Originally Posted by bwood1377
Agreed. I definitely know our number one is to have a separate bunkhouse. However I do also like the fact that the grand design has the second half bath which is nice. Is it a deal breaker, no. There could also be in the used market something with other options that would be in my price range that if new would not. Lots to think about. I appreciate all the info and responses. Last thing I want to do is the we should of waited or done this or done that. I dont want to settle and would like to be happy in my purchase. Thanks again to everyone.
I've often heard that if you wait for the perfect rig at the perfect price, you could end up getting turned off from the idea completely. Or you finally do find the perfect rig and fork over your fortune, only to find out it wasn't even perfect after taking it out a couple times.
We took the leap and got a Keystone 243BHS. About a year of searching (well, maybe like 6 months of just learning the lingo, TT vs 5er, etc.) Then looking at prices, storage cost, maintaining, and seeing if its something we cull pull off financially. Then my wife spent a month looking at floor plans online. We had a decent list of must, likes, deal breakers. Ours doesn't have an outdoor grill, but a stove. Shower isn't that pod style I would've preferred. But the floor plan works for our family. We didn't get a great deal, 80% of MSRP, but my wife is a terrible negotiator and hands over our leverage gift wrapped with her cheezy grin and the sales guy knows he's got a sucker. But it wasn't too bad considering the market right now, and not many BHS in our area were available. Happy wife...
We went new bc my wife has a thing and wants our black tank to have only our black in it, the floors to have our dirt, etc. Happy wife...
4 trips now with it, and nothing really standing out as "we messed up getting this option" or "that". Sure, some of the features of bigger units would be nice. 2nd slide with an island. 2nd bath. Toy hauler. But had I got something any bigger than my 28', its possible I would've thrown in the towel trying to tow anything bigger. Its been a learning curve for me, to say the least.
And I feel like if we waited for that perfect unit I would've missed these past 4 trips, plus 3 or 4 more we have planned before winter. My only child son is 7, so this summer and the rest of the 5 summers we have until he's a teen, are the most precious commodity I have. Worth more than money.
Anyways, rant over. Just some things to think about.