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Old 06-20-2018, 07:31 AM   #1
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Question Info/Opinions needed re Gulfstream's Brands of trailers

Hi everyone new here. Opinions wanted on Gulfstream's Brands of travel trailers. I'm looking at buying a travel trailer in the next year and GS has several smaller models with floor plans I like. I'll be a first time buyer with zero experience with travel trailers. What's the pro and cons of aluminum vs fiberglass exteriors? What are the must have features? My height, 6'3" is a definite limiting factor. GS offers the ones I like with Queen beds and 80" interior heights. There are other models with floor plans that would be great except for their 74" beds and 6'4" interiors.

I also really like some of the smaller Lance trailers but they are really expensive compared to most other brands. Are they that much better.

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I can't speak for trailers, but when I bought a 2009 Gulfstream class C workmanship was poor and I could not get warranty work done. Sprinter chassis was great but coach had multiple issues from day one. Had to repair everything myself. After getting everything fixed coach was ok until I traded it in on a class A. Hopefully they are better now.
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Info/Opinions needed re Gulfstream's Brands of trailers

I have a 2017 GS Innsbruck 276B. 27í aluminum body. Going on second year of ownership. The only issue I had was a clogged kitchen sink. Apparently when they drill the plastic tanks for fittings they donít clean out shavings real well and some of the plastic bits clogged facet. Just removed the screen and blew it out. Aside from that it has been a great trailer.
There are arguments on both sides for aluminum vs fiberglass. I chose aluminum because I live in the northeast. Wetter and colder climate. My fear was delaminate issue with fiberglass skins. I think fiberglass is better suited for southern drier climates. I also think aluminum skins are lighter. Nonetheless I love my trailer.
Storage seems adequate as does the construction of interior and exterior.
I wanted a trailer that was affordable but not an ultralight model. IMHO you trade off when purchasing ultralight trailers in that quality suffers. You have to give up something in order to lower the weight. But I also didnít want a trailer overbuilt and heavy. Middle of the road so to speak that wouldnít kill my budget. Believe I rolled off the lot for $21,000. That included hitch, sway bars and brake controller.
Thereís no shortage of opinions on these forums. Iíll just say that I have been very satisfied with the purchase.
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