If you decide on a Forest River product, check out House of Camping (Chicago area). George gave us a great deal. We drove from AZ to buy from him, and he has a bunch of hybrids showing on his website www.houseofcamping.com
We found George's price to beat even RV Wholesalers. Good luck and have fun in your search!
Any thoughts of Heartland North Trail T19? Is Heartland a good manufacturer?
another new entry into hybrids. until last year, i think, Heartland had never made hybrids.
so, not a lot of them out there.
manufacturers that only offer 2-3 hybrid floorplans, like Heartland, tend to sell less of them.
while manufacturers with a large variety of hybrid floorplans, such as Jayco and Forest River, sell way more.
Dan- Firefighter, Shawn- Musician/Entrepreneur, Zoe- Faithful Golden Retriever, 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LS, 2007 Rockwood Roo 23SS w/Equalizer and Prodigy, and 5 Mtn. bikes and 2 Road bikes
I'd rank these 4, 3, 1, 2. But the 3 and 4 are only 3 and 4 because you listed no others.
Forest River and Jayco head all lists in this price/size/style. I don't see any reason to look beyond them. Forest River just "feels" better to us. But perfectly sane people have purchased Jaycos and been happy. Our Roo is at the Jayco dealer for her annual service.
So hybrid models aside, where do Heartland, Keystone, Forest River, and Jayco stand as manufacturers?
my suggestion is for you to get inside each manufacturers' trailers and see what you think. poke around, sit on things, walk through their trailers, open every cabinet and see what YOU think.
every brand has its lovers and haters. you'll find complaints on every brand's quality.
brand opinions are very subjective and you need to decide for yourself, which seem to be built better than the others.
then compare their warranties. Jayco has two year warranty, FR has one year but an additional year is available for $150.
i don't know what the others offer.
your question is kinda of like: which company makes better autos, Ford, GM or Chrysler?