These units seem to be listed for lower prices then other units no matter if with a private party or dealer. I'm new to rving and would like to get a good deal but am weary about the lower prices. For instance, today I may go look at a 189 that seems to have the standard normal equipment. It's with a dealer and it's listed for well below high nada book. Are there quality problems? Towing problems? For a small unit are they heavier and more combersome then others? Any thoughts?
The Tailgator was replaced with the NRG and now the Energy. They seem to be priced as an entry level unit for toy haulers. Fairly basic as far as features, but if they fit your needs then go for it. Before you sign off do a detailed inspection to make sure you are not getting a problem unit. I can't say I've heard of massive problems with the line over the years. I'm pretty sure they all roll off the line in Pendelton, OR - which also means that shipping costs were lower for those in the NW.
You can grab a basic PDI Checklist here. It won't cover the fuel station if it's equipped with one, but for that take along a 5 gallon gas can and pour it in and run it back into the can.
I had an 04 Keystone Tailgator. Good unit, basic floor plans with stuff thats been in every camper I've seen. The only down side was the 96 inch width vs. 102. That why they are cheaper.
Same issues as most, sofa screws pull out of walls, gen install on mine was half-ass.
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