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Old 07-19-2012, 10:28 AM   #1
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Trailer comparison?

Does anyone know of a site that has an unbiased comparison of types of trailers including teardrop, tent trailer, and fiberglass like ours? (I remember one somewhere that compared heights but that's all.)

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Old 07-19-2012, 12:45 PM   #2
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You might take a look at this site, and check out if folks feel membership is a good value since it cost $139 with $28 annual renewal. The sample report looked like a decent review format.

RV Consumer Group - We Rate RVs

This page has a lot of links to sites with information on purchase/compare of rv's don't know if these will lead you to what you seek.

RV Buyer's Advice and Beginner's Guides

The other thing is to ask your questions here. I would say a majority of the members have some experience with other campers besides FG so if you had a type or model they might be able to help. Or find the forums for that brand and ask questions.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:18 PM   #3
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it's not for me, it is for someone else. I already gave him my biased opinion! But I do remember something discussing various garageable options and now I can't find that.
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:51 PM   #4
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Does anyone know of a site that has an unbiased comparison of types of trailers including teardrop, tent trailer, and fiberglass like ours? (I remember one somewhere that compared heights but that's all.)

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You make the assumption that a person can gain enough knowledge to have an opinion without developing a bias.
Objectively... do you think that's possible?
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:40 PM   #5
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I think we have more bias once we commit to a type of trailer than we do when researching them!
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I think we have more bias once we commit to a type of trailer than we do when researching them!
That's my point.
Either... "I bought it because it's the best"... or... "It's the best because I bought it!
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:13 PM   #7
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Bobbie, the only site I found when I was looking reviews the new trailers.

Small travel trailers - Roaming Times

The bill themselves as RV reviews. They have an extensive list of the new trailers.

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Old 07-20-2012, 09:29 AM   #8
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Thanks, Teri. He probably won't buy new but that's a good starting point.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:07 PM   #9
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You make the assumption that a person can gain enough knowledge to have an opinion without developing a bias.
Objectively... do you think that's possible?
well see floyd,,theres your problem,,,,i go right ahead and develope my oppinions right away,,, knowledge just slows down the proccess.
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People tend to say good things about what they bought regardless of what the unbiased Consumers Reports has to say about it.

Unbiased Testing just gets in the way.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:40 PM   #11
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Sort of like that Seinfeld skit where he asks if anybody has ever heard someone say that they have the worst doctor.
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Each type of trailer has forums devoted to them. A few hours reading is usually all it takes to get an idea of the pros and cons. Or as was suggested, ask here. Most of us wandered in the desert before we arrived here. Raz
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Premises create bias. Spose you're looking for a camping trailer that's a bit over the hill. You've looked at a lot of chicken coops and the ones marked Boler are sort of still there and keeping out the weather and the Shastas have wracked and fallen over like an old barn. Your premise: you can't afford any better but you want the best you can get. You develop a bias toward "glass."

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People tend to say good things about what they bought regardless of what the unbiased Consumers Reports has to say about it.

Unbiased Testing just gets in the way.
I think you have picked a bad example... Consumer Reports is a laughingly biased publication.The more you know about any product, the less you will trust them!
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