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Old August 7th, 2007, 02:59 PM   #41
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if it were just the wife and I, it might be a good idea for the truck camper. I personally have never cared for them as I've driven alot of them and just don't like the way they handle. I also don't have an F250 right now, so that would require both the camper and the truck if I tried that route.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 06:35 PM   #42
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if it were just the wife and I, it might be a good idea for the truck camper. I personally have never cared for them as I've driven alot of them and just don't like the way they handle. I also don't have an F250 right now, so that would require both the camper and the truck if I tried that route.
Have you driven a pop-up one that you can lower to drive? Anyhoo, I suppose it might be cramped for three people and a dog. I'm actually surprised how big our camper feels inside.

I just looked at RVtrader online at class Cees - I don't envy your search.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 06:55 PM   #43
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2 dogs and 3 people not to mention the possibility of my mom tagging along at times. The popup ones really dont improve the handling much although the room is nice.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 11:56 PM   #44
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Once you start towing with a motorhome and enjoying the conveniences you will never go back.
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Old August 8th, 2007, 06:02 AM   #45
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Once you start towing with a motorhome and enjoying the conveniences you will never go back.
You mean no more joys of waking up with a stick in your back because the air mattress deflated again? No more soaking wet gear because the tent leaked again? No more tornadoes blowing your tent down with you in it? PeteC no longer waking you up in the middle of the night snoring? Oh wait, maybe that can still happen :tonka:
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Old August 9th, 2007, 12:19 AM   #46
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You mean no more joys of waking up with a stick in your back because the air mattress deflated again? No more soaking wet gear because the tent leaked again? No more tornadoes blowing your tent down with you in it? PeteC no longer waking you up in the middle of the night snoring? Oh wait, maybe that can still happen :tonka:
Not to mention 2 friggin hours of setup in the hot sun & then another 2 hours of teardown in the pouring rain.

Yeah, need something out of the fridge, kid needs the bathroom, wife can make a sandwich while driving, swinging into a rest area, turn on the air & sleep for a few hours in a dry bed, always having everything packed & not have to worry about forgetting the cooler or lawn chairs, etc etc etc.............you get to liking it.
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Old August 9th, 2007, 06:55 AM   #47
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Old August 9th, 2007, 06:57 AM   #48
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I am liking mine so much we will be in it the next 5 weekends plus a week at the end of that.

When we bought ours it was at a dealer that wasnt known for motohomes and they had it all summer. So I lowballed them in the fall and they bit, blue booked for 63, got it for 38,

So you are approaching a buyers market with fall coming up. Also check with local lenders, repo's are rampant right now.
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Old August 9th, 2007, 03:03 PM   #49
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I'm officially pissed off today now too. I have stellar credit which isn't the problem I'm having. The problem I'm having is the banks are only valuing the RV's i've looked at at their absolute lowest in NADA and thus refuse to finance. It's almost like I'd have better luck getting a used off a dealer lot and then if I don't like the financing, refi it immediately afterwards.
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Old August 9th, 2007, 07:48 PM   #50
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Considering how many RV's are being repo'd across this state, I am amazed they will finance anything without 10-20% down. I can't blame them for being ultra conservative about issuing financing on something that has a high liklihood of ending up in their possession again.
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Old August 9th, 2007, 10:04 PM   #51
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I'm officially pissed off today now too. I have stellar credit which isn't the problem I'm having. The problem I'm having is the banks are only valuing the RV's i've looked at at their absolute lowest in NADA and thus refuse to finance. It's almost like I'd have better luck getting a used off a dealer lot and then if I don't like the financing, refi it immediately afterwards.
Thats common now days on anything used. Even vehicles. When we bought the Saab this spring they would only finance the lowest NADA price....which was $1500 less than the dealer was asking for it. So we had to get him down on the price a little and put a down payment on it and pay the tax/title/plate out of our pocket. Not a big deal.
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Old August 9th, 2007, 10:14 PM   #52
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thats all fine for cars where the difference is less than $5k usually...but when its closer to $10k difference or more its simply not feasible. I'm checking a few other ones out though too that are a couple years newer.
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Old August 13th, 2007, 09:25 PM   #53
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Mike any more luck with this?
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Old August 14th, 2007, 05:26 AM   #54
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I'm officially pissed off today now too. I have stellar credit which isn't the problem I'm having. The problem I'm having is the banks are only valuing the RV's i've looked at at their absolute lowest in NADA and thus refuse to finance. It's almost like I'd have better luck getting a used off a dealer lot and then if I don't like the financing, refi it immediately afterwards.

Psst. Make yer kid and the dogs rough it in a tent.

BTW, I'm keeping my eyes open for a class C fer ya. There's one by my house, but I don't think you want it - it's only $1500.
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Old August 14th, 2007, 06:37 AM   #55
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I went and looked at an '07 23 footer last night. Financing comes out pretty good on it too, but I can't afford it really until after I pay the jeep off in a couple months. No oven, and it had the rear bed in the corner floorplan. So, not perfect yet. The hunt continues. It cracks me up that its not a problem with being able to walk in with nothing down and my credit at all as much as its a lack of RV features more than anything.

The sales guy did point some things out to me though about the frame extensions the various makes use and why the Ford chassis is the better choice for what I want to do especially the 14050lb chassis. Occasionally there's a Chevy 12300lb one, but they didn't have the items I wanted or were a really stupid floorplan.

With the 2008's starting to go out the door now and over the next few months he said I might have good luck after the summer is officially over finding a decent used one though. Hopefully I can find one before my club's Silver Lake trip at the end of October.
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Old September 12th, 2007, 09:38 AM   #56
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BTT - did teh Lothoses git sumpthin yet?
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Old September 12th, 2007, 12:46 PM   #57
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I hear kb8ymf will sell his cheap. Make me an offer & I will work on him for you.
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Old September 13th, 2007, 01:06 PM   #58
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I hear kb8ymf will sell his cheap. Make me an offer & I will work on him for you.
I already posted out the for sale thread to him...he is looking for newer.
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