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Old 02-17-2016, 03:42 AM   #15
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I was in the same exact spot as you last year at this time with both these trailers. I went with the 3220 only for the price. I ended up going through General RV and they didn't have any 308BHS's. I'm happy with the purchases.
I'm glad you had no buyer's remorse. I've been looking for the most appropriate floor plan for our family and finally came across it in Keystone's Passport and Bullet line. They have a similar layout in the Premier but the trailer weight goes up considerably. The Bullet weighed in about 200lbs heavier than the Passport. But still very close to the magic number of 6,000 lbs. Any heavier and I'd have to upgrade to a 3/4 ton SUV.

We're just excited for spring to break and finally go camping!

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Had some warranty work done, but I have been real picky and have taken it in for anything and everything to get it done under warranty.
If you don't mind me asking, what things have you had serviced since you took delivery?

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I pull mine with an F150 and have had no problems.
It seems many RV forum members preach about having a 3/4 ton truck or SUV to pull a 6 -7K pound trailer. In the west, I'd have to agree. In the flat lands of Michigan, I'd say a properly equipped 1/2 ton vehicle with long wheelbase should suffice. This Bullet's GVWR is 7,600 lbs with a shipped weight of 6,160 lbs. If we load 1000 lbs of cargo and fluids for a typical 3 day camping trip, we'll be under my Bullet's GVWR by a few hundred pounds. My 2008 Yukon Denali XL's max payload is 1562. Hitch weight will be about 800 lbs. My Blue OX WDH is 87 lbs. Passenger weight should be about 300 lbs. All said and done, we'll have a few hundred lbs of payload capacity left over. Marginal, but enough to keep us within the vehicle's limits. The Prodigy 3 brake controller and WDH should help tremendously.

With 3 kids under the age of 6, the 2nd slide in the bunkhouse offers up some great space for them. The typical quad bunk house (without the 2nd slide) would seem a bit tight for 3 young boys. Almost pulled the trigger on a Cruiser RV 280qbss that was about 500 lbs lighter and about $1500 cheaper. But, but I think resell value of the Bullet will justify the extra cost when it comes time to upsize or downsize.

Were just excited for spring to break and finally go camping!
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I purchased my Passport from Holman RV in Ohio. Even though I live just east of Houston, TX, Holman beat Holiday World by $2500 and they delivered it to my house. Delivery was included in the deal.
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Old 02-17-2016, 01:17 PM   #17
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I purchased my Passport from Holman RV in Ohio. Even though I live just east of Houston, TX, Holman beat Holiday World by $2500 and they delivered it to my house. Delivery was included in the deal.
The closest two "WHOLESALE" RV dealers near me is Holman RV and Lakeshore RV, in Muskegon MI. The Passport was only offered at Holman RV. I had his bottom line on the Passport before I visited Lakeshore RV. At Lakeshore, his pricing on the Passport was the same as Holmans. But due to the fact that I drove across the state of Michigan, he matched pricing on the upgraded Bullet 308BHS unit. Basically saved me hundreds off his bottom line. Gave me a nice deal on an electric tongue jack too.

Between these two dealers, they move more units than any other dealer in the Michigan/Ohio area. I had quotes from others on the same two units and none of them could be within $1000 of Holmans and Lakeshores. Glad I did my research first.
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Hi Busterbrown1, Did you get your trailer yet? We are still looking between the 3220 and 308BHS. We will probably pull the trigger soon, would love to hear your opinion on your trailer and dealer.

Thanks!

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The closest two "WHOLESALE" RV dealers near me is Holman RV and Lakeshore RV, in Muskegon MI. The Passport was only offered at Holman RV. I had his bottom line on the Passport before I visited Lakeshore RV. At Lakeshore, his pricing on the Passport was the same as Holmans. But due to the fact that I drove across the state of Michigan, he matched pricing on the upgraded Bullet 308BHS unit. Basically saved me hundreds off his bottom line. Gave me a nice deal on an electric tongue jack too.

Between these two dealers, they move more units than any other dealer in the Michigan/Ohio area. I had quotes from others on the same two units and none of them could be within $1000 of Holmans and Lakeshores. Glad I did my research first.
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Hi Busterbrown1, Did you get your trailer yet? We are still looking between the 3220 and 308BHS. We will probably pull the trigger soon, would love to hear your opinion on your trailer and dealer.

Thanks!
Funny you asked, I picked up my brand new Bullet 308BHS two days ago and presented it to my wife as a surprise anniversary gift later that evening. Red bow and everything. She was taken by surprise and completely speechless.

She was excited! - Keystone RV Forums

As far as opinions, I think the Bullet is more feature packed with the solid interior doors, aluminum rims, very large deep basin sink, and that very needed second pantry. The only thing that I gave up by choosing the bullet was the DUEL awnings on the starboard side of the trailer. The Bullet only has one long awning that stops just short of the outside kitchen. I did purchase an upgrade on Monday during my walkthrough, slide toppers. Should help with the integrity of the seals over time.

It pulls wonderful with my Yukon XL Denali. I did purchase new XL tires, had a new autoride air suspension installed on the rear axle, upgraded the brakes with Power Stop Truck and Tow pads, slotted performance rotors, and added a secondary Derale trans cooler.

Already have our shakedown voyage booked in 3 weeks. Good chance we may get out next week for a short overnight trip. Even booked 3 other trips in May to June. Have 8 more trips to plan for the rest of the summer too. I think I have UPS packages coming in daily from Amazon to support my RV fever.

So we have a jam packed RV season. If I were you, I wouldn't delay. A mfr rebate expires soon (I think by the end of the month) which gets your price close to 22K. National RV in Belleville, MI quoted me almost $25 for the Bullet. I asked why the significant margin over several other wholesalers. No valid response except for the quality of service after the purchase.

If you do decide to buy any unit, I can give you some feedback on the customer walkthrough/PDI process. This is something that you should be prepared for. The dealer will try and get you out in an hour or so. You definitely want 3 hours, as it takes that long to inspect all the components. My service tech was okay with my process; my sales rep kept doing this: . Said I backed him up for 2 hours. I weeped for him!
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