Originally Posted by kantonburg
I hope I didn't offend anyone. I was just curious if there was a standard understanding of which models were considered better.
I'm sure my grey wolf would be considered low end. It was in our price point, was the layout we wanted, weight worked without have to buy a new TV, and most importantly my wife and I agreed on this one.
Go to the manufacturer's website. Very often they will categorize their own trailers. I've never seen any web site that categorizes them "low end" up to "high end" but I have seen them use the terms "entry level" and "premium". My last two trailers have been Cardinals. Supposedly it is (or perhaps now was) the top end of the Forest River line up. But I am absolutely convinced that once you strip away the siding and the interior walls, you'll see the same poor quality workmanship that exists in nearly every other trailer out there. Screws that aren't screwed in or are stripped, brackets that are mis-aligned or missing screws, holes punched through cheap veneer instead of drilled, and on and on and on. The quality differences may be found in the grade of appliances, the mattresses, the plumbing fixtures, the quality of the cabinetry, whether the doors are radiused or not, the light fixtures, what type of roofing material is used, whether the flooring and roof underlayment are OSB or CDX.
I doubt if any of these replies were meant to be elitist. If those terms offend somebody, then it's their problem. Gee whiz, Because "words hurt" we've gone from crippled to handicapped to disabled to physically challenged. A rose by any other name, ya know?