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Old 12-17-2014, 07:25 PM   #21
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I would agree with several posts pro and con. I can say that I grew up camping as a child, my wife didn't I had a camper when we met for weekends with friends. I always loved going to a campground and having a campfire, adult beverages and good laughs and memories. When I met my wife she liked hotels...now 15 years later my wife could not imagine staying in a hotel. We like the outdoors and so do the kids. We make it fun for them also by making sure there are things for them to do. I can say I didnt force her to camp, but she started camping and enjoyed the weekends. We now go just about every weekend in the summer and it is great, we plan our family vacations around camping and love it. Bottom line is if your heart (or someones heart) is not in it don't do it. If your heart is in it and the familys is not make sure they are comfortable when you go the first time and make sure they are interested in the destination, they may convert. I will say that some of the best memories we have had revolve around camping, and it is because we make it fun and don't go back to a hotel room to sit on a bed and watch TV! the great outdoors are wonderful.
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Old 12-17-2014, 09:00 PM   #22
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Once you decide you want to go forward and purchase a TT I suggest getting a price from RV Direct and see if they can beat the price that you have been given already.

From my personal experience we bought used, just in case we decided we did not like owning a TT. Once we decided that camping was for us we upgraded to a larger, still used, TT. And finally when we were able to afford the TT of our dreams and a capable TV we then ordered our TT new with all the features we wanted.
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Old 12-17-2014, 09:39 PM   #23
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I would buy a used one if I were you. It'll save you money upfront. When you sell it 3 to 4 years you won't take such a hit on the pocket book. Renting one not a bad idea to see if you like it and also what floor plan works for your family. Also pay attention to your tow vehicle. Those rv dealers are not afraid to push your vehicle to the max. It may tow it but then you'll add in the price of a new tow vehicle once you find the oone you have is not adequate. With all that being said. You only live once and camping is a blast. I think it is better then a cabin because your cabin is now on wheels that you can take anywhere.
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Old 12-17-2014, 10:40 PM   #24
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Personally I wouldn't waste 22 grand on something that I would use only 6 times per year then get rid of it in 3 - 4 years. That makes no sense to me.
But then again that's just me and only my opinion.
X2 I would rent one by the week and be done with it. I bought because it gets used around 12 + weeks a year. Remember you still have to insure it, store it,clean it, calk it,grease it and in 4-5 years you need new tires weather you like it or not.
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Old 12-18-2014, 06:31 AM   #25
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Thank you so much for the replies. About us, we have owned two travel trailers in the past and most recently sold our 2010 Jayco23B hybrid. We really enjoy camping as a family and you are all right, the memories are priceless. My fondest memories are camping with my folks when I was a child. So why the question then right? Personally I am stuck on the 28dsbh and just love the camper especially the 2014 and up models so there lies my quandry. The only ones I can find are new.

I agree with all that camping is one of the best things you can do with your children. Memories last forever.
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:32 AM   #26
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No quandary ...JUST BUY IT.
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:40 AM   #27
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Thank you so much for the replies.Personally I am stuck on the 28dsbh and just love the camper especially the 2014 and up models so there lies my quandry. The only ones I can find are new.

I agree with all that camping is one of the best things you can do with your children. Memories last forever.
I have the same floor plan only in a Hybrid EXP21M, open I'm at almost 28'and just love it and would have nothing else but the 28dsbh. I couldn't find a used one either so I bought the Hybrid used. They only made this floor plan for 3 years in the Hybrid 2009-11. I paid almost 13K out the door and it included a new WDH. Hope you find that used one.
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You can spend the 22k, enjoy it and see if it's for you and your family. If not, sell it and your cost is the difference between price paid and its sales price, not much if you buy right.
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You Asked,we never buy new,RV's or Transportation, there are thousands of Very lightly use RV'S out there. and Never Never Pay retail on anything ! When you go look Take your lap top and look up the NADA,when you are at the Lot ..
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:18 AM   #30
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Since you are already seasoned, why are you asking us? Do it! Of course, we keep our trailers about 10 years so we get far more for our money than most people get, but even after 3 or 4 years, it is not by any stretch a waste of money. Especially not when I know people who spend $5k every year going to the tropics to sit on a beach for 5 days. In other words, compare it to what you might spend on "traditional" vacations. When all is said what you might spend between the two, it's a wash.
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