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Old 05-25-2012, 07:28 AM   #1
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Hello from Hickory, NC! We recently sold our boat to purchase a TT and my wife informed me yesterday that we are going to look at this one today after work:

2008 Fleetwood PROWLER 2702B for sale | Marion, NC

Is this an OK TT for us just starting out? What should I look for when looking at it today? Any questions I should ask?

I have lurked on this website for over a month taking in as much information as I can... Everyone seems so dang nice!!

Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer up!!

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Old 05-25-2012, 08:10 AM   #2
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My first question is what kind of TV do you have and its tow rating? How heavy is the TT - GVWR not dry weight? If you can handle the weight then look for the following:
1. code dates on tires - 5 to 7 years
2. check exterior for visible damage
3. if possible go or look on roof for visible signs of holes, or just general condition of roof, vents, ac, etc
4. make sure all appliances work. Don't forget the water heater, furnace, ac unit
5. look in every cabnet and drawer for signs of damage and or water damage
6. look in every exterior compartment for damage and leaks
7. check every wall, corner, seam, vent, window for water damage. Water damage and dry rot is the biggest killer of RV's
8. if you have time go to RVbasics.com and pull up and print a checklist to follow for first time buyers. It was a big help to me a couple of years ago.
9. if it has slides make sure they work and check for leaks around seals
10. ask why they are selling. Listen to their response and look at their facial expressions and eyes.
11. if possible before you buy have a qualified inspection done on it.
12. last but not least. If it seems too good to be true. Run as fast as you can.

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Old 05-25-2012, 08:30 AM   #3
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Jeff, Welcome to the forum. Looks nice, but check to be sure everything works. Be sure you have enough truck to haul it...
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:57 AM   #4
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That is one nice TT. It looks bright and cheerful and roomy.
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My first RV was a prowler TT had it for 10 years. it was a great weekender and for a few weeks out at a time. Raiseed 3 boys while we had it. Its a great start for your RV adventures. Good luck and enjoy. Oh, and get the price down they are hungry!
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:34 PM   #6
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Just got back from looking at the TT... Think I got a pretty good deal plus they threw in a hitch and sway bar. Spent the evening driving around looking at campgrounds and comparing our TT to others we saw. I can't wait to get camping!
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:13 PM   #7
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Looks nice! Awarnes gave you some VERY good advice. Wish I had of followed that checklist when we went to look at ours!! I do think it's notable to say make sure the layout will work for you because that's pretty hard to change. now it's time for the fun part,,, CAMPING!! Congrats!
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Howdy and welcome aboard. Congrats on the new TT and hope you really enjoy it. Have a great rving season.
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Thanks for the replies everyone! We have spent the last two days trying to find a nice campground one to one and a half hours from Hickory, NC to put the TT but have been unsuccessful so far. Anyone know of a spot?
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Old 05-27-2012, 03:33 PM   #13
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