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Old 06-06-2016, 01:21 PM   #1
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Travel trailer advice

Hello everyone, i've been doing some research for A decent full-time rv.
We are looking for some advice, what you guys think is best, A new travel trailer? a used one ? which brands are better or which model will be comfortable, reliable and Big enough for a family, thank you I hope you can help with our decision.

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That question is probably equivalent to what is the best flavor ice cream. It's going to be one that only you can answer. You buy used, you let someone else eat a whole lot of depreciation and sometimes have fixed all the little annoying things that the mfg over looked. That can happen alot. You go new and you get a better interest rate and a warranty and let the dealer fix the little things. if your handy, rv's are not difficult and there's plenty of how to's and topics here already discussed about issues, so a search can quickly send you in the right direction. Issues a dealer is taking care of can take weeks or months depending on the dealer. And what size and layout will depend on what tow vehicle you have and what is your preference and how big is your family and how will your family be using it.

So, take your time, become educated. Don't make an emotional decision. Don't let a salesman push you into something you don't want. Look at alot of them at more than one dealer. You might try renting several to see what you like and don't like.

I always say, drive the Yugo to go rv shopping. That way the sales team will leave you alone and you can browse peacefully. If you drive your 4x4 Diesel Dually with giant smoke stacks sticking up you'll be trampled by the sales staff.

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I looked at dozens of trailers of rigs before I settled on travel trailer, than looked at dozens more before I decided what I really wanted. I wanted:
- Good in cold weather (not arctic, but cold)
- Queen sized bed, not "gaucho" or whatever that really is.
- One big window (what's the use of travelling if you can't enjoy the new views?)
- Overbuilt (this is a tough one, as how can one really know?)

I found what I was looking for with Outdoors RV. Thick insulated walls. Big rear dinette window. Great furnace and air conditioner (I can hang meat for storage, and cook it in here if I want to!). Axles and tires are more than necessary for the GVWR. Platform that I put a nice mattress on, and it's queen sized.

It tows great, I'm very comfortable in it, and have been full time since August last year. No regrets in my purchase decision.

My advice is to find a floor plan that seems like it will work well for you, and then look to see who offers something like it.

If you buy used, get the trailer inspected by a professional RV tech before you buy. Have all of the systems checked out. Never trust that the previous owner knows or discloses all of the problems with you. In my opinion, the most important are brakes, tires, and any leaks, inside or out.

Too bad you live on the East Coast, no Outdoors RV products out there. If you ever come out west before you buy, they are worth a look.
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