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Old 01-11-2007, 06:24 PM   #1
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I was wondering if some of the members would chime in on the pluses and minuses of the Everest brand fiver. Is it as well built as they say ? Would it hold up to full timing ? I'm comparing it to the Excel. I know, apples and oranges. But it does seem like a pretty well screwed together rig on closer inspection.
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I was wondering if some of the members would chime in on the pluses and minuses of the Everest brand fiver. Is it as well built as they say ? Would it hold up to full timing ? I'm comparing it to the Excel. I know, apples and oranges. But it does seem like a pretty well screwed together rig on closer inspection.
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Have looked at them several times and frankly there were some really stupid design flaws that turned me off. Plus after looking at a couple of used ones and saw how badly they were falling apart I passed really fast. Now, you will find a lot of people who have and love them, and I will surely get shot down in flames for my comments, but that was what i saw and found.
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We bought our 07 last year after looking at a lot of brands. We logged a couple of thousand miles on it before putting it away for the winter. We are very happy. Go here http://www.everest-owners.com/ to ask about anything you want to know. There is a lot of honest discussion about the problems the owners have. Good luck with your decision.
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Comparing Everest with Excel is apples and oranges.
Two tottally different lines of quality and design...
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We have a Montana, which is fairly close to the Everest. The RV service techs told Roy it is not as well made as the Montana. We have heard the Everest and Montana have the same budget but spend it differently. The Everest goes for the "eye candy." We have friends who own an Everest and like it but do not take it out more than a few times a year.

It is not fair to compare Everest to Excel. The cost difference could be as much as twice the amount. Certainly Excel would win hands down.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by 450Donn:
Have looked at them several times and frankly there were some really stupid design flaws that turned me off. Plus after looking at a couple of used ones and saw how badly they were falling apart I passed really fast. Now, you will find a lot of people who have and love them, and I will surely get shot down in flames for my comments, but that was what i saw and found. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Looking at used units a few years old will really show the story on how well built an RV is. Out trailer is a 1995 model and is starting to show signs of it's age. Carpet and cloth is getting faded a bit, but everything is mechanically sound. The 1995 Avions were pretty much top of the line and were built accordingly.

We see a lot of newer RV's that are not holding together nearly as well.

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After over 10,000 miles and 3 + years I'd say we could not have bought a better trailer for any kind of money. In a word it is awesome !
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