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Old 11-17-2014, 12:58 PM   #11
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Looked at several rigs; not sure what makes the Big Horn a full time rig, since it's a similar weight and cost as a similar Columbus (a bit heavier, but not by much). Did check out DRV and a few others; considering what they weigh empty, I would have to a dually conversion just for stability. Cost is another factor; I'm not sure we're actually going to be full timing. Rather, we may find someplace we really like on our family trip and decide to get a condo or something there for the winter (looking at south Florida on the Gulf as a possiblity). To that end, a lower end unit should work. However, If we decide that the road becons, we'll definetly look at something more substantial.

One potential change in plans is we may be upgrading to a BH; I've seen some good deals on Silverbacks, Jayco Premiers, Columbus and now the Gateway 3650BH. I really like the construction of the Forrest River products, and need to research the Heartlands, as well. I don't know if our current rig will hold up to 12 months or more of continuous use, so upgrading makes sense.
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Old 11-20-2014, 02:41 PM   #12
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Talked with the wife yesterday; she agrees a new trailer would make sense considering our upcomming situation. The Columbus 385BH is our current favorite, and the price is right.
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Old 01-09-2015, 12:45 PM   #13
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I'm rapidly learning that all trailers seem to lack in certain areas, namely attention to detail that used to be taken for granted with older rigs. It seems that after the economy tanked, makers started cutting too many corners to stay competitive. Even DRV is not immune, as I have read several blogs about poor QC and customer service to get repairs completed. At least with FR, they seem to handle most issues swiftly.

I'm thinking about a CC now; they are more residential, and using Dexter axles v/s Lipert. Would honestly love a New Horizons Majestic, but can't swing the $200k + for the one we want or $$$ for an MDT to haul it.
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