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RE: Looking for quality

https://www.curbed.com/2019/9/18/20870828/rv-camper-repairs-poor-quality?fbclid=IwAR2OXQ6S6OQGiMYgAsJUWJLzpOPM2yI-x2C751tQUulUvqG7HY1pFGkTHvA Thanks for that. Yes. This will be our 4th RV. Started with an old Fireball TT, then a Fleetwood Jamboree Searcher class C, then a Winnebago Brave Class A. None of them were purchased new. I don't intend for this to be the first. I'm not interested in being the QA/QC department for any manufacturer. I want it new-ish so it's not used up, but old enough that the original owner had all the problems sorted.
Daryl 09/21/19 07:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for quality

Try the Outdoors RV "Back Country series". Sister company to Northwood. The list has shortened. After some shopping today we've tentatively decided it will likely be an Outdoors Back Country or an Arctic Fox (in that order of preference). A good friend who's been in the RV industry as a Service Manager for almost 20 years shared his thoughts with us as well. Seems as though he believes they're almost all ****, just some less crappier than others ;). An earthquake on wheels. He suggested to add a Flagstaff to our list to at least check out in person before eliminating it from contention. He felt like next to Tiffin in the Class A world, no manufacturer stands behind their products any better when it comes to warranty work. He likes the Nash built products, just not how they treat their dealership network.
Daryl 09/21/19 07:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for quality

ATC Looks like it meets most of your criteria, and I believe they have some customization capabilities up to what your wallet can afford I am familiar with ATC. Strongly considered buying one and a tow vehicle years ago. We instead chose to buy the Class A and an enclosed trailer for the toys. As far as I know all the ATC's are haulers with rear ramp doors. Not looking for a toy hauler.
Daryl 09/17/19 08:44am Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for quality

https://www.airstream.com/ Very pricey but high quality No doubt they are high quality. I can't get past feeling like I'm hauling a big twinkie down the road, or in an episode of I Love Lucy. Absurd, I know.
Daryl 09/17/19 08:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for quality

Have not owned one, but have mat a couple that loved their Livin lite trailer, claimed well built and they are not as "frilly" as most others. Being in Ca. they should be relatively easy to locate some. Look over the features, a lot of their plusses are not readily visible, windows etc. CampLite Added to my short list to investigate further. Thank you!
Daryl 09/17/19 08:34am Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for quality

Then you're looking at cheap construction. Exactly my primary complaint. I've yet to see a tag TT with appliances on the slide, constructed the way your 5'er is. Not saying that it isn't done, just not that I've seen yet. My refer gas line is completely enclosed in the slide, and when retracted protected by another piece of flooring above the tires. It would take some huge explosion to cut through that.
Daryl 09/15/19 07:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for quality

Much older Arctic Fox products are good. New stuff is pure junk. I know, I have one. One what? Older good one, or newer junk? ;)
Daryl 09/15/19 07:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for quality

Try the Outdoors RV "Back Country series". Sister company to Northwood. Thank you. Going to a large RV show here locally in a few weeks. Should be able to put eyes and hands on quite a few brands.
Daryl 09/15/19 07:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for quality

Thoughts on BigFoot brand? Saw one of the truck campers several years back and was impressed. I've viewed a YouTube video or two on their TT's. Thoughts? Looking at Lance as well.
Daryl 09/15/19 07:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for quality

If and when I ever need a coach with impeccable quality I'll look for a used Newmar. Thanks, I'll see what's available near me. Maybe find some dealerships with a used one or two that I can kick tires on, as to not bother a private party if I' just looking to examine build quality. I don't know why appliances on a slide would be a deal killer for you. Because every time that slide moves in and out that plumbing (LPG, water and drains) is moving with it too. The trailers I looked at with appliances on slides had all those lines in a cheap plastic raceway with cheap zip ties holding those lines right above the tires. One piece of debris, one blow-out and I'm looking at more than just changing a tire. In short, one less thing to go wrong if the only thing on a slide is a couch, dinette, and/or bed.
Daryl 09/15/19 04:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for quality

Not cheap, but well built- https://olivertraveltrailers.com/ Thank you. I'll check them out.
Daryl 09/15/19 04:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for quality

Look at Arctic Fox, they should be common in CA. Not exactly stripped down but none of the stuff you list above. They are heavy and they have options. I don't know how minimal a version you could order from their factory. If you like Winnies, don't they make TT? The Arctic Fox is the brand we saw that we felt was well-built, just not available as minimal as we'd like. As to the Winnies; it seems like "They don't make them like they used to" based on the small sample size we saw.
Daryl 09/15/19 04:18pm Travel Trailers
Looking for quality

Anybody known for making a high-quality, no frills TT? We don't want fancy. We want quality. It seems we can get fancy. It seems we can get quality and fancy. What we are having a hard time finding is quality without the fancy. Sorry for such a vague, subjective question. We currently camp with a 15 year old Winnebago 32' Class A that we have found to be very well built. The RV before that was an old Fleetwood Jamboree Searcher bunkhouse that we loved, but outgrew. We have been searching for just a short while and are really disappointed in what we've seen as far as quality. We see, what appears to us, to be a whole lot of lipstick on a pig. Low quality construction, fit and finish with a whole lot of fancy looking stuff. We have seen what we felt was a well built trailer but much fancier interior than we are needing. Solid frame. Good quality windows and insulation. Quality roof. Good countertops and fixtures. No fireplace. No 50" TV. No outdoor kitchen. No outdoor TV. Onan genset, Flexsteel Furniture would be plusses in our book. Tag trailer, 23'-29' overall length. Weight not important. Would love rear dinette, mid bath, jack-knife couch. No appliances on any slide(s). Thanks!
Daryl 09/15/19 01:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for short toy hauler with slide

* * * Following * * * Hey! Toy hauler manufacturers, looks like you have a market of at least two. We are just beginning our search. Have had motorhomes (Class C and Class A) for the last 25+ years. We spent a large portion of yesterday at a couple different very large RV dealerships looking around. Very interesting what the 5'r and bumper pull market demands. I want quality construction. I don't care about fancy. I would like to not be too limited about campground choices. Small and fairly heavy is fine. A living room slide (not galley/kitchen) please.
Daryl 09/08/19 08:13am Toy Haulers
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