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Old 05-28-2015, 06:47 PM   #71
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Yea but the thing that doesn't make sense to me, you can get a really nice e350 class C for 20 to 30k. Same size, year, the gassers are half what a sprinter runs! You can't tell me it costs twice as much for the same labor and materials just cause its a sprinter that is being converted rather than an e350.
Don't compare nice Mercedes diesel van with crappy gas guzzler e350.
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:23 PM   #72
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I think that the Mercedes cache adds considerable value to the used sales prices.
And everyone, and their brothers as well, can have a Ford....
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Old 05-29-2015, 08:25 AM   #73
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The best chassis can be spoiled by shoddy coachwork. A family member recently bought a Roadtrek class B: Chevy chassis, not Mercedes, but similar coachwork. The cabinetry looked like a high-end home inside, but I was shocked to find cheap pressed wood underneath. A couple of hinges had already pulled out in a shower of wood pulp. Heavy and thick, too, in an RV category that puts a premium on efficient use of space and weight. Exterior storage compartments were flimsy and difficult to close securely. And so on.

It will not be mistaken for a high-end home, but I gained a new appreciation for the simple, sturdy fiberglass interior in my Scamp.
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:37 PM   #74
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Well I'm comparing sprinters to E350's because the costs on new cargo versions used to be similar. I guess the used market values have zero to do with build cost and everything to do with supply/demand. Good indication on the importance of mpg to folks.

Back in the early 2000's you could buy a brand new sprinter from Frieghtliner or Dodge (no Benz badges) for under 30k. A base model with no frills, but yes 29k. I have no idea what the new ones go for but I'm sure its more, and I have heard they do worse on mileage.

I've given thought to just buying a brand new fiberglass trailer and making monthly payments.. I have decent credit so that is an option. I don't really care about things being new (you're going to use it, so its going to be used anyway) but my kids don't like the old used stuff I buy. My oldest says he doesn't like that somebody else's butts were on the toilet seat. :P
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If he has a problem with a used toilet seat, what does he do in public toilets when sitting is required. Hopefully he wasn't taught to "hover". LOL


Of course you could always buy a new seat for a used FGRV.




Of course if you showed up with a "Old & Used" 57 Chevy convertible I'd bet that attitude would change quickly...
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Old 05-29-2015, 04:11 PM   #76
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Didn't know they came with toilets...
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Old 05-30-2015, 10:56 AM   #77
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I don't see the budget mentioned. We are in So Cal and will likely be listing a 2009 Escape 19 this afternoon. It's perfect for a family; we're only selling because we upgraded to a class b motorhome for traveling more comfortably to bike races.
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Old 06-01-2015, 05:00 PM   #78
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Nice, but my budget is about half that! Been having travco dreams.. I'm all over the place, not sure what I'm going to do now.

I might just invest some money and sweat into my old leaky moldy motorcoach and keep it a while longer. Or keep it until a pre-smog 21 foot travco turns up to replace it.
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Nice, but my budget is about half that! Been having travco dreams.. I'm all over the place, not sure what I'm going to do now. I might just invest some money and sweat into my POS motorcoach and keep it a while longer.
Have you looked at the classifieds here and at Casita Travel Trailer Forum -> Classifieds
You might find something more within your budget and still quite suitable.

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Old 06-02-2015, 11:01 AM   #80
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You caught me before I toned down my post's wording!

Thank you, I will check out that link.
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Old 06-08-2015, 12:16 PM   #81
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so this is a toy hauler forest river makes..

I might be willing to do some seam maintenence for something that fits the bill this well. Light, inexpensive, but everything you need, and it hauls three bikes. Or whatever you want to haul.

Cherokee Wolf Pup Travel Trailers / Toy Haulers by Forest River RV
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Is your tug up to this weight.....this is pretty heavy.
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Hi, Would you be interested in a 17' liberty deluxe Casita? I have always pulled it with my Honda Pilot with no problem. 3000 pounds. It can convert to 2 single beds or into a double bed or a large king size bed. I'm in So. Calif.
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Old 06-10-2015, 11:17 AM   #84
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Aaaaaaah, I couldn't message you! A little on the high side for my budget, probably a good thing. I'd be better off with something older.

I saw your post in the for sale section mentioning the quads. Check out that "wolf pup" 17 footer I posted above. Looks really good for how much it weighs. I'm thinking about going seams for everything it offers.

Dave, the stripped down weight on the wolf pup is 2900.. its listed @ 5500 loaded up, but I would never put more than 2 or 3 dirt bikes inside.
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