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Posted: 07/13/21 01:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Go look at Nash or Arctic Fox trailers. They cost a little more and weigh a little more, but they're great trailers.

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IMO, there are NO mass-produced RV's worthy of a 'gold standard' designation. Everything is pretty much built from relatively low quality components -- enough to get the job done, but nothing ever over-the-top. And of course, we as Americans, are not going to pay the price for an RV that might truly be the gold standard, because there's too much other stuff on the market that, on the surface, looks just fine and will serve our needs until something goes wrong or falls apart due to the materials and workmanship we've settled for --- then we can get on this forum and bellyache about it! [emoticon]

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RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

IMO, there are NO mass-produced RV's worthy of a 'gold standard' designation. Everything is pretty much built from relatively low quality components -- enough to get the job done, but nothing ever over-the-top. And of course, we as Americans, are not going to pay the price for an RV that might truly be the gold standard, because there's too much other stuff on the market that, on the surface, looks just fine and will serve our needs until something goes wrong or falls apart due to the materials and workmanship we've settled for --- then we can get on this forum and bellyache about it! [emoticon]

Happy travels!


You won't here me bellyache about my APEX. It has done everything I bought it for, with minimal maint, as did my 2004 Pioneer. I bought them to camp in, to keep me dry, and to follow me around. and they both did it with no protest.


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Terryallan wrote:

RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

IMO, there are NO mass-produced RV's worthy of a 'gold standard' designation. Everything is pretty much built from relatively low quality components -- enough to get the job done, but nothing ever over-the-top. And of course, we as Americans, are not going to pay the price for an RV that might truly be the gold standard, because there's too much other stuff on the market that, on the surface, looks just fine and will serve our needs until something goes wrong or falls apart due to the materials and workmanship we've settled for --- then we can get on this forum and bellyache about it! [emoticon]

Happy travels!


You won't here me bellyache about my APEX. It has done everything I bought it for, with minimal maint, as did my 2004 Pioneer. I bought them to camp in, to keep me dry, and to follow me around. and they both did it with no protest.


OK, There's one vote for the "I'm 100% happy with the quality of what I bought" column . . . . . any others?

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RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

Terryallan wrote:

RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

IMO, there are NO mass-produced RV's worthy of a 'gold standard' designation. Everything is pretty much built from relatively low quality components -- enough to get the job done, but nothing ever over-the-top. And of course, we as Americans, are not going to pay the price for an RV that might truly be the gold standard, because there's too much other stuff on the market that, on the surface, looks just fine and will serve our needs until something goes wrong or falls apart due to the materials and workmanship we've settled for --- then we can get on this forum and bellyache about it! [emoticon]

Happy travels!


You won't here me bellyache about my APEX. It has done everything I bought it for, with minimal maint, as did my 2004 Pioneer. I bought them to camp in, to keep me dry, and to follow me around. and they both did it with no protest.


OK, There's one vote for the "I'm 100% happy with the quality of what I bought" column . . . . . any others?



I have to say that we are 100% happy with the quality of the used Airstream we bought this winter. We have owned several trailers and two truck campers in the past. Our last truck camper made by Hallmark was also far above run of the mill quality and the resale value after 10 years reflected that.


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If you are looking for short and narrow then Bigfoot, Arctic Fox and Nash are out as they are all 8 ft. wide or wider. Short and narrow with extreme build quality; look at Escape or Oliver, but not inexpensive.

An R-Pod might fit your needs. Built in Oregon and the quality seems pretty good.

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For what it's worth, I've been happy with my two Fun Finder/Cruiser RV trailers. They are not perfect, but they have been rugged and reliable. And they are much less expensive than some other brands. Dollar for dollar, I am satisfied.

But they don't look as great as an Airstream. [emoticon]


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Now I just have to wait for some owners of Thor products to join in!

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profdant139 wrote:

For what it's worth, I've been happy with my two Fun Finder/Cruiser RV trailers. They are not perfect, but they have been rugged and reliable. And they are much less expensive than some other brands. Dollar for dollar, I am satisfied.

But they don't look as great as an Airstream. [emoticon]


But I bet they have more room in them. airstreams are pretty cramped.

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RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

Terryallan wrote:



You won't here me bellyache about my APEX. It has done everything I bought it for, with minimal maint, as did my 2004 Pioneer. I bought them to camp in, to keep me dry, and to follow me around. and they both did it with no protest.


OK, There's one vote for the "I'm 100% happy with the quality of what I bought" column . . . . . any others?

I'm 100% satisfied with my 2004 Sunnybrook 30FKS travel trailer purchase. It was used extensively for about 15 or 16 years traveling all over and back and forth between either Florida and Michigan or Texas and Michigan each winter. It is still being used by us today for our "summer place" but is not traveling anymore. The trailer is willing but the old man ain't or can't![emoticon]. Can't ask for anything better than that![emoticon]
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