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Old 05-17-2005, 11:16 AM   #1
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We're looking at buying a new trailer. we're looking at both the keystone springdale and the skyline nomad. Both 29 foot travel trailer bunkhouse model with single slide, front bedroom and all the usual stuff. They both list for the pretty much the same price. Anyone has experience with either on of these brands, good or bad? I've looked them both over pretty good and they look similar in quality but I'd like to hear from someone who's had one already.
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We're looking at buying a new trailer. we're looking at both the keystone springdale and the skyline nomad. Both 29 foot travel trailer bunkhouse model with single slide, front bedroom and all the usual stuff. They both list for the pretty much the same price. Anyone has experience with either on of these brands, good or bad? I've looked them both over pretty good and they look similar in quality but I'd like to hear from someone who's had one already.
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Old 05-17-2005, 07:18 PM   #3
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Smote, We have owned two Skyline units, and I would always consider them if I were to look again. We have a lot of friends who camp, and after I listen to the various issues they have with thier rigs, I shake my head, look at my wife, and say, we must be very lucky! I do think the quality of the dealer has a lot to do wtih the final experience, and I would suggest you look beyond the shine and glitter and find people who have used the service departments and check out the experiences they have had.
Having said all that, Good Luck! And we hope you enjoy camping as much as we do!
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Old 05-18-2005, 04:21 PM   #4
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We had a Skyline for about four years. It was a bunkhouse also, just a bit smaller with no slide. We were very happy with it and would certainly recommend them. You may already know, Skyline makes Layton, Nomad and Aljo. Each are identical with different logos and decals. Usually dealers only carry one so if you are not set on the dealer, look around and you may find an Aljo or Layton with another dealer.
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Old 05-18-2005, 09:22 PM   #5
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We have a 2004 Nomad and although our only experience so far has been camping in the driveway, we are quite pleased. I've also read all the other comments poeple have about issues at delivery with things not working, sawdust, etc... and feel very lucky that our only problem is one of the speakers doesn't work alone. I found a small bit of sawdust in a couple places, but nothing worth complaining about. I'd definately buy another Skyline again when the time comes.
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Old 05-19-2005, 11:45 AM   #6
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We own a 2003 248 XL Layton Lite by Skyline. It is a BH model with no slide. We absolutely love it. Everything works great and space is just fine for a family of four with two small children. The kids love their bunks and the front bed is plenty comfortable. My wife loves the closet space and I think the set up is ideal as far as weight distribution is concerned. The closet is over the axles and the "under bed storage" is on the tonque. Almost a no brainer when trying to load weight equally. Plus it is only 4200 lbs unloaded! Maybe 5500 - 5800 fully loaded, easy enough with a 1/2 ton.
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I've had two TTs made by Skyline, an Aljo and a Laton presently. The Nomad is very similar and infact uses the same brochure information as the Layton. The first one a 28' Aljo I traveled from Alaska, Canada and throughout the US for a year with only a single problem. I hit quite a bump (a frost heave) in Canada while going too fast and I broke a leaf spring on one of the axles. I limped into Whitehorse and it was fixed quickly and only cost $60 parts and labor. Neither of mine had slideouts or any very large windows. Keep up on the maintenance and it should last a long time.
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