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Old 11-06-2014, 05:32 PM   #1
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Traded 2015 for a 2015...

Yeah... I know! Should have got the bigger one to start with!

Went to Texas Motor Speedway last weekend and had a blast!! Trailer was awesome other than we felt a little cramped, just a little. Towed home on Monday and I had a few minor issues for the dealer to look at and while there, asked to go look at another White Hawk on their lot. After seeing the extra space, the bunk space, plus the Summit Edition package and all the other things, I traded my 2015 White Hawk 25BHS for a 2015 White Hawk 28DSBH.

Lost about $2,500 on the deal but, I'm happier, it fits us so much better. Love the arched roof, the extra space from the couch, the bath entry, larger door, bunk space, electric stab jacks, outside fridge, slam cargo doors...heck, all of it!

My payment went down $4 a month (got a lower % rate) and my insurance return $86 for 12 month policy. So while I KNOW i lost money, at least I feel like I got more return on my investment (yes, I know travel trailers are not investments).

In the end, it's what we wanted to start with but I was worried about my Ram 1500 pulling around 7,500 pounds so we went smaller. Now with the Ram 2500, not worried at all (I know the 1500 could do it but I like to be comfortable when towing).

Weight difference from yellow sticker to yellow sticker was a tad over 600 pounds too so, very close. 3 feet longer but not worried about that really. Think the milage and feel will be about the same as the previous one.

So...we are a new travel trailer owner for the second time in less than 4 months!
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Old 11-06-2014, 05:39 PM   #2
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Congratulations on the new TT! Your experience with the trailer is similar to what I went through with my truck last winter, and for about the same amount of money
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Old 11-06-2014, 05:52 PM   #3
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Congratulations.

We went through a very similar education. Settled on the TT to match the TV, then upgraded TV and bought the trailer we initially wanted.

Impressive you were able to trade your old (4 mtn old) trailer for only $2500 less than you paid for it. We attempted something similar on our first TT at 10mths and the best offer the dealer would provide on the trade in was $6000 less than we purchased it from them at. They tried to package the trade and sale together, basically offering more trade-in value but the new trailer was coming at a higher price. Once I forced the issue to separate the new purchase vs the trade in it was clear what was happening.

We ultimately waited another year, sold ours private party and purchased our "new to us" private party in order to make the math work out.
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Old 11-06-2014, 06:22 PM   #4
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We are on our 3rd TT in 7 yrs. Each time we moved up in size. 17C Export, 197 now we have the 24FBS. The last thing our dealer said to the DW & I was...."see you in a few years". We both said this is it.....he said "that's what you said with the 197", who knows, he may be right.
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Old 11-06-2014, 06:38 PM   #5
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Where did you turn in your 25bhs? I am interested?
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:10 PM   #6
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Thanks all!

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Where did you turn in your 25bhs? I am interested?
Trailer is at Crestview RV in Buda (next to Cabelas). It should be out on their lot after this weekend. We are doing our PDI on the new trailer Saturday morning and then lining them up side by side to swap all the gear out.

Saw your other post about getting ready to buy...the yellow sticker on the 25 BHS was 5400#! Has the deep 36 inch slide and bunks. Sleeps 8 easy!

Call Crestview RV and ask for Gary Cozart (our sales guy for the trailers). He's a good guy!
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:33 PM   #7
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Perfect. What options did it have? Did it have the outside kitchen? This unit looks perfect for what we are looking for and from what you said we should be able to get a brand new unit with an extra $2,500 discount .
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The trailer has every option other than the outside kitchen. Felt the extra storage was needed more so didn't order it.

It has the 15k AC, glacier package too as well as the rear ladder. Interior is coffee decor.

Call Gary to take a look at it...would think you'd get a great deal. Less than 1,000 miles on it and 10 days camping.
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Old 11-07-2014, 06:29 AM   #9
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In our first 4 years of TT camping we went through 3 TT's and 2 TV's. It is important to be comfortable while in the TT and also while towing the TT.
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Old 11-08-2014, 08:02 PM   #10
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Picked up the new trailer today! Took a little longer than I thought it would to transfer everything from one to the other...lot of stuff packed in the old one for only having it a few months!

PDI went good...found a few items for the dealer to work on and a couple they will have to order some things. Nothing major...minor trim stuff, seams of a cushion coming apart, cabinet door loose, pocket door on one side missing couple screws and a small tear in the awning. They are ordering the awning, cushion and a couple trim pieces, get them in a couple weeks they said.

After getting her home, we went through it some more but didn't find anything else. We are heading to the coast in the morning for a couple nights to shake it down some more.

Excited for the larger trailer and during the PDI saw the black tank flush so that was a nice surprise! Other trailer did not have one. Overall much happier with the 28 DSBH.

My Ram 2500 gasser did great with the extra 750 or so pounds too. I'll get a read on milage difference while heading to the coast (couple hour drive). Truck felt a little tighter pulling this one home (about 45 miles on the highway and some secondary roads). Seemed to like the additional weight too? Length didn't really seems any different (3+ feet longer).

Ok...going to pack a little and report back in a couple days.
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