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Old 01-15-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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Help, need opinions on a 5er that will not move.

Ok gang, I'm a motorhome guy that is moving in Jan to the Florida Keys. We
purchased a lot that is 150' from the Atlantic. Besides insulation, dual
a/c, full paint, and 38' plus and knowing this 5er will not move what rig
would you look at. We will be trading since no one seems to want a clean
2004 Winnie Vectra. Aluminum wheels are a must, salt air and all that
jazz.

We are going to the Tampa show this weekend and will be looking.

thanks in advance

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Oh, from your thread title, I was going to tell you to check your brake release

Will it be full time living or just parked and you visit it periodically ?

Big slides will help with the living area...

get one touch levelers for sure...
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Why levelers if it will not be moved? That money could be better spent.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:51 PM   #4
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Hey - I can park my 5er there and we can share...6 and 6, what do you think?

Wow - that is cool, congrats. Anyway you will need a nice 5er. If park models are out then I always liked the Trilogy by Dynamax. Lazy Days sells them so the Trilogy should be at the the show. DRV Mobile Suits or even Tradition would also work.

How long would a 2004 Winnie Vectra last sitting in the Keys? This could be a good chance to test it. You could take time lapsed pics every 3 months and post them on the internet.
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I don't think the vectra would last long down there, well at least
the engine area. We have looked at the DRV's and the dealer
wanted me to throw in another 20k to make the deal......said
sorry charlie.

Has any one made up a survey when they were looking at different
5er's. If so would you pass it along to me. I'm lazy...

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oh, we will be living part time (winters) in the 5er and traveling
in the summer with a class c pulling the mini.
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Dealers are going to be hard to deal with and will not want to give you more than trade-in value on your Winnie. Usually there is 15k to 20k difference between trade-in and used retail. My guess, if you worked real hard they would have come down to a 15k difference. You know they want to steal your Winnie...hang in there.

Again look at the Trilogy. It comes with a residental refer, dual pane windows, fiberglass roof, and I think in a lighter full body paint scheme. I recommend lighter paint and white fiberglass roof.

Ugh - most 5ers will have a dark paint on the front cap. Any dark paint would be prone to fading and cracking.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:33 PM   #7
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Tuff,

What the dealers don't know is I have access to all of Manheim's
info. I know my rig's wholesale value is $74k, and I can
subtract 30% off of mfg suggested price, so I just have
to find the right deal. We have over 10 months to do
a deal.

Thanks for the input

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Have you looked at and thought about a destination trailer like a Cedar Creek Cottage, or Wildwood Grand Lodge. I like them, and they are easier to get in and out of.
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If it's not going to move, look at park model trailers.
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Ditto on the Cedar Creek Cottages. We just looked at those, and I fell in love with the front kitchen. In the end we bought a Redwood 5th wheel. You should look at those. We got ours at Lazy Days in Tampa
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Merry if you liked the Cottage what made you go with a Redwood over a Cedar Creek 5th wheel, what did you like better in it? Just curious
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We looked at the Cedar Creek 5th wheels too, and liked them almost as much as the Cottages. But then we saw a like new condition 2011 Redwood that we couldn't pass up.
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I'm glad some of you like the destination trailers, they are not for us
due to the construction. We looked at the Cottage and when I taped
on the bedroom wall it sounded like cardboard. A 5er is so better
built due to it traveling. The cottage was like 60k. Drv are still on
the list and we will look at the Trilogy friday.

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I don't know who quoted you one for 60k You could get one for high 30s low 40s. I haven't seen one in person however I have a CC 5th wheel and thank its the best trailer for the dollar, to get just a little better trailer with all my options is minimal twice as much
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