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Old 05-22-2017, 05:34 PM   #1
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Arrow Largest inexpensive travel trailers?

Hello all!

I'm shopping around for a new travel trailer. I currently have a 34.5' 1985 Pace Arrow and it is getting very cramped for me. I went to a couple dealerships and I am seeing some beautiful 2017 & 2018 models from 30'-32' with 1-2 big slideouts all for around $30,000. These are beautiful and seem very spacious!

But I am wondering if there is anything better out there? Are there trailers larger than this around the same price? or as large for a much lower price? What are your favorite big trailers in this price range?

My understanding is that 5th wheels will always be smaller for the price, or pricier for the size, but if you know of any 5th wheels in this category I'd love to hear about them too!

EDIT: Just for reference, the models I saw at the dealer that I was impressed by were Wildwood 30QBSS, Puma 31 RDKS, and VIBE 301RLS
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We love our new one. Just returned from another trip to the NC mountains. Zero issues, its breaking in very nicely. Bought it for just south of $30k. Good luck, the hunt is fun!
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We got a Vibe 322QBS. It is a total of 37 feet long with 3 slides. Very roomy inside and it looks real good in my opinion. Just a tad over 25k out the door. We love it so far.
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You have a nice looking camper and large. Do you have any issues pulling in the mountains? I have a camper about your size but I am reluctant to pull in mountains. Where do you go in NC mountains?
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Our next one will be a Puma 32RBFQ or the Puma 32FBIS. Both are bunk houses, with a slide in the master bedroom for more space. 35foot and on rvtrader.com for ~$25K.
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These all look awesome, thanks for showing me that there are much better deals to be found!
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Old 06-01-2017, 10:03 PM   #7
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To my way of thinking, large and inexpensive means buying used or cheap. The RV industry is the ultimate example of building to a price point. Basically there is a reason one TT is more expensive then the next.

Also TTs deprecate rapidly making used models attractive.

At this point, RV sales are at record highs, the industry anticipates selling 460,000 TT s and 5vers this year. So it is a good time for dealers at the present.

We found a three old Dutchmen at a price we could afford, it has been a good choice.
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Just be aware..... campground sites mostly haven't keep up with the trailer sizes now being built.......and the roads passing by the sites are often narrow......so, a 32' one is a lot easier to get it parked
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Hi. We just purchased a 2017, (NEW), Keystone Hideout 31FBDS. This is a 35 foot unit. You should google orutube this trailer. We found it at Sonny's RV in Greer, SC, because we are only 10 miles away. It was advertised at $24,900, But discounted due to year changes, to $23,500. So by the time everything was figured up, we were up to the sale price of $24,500. This is a very nice unit. We will be happy with it I am sure.
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Last spring we bought a Keystone Hideout 38FKTS. MSRP was in $30s. OTD we paid $25.

40ft long overall. Mid trailer bunk room, rear master, front kitchen. 3 slides. Was a new model for 2016.
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Hi. We just purchased a 2017, (NEW), Keystone Hideout 31FBDS. This is a 35 foot unit. You should google orutube this trailer. We found it at Sonny's RV in Greer, SC, because we are only 10 miles away. It was advertised at $24,900, But discounted due to year changes, to $23,500. So by the time everything was figured up, we were up to the sale price of $24,500. This is a very nice unit. We will be happy with it I am sure.


Nice. We purchased our Hideout from Sonny's as well. Although your location is slightly off, it's located in Duncan, SC but pretty close to greer. Nonetheless we will be getting our next camper from there too. How do you guys like it? We wanted the rear master bedroom as well
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Shasta Oasis makes about a 35ft bunk trailer and it sells for about $18,000 got to be the cheapest looking trailer ive ever seen. Your better off looking at a 7-10 year old higher end unit.
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