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Old 09-07-2016, 08:37 AM   #1
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Please help me find best deal

Hey everybody. I am new to the forum and this is my first forum ever. My wife an I are going to retire next year and are going to live in our 5th wheeler. I have a fairly small budget, so I realize I am looking at some of the entry level 5th wheelers, but I was hoping to get some input on which to but. I have looked up some of the manufacturers, but was hoping to get feedback before spending for more info. The floor plan we want is the rear entertainment with theater seating, so you are across from tv. I have mainly narrowed it down to a few options. I would really appreciate any feedback on these or models similar to this floor plan. the models are:

sabre 330ck
reserve 32IK
Loredo 325RL
Jayco 317RLOK

sorry if this is too long.. I really look forward to any feedback!! thanks
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

You might want to look at some late model used 5ers. You could get a lot more for your money and someone else will have suffered the 1st year depreciation!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 09-07-2016, 09:21 AM   #3
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang! :dance

You might want to look at some late model used 5ers. You could get a lot more for your money and someone else will have suffered the 1st year depreciation!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
X2---excellent thought and recommendation.
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:42 PM   #4
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as already stated...

a Good used unit.. could save 40 to 50 percent up front.

I am on a small budget.. and found a nice 10 year old trailer that did our needs well,
after living in it for 5 months... and will spend 6 this upcoming winter..
No regrets and save 2/3 of a new one. and NOT ONE Repair. a few small upgrades I did myself.

Happy Shopping.
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thanks for advice. I'll see if I can get the wife to forget about all the new fancy stuff!!! as far as used do you think there is a better choice? I have heard from some that Jayco is poor quality and then some say they are ok. I can check out the obvious stuff as I have had various rv's for years, but not a fifth wheel. I guess I was just wondering if anybody has had experience with keystone, jayco, forest river?? thanks
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You might spend some time on this site, it changes daily.

Camper Finds - every used camper for sale!

http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/sold/fi...l-trailers.htm
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Don't overlook Grand Design.
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thanks. I have been hearing more and more good things about them. I will check them out for sure.
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Personally, I would buy a high-end, older, used RV versus a low end, brand new one.

Oh yeah, there is always Grand Design .
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thanks for advice. I'll see if I can get the wife to forget about all the new fancy stuff!!! as far as used do you think there is a better choice? I have heard from some that Jayco is poor quality and then some say they are ok. I can check out the obvious stuff as I have had various rv's for years, but not a fifth wheel. I guess I was just wondering if anybody has had experience with keystone, jayco, forest river?? thanks
We looked at the Keystone Laredo, and I was ready to purchase, but my wife found our RV before we bought the Laredo, and man am I glad. Stick with Jayco and a Forest River product, and you'll be happy. Be sure and check EVERYTHING- floor plan, how it is built, etc. EVERYTHING!
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Seperate your needs and wants. Now determine your price range. Go shopping. Dont be afraid to travel across the country for a deal.
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For me personally I prefer new, never sure of how the previous owners treated the rig, and they almost always have that "used" smell. I have a Heartland and am happy with it, zero issues since I picked it up in May and have just under 5000 miles on it. My parents have a new Grand Design's and it's a awesome 5er. My brother has a Forest River and has only had 1 issue, the black tank fell out. I think it's boils down to finding the right one for you regardless of brand, they are just like canned food, all made exactly the same with different label's on the can!
Good luck on your search!
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I wouldn't use an entry-level trailer for full timing. Fifth wheels are made pretty cheap and entry-levels are made even cheaper. Hold out for some better quality. And don't let the price tags scare you off as they can be reduced by 30% or more.
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I spent many hours researching, going to RV shows, talking to people who have 5er's, getting their opinions. Good luck!
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