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Old 05-26-2010, 10:16 AM   #1
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Buying new TT, need advice

Can anyone please tell me is a Dutchman TT better quality than a forest river wildwood or salem? We want a 30ft for $22000 tops and I don't know what other manufacturers are quality for less expensive...also has anyone bought on rv direct? What if the dealerships in CA do not have the model I want? Can you have a dealership order the model? Thanks

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dutchmen makes a variety of models, as far as Forest river so do they, for a nice trailer under 22k go to Lakeshore RV Dealer: #1 Keystone RVs, Forest River & Heartland RV Dealer and look at Cherokee, Wildwood, Passport, OUtback. These guys sell at wholesale so you should be able to get a trailer for your money. The Outback and Passport are fiberglass unit and are higher quality and have more standard features, good luck and happy camping!!

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Both make entry level to mid-level trailers. I am not impressed with either line.

Take along a flash light and pull some drawers out and see how well the unit is constructed. You should find water lines and wiring neatly bundled and secured. Any holes in the floor or walls should be smooth and protected with a grommet and not hammered out with a screw driver and a hammer.

Interior should be clean, trim straight and secured. Yous hould not be able to see light around doors or windows.

You can get a better quality trailer looking a clean used trailers that are 3 to 5 years old. You do not get hit with the big depreciation.

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As far as quality, it's about the same as automobiles. There seem to be times when the one you have is great and then are other times when it's not so good. Now is the time to buy used or at least one year old new. some say it was not such a good year for the industry as alot of manufactures have folded. As far as getting the good deal it's up to you and what the dealer is willing to give up.

Good luck and remember to pay close attention to the actual GVWR of the TT/5th Wheel and not the ULVW becasue they all will tell yo that you can tow it with a VW bug if you let them.
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