Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Travel Trailer Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-27-2008, 04:48 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 24
Hi,

WE are new to buying a trailer and are looking at different models. We would like one 24 foot, but don't know if there are some make we should stay away from. Has anyone heard of AmeriLite, we were looking on the RV wholesalers website, the prices are SO good , is there something we are missing?

Thanks!
__________________

__________________
Rudie is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-27-2008, 04:48 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 24
Hi,

WE are new to buying a trailer and are looking at different models. We would like one 24 foot, but don't know if there are some make we should stay away from. Has anyone heard of AmeriLite, we were looking on the RV wholesalers website, the prices are SO good , is there something we are missing?

Thanks!
__________________

__________________
Rudie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2008, 05:42 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
450Donn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dallas,OR
Posts: 2,553
Generally speaking, when you see the term "light" or "light weight" used in the description it means that the RV in question is built to be pulled by smaller, lighter vehicles and it will weigh less than a trailer of comparable size that is not a lithg weight trailer. It also means that in construction they are built using less or smaller components. Unless your tow vehicle is restricting you personally I would buy a regular trailer.
OH and welcome to the forum.
Also if this is your first RV might I suggest that you buy used first. It is much easier on the pocket book to buy used and discover that this life style is not for you that to buy new and see your investment drop by 50% the first couple of years.
__________________
Don and Lorri
2007 Dodge 3500 dually
Resident Dummy.
450Donn is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2008, 06:27 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 24
Thank you! We have been looking at second hand trailers, but this RV wholesale website has trailers brand new that are less expensive than trailers we have been looking at second hand. That is why I'm just wondering if there is a catch! We will probably be leaving our trailer at a campground. Maybe a little traveling with it, but mostly parking it.
__________________
Rudie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2008, 07:27 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
450Donn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dallas,OR
Posts: 2,553
In your exuberance be sure to compare apples to apples. Comparing a "light weight" new to a used different brand is really hard. Not all trailers are built the same. IF you were for instance look at a used Teton it might cost 35K dollars. For the same money you could buy sever brands of new trailers. But they are not in the same league. Kind of like buying cars. For 20K you can buy a new Chevrolet or a used Caddy. Which would you prefer to buy and drive? When looking at trailers, look for things like signs of water leaks, smells, wear and tear, in new units look inside cabinets and compare build quality. There is a difference.
__________________
Don and Lorri
2007 Dodge 3500 dually
Resident Dummy.
450Donn is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2008, 08:55 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 24
Thank you. We are now looking at a Trail Cruiser 30QBSS, a Rockwood 27 and a MaxLite 27 BHGS. Does anyone have any help on comparisons between the quality on these trailers?
__________________
Rudie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 02:18 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
venatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Florissant, MO
Posts: 12
I don't have any info on the models you mentioned, but do you mind if I add another possibility to your list? We have an Outback 26RLS that I was worried about towing with my older 1/2 ton truck, even though it was considered a light weight trailer. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised as to how well I was able to pull it and how well it was made. It is also considered a 4 season model which I was really interested in as we are usually out with it in November.
__________________
Gary

2007 Outback 26RLS
venatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 02:42 PM   #8
Moderator Emeritus
 
TXiceman's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Full Time, TX Home Base
Posts: 17,150
Blog Entries: 21
You can usually find a new lite weight trailer for less than a mid to high end trailer used. Personally, I'd go for a used higher quality trailer. To get an idea of what happens to the used pricing, look at anew trailer as a used one one, two and 3 years old then look at the used one a year or two older. The used one will not depreciate nearly as badly as the new lite series trailer.

Ken
__________________
Amateur Radio Operator (KE5DFR)|Full-Time! - 2012 6.7L Ford Crew Cab Dually -2013 HitchHiker Champagne 38RLRSB - Travel with one Standard Schnauzer and one small Timneh African Gray Parrot
TXiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2008, 01:14 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 9
I have an Amerilite 23bw and I LOVE it. My wife and I shopped around for about 4 months checking all the different shows and used and new markets within 2 hours of our place and couldn't find a floor plan that suited our particular needs as well as this one did.

I think what sold me was the big picture window. I love sitting at the table and looking out into the woods/lake/fields whatever.

This actually was only 1k or so more than a similiar used one was selling for. So I snagged it at 13k +tax.
__________________

__________________
MikeyXX is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Travel Trailer Deflector................ mjstef Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10 04-09-2006 11:58 AM
How are increased fuel prices affecting RV travel and buying arthurval MH-General Discussions & Problems 5 10-21-2005 11:50 AM
Buying a used trailer med97jr New Member Check-In 5 10-06-2005 02:10 PM
Buying a Used Travel Trailer DannyB Travel Trailer Discussion 4 04-18-2005 07:20 AM
Buying a used trailer 5th Wheel Discussion 5 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.