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Old 02-16-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
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Thinking of maybe selling and buying older?? Thoughts?

We currently have a 2011 Sabre 32BHOK. We love it. It is loaded with all the goodies we wanted. However as we are rapidly outgrowing our starter house that we bought before we had kids. It has come down to the point of liquidating a few items and doing without some things. this will allow us to pay off the truck and hopefully put some money aside for land to build on.

My wife and I (and kids) are having a very hard time with the thought of giving up the 5th wheel. We all love camping and really enjoy the family time it provides. Also how easy the camper makes camping!

So I have been looking at older units 2004-2009 with bunks. I have the truck to pull a full framed unit and would want to stay away from the "LITE" models. What would your suggestions be?
Am I going to be frustrated with an older unit, being in a new one for 2 years?
Not sure what I could sell mine for. I see online prices are 25,500 - 28,500.
Dont know if selling for 25K and buying for 10K is worth it.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:45 PM   #2
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cant help you on this one but what pressure you running your bags at? I just bought the 5000 and will install them next week I have about the same pin weight as you (2200) EFI is nice isn`t it?? been running robs tune for some time
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:16 PM   #3
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I use a bike pump with a gauge to pump up my bags after I'm all loaded. It normally works out to be 28-36 lbs of air per bag. That puts the truck riding perfectly level. I do not have the bags linked together. I run separate lines to each bag. BTW EFIlive is wonderful. Its my daily driver, work truck, sports car, family ride, vacation machine and import killer all in one. :-)
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:22 PM   #4
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Do you own your camper outright ?
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:28 PM   #5
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No we don't. Its a monthly payment.
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hmmmm yeah tough one .
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:04 PM   #7
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Have you looked at any $10,000 campers?
My friend picked up a 5 year-old 28-foot fifth in awesome condition, but I think that was a crazy-good deal.
I haven't seen too many in that price range I would buy.
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BTW EFIlive is wonderful. Its my daily driver, work truck, sports car, family ride, vacation machine and import killer all in one. :-)
hahaha just got back running around, had the switch set on 150 all day, I need tires because they tend to fry at 55mph gettig on the interstate and I go to WOT, they are crappy generals at2 and I want to go back to factory tread because of all the pulling we do in the summer. got to love the max tow tune with the VGT brake
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"Am I going to be frustrated with an older unit, being in a new one for 2 years?"
At least you will have one to use and enjoy.
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Climbing the steps from a tent -> popup -> hybrid -> TT -> 5th wheel I personally would have a hard time going back. It's a tough call but whatever you do just keep camping with your kids and building memories. Good luck with your decision.
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