Originally Posted by campkoz
Stevewatr, If you are still in the market you may want to look at a Forest River Cedar Creek Silverback 35QB.
Thanks. We looked at that breifly, but it was in the same category for us as the Sierra 365SAQ, we loved it, but just could not make the $$$'s work.
Many of the ones we dropped were very nice fivers, but we needed to get the best deal/quality south of $30K.
We think we found it! We are days away from inking a deal on a factory fresh, still to be built Sierra 32QBBS.
Here are a few reasons why we went with this one:
They make this same model as a Sandpiper 32QBBS, buy the Sierra dealer told us the Sierra line has slightly better interior fabrics, etc. I thought that sounded like a Sierra Sales pitch, but then he told me the same models compared in NADA shows the Sierra with a higher book value, I checked, he was right!
Height, of all the models on my short list, it was the only one that was a high profile. At 6'1", I really like the added headroom, and larger pass through storage.
Construction, It has a full aluminum cage, and for as big as it is, it's fairly light. It also has slam latch doors on the baggage compartment, that may seem trivial, but I always hated those little twist locks. They still use that type on the less used compartments, but that's okay.
Layout, we wanted a rear bedroom, front quad bunkhouse, with a U shaped dinette for the 5 of us to sit at, and we got it. Along with a porcelin toilet, and other goodies.
Price, after numerous calls to dealers in the country, we landed our best deal, at just over $27K, I think we did well...........thank goodness for a sluggish economy!