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Smoke90

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Posted: 02/28/14 07:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi

My wife and i went to the denver rv show. Disapointed as they are not as many we would like to see. It is better to go vist each dealer

We are hesitating between:
The sabre 36QBOK from palomino
We found it from RWholesaler. Price seems attractive but we either have to get it and drive 2500 miles or pay $2500 to have it delivered. Which at the end makes it the same price as buying local

The other one we like is the PHOENIX 35BH from shasta

The third one is the SILVERADO SV37QB from heartland

We are 100 % new to RV and help will be appreciated.
Hate to buy something and discover a few weeks later that we bought the wrong RV

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Sorry I don't have experience with these models. My first thought is to make certain that your tow vehicle can handle the weight of whatever you buy, not only the RV but fully loaded. Salesman will tell you you can pull anything. Since you are from Denver, you know pulling in the western mountains is a point to be considered. Read reviews but know that there are brand haters who have never owned one and pay more attention to the reviewers who have had experience with the ones you are looking at. Once you purchase read all the good advice on the importance of the walk-through and how to make that experience beneficial. Welcome to RVing, the memories and experiences you will have will enrich your lives in ways that you can not imagine. Safe travels!

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Just for me I rather buy local even if it costs just a bit more to get good service. Price is important now but service is important in the long run.
But I would never pay a local dealer a lot more just to buy local.


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Posted: 02/28/14 07:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

take the one u don't like as much,and make a offer that the salesman will say no, a really low one, then do the same thing with one u like. the first one has to be like this, make the offer, a split sec later walk away, that quick, that will give him the idea, we did it. then it will be happy-camping

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OK, I will address the first one. sabre 36QBOK from palomino

It states they use 6K axles, with a 14,666 GVWR. So it will be fully load on the axles at 12,000 and have around 2666 pin weight if maxed out. My guess is they use cheap no name ST tires. You should have a 1T SRW truck minimum to tow it.

Think about upgrading tires ASP. I would ask dealer to install Bridgestone Duravis R250's or no deal!

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In an RV, the servicing dealer is at least as important as the RV you choose. At the end of the first year you are likely to have a punch list of repairs that is at least a page long.

We bought our first new RV in Casper, WY because we found a model we liked and the dealer in Denver was over priced. Warranty work became a royal PITA because the local dealer put us at the back of the list.

Our 2nd new purchase (the one we have now) was much better as I bought locally and the dealer would put me at the front of the list.

Maybe you are a DIY guy that will fix most of the little stuff yourself, but you will still need parts. Just my $.02.


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OP has a new F350, that he should proudly have pictured on his profile page.

Chris, just getting by on axle weights, and cheapo tires is the norm. I'm sure you know the manufacturers always expect the truck to carry the weight difference. I do agree, it is a shame, especially with new RV prices.

It is hard to pick out a new trailer for someone else, but the OP is wise to ask about known problems, with his choices.

A good home town dealer is worth a little more.

Good luck on your purchase,

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What you will need and be happy with will differ from what I need and want.Everyones preference is diff..Do you have kids?Best thing to do is visit dealers and go inside the rvs ..Every year new models come out and theres always something I wish I had.You always want what you dont have.lol.

By the way my brother bought his trailer from rv wholesalers and drove 900 miles out there to pick it up.He has had nothing but problems with his.He is able to go to local dealers to get things fixed but it is a big headache for him to do so.He had an itial list of I believe 40-45 issues ranging from water that leaked into basement from shower flooding camper to just broken bolts on couches.Not that this was a specific problem with rv wholesalers but I am now a firm believer that buying at your local dealer is a much better option even if you pay a bit more.Because if you are an unlucky one that gets a lemon of a camper you want to deal with this locally ..Jmo





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Looks likes you have the lay out you want since all three rigs have similar floor plans and that's what's most important initially. Hard to say which manufacturer produces a better rig since any can build a lemon from time to time. Of major importance is choosing a dealer that can and will provide top notch customer service after the sale to remedy any defects that should arise during the warranty period, which can sometimes become more of an issue with rigs purchased out of state. Good luck on your final choice, hope it delivers the reliability you expect while providing memories that last a lifetime.

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Posted: 02/28/14 09:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why would it be the wrong RV?


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