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Old 10-14-2009, 04:30 PM   #1
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Need help 08 or 09 sport 22

Ok I looked at tons of vintage trailers but never really found what I was looking for so I have decided to go new. New 22 sport to be exact. I am trying to decide between a 08 or 09. I did find a slightly used 09 that is $4000 more than the 08. I like the windows better but will the unit be harder to heat and cool with them? I plan to use it both on ski trips and desert. The older unit is good because it will be more secure and better insulated. What do you folks think?

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Old 10-14-2009, 06:40 PM   #2
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I'm guessing that the 2008 has the single curbside window, and the 2009 has the dual curbside windows and the front panaromic window?

After buying our Argosy, we've found that we LOVE that big front window and its dual side windows. Can't say if it will make a big difference in heating and cooling - my guess would be that the furnace or AC could compensate, given the trailer's relatively small size.

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Old 10-14-2009, 06:56 PM   #3
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Get the new one and make insulation blankets to cover the windows with to keep the cold out (or in during summer).
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:31 PM   #4
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Earlier this summer we had to make basically the same exact decision. We went with a new 2008 because it offered the "sharks fin" decor which my wife wouldn't compromise on, as well as sale price $10,000+ less than the 2009. We love our 2008 and its practical layout for our family, towablity, etc. We had to purchase the Airstream out of state for that price, but it was well worth it. Shop-around.
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:14 AM   #5
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Those extra windows also add weight to the unit. I'm not sure they are worth an extra $10k.
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:28 AM   #6
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Looking at you limited posts can I assume you are new to trailering?

If so I would strongly advise you not to buy a relatively new rig. It is almost a guarantee that you will not find your ideal trailer on the first shot. Buying new can be a real expensive way to find your true love.
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:11 PM   #7
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Well, I am new and old I guess. I have several friends who full time in 5th wheels. I have many friends who have smaller campers. I am at the point where I no longer like sleeping on the ground but still like camping. I looked at many vintage trailers and just dont have time for an unknown project. It seems better to me to just spend 30k and be over with it and learn all the ins and outs of a new trailer instead. If I buy a 77 22 foot for 5k that needs 15k to get it into shape am i better off than buying an 08 22 footer for 30k? they are basically the same size...

I dont know but I would rather spend my time camping than doing a restoration. Btw, I grew up on a ranch in montana pulling all kinds of trailers so the pulling part is not an issue. Plus I have a Toyota Landcruiser and dont want to buy a new car or overload this one.

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Earlier this summer we had to make basically the same exact decision. We went with a new 2008 because it offered the "sharks fin" decor which my wife wouldn't compromise on, as well as sale price $10,000+ less than the 2009. We love our 2008 and its practical layout for our family, towablity, etc. We had to purchase the Airstream out of state for that price, but it was well worth it. Shop-around.

Yea used one is sold now so they are basically 10k difference... Im a looking around. Thanks
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