about this show is if you have your pick narrowed down to a couple of units you can compare all the features right there. It makes is very easy to see and compare the difference in the quality and other features you are interested in. After going to this show for 3 years before if purchased we thought we knew exactly what we wanted however there was so many other brands and models that we had not seen in our search that we ended up buy one that had everything we wanted and much more. We also were able to buy at a much cheaper cost than we could have during our search.
we bought at 38% of the MSRP. I hope this helps you. Good luck with your search and I have one last piece of advice. If you really enjoy RVing and plan to do this once you retire, I would suggest you really think through your thoughts of where you might end up. If there is even a chance you might want you have something a litter larger in the future I would really consider a new TV. I didn't listen to everyone that cautioned me to make sure I had extra towing capacity and ended up having to buy a new one. If you are towing at or near capacity and you plan to go across county into the real mountains you will definitely need more power than you currently have.
Karrun:

I think you've just missed the Hershey show (not to mention it's about 700 mi away from you). But don't despair - I see you live in my neck of the woods.

We had a Roo 19 and wanted to move up to at TT. In Jan-Feb of 2015, DW and I did 5 RV shows - Indianapolis, South Bend (1 trip), Madison, Chicago and Milwaukee. South Bend was pretty small (mostly Class C's for some reason), Indianapolis and Chicago were very large, Milwaukee and Madison were average. We found a Micro-Lite we really liked at the Chicago show and ordered it's Mini-Lite twin from a dealer at the Milwaukee show (we've bought 3 units from that dealer).

So you have other show options.

PS: There's also a show in Rockford at the end of March; it's somewhat small, but probably not too far from you.
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Karrun, another thing you may consider doing since you are so close to Goshen is do a factory tour once you have selected what model you want.

If you are able to, sell you Roo outright once you decide, so you won't get burned on a trade. (Don't ask me how I know)
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:58 PM   #17
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X2 on the 8329SS it comes with that table you like. Flagstaff makes same unit, 832IKBS is the model number. 2015 has a max weight of 8800 lbs. 2017 is 9000+ lbs. nothing really changed except axles. The older axles are rated 3500 lbs each. New ones I believe are rated 4000 lbs.
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Advice on choosing tt

Just FYI to all those on forum rocky mountain RV in Utah is going out of business. If you are considering buying a new or used rv check them out at rocky mountain rv .com they may have some pretty good deals. It may be worth the drive.
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:53 PM   #19
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The 8329SS and 832IKBS are both nice. I know, I had one and loved it. The OP is looking for something with a maximum of 8000# towing which is why I suggested the Wildcat. The 832IKBS has a dry weight of 8003# without any options. Start adding 50 amp service, 2nd AC, etc., the weight goes up and the carrying capacity goes down.

Also, the Wildcat has more than twice the carrying capacity in the event they do replace their tow vehicle down the road.
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We bought a Salem Hemisphere 272RL and love it! It's just the weight you're looking for and sounds like what you've described. It has two slides though.
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