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RE: Travel Trailer Shopping - Newbie

There are several rental sites out there also. Outdoorsy is one. They will rent you a trailer from local owners usually not far from your home. Some will deliver to your campsite. $80-$120 a night for a smaller one. You can rent any type you'd like. Motor homes for $140-$200 a night. Sounds expensive but when you figure in that you dont have to maintain it or store it or worry about it. And then theres the monthly payment to but it. One other thing is in 5-10 years you still get a new trailer to camp in. Pros and cons to both. MHO
scarecrow56 06/05/19 06:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Travel Trailer Shopping - Newbie

I'm kinda in the same boat as you as I havent bought a new camper in 20 years but I'll tell what I THINK I KNOW. (lol) It depends on what you wanna do. how many people are going to sleep in it? Do you have kids and how old are they? Older teens might get tired of camping or getting ready to move out and then you have a monster camper that you may not need. Also, Buy it for yourself. Dont worry about bringing freinds and family if youre not absoloutly sure theyre gonna come with you all the time. Make sure you are comfortable with what you buy. Last years model is usually a better deal and its brand new too. A used one will be more more open to haggling. Your Ram should be able to pull up to around 9000 lbs but there are sites out there that will tell you just what youre specs are. #1 key, figure out your mission and buy what will accommodate it. MHO
scarecrow56 06/02/19 05:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Azdel vs Vacuem bonded fiberglass

Soundguy I'm not sure how to determine how the front and back are constructed. Anyone know how to figure that out?
scarecrow56 06/01/19 09:20am Travel Trailers
Azdel vs Vacuem bonded fiberglass

I have heard good things about Azdel but all from the salesperson. Does anyone have any input on the real difference of these 2 products?
scarecrow56 05/31/19 12:55pm Travel Trailers
2 questions, Where and When to buy in Florida

I live in Palm Bay, Florida which is on the east coast about 1/2 way up/down the state. So anyone know a good honest dealership or mom and pop shop near me and is now a good time to buy in Florida. I realize that up north this is a busy season for buying because the weather is finally getting warm but down here its different. Its hot as Hades and also the 2019's are being discounted. Will they go lower? Am I better off going to another state? I own a 2000 Terry that I bought new and so I'm not new to camping, just to buying. Thanks
scarecrow56 05/31/19 09:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Giant Recreation World in Fl. Wadda ya think

BillyBob Jim I'm not getting it. the purpose of the warrantee is to fix whatever at no extra cost. If it was a $300 maintenance check without a warrantee then I could see them adding other fees. Flyhigh thats sorry to hear. I wonder if it's the norm over there or just a bad experiance for you. Hard to get that kind of info. I could try Yelp and Pissed Consumer. Thanks all
scarecrow56 05/31/19 07:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Giant Recreation World in Fl. Wadda ya think

Thanks for the replies. I think if I could find someone to do what they require for $50-$75 it might be worth it but I agree. $300 is a bit steep, especially in the first couple of years when there is a factory warantee in place. The camping club sounds kinda nice though
scarecrow56 05/30/19 08:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Giant Recreation World in Fl. Wadda ya think

sorry, to be more clear, the forever warranty is free as long as you buy from them and the unit is no more than 2 years old. So this year they are covering 2017 and newer which includes used units. They charge $300 a year when they do the maintenence but you dont have to do it there. If you have a shop you like and they do a walk thru and charge $50 then thats good enough. It covers everything except the awning and the slide out components. If they find anything wrong its covered and the periodically seal and lube things. Just sounded like a good deal. Its free except for the yearly fee. Maybe you're right though. I didn't have any problems with my rig until it was about 15 years old. Maybe if I have a maintenance program on it it wouldn't look as bad as it does now.
scarecrow56 05/29/19 05:35pm Travel Trailers
Giant Recreation World in Fl. Wadda ya think

I've been to GRW in Palm Bay Fl and they seem to be a pretty good dealership. They offer a LIFETIME warrantee as long as you have the rig serviced every year by certified rv maintenance people. Their prices seem to be competitive with other dealerships including CW. They have a camping club thing that twice a month every month they arrange a group camp out. That's only $50 a year to join and they have live entertainment and a free dinner on each trip. Sounds really good. Has anyone had any experience with them and what did you think?
scarecrow56 05/29/19 01:45pm Travel Trailers
What is the problem with Camping World?

So I've seen a lotta people bad mouth CW in another post I had but not any real specific reasons. Why should I not go there? They do leave a bad taste for me after that nearly 2k extra fees but why do you guys dislike them so?
scarecrow56 05/28/19 11:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Is this a good deal?

Midnightsadie I dont know what post you're talking about so for you to assume that I did isnt cool at all. Be a little more specific please
scarecrow56 05/23/19 04:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is this a good deal?

First I wanna thank you for your responses. Maddog, I'm just plain confused. I dunno what you mean. Lynnmor, you feel those fees are too much also? I wasnt sure about the admin fee because I dont really know what they are charging for. The tag fee I think is high because I think I can transfer it for less than that. This is in Florida. I thought the price was a really good price but the fees are making me not wanna do the deal. Not that I cant afford it, I just get mad when taken advantage of.
scarecrow56 05/23/19 02:51pm Travel Trailers
Is this a good deal?

Ok, Ive got an offer to buy a 2017 Gulf Stream Vintage Cruiser 23RSS used for $13,115 minus $2100 for my 2000 Terry 26H trade bringing it to $11,015. Then he says he's add's in $995 for dealer prep which I don't wanna pay. Another $500 for admin fees. $250 for tags even though I've got my own tags. This would be only my second RV I've ever bought so I'm not sure about the extra fees, if I'm getting ripped off or what. Plus tax and fees would pretty much eat up my trade. I don't figure to get much for the trade but I don't wanna get ripped either. Wadda ya think? Also its from Camping World. Thanks
scarecrow56 05/23/19 01:15pm Travel Trailers
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