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Old 09-17-2005, 03:43 PM   #1
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We're getting close on making a decision on a new 5er...w/Sunnybrook and Excel brands meeting our needs. Does anyone see advantages or disadvantages of one vs. the other? Thnx in advance for your comments.
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We're getting close on making a decision on a new 5er...w/Sunnybrook and Excel brands meeting our needs. Does anyone see advantages or disadvantages of one vs. the other? Thnx in advance for your comments.
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Old 09-20-2005, 10:38 AM   #3
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Alisk,

We own an Excel and think it is one of the best brands out there. RV Consumer group also ranks Excel highly (which is why we looked at them).

I'm a little surprised you are even comparing a Sunnybrook to an Excel. Excel's are generally considered a high end trailer while I believe Sunnybrook's are a lower quality "weekend" use trailer. Check out RV Consumer Group on the models you are looking at and I think you'll see what I mean.

If you can get the Excel anywhere near the same price, I'd advise you to buy the Excel. Of course, if the Excel is that cheap, I'd also wonder what was wrong with it.

Good Luck either way.
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Old 09-20-2005, 02:47 PM   #4
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I guess Dan is not up on the Sunnybrook..
I just came from the factory and some of the\Sunny's GREAT points are the fact that the I beam is 16" as oppsoed to the standard 10" beam
Sunnybrook is NOT A weekend unit.....If you are if fla contact RV Land of Brandon..
These are quality units at a lower price that is trus but.... I beleive the Excel is not that much better of a rig than the Sunnybrook
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Old 09-21-2005, 08:16 AM   #5
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Hmmm. Before I bought my 2000 Sunnybrook in 1999, I joined the RV Consumers Group to get their info. The Sunnybrook was the ONLY trailer that was rated for "seasonal" use. There were a very few brands, Teton Homes, etc, that were rated for "full time". All the others, including Excel, were rated only for "vacation" or "weekend" use. Have the ratings changed that much in the last few years? I don't know anything about Excel but the Sunnybrooks I have seen (including mine) are first rate.
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Old 09-21-2005, 09:41 AM   #6
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I agree with you re Sunnybrook... I just talked to the factory and they concer with you...
I will be in the campground in Corning NY for the Corning Classic next year Just look for the Sunnybrook 5er

Thanks for your feedback
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I just went to the Excel website is it a Wooden Frame and if so how heavy is this rig
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Old 10-11-2005, 06:12 PM   #8
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It should tell you on the web site the weights. The GVWR on my 33 footer is 17500, the unladen weight on the sticker is 11680.
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