22 wildwood or 18 coachmen express blast plus questions
I'm pre approved to buy my first camper, first toy hauler, etc. So for 1. Any tips on negotiating/what kind of wiggle room is realistic, etc?2. What should I look out for? Things to double check, etc. And 3. Tips on how to make a smart purchase and 4. What are your "must haves" when looking for a camper.
So I've found a 2018 or 19 coachmen express blast 301 yadda yadda. It does sleep 8, it does not have a patio ramp, it does not have a generator, not 100% sure I like the sliding glass door divider or the sick outside the bathroom however, it is in my weight range, it is a floor plan I want, it's an 10 foot garage that seems smallish. I can't remember if it has an outside kitchen but that would be a bonus...
There is a 2022 wildwood or Salem rtx (so both units are fiberglass sided) I love their floorplan with the sofa/Murphy bed, I can only find them that sleep 6 not 8, they do have a ramp patio, they have bigger refrigerators, smaller fresh water tanks, and I don't think either has a fuel station.
Cons to the Salem/Wildwoods for me would be I hear new campers are a pain with fixing little things, I've heard bad things about Forest Rivers build quality, some of the finishes look sort of cheap and I don't want something that will fall apart in 3 years.
I'm hauling a 2000 Honda rancher 400 so it weighs 2-300#, a kid's 125cc 4wheeler and a kids 70cc dirt bike. Potentially also hauling kayaks, a water trampoline (sucker is heavy! Like 75#) a very fat doberman who is probably 80-100#, 2 small children and me, a mostly petite female. Single mom, no help, so Im blessed I can do this but also need to be smart about my decisions. Suppose everyone does but I try to be extra careful. Will use mostly locally.
So which way would you go (or wait and find something else) and your reasoning would be greatly appreciated.
I do want a separate garage, a convertible u shaped dinette and outside speakers. Otherwise I'm pretty flexible I think (and I'm not 100% sold on the patio.... Not sure how much we'd actually use it? )