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Old 09-23-2015, 08:19 AM   #1
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Finally - 2009 Lazy Daze

I made my first post to irv2.com two (2) years ago when we started our search for a RV. Our search started with Class A MH's and lasted for many months. For many of the same reasons that others have been posted on this Class C Forum, we stepped back and started another search for travel trailers. DW had a hard time with this RV plan especially since the TT we wanted was made 1600 miles away. In addition, my truck was borderline towing the TT of choice. In the meantime, we spent a year helping a relative with serious health problems, which slowed down our plans. (One of life's many challenges.)

About six (6) months ago, we started another search for a Class C MH. After hours and countless hours (days & weeks) of reading, looking, studying, and so forth, we focused our search on Lazy Daze. We knew that finding a LD would be like finding hen's teeth. This was a tedious search to say the least. The good folks over at the "Life with a Lazy Daze RV" (Yahoo group) were very supportive and helpful during our search.

In late August 2015, we heard about a 2009 Mid-bath Lazy Daze for sale about 600 miles away from home. After visiting with the owners, we packed a rental car and made the trip and found a wonderfully equipped and much loved Lazy Daze.

After the purchase, we made a 14 day "shake down cruise" and arrived back home in one piece. This Forum has been mighty helpful to us with many answers to my many questions and for that I am grateful.

And that's our story!
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Let me be the first one on iRV2 to say "Congratulations!"

My wife and I were third owners of a 1998 Lazy Daze mid-bath. It was a wonderful coach.

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Old 09-26-2015, 08:50 PM   #3
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Congrats on your new baby. We too are searching for an LD. We want the rear bed 30 footer.
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Old 09-30-2015, 06:46 PM   #4
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Enjoy! I love jumping in my C and heading out for another adventure.
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Old 10-03-2015, 07:52 AM   #5
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Congratulations on the Lazy Daze!
I have been talking to Lazy Daze and somewhat considering them in the mix for a new purchase. They are scant on information on their web site in terms of pictures of the features etc. after emailing them requesting more pics they declined only to say the ones on the web site were the only ones available.
Umm, you can't take a camera and go take a few extra pics for a potential customer?
Seems a bit arrogant and sent me the message of don't bother us until your ready to write a check.

I understand they probably have the best quality built class c out there. Much of that is largely due to the lack of features available. No slide outs and no automatic levelers among many other offerings that other manufacturers have available. Sure these are two potential reliability issues but also two of the most sought after features people want.
After having slide outs I think I'd have a hard time getting use to the narrow confines of a unit without them.

Not to mention there is a 18 month wait for a new unit right now! I guess they don't need my business!
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Old 10-03-2015, 08:41 PM   #6
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Ya know what? 18 month wait period says I may want to buy one next time. If there is a next time.

That is like bashing my Thor camper because they make so many of them.

I am glad “to each his own” in this market.
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Old 10-04-2015, 08:39 AM   #7
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Ya know what? 18 month wait period says I may want to buy one next time. If there is a next time.

That is like bashing my Thor camper because they make so many of them.

I am glad “to each his own” in this market.
Not bashing them at all. Just relating my experience with them thus far through email. Which most likely won't go beyond that due to their attitude towards a new potential customer. I acknowledge they make the highest quality class c on the market but there is a huge trade off for that in the lack of features.
If Coachmen, Forest River, Jayco Thor etc. didn't offer slide outs, automatic leveling jacks, pop up tv's, fire places etc. their reliability factor would be near that of a Lazy Daze.

As far as the 18 month wait. That could be indicative of a large customer demand or a small work force. How many people does Lazy Daze employ? If you have 3 guys building motor homes it's going to take some time to crank them out.

I personally have not seen a Lazy Daze in any campground we have been too all summer. I'd love to take a walk through one to see first hand the quality and craftsmanship but they seem to be a rare sighting.

It just comes down to are you willing to go without the advantages and disadvantages of slide outs and auto levelers and the other features offer for a unit without these features and have the satisfaction of knowing nothing will go wrong because you don't have them.
And you will still pay the same amount or perhaps more for less features.
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:13 AM   #8
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I agree that LD is behind the times. One unit that has not had much mention is the Born Free. Very high quality.
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Old 10-05-2015, 08:44 PM   #11
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Respectfully, this was my topic and we are mighty happy with our decision. If others don't want to share in our good news about our Lazy Daze, please take your opinion to another topic. Enough said.
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Respectfully, this was my topic and we are mighty happy with our decision. If others don't want to share in our good news about our Lazy Daze, please take your opinion to another topic. Enough said.
Relax my friend if you read the post the first thing I did was congratulate you. I have also acknowledged that Lazy Daze most likely manufactures one of the highest quality class c's on the market.
This is a message forum with thousands of people participating and not everyone thinks in exactly the same way.
Respectfully, once you post a message for public viewing on the internet and are soliciting responses which is why you would post a message in the first place it does not belong exclusively to you.
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Old 10-09-2015, 09:16 AM   #13
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We tried to find a used Lazy Daze that was in good condition and under 26'. We have
experienced that the amount of coach behind the rear wheels affect the handling
of the coach. We went all the way to Arizona to look at a Lazy Daze 26' and a
24' Born Free. The Lazy Daze was not in good enough condition, and we did not
like the overhead bed and how you accessed it in 24' Born Free. We finally purchased
a Winnebago 24vr that has a rear queen bed. We still found that the handling is
terrible, and we are getting ready to add new shocks, steering stablizer, heady duty
sway bars, and a heavy duty trac bar so it will handle better. On a recent trip
to the Outer Banks, the roads were very rough and you could not even hear your
self due to the noise. This is a E450, and I have read that other owners have had
the same problems.
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Yay Lazy Daze. They are definitely a company secure In their own space. I am surprised you get any response by email at all. They do have telephones and love to use them

If you own or spend some time with a Lazy Daze it doesn't take long to realize the quality and all the gimmicks like sliders fade from thought.

Those big panoramic windows are unmatched by anyone else, except maybe an Airstream trailer.

I always think if you want to know about the quality look at a 20 year old one. I've had my 1991 for two years now and it seems more like 4 years old than 24. These puppies are solid and they hold up.

Not everyone gets to have a Lazy Daze. I am a lucky and happy owner.

Congratulations to Traxless.
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