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Posted: 06/07/19 06:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you really want to see construction and quality differences, head over to Chilliwack, get a look at an Outdoors RV like this one:
Outdoors RV Timber Ridge 28BKS


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Posted: 06/07/19 07:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

normal_dave wrote:

If you really want to see construction and quality differences, head over to Chilliwack, get a look at an Outdoors RV like this one:
Outdoors RV Timber Ridge 28BKS

There are indeed quality differences across the wide range of manufacturers, and some are just better than others. Granted, most people who are shopping specifically for an Outdoors RV product probably know the difference. But the floor plan for the model shown in this link is no different than dozens of other units that you can pick up for $20K to $30K...so if you're trying to sell me this unit for $60K, you might want to do better than 5 pictures on a website and a generic description LOL

"LED Lights, Power Tongue Jack w/LED Light, Stabilizer Jacks, Awning, LED HD TV w/HDMI Bluetooth DVD Sound System, Skylight, Air Conditioner, Shower, Spare Tire, TV Antenna, 12 Volt Triple Charge Station, Slide-Out Overhead Cabinets, Laminated Fiberglass Construction, Battery Disconnect, Black Tank Flush, Exterior Shower..."

Wow, sounds real exclusive [emoticon]


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WTP-GC wrote:

I know that a lot of people say this...its one of the most repeated statements on here. But IMO, that's way down the list on important issues. I certainly would not base my decision on this factor. Personally, I've never been in a place where I couldn't easily press the little switch to extend the slide, even if only stopped for a few minutes. Takes less than 15 seconds each way...


I wouldn't entirely rule out a trailer, I really like at a great price, over it but it's certainly something undesirable.

When you are in the middle of nowhere and there is just a 10' shoulder, the idea of extending the slide into the open lane of traffic to use the bathroom, doesn't seem a great idea but that's just me.

We've also ran into sever wind where the trailer was rocking a lot. It was nice to be able to pull the slide in and stop the rocking...while still being able to function inside the trailer.


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Posted: 06/07/19 08:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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We've also ran into sever wind where the trailer was rocking a lot. It was nice to be able to pull the slide in and stop the rocking...while still being able to function inside the trailer.

If we pull our slide in, the kids would be locked in their bunk room. That might be something to try one day LOL

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Doing a quick read here I noted that no one has mentioned one of the first things I look for in a potential trailer for us. Admittedly perhaps rare today.
I will go no further than a scan of the curb side look at a trailer. If the awning does not shade and cover the door entrance way completely I walk away.
Many models with the curb side slides that come very close to the entrance have awnings that end just inches past the door. On a rainy day the entire step and entrance area get wet!
I hate it and so will your wife.


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