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Old 04-26-2014, 04:27 PM   #1
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Hello, my wife and I just joined this site and we are very eager to get started. I have a question for anybody that might be able to help. We are choosing between 2 RV's and aren't sure which to buy. They are both the same price but one is a 2008 Four Winds with 110,000 miles and no slide out. The other is a 2004 Gulfstream with 70,000 miles and a slide out. We like the newer one because it is newer of course but our friends told us they would get the one with the slide out. I know this is limited info but any suggestions that might help in our decision makings ill help. Are Gulfstream and Four winds reputable? Oh and also both of these are from dealerships, not individual sellers. Thanks so much and wish us luck!

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Old 04-26-2014, 06:43 PM   #2
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I would go for the one with the slide out. It provides a less cramped feeling

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Old 04-26-2014, 06:52 PM   #3
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I would go for the one with the slide out. It provides a less cramped feeling

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Old 04-27-2014, 06:22 PM   #4
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Slides are great. Go for the slide
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Our first MH was a 2003 Class C without a slide. We only used it 6 months before trading it for a Class A with two slides. If the condition is equal and you like the layout I would definitely choose the slide unit with the lower mileage.

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It all depends on what you want to do with it. Just the two of you camping? Full time RVing? Have kids along and need the extra room?

Slides give you more room but... they add weight (gives you less cargo and tow capacity), and at some point they could be a problem, especially an older one. If you camp in the cold they don't seal well and don't hold in the heat, and they require maintenance. Is it worth it to you? Only you can decide that.
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If the overall condition of the two RVs is good I would opt for the one with the slide. You rarely hear anyone say they don't want a slide, but you do hear people saying they wish they had more slides. They do give you so much more space and you don't feel closed in as much. Good Luck with your choice. Let us know what your decision is.

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