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Old 06-17-2013, 10:35 PM   #1
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Help looking for best new true 4 season TT available in the south for under $30k

I am looking to purchase my first tt for full timing. I literally only know what i have read in forums on here and i live in Mississippi. i need a well constructed 4 season tt. Want something that has rear entertainment. i gotta have a tv room. I like Arctic fox to much $$$ to far away, Lance to hard to find. Just heard about Open range any opinions there? this is primarily be parked in a rv park. only move once or twice in its lifetime. Would love some feed back. thanks in advance.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:58 AM   #2
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We are also looking for a new 4-season trailer for under $30k. However, we are looking for a lightweight one and one that we can configure and modify to use a Splendide combo W/D.

Open Range trailers are well insulated. In fact, super well insulated but they are also quite pricey. I don't think you are going to find something new in an Open Range model that will fit your criteria ...maybe, but we haven't looked at them lately because we know they are expensive.

We are leaning toward the Northwood Nash which is not as nice or heavy as the Northwood Arctic Fox. From our research and all the reading we've been doing, Northwood seems to meet our quality criteria. We are also looking at a Lance but don't think they have quite the quality for the price as the Nash as they are pretty pricey for what you're getting. You're paying for the lightweight frame and chassis they use.

As far as finding a floor plan that has a separate TV room in the rear, I'm not sure we've ever seen something like that in our roaming around ...but it's not something we'd consider. I think you're going to have a difficult time finding something like that in the under $30k range. But we'll be interested if something like that exists.

Since you're not planning on moving it frequently, have you considered a used park/destination trailer? They larger and if you're full-time living in it, you'll have a bit more room and amenities. They are essentially great big travel trailers that most people will not move around a lot. They are heavy --over 10,000 lbs GVWR-- and need a more hefty truck to tow.

Here's what I'm talking about in the Forest Ridge models but other manufacturers make them too ...some are well insulated as they are designed to be lived in for longer periods of time:

Destination Trailers - Park Trailers by Forest River

I hope you get some good suggestions in this thread as we will be following it too.

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Old 06-18-2013, 01:15 AM   #3
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Well, now that I am looking at the Open Range models a bit closer, here's one that even we might be interested in but it's a bit heavier than we want:

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It's a JT337RLS Journeyer with a rear living room ...and it's in Texas. It's a four-seasons trailer and the MSRP is around 55K but probably can get it for low to mid $30's?

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Old 06-18-2013, 06:17 AM   #4
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I have a artic fox silver fox 30U yes they are pricy i love it I just don't use it enough as the class A gets all the use they are tongue heavy if interested Pm me ill take pay off
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:29 AM   #5
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Take a look at A Dutchman Denali. R40 roof and floor all season weather insulation. tinted glass.
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Have you Looked at Flagstaff's "Classic Superlite" line? List price is in the high 30's-low 40s for a well equipped unit with Leather La-Z-Boys, solid surface counters, frameless windows, gelcoat, power jacks and awning, heated tanks, etc...

Theyu even have a layout almost identical to the one posted above...832IKBS i believe.
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