DW likes the look of the 08 carriage domani asking price is $36,950.00 looks very clean. Can anyone tell me the good/bad with this unit and is this a fair price is there any major problems that we should know about. This will be our 1st 5th wheel we have a pop up now
Thanks for any info
Not that it's a deal breaker but Carriage is no longer in business. That may or may not be an issue for you. Course half the RV manufacturers that were in business 5 to 10 years ago are now folded up as well. If ya like the 5'er, have it inspected roof to axles and if it passes, offer'em wholesale and go for it. Good luck.
Happy camping!!! See y'all down the road!!!!
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2000 DODGE 3500 QUAD CAB DRW CTD LARAMIE "THE ROAD LOCOMOTIVE"
We own one and love it.......Never had an issue to date and bought it new! My only comment is the tires they are no longer available from goodyear but.........Im sure someone will have something to fit when needed...... Sure a head turner anywhere we go...
I bought product last June. They went out of business in the fall. Really does not bother me. The trailer is rock solid, and what little it will need should not abount to much.
I've owned Fleetwood, and Alfa and they are all out of business. I have a repaireman in Amarillo that can fix anything, and if he can't get the exact parts he will still fix.
Main thing about Carriage they are built very well, so I would say go for it. We are really impressed.
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wife Diana-adult probation officer, now retired.
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18K SuperGlide Hitch
One had be been placed in the RV museum, Elkhart, IN, when we visited in 2008. Must admit, the thing sure was pretty. Prettyness & being practical do not often go together. The Domani has the yachtish feel to it with all the curves but it did not strike us as being practical. It was much more about the look. The galley had a very small work area.
Get past the bling of the thing & imagine what it is really like to use.
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DW and I both agree that we need to sit inside look at workjing space and not hjust at the bling, she wants to look at storage, is a little concern about no chairs/recliners but wants to wait and pass judgement after spending some time inside. I want to walk around inside see if the feel is comfortable and I fit in the shower etc (6'3") just want some expert advice from everyone on the site about this year/model so I can make a sound decision. Our belief is if it sells before we can waigh all the pros and cons than it was not meant to be and we continue to look
In my opinion this was kind of an oddball trailer. I don't think they sold very well. I've never seen one on the road, only saw one unsold new one at a dealer in TX. But if you like it go for it. Just keep in mind it my not be a hot seller when it's time to get out of it and move on. There are a lot of quality rigs out there in your price range. Don't be in a hurry to decide.
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I thought seriously about one before we bought our Jayco Designer. I really liked the looks and visual layout, but after really going over the liveability, decided it was not practical. Very little storage space, a tiny 2 burner stove, small TV in a not very good viewing position, no access to the bathroom and/or fridge on most models with the slides in, etc.
They are very nice with a "yacht" feel, but I'd recommend you review how you intend to "live" in the trailer and decide if it is practical for you.
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Probably not the best if you are going to live in the Domani. We have one and LOVE it! It is my fourth RV and I love it more than I had loved any of my other ones. However, we only use ours for weekend trips and periodic month long trips. For the short excursions, there is plenty of storage, but for long term/full time, there really isn't enough storage for clothing, etc. The only problem we have had was with the slide, which was covered under warranty, and once fixed, has never been a problem again. We've had ours since 2007, and like I said above, I LOVE it! It's super comfortable, seats our visitors nicely with plenty of room! But it is definately one of those designs that you either love or hate....
Me, DH, DD and Daphne the camping Yorkie 2005 Ford F250, Crew Cab, 4X4, 6.0 PSD
2008 Carriage Domani DF300 fifth wheel