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Travel Trailer/ Camper advice

Looking for advice on a travel trailer or camper. Never purchased one before and as the time to move to 29 palms nears im wanting to find one so we will have stuff to do out there rather than smoke/cook crank and drink ourselves to death. Want something decently priced (under 10k) with decent amenities. Thanks guys

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Go on Creaigslist and find one. What ever price they are asking deduct 20%. Just make sure everything works and the floor is solid and the tires are no older than 5 years...

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Go on Creaigslist and find one. What ever price they are asking deduct 20%. Just make sure everything works and the floor is solid and the tires are no older than 5 years...
Good advice!!

Also, be sure to climb up on the roof and look it over real close for leaks, tears, etc.

Happy camping!!

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Cool...is my price reasonable for a nice sized TT? Just me, the Mrs and a dog. What size should I look for?

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Look for something with a slide!! It's amazing how much extra room they give you. I just picked up a 93 Dutchmen that needs a little work for $2500 off of Craigslist. It's a 32' 5'er with one slide. Something in the range of 28-32 feet should work out great for you.

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Size is a personal preference, but look for something that you won't feel claustrophobic in after a few days. A slide REALLY helps open up the floor space, but also bear in mind that it can increase your weight considerably as some of the super slides can weigh 1,500 lbs or more. Just something to bear in mind.

Double check the roof as Mark suggests, especially for trailers that are over 10 years old since they may have seen quite a bit of sun and the UV could have damaged the rubber membrane. Also, it helps if you are handy since I would estimate that the majority of trailers will have problems and they are quite spendy to have fixed by a professional. There are quite a few forums for RV's that can help you in those areas if you should need specialized help.

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Like Shawn said,leaks are a big problem.

Check inside all cabinets and closets,push up against walls and ceilings to check for firmness...if squishy,a leak has occurred....

That will give you a good insight to how one is priced and how far you want to go with it

Don't buy a money-pit

Check everywhere...lot's of scammers out there!

"Good Condition" is a major opinion of good or bad.

I looked at several excellent condition ones and WHEW!!! GROSS!!!

Hope this helps!
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You want at least 1 slide or when you get stuck in it for a few days with the wife, one of ya won't walk out alive... Also, make SURE they have had the fridge plugged in for a few hours (it takes 8 to really cool down) so you know it works. They cost $1,200 new and the hot water on as well.

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LOTS of good advice in this thread and I thought about a few more. Also pull out the awning and ensure there's no rips or tears. Crawl underneath and check the condition of the holding tanks. Go to a RV station and operate the waste valves to ensure smooth operation with no leak (That also gives you an opportunity to learn how to hook up the hoses, the purpose of the rock on your drain line AT the sewage hole, etc etc.) If you don't have a rock to hold your hose in place, you can develop enough pressure from the waste water that it will actually blow itself out of the hole and you will have a HUGE mess. There was a thread on here about somebody's first time and it wasn't pretty.

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Firestone RideRite Air Bags
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Cool...is my price reasonable for a nice sized TT? Just me, the Mrs and a dog. What size should I look for?
You should be able to get a nice one around 10 K. We just bought a New 26ft. Keystone Sprinter with One big slideout and it really makes a big difference in room. Ours was around 30 K but we just wanted a new one. we have had it a couple months and used it about 6 times. I keep it spottless, and Im sure you will find one that the owner takes care of also. Its just Me my wife and our Lab. Still plenty of room.


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