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Old 02-07-2016, 06:18 PM   #11
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Thanks for the input...We actually have tentative deal for 14,500(NY) but they are giving us complete towing package and air brake for our truck. Will be asking for them to also supply mirror extenders and vent covers. We have shopped around and comparing same type of TT (different makers) but no one seems to be coming close on price or doesn't want to give us tow package. With that...... being new to this we get conflicting advise on if we do or do not need a sway bar if we have weight distribution hitch. Is this true? All advise is great!!!

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Welcome and congrats on the future tt!!!

As for price, it really seems to vary a little based on area, And of course, condition. Guess the first question is, what is the price for the 267? WHat seems to happen a lot, is a fair amount of new buyers of rv's don't get the as good of a deal as they could. There is a learning curve. Then the extended warranty is added on, and the rv is financed for as long as possible. The result being a 2-5 year old rv is almost as much as what one may be able to buy a brand new rig for with the right deal. When we were shopping, I found some comparable (if no the same model) trailers as our's for only $2-4K less than we got ours for. Brand new, a good price is about 30% off msrp (based on Jayco's website).

I am sure there are many more knowledgable here (and will be along soon) concerning buying used, but I would guess close to 50% off msrp (of current model) would be a decent staring point.

Check all appliances, water pump, faucets, etc... Look for any signs of water damage along all walls, starting at the floor up to the ceiling. Check the roof. All drawers/ cabinet doors/ shelves/ etc... Basicaly everything from the coupler (tongue) to the rear bumper.

Also check the tires!!!! Trailer tires do not age that well due to all the sitting they do. It is suggested to replace trailer tires 3-5yrs.

Not sure what you have for a tv (tow vehicle), but verify you are within all the specs of the truck/ suv. Make sure you get a good wdh (weight distribution hitch) with integrated sway control. Reese Dual Cam, Reese SC, and the Equal-I-Zer 4 way system are all very good for the money. The Dual Cam is a little more finicky setting up than the other 2. The Reese hitch head (both the DC and SC) allow for a little more fine tuning in regards to the wd bar adjustment. And even though the dealer (if buying at a dealer or the previous owner) will set up (or already set up) the wdh, chances are you will need to re-adjust it once you load the trailer uo for a trip. Here is a link to wdh set up and how a wdh works.

Good luck!!!

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Old 02-07-2016, 08:57 PM   #12
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As a reference, I'm looking at the 2016 264bhw and KeystoneRV is quoting me $14,500 out the door. This includes a blue ox wds.

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Old 02-07-2016, 10:00 PM   #13
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A basic weight distribution hitch will not control sway if it starts to happen. Ask the salesman what brand and model wdh they are including. If it does not have sway control, chances are it would be a good idea to at least have a side mounted swag bar. If it is a wdh that has an integrated sway control, then you do not need anything additional.

Read the links, starting with how a wdh works. Very helpful to understand if you are not familiar with a wdh. Quick summary: when you place the trailer coupler on the ball and retract the jack, the tv front axle will loose weight due to the teeter totter effect. When you "latch up" the wd bars, it will return weight back to the front axle. The amount of weight returned to the front axle depends on how the wdh is adjusted, and having the correct size wd bars.

What are you going to be towing with (tv- tow vehicle)?

It is an electric brake controller, not air brake, just a fyi.

Sounds like a decent price, pending the condition of the trailer and everything working. Though it sounds like a great price that gocarp is getting. Can't hurt to compare.

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'16 Jay Flight 32 BHDS ELITE 32 BHDS MODS Reese DC HP

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