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Looking at your photo, there appears to be some change in angles on the front right in the center behind the propane tanks, the tin doesnt seem to be at the same angles as at the sides. Look closely for water intrusion both in the forward storage compartment as well as any changes under the bed or on thatfront wall. May just be angle and light, but something looks off to me.
As to price, it seems within the range, but with the CoronaCrud issues going around, I would think dealers may be more apt to move a few units to gain access to some cash, I would offer less if this really looks like a unit you have an interest in, maybe $6k and see where it goes.
The trailer is actually a Starcraft Autumn Ridge 256BHS , Google that you will find nada and other pricing guides as well as other units for sale as comps, and the one your looking at already appears to be on the low end of the range price wise.
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I checked the best I could for water under all the compartments and I didn’t see any. I plan on going back tomorrow to open the awning and do a triple check. I’m having a hard time understanding about the angles and stuff. I will post up a few more pics

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We owned a Starcraft AR-One for 6 years before getting a slightly larger trailer. It was a no-frills but solidly built trailer. We never had a single problem with it. Someone mentioned tires...they can look great but be too old to be trustworthy. I’d look at those date codes, a blow out is no fun. Good luck!

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The layout is almost identical to my daughter's Jayco 28BHBE and they have 4 kids. The only think I will say is the bunks are small. Even though they are considered double bunks 2 teenagers would not fit.

They love the U-shape dinette.

The price seems high.

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Years ago I worked for a RV dealership who sold Starcraft. Back at that time, they had the least warranty issues of any of the brands they sold. This one looks very nice from the pictures you posted.

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I was able to negotiate a lower price, both propane tanks will be filled, and they will also include hoses for sewer hook ups.

I will go there again today before I finalize anything and try to go over it all again. I still have to open the awning to make sure it’s not damaged. Yesterday was way to windy out.

Thanks for all the info so far guys. I have been searching high and low for the past few days and it seems this one is the best deal out there. Unless I wanted a pop up or hybrid.

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I have a Starcraft (made by Jayco) and love it.

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