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Old 05-22-2020, 07:59 AM   #15
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A few thoughts on finding a private seller, first visit / join the owners forums and facebook groups for any specific brands of coaches as these will often have classified ads for the brand of coach you are considering. This is particularly useful for limited production brands which you have mentioned in your threads. Also check RV trader, craigslist, etc. just be aware there are lot of RV scams on craigslist. Next be willing to pay a premium for a well maintained, possibly garage kept coach, don't try to shop for the cheapest example of the brand and model of coach you settle on. Deals do happen, so don't be afraid of them, just use caution.
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I assume when you say jeep, its a real jeep, and if its a 4 door you have a lot more options to choose from. Sway is a must have. They make all kinds of nice trailers for your rig, A frame, and small tt;s with slide out. Hooking and unhooking isn't that big of a deal.
I have a 26 foot TT and am going to downsize. as I spend most time outside. Inside, I watch tv in the same spot, eat at the same spot and sleep in the same spot. I can do all that in a truck camper, with a smaller footprint.
Think about being able to go to a speedy lube with your jeep vs having to go to a big shop for oil changes. A jeep is easy and cheep to maintain, vs a driver. Jeeps are cool and very fun to drive.
If towing with the jeep, choose a trailer with trailer breaks for safety and better control if one needs to slam on the brakes.
If you can find a small light, toy hauler in your towing rating, one can use the drop down gate as extra space and load, then unload lots of stuff when at destination.
Good luck, ive been going single on 4 years now and love it.
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I suggest you look at PPL Website. You will see many Rvs that are on consignment.
We bought our first RV there. I negotiated the price. We kept it 5 years and sold it. Then bought new.
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Just be aware of the condition, I spent an afternoon walking around the PPL lot on the south side of Houston one spring day a couple of years ago when I was in the area on other business and had time to kill, and I was appalled at the cosmetic condition of so many coaches they described as being in good shape, broken entry steps, torn fabric, worn out carpet, broken / missing entry handles, ...
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Before I go full time I was going to get a bigger RV. Probably 38'+. Right now I have a 32', and just being me I want more room with cat and dog.
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