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A couple of years ago, I was in the same position as you... We spent a TON of time looking at all the new shiny stuff, but at the end of the day, we opted for a very nice used unit. I just could not swallow a 20-25% hit in depreciation after one year.. That got us looking at used units and the rest is history...
They unit we bought cost us 1/4 of the brand new price and it was a low use unit... Yes, a couple of issues, but nothing insurmountable..
Regards - Randy & Dar
2015 F350 CrewCab DRW 6.7/409 PSD - 2008 Rage'n Stryker 4005 fifth-wheel Toy Hauler - 2014 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail-XT SxS just-4-grins
I've never heard of Desert Fox, I'll have to look that one up! Anyone experienced with Torque, Raptor, or Cyclone? I've been looking at those as well. The same dealer that made the Road Warrior video has videos for those as well. They all look pretty cool but I was liking the Road Warrior because the garage looks pretty big and the amenities look nice. The side and ramp patios seem really cool because it would add more living space once your all set up.
From one Jerry to another, welcome to the forum. I don't have experience with toy haulers, so can't help you there. As far as purchasing "used" or "new", there has been a lot of discussion on this forum about that. I can say that my DW and I took about two years to decide on the coach that was right for us. Look at both new and used. Take your time. At some point along the journey the perfect coach for you will stand out above the rest. Then you can purchase with confidence.
2015 Newmar Ventana 3636 (on order)
2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
The only thing that makes me nervous about buying used is I have to wonder what is wrong with it that someone returned it after 1-2 seasons. That's mainly why I've been looking at new. I know something could still go wrong but at least the dealerships I spoke with offer some warranties.
Jerry, I have been looking at toy haulers as well. I like the Grand Design Momentum 388M. I really like the layout and the bath and a half, 14' garage and a very comfortable bed. Almost all toy haulers have the same frame made by Lippert. If I'm wrong about that let me know.
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We looked for about a year and went to numerous shows and we bought a voltage 3200. I think voltage makesmon of the luxurious haulers of all of them besides the momentum. You can look on dutchmen owners.org and there a couple of lightly used models on there for good deals. My favorite thing is they are about the only hauler thatboffers the ojtdoor entertainment center. But i am a guy.
We've spent the last several months closely examining Toyhaulers from all the manufacturers. We will be full-timing in ours, so we had some very specific requirements: a king bed; washer/dryer space; a kitchen you can actually cook in, with a pantry; and most importantly, a living room where the seating faces the entertainment center. I did not like the Raptor, the construction was sub-par on several units we saw and the steps to the bedroom were oddly spaced. The kitchens in the Cyclones were short on electrical outlets and storage. I liked the Momentum, and the Voltage 3970 was very nice, but we ultimately went with the Vengeance Touring Edition 39r12. I love the patio & 3 season door, and am very much looking forward to the delivery of our new home.
Just the two of us, and Falkor, the 2015 Ford 350 Dually, pulling a 2016 39R12 Vengeance Touring Edition Toy Hauler, with a Can-Am Spyder RT