I was of the same thinking - under 100k. I got mine for 96. There were others out there for less but mostly gas models. I wanted the diesel and you pay more for that alone. Coupled with the fact that it's loaded I think I got a decent deal. There were a couple of dealers that had the 08's in OR and CA for the 80's range - they were gas too. Happy with what I'm getting, tomorrow we fly out, and sure we'll enjoy it immensely. Let ya know hoe the ride back to MA from AZ was on return.
Bob & Debra, et al
09 Road Warrior RWS3400
Kodiak / Duramax
First let me start by saying that we bought the unit sight unseen. Never stepped foot in one, never saw one up close and personal. We sought after it because of the floorplan, ammenities, diesel, and just great looks. Did some research, here and there, as you know. Found no ill words about build quality and whatnot, so we decided this was what we wanted and started our search. There are absolutely none - zilch - zero - nadda - here on the east coast, that we've seen. So we were somewhat skeptical about making a deal in the first place, nevermind 2760 miles away! But the previous owners were great people so we had no problems with the dealing - just that we hadn't seen one.
So we fly into AZ, PO picked us up at the airport and drive us over to the rig, which was being stored in an aircraft hanger, Never saw the sun unless they went out camping, which didn't happen too often - hence the wanting to sell it. We pulled into the hanger and when I ever saw the size of this thing - holy s*@#! It's BIG. And it's BEAUTIFUL!
I have to say that when I sat in the drivers seat I had to wonder for a bit about whether I was going to be able to handle this thing. Those fears were squelched shortly into the ride though.
Looking around the unit we saw exactly what we thought we would from all hte pics we had and a video I found on you tube of a similar unit. Check it out here -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRA1eQqdkDI
We loved everything we saw. It was exactly what we had wanted and hoped for. We either lucked out or we did all the right research and made the right move - either way - we win!
The ride back to MA - Going across AZ, NM, TX, etc.... what a change in landscape for us. We're so use to the New England mountains, lakes, rivers, streams - such a difference. Not that I didn't lie what we saw along the way - just very different from what we grew up around. The road home was fantastic. Took 40, 44, 71, 90 - made a few stops along the way. We had a time schedule to keep. Had to be back in our driveway no later the Monday night. Took a few stops with just 2 hour naps, one with a 4 hour. We had loaded up back in AZ at a WalMart with Lean Cuisine mw lunches, dinners and stuff - so we didn't really have to stop for food, pretty much just some fill up stops. The built in coffee maker was a godsend too! (You know it's hard to find light cream for your coffee out that way - had to settle for half and half. Just not the same!)
She rides so smooth - so steady and surefooted. We had negligible movement from trucks passing by, so different form the "little c" we were use to before. With speed limits out that way being 75 - around us it's 55/65 tops - we moved right along. She's got plenty of pulling power to get her going quickly. I was surprised to find she gets up to 60 from 0 in just about 10 seconds. Stopping power is equally as impressive for such a large/heavy unit.
The front seats (flexsteel outfitted with WW trim) are so comfortable. As a matter of fact, around the 2,000 mile mark I mentioned to Deb that I wasn't feeling like I had to get out of the rig. I wasn't saying to myself that I had enough. I wasn't sweating, wasn't uncomfortable - was enjoying driving the big rig. I gave Deb ample opportunity to take the wheel on 40 and 44 (700 miles of straightness) but she declined. Guess she'll stick to teaching kids how to drive cars.
As far as economy goes - hahahahahahahahahaha - didn't buy it for that! Gotta know going into something like this that it's gonna cost ya. Kidding aside - I was going to be happy with, and figured it would get, about 10mpg. I was real close. All the way home - no matter if it was 75mph with the AC on or 65 with the windows open - 9.6mpg. I'm not unhappy - could be better. One of my favorite sayings - "It is what it is!"
So - there ya go. Sorry so winded, but you asked. We're taking her up to Cold Springs resort in Weare, NH this weekend. Great spot, good folks, lots to do for the kids and big kids
There were 2 fivers across from me. I was in both of those in previous visits. Great spot eh? Close enough to both pavilions and all activities/store. The kids really enjoy it there and it's only about an hour from home. Nice people running the place too.
Were you the guys that dared one of your ladies to get up and dance on the picnic table? I saw here up there and yelled take it off
Fun place - we'll be back there again for sure. We've been to many around the area, each has there own allure.
If ya see us there again be sure to stop over and say hi.
Our next trip (unwilling to put her up for the winter just yet) is down to Deals Gap. Heading out Nov 13 for the week. Found a couple of places open year round - haven't decided on which one yet. Ironhorse or Fort Wilderness. Trailering the bike (Valkyrie Interstate) down to enjoy the scenery and history - and perhaps a little higher temp than we're experiencing here!
Good luck with the sale and hunt for a new one Neal. Plenty of deals out there for sure. If you're going after a WW RWS3400 I can attest, so far, to the build quality, road worthiness and comfort. You won't be dissapointed - at least I'm not.