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Old 07-20-2018, 09:42 AM   #1
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Opinions on a camper to buy -

I have the opportunity to purchase a new to me Hybrid Camper
We had a Pop Up but was totaled in a nasty Hail Storm

I was asking about the build quality or does anyone know much about 2015 Palomino Solaire 213X Travel Trailer?

Its a 2 hour drive to go see it, but Im trying to learn as much as I can with the. palomino Solarie brand and quality?

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Old 07-20-2018, 10:08 AM   #2
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From what I understand, the Polomino's are inexpensive trailers. However as with anything else.. if it's well cared for it might be ok.

I've seen some old ones that looked brand new and some new ones that looked really old..
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Old 07-20-2018, 11:56 AM   #3
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What about a 2016 Forest River Surveyor 221ST- We have this as an option too
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Old 07-25-2018, 05:19 PM   #4
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We have a 2017 Solaire 190x I thought it was built exactly like a Rockwood Roo. I have never had a Roo so who knows. I think they are all built pretty much with all the same materials, methods, and even by the same people. That said they do everything as easy and quickly as possible.
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build quality is about the same, whether you spend $15K or $50K... sometimes poor sometimes OK... just read this forum to find that out...

Hybrids can be a good deal especially for people that have smaller tow vehicles... YOUR payload capacity of your TV is the limiting factor and needs to be considered before considering any trailer.

see yellow label on your driver door frame for more info on payload capacity of your TV...

add at least 100# to any published (dry) hitch weight, and this is using up your payload capacity

look for $$ values of used units then think about the cost of new and asking price... then do a complete look-see using a ladder to get on roof to inspect quality of roof seals, open doors and cabinets and inspect floor and bunks for water damage...
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We have a 2017 Solaire 190x I thought it was built exactly like a Rockwood Roo. I have never had a Roo so who knows. I think they are all built pretty much with all the same materials, methods, and even by the same people. That said they do everything as easy and quickly as possible.
Actually, Palomino is a separate division acquired by Forest River, from Vanguard Industries.
Their factory is in Michigan, not Indiana.
So not made by the same people.
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But I'm pretty sure the Solaire line and its predecessor, the Stampede line, were built in Michigan.
But I could be mistaken.
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Well. We got a very nice, well maintained 2015 Palomino Solaire 213x. With 3 year bumper to bumper warranty, the owner had a 7 year warranty and transferred it to us. It was only used 10 times in 3 years and still smells new. We Very excited.
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Well. We got a very nice, well maintained 2015 Palomino Solaire 213x. With 3 year bumper to bumper warranty, the owner had a 7 year warranty and transferred it to us. It was only used 10 times in 3 years and still smells new. We Very excited.
Congratulations! Have fun personalizing it!
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