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Old 03-21-2014, 05:48 PM   #1
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Reading all the problems with brand new rigs I've realized that my habit of buying other people's hand-offs has an advantage. I don't expect perfection and most of the problems have been exposed and either fixed or at least easily seen.

I am happy for the folks that have the off the floor shiny new rigs as I poke along in the slow lane, though
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:00 PM   #2
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i feel the exact opposite about that, i would rather buy new and not buy someones problems, cause i hate to say it but i dont trust other people

the only way i would get used if it was less then a year old so it still has a good warranty still so the factory can fix their issues before i have to pay
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:24 PM   #3
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I also feel the opposite. A lot of factors but besides the factory warranty issues being addressed from me first handedly, I have something called OCD.

For example, I am the type of person that cleans and flushes my gray and black holding tanks 5-7 times before leaving the campsite. Then when I get home, I clean the entire RV spotlessly ready for the next trip. No exceptions.

And of course, there is a way I treat my kitchen, toilets, faucets, rooms etc that I really wouldn't want to pick up/ gamble the TLC from a different owner.

Trust me, I have seen second hand trailers being sold with non-drained blank tanks let alone being flushed.

That said, either brand new (factory fresh) and/or dealer lot unit (never registered before) would work for me.
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:20 AM   #4
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I also feel the opposite. A lot of factors but besides the factory warranty issues being addressed from me first handedly, I have something called OCD.

For example, I am the type of person that cleans and flushes my gray and black holding tanks 5-7 times before leaving the campsite. Then when I get home, I clean the entire RV spotlessly ready for the next trip. No exceptions.

And of course, there is a way I treat my kitchen, toilets, faucets, rooms etc that I really wouldn't want to pick up/ gamble the TLC from a different owner.

Trust me, I have seen second hand trailers being sold with non-drained blank tanks let alone being flushed.

That said, either brand new (factory fresh) and/or dealer lot unit (never registered before) would work for me.
Yikes you sound like me!
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Old 03-22-2014, 01:43 AM   #5
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I also feel the opposite. A lot of factors but besides the factory warranty issues being addressed from me first handedly, I have something called OCD.

For example, I am the type of person that cleans and flushes my gray and black holding tanks 5-7 times before leaving the campsite. Then when I get home, I clean the entire RV spotlessly ready for the next trip. No exceptions.

And of course, there is a way I treat my kitchen, toilets, faucets, rooms etc that I really wouldn't want to pick up/ gamble the TLC from a different owner.

Trust me, I have seen second hand trailers being sold with non-drained blank tanks let alone being flushed.

That said, either brand new (factory fresh) and/or dealer lot unit (never registered before) would work for me.
Not had a trailer before, but for sure the same.....love new and I can be sure everything is as clean as possible and well maintained. Wash my truck a lot even in the winter, I hate that it gets dirty...always have taken great care with everything I own.
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Not had a trailer before, but for sure the same.....love new and I can be sure everything is as clean as possible and well maintained. Wash my truck a lot even in the winter, I hate that it gets dirty...always have taken great care with everything I own.

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Old 03-22-2014, 07:11 AM   #7
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With my 2010 I had nothing but trouble. 12 major issues. Cabinets falling apart , slides not working ect. At the end of the 2 year warranty I traded that unit in on a New one. I pity the next owner of my previous unit.
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:01 AM   #8
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Used TT's can be great finds or your worst nightmare. Kind of the same with boats and Seadoos. The exterior can look great, but hidden under the skin can be all kinds of bad stuff. If you're buying used with some history of the unit, you can properly assess and price what you are getting. Something off craigs list should be a buyer beware consideration.

My new 06 by Keystone was a nightmare a few months after the warrantee expired. Must have been constructed on a Fri afternoon or monday morning by teenagers smoking dope. Good news is my 2014 W Hawk [now 9 months into ownership] has been great, but then its still under warrantee. Have good thoughts!
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:11 AM   #9
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Our friends bought used and have had good luck with their trailer. He also likes to save a few bucks. We bought new but our plan is to keep it for 8-10 years, we are going into year four now.
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:25 AM   #10
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Bought my '06 in 2011 off Craigslist from a private party. It was spotless, smelled and looked like new inside and out. I inspected it carefully myself...found no issues whatsoever. Paid the guy his asking price which was about $1k below the NADA book value.

Been a good investment for me with only minor issues...had to replace the refrigerator light. I'd do it again and pocket the money I saved over buying new.
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