I just bought a new 2013 Gulf Stream from my local dealer. Saved about $11,000 off MSRP and they threw in the weight dist. hitch. So, I'm already a year ahead in resale equity vs. payments. Something to consider.
I'll say this too; I'm a car dealer. Been in the biz for 13 years, and right now I'm a manager at a Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Buick GMC dealership. We're always hungry. Come in, ready to deal, with an open mind, and you'll get what you want. Don't be afraid to ask for a reasonable scenario, they'll probably meet you on it. That's how I bought my new TT. Said I'll give you XXX amount of money, throw in the hitch, and the electric brakes. They met me within a thousand of my offer, threw in the hitch, and they're installing the brakes at a great discount they called cost. I'm happy, and a great deal is all your own point of view.
Best of luck!
Lot of nice rigs on here for sure, Brian - and yours too. One thing I noticed is that even with your slide in, you could get to your stove and fridge. Makes stop overs nice, when you can't open that slide, like in a rest stop or at a truck stop. As long as you can get to your toilet and bed, you're all set.
Thanks, it's a pretty unique rig. First one with a site-side dinette plus a recliner and bathroom with door facing away from the living area. Just a peeve of mine.
I'm Brian, but everyone calls me Snowman because of my last name. I'm 29 from the rual area east of Cleveland, Ohio. I've been a camper all of my life, and an RVer most of it. My parents tent camped with me when I was 6 months old and moved to their first TT about 2 years later. Two years after that when I was four they bought a Motorhome. Fast forward to when I was 23 I purchased it. Quickly I sold it to my brother moving up to a Fifth Wheel which lasted a few years, then a Truck Camper more recently.
Saturday the Truck Camper was sold to move up to my first new RV, a 2013 Gulf Stream Streamlite 27RKS Champagne Edition. It's a 32' Ultra Light aluminum framed, trussed EPDM roof, fiberglass sided tow behind. Lots of nice features like Leatherette jack knife sofa and lounge chair, walnut cabinets, surround sound, outdoor speakers, power tongue jack, power stabilizer jacks, power awning, glass shower, alloy wheels, and so on.
I'm not bragging, just proud of my investment. Please don't take it the wrong way. :B
Dealer made me a nice deal, throwing in a weight distribution hitch, Primus IQ brakes, full tanks of propane, $50 to their parts dept, and about $11,000 off. I thought that sounded pretty good considering it's next model years.
Wanted to introduce myself. I'm Brian, an RVer most of my 29 years on this rock, starting with my parents and my own. I'll keep it short here, but I recently moved from my Lance Truck Camper to this 2013 Gulf Stream Streamlite 27RKS Champagne Edition. It's a 32' Ultra Light. I'll make a separate intro post if you want to know more.
Nice to meet everyone! See you on the highway. Oh, there are some GREAT looking rigs on here!
Well, I pulled the trigger on Saturday. Got a great deal (about $11,500 off of a 2013m and sold my trade myself only losing $1,000 in the last year and a half of owning it) and they are super low pressure. Pick it up Wednesday night. Thanks again for the input, and NJRVer, I can say that my buddy is in your shoes and said the same thing about my Lance truck camper that this is replacing. He wasn't happy with fit and finish, but I've never seen an RV that didn't have some slop. I've learned to adjust it or ignore it. lol
Thanks again for all the kind words. To answer a few questions, nope, no kids involved. Just a very sweet woman who may have them one day. As for the permanent site, I'll still be taking it places, probably once a month. I like the variety but when you want to blow out on a Friday witout hitching or packing, it's a nice luxury. Like I said before, I'm "moving" not upgrading. The TT is newer than the TC and more shiny, but the TC did everything and then some for me. I am camping on an annual rustic trip in the Alleghany Mts next month (12th annual) with about 20 friends, and the TT will not get back where the site is. Had it there last year, but it looks like I'm going back to my cabin tent. It's a rustic trip deep in the woods though, so I'm actualy looking forward to that. The TC was nice back there, but didn't go with tradition of the trip.
Almost a year to the day after buying my Lance 835 I sold her and went back to a Travel Trailer.
The Lance was a great unit, but my needs have changed since getting a permanent camp site and the larger RV was in order.
I moved to a 2013 Gulf Stream StreamLite 27RKS Champagne Edition. It's a 32' four season tag trailer with a single slide, rear kitchen, and all the goodies.
The main reason for my post here is to give SINCERE thank you to all of you kind folks who have answered my (sometimes stupid) questions about the TCs. I can say one day I may go back to another one, and then I'll come back with more odd questions about them.
Thank you again! See you on the highway...
I'm looking into buying a 2013 Gulf Stream Streamlite XLT 27RKS Champagne Edition from my local dealer. I'm not new to RVs but I've never bought new. I'm a car dealer with 13 years in the business, so I know how the negotiation works. I'm very confident I'm getting a good deal on the unit and my trade. That's not in question.
What I am looking for is info on the brand and this model line. I've never looked at any RVs newer then about 2005, so this thing is pretty advanced for me. Far as I can find it arched truss wood roof with vinyl covering, ducted air, and heated tanks in the underbelly thats enclosed. The walls are vacuum bonded fiberglass with fully welded aluminum frame. Power front jack, power level jacks, power awning, leatherette (rich Corinthian? lol) couch and lounge chair, walnut cabinets, LCD TV, glass bath door, coach style hatch doors, full paint and graphics, alloy wheels, yadda yadda yadda. It's pretty, I'll leave it at that. 1 year "bumper to bumper" and 2 year structural warranty with many items (fridge, microwave, etc) carrying a 2 year warranty from their respective manufacturers.
So, anyone know about these things? How's Gulf Stream's rep? Anyone owned a Streamlite or the like? How about vacuum bonded fiberglass? It has a one piece front fiberglass cap; that good or bad? Alloy wheels on a rig good or bad? Any info, inside, rumors, or clues are appreciated!
By the way, nice Lance Truck Camper for sale at trade value on Cleveland CraigsList. lol
Thanks all! Snowman
I take your hate for dishes even further and wash any mandatory ones like pots, pans, or spatulas and wash them using the outside shower as not to drag the grease, etc through the camper's system. The BBQ rub sounds awesome BTW!
Hmmm.... that looks familiar.... :p
That's almost EXACTLY the same but with a railing!
Built an 8x8 deck for my TC...
I keep mine at a seasonal site about 20 min from my house as I live in an apartment and it's better than simple storage. If I want to hang out for the weekend, it's always ready, or if I want to go on a trip, just pick it up and go! Built it with my brother (pictured) in 2 1/2 hours on Wednesday night. Put an outdoor bar in the corner of it that he's sitting at.
They make inflatable ones. They're on eBay last I checked.
A cross check is an illegal hit with both hands on your stick across some part of an opposing players body. You get a 2 minuit penalty for a minor hit and 5 minuits or more for an intent to injure. I play this game all winter. It is played on very hard water. Can you guess what is is?
Some hybrid of Golf and Water Skiing? lol :E
What an interesting thread, we could write a book. I want to retire in March 2012 but I can't wait to take off for Alaska. This will be a long 7 months.
Well, are you free yet? Been a long 7 months and then some! lol