Looking at purchasing our first camper and wanted those familiar with the above camper to chime in; what issues to look for, the good, the bad, etc. The current owner is asking $8500, which seems to be a decent price. States the camper is in excellent condition, has been stored indoors during the winters, and has the following options:
- Sleeps 6 with 2 fold out queen size sleeper and table area that converts to a sleeper.
- Oven with cooktop
- Bathroom with shower
- Lots of cabinets
I found the exact same model and year on RVTrader for $7880/00 private seller in AZ. $8400.00 for a 2007 in MD, $7999.00 in PA, $10,900.00 for a 2009 in RI, a 2010 in Michigan for $10,999.00 dealer.
So $8500.00 is not too bad...but give it a good going over, look for delamination on the exterior walls or evidence of ceiling leaks.
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The price appears reasonable for a 2008 if the condition is good. As others have already mentioned, give it a good look over to make sure there aren't any surprises after you use it a couple of times.
As far as opinions on the 17C, I like my Ex-Port. Mine is a 2007 and has held up very well. It tows great. It's a breeze to set up and take down (sure beats a pop-up). My only complaint, really, is the lack of cargo carrying capacity. Since it's only a single axle rig you are limited to probably only 400-500 lbs of cargo in the trailer. Since I have been using mine for 5 years I pretty much have a good idea what I can carry in the trailer and what goes in the camper. Other than that really, it's a good lightweight starter HTT.
Retired USAF living in the Pacific NW USA
2014 Trail-Lite Crossover 200S
I love mine, and its over 10 years old now. The two biggest drawbacks are- super small toilet/ shower bathroom and lack of sleeping space when the bunk ends are not folded out. We like to go on long trips, and stay overnight rest areas. The small table can fit my wife, and two kids but not me. I have to sleep on the floor.
2003 Honda Pilot
Prodigy brake controller,Weight Distribution Hitch
2000 17' Kiwi Hybrid Trailer UVW 3090lbs
The Jayco trailer ended up selling before we could get to look at it. Ended up finding a new 2012 Coachman Freedom Express LTZ 17SDX and got it for $14k, which I thought was a good deal. Seems like a very nice trailer, great layout, and all the options we were looking for including a TV. Seems like it should be a very nice first trailer we can enjoy for many years.
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