Spent a couple of hours at the local rv dealer with my wife yesterday. Had our minds set on the 31bhpr.
Dealer has one 2013 model left, and no 2014 models yet. It's exactly what my wife wants.
But, I got tired of the games with the back and forth with the "fish bowl".
I went by the other day by myself, put a very small deposit. So on the way yesterday, my wife called the bank and got us pre approved for X amount. These guys were playing the game. So when they asked what I was willing to pay, I said, X amount and I want the hitch and brake controller. They would not throw it in.
So, we walked away. It was actually funny, them trying to blame me for not taking the deal, I turned that around on them pretty quick. Kind of glad, give me some time to think about, if I really want the TT or not.
You'll never get a better deal than "willing to walk away" pricing.. my bet is unless you did/said something in the "turned it around pretty quick" they'll be calling you in a couple of days... Not to worry tough, there are a lot of dealers out there that have them, just need to find one within a few hundred miles and go get it there.
We bought ours about 1200 miles away and made a vacation/camping trip out of the pickup of it. One of the best trips we've been on. LOL.
Leave it plugged in while at home, it will make you feel really good that you don't have to load/unload the fridge/freezer every weekend too.
PLUS - it gives DH a place to go run and hide and have a cold beer during the week:)
We weren't shopping for outdoor kitche when we found our bullet 27RBPR and after looking at the trailer for the first time, honestly still didn't get too excited. There is only two of us and two pets so interior storage wasn't an issue anyway but our Premier has more than enough space inside anyway.
Now that we have it we absolutely love it.!! Not sure WTH weather conditions mentioned previously have to do with using outdoor kitchen? We use ours ALL the time, actually store 1/2 our dishes, cups, cutlery out there and use it more than inside.
Not saying our next camper HAS to have one but we absolutely love the one we got now.
ALMOST bought from them. Got the price, had the items worked out and it was between them and closer dealer. Ended up going with dealer, but not until they came close to the Wholesale price. I didn't hide anything from anyone, but I was also fair about it. I told them I would pay extra $$ for not having to drive 500 miles and I did pay a little extra to get the closer trailer.
It's true when they say you get the best price when you are ready to walk out the door empty handed.
Here's a question.... Did anyone every think of having an option to drain the Grey THROUGH the black tank? So once you dump the black you would leave the black valve open, then open a valve on the grey that would run through the black tank and flush even more..
Maybe I'm overthinking this. What a waste. LOL
GREAT stories!!! I've lived a few of them, including the "maybe I should check the hose clamp connection while dumping" one.. Yeeesh.
No kids but we bring along the dog and cat when camping. Wife usually gets out while I'm backing in to make sure we're not hitting anything. Last summer I was 1/2 way in but needed picnic table moved which she couldn't do on her own. Put truck in Park, got out to help and heard click> click> click as I got to back of truck. Yep, kitty cat decided he wanted a better look so he stood on the door locks and locked us out of truck, blocking the road on a Friday night.
1 hour later, 4 other rigs waiting and drinking my beer while all attempts to break into truck failed and the locksmith shows up 30 seconds BEFORE the coat hanger trick finally works. Cost me a case of beer for the neighbors, $100.00 for the locksmith's drive but gained a few friends.
Because this is 2013 not 1913. I have an electric water pump as well. And I use light bulbs instead of a kerosene latern.
Hell, I can't stop laughing at this one!
LOL.. Still best answer on here. :)
I have Electric jack because it came with the trailer. Others that we camp with do not and they are envious of it when we are out. To each their own.
We also did sliding drawers. I think there are some pictures already posted back about a year on this thread. Not sure if you can search my name and come up with them. I will try and retake some. They work great.
Now that I think about it, I believe I saw those awhile back. I'll have to revisit it and dig back. Do you miss the use of the full space within the cabnet due to the face trim around the door opening? I know these Premiers have maximum storage so perhaps its not an issue.
Sorry we got a little more snow so I've been snowmobiling instead of focusing on the camper.... Pics of my mod, if you go back/forth from there I believe others had posted their sliding shelves as well. Yes, I know this thread is getting a little long. LOL
We personally figure we GAINED usable space because prior to the sliding shelves we really didn't use the back of the pantry. It was too much of a pain to see and reach the stuff way back there. Now we use the entire space of each shelf so what you lose in hardware you gain in handy.
FYI - I used the stock pantry shelves as drawer fronts for pot drawer under the bench seat and dresser drawers under the bed. DW LOVES the dresser drawers :):)
Pot and Dresser Drawers
we went to the local mattress store in Rockport, TX and picked ours out and then paid $35 extra for the end cut for a queen trailer fit. Delivered, installed and hauled the other away, all total about $450! And it is high, but heaven!
I kinda did that myself. We bought a King bed for the house so I took the Queen mattress, cut it open about a foot from the end and removed one row of coil springs. used a pack of zip ties to tie the coil springs back together and also zip tied the mattress material back together (think stitches)...
We leave that end of the mattress at our feet in the trailer, covered with the usual mattress pad.
Better then throwing it out we figured.
Lighting in the Pantry
This may have already been discussed in this forum and if it has my apologies so please guide me to the discussion.
As Premier owners we all know the pantry is dark. I often use a flashlight to find things and want to light it with LED rope lighting. I'd like to use a plunge switch to turn it on and off, like a refrigerator switch so when you open the door the lights come on. Has anybody done a mod similiar to this?
I figure I can tap power from in back of the microwave but it looks like I'll have to pull the frig to run the AC line to the cupboard I'm not keen on doing that...
I went the other direction, couldn't stand having to shuffle and move stuff around to get at the items in the back so made our shelves slide out...
Don't need a light now. :):)