One of the reason I bet for raise in pricing is the amount of warranty work they end up paying for.
I had a few pop-ups, matter of fact went from a TT to a new Jayco PUP, what a disaster that turned out to be, in the end they made good on the trailer and bought it back, that was in 2012. With the pricing I'm seeing I would be hard pressed to buy a PUP compared to the TT market.
What are the thoughts on this rig?
2003 Jayco Kiwi Hybrid Travel Trailer, Model 18F. The trailer is in very good condition and we are the second owners. Lots of storage inside for a small camper. Queen Flip Out Bed on one end and a Double Flip Out Bed on the other end. Absolutely no rips in the canvas or screens, they are in perfect shape. Dinette also folds down for a total sleeping potential of 5-6 people. New tires within the last 500 miles. Very light at ~ 3700 pounds making it easy to tow. Does come with an equalizer hitch if needed. Amenities... Air Conditioning, Outside Shower, Crank Down Stabilizer Jacks, Digital TV, DVD Player, Awning
Anybody know the black tank size, I recall those tanks were like 6 gallons but not sure?
Have had a TT, PUP, etc. I was just nosing around and for the little we will go this would not be a big outlay in cash. I would think it would need to be below $5,000 however.
Did not go from a 5th wheel but did go from a TT to a PUP for many of the same reasons as you noted. For us it was just a non use issue as our kids are getting older and keep us busy running around.
I missed the bathroom the most, we have a porta potty and while that's ok its just not the same has having the real McCoy with a shower.
My second idea was to get an old 18-20' TT gut it and do a makeover. I'm a wood worker/welder and just enjoy working with my hands after pushing a pin all day. I still may pick one up, it not going to be a crazy leaker but something that has something left of it.