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Old 05-09-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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New 22FB or '08 20C

Since I'm new to this, I'm sure their have been previous, similar posts.
I'm down to choosing between an '08 20C in very good condition (hardly pulled, used as a guest cottage) or a '13 new 22FB. My problem is that there is no AS dealer close, so I haven't literally seen or been inside either one. I like both floor plans, but each one has certain advantages. I guess I just need help in making my decision, and input from anyone who has had experience with either model would certainly be helpful. They are both within my budget, although there is a considerable difference in the prices.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:57 PM   #2
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There's a weight difference as well. Can you tow it?

I like both models, but like the kitchen area on the 20'. If you don't plan on cooking in the trailer then I guess a single bowl sink is okay.

The '13 has a warranty. So if your not handy then maybe thats the way to go. You only have to pay the tax on the difference in price too if you trade yours in.
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Towing of either one will not be a problem. My TV is an '08 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4X4 with the Mercedes V6 Turbo Diesel and 5 speed MB tranny. Same as used in the Sprinters.
Yeah, the warranty is important, although I am very handy, and fix most anything.
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And will be cooking as well. It seems there is more usable storage in the 20 than the 22, but I don't know.
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I own a 20 Safari, at the time of purchase the dealer refered to it as the Bambi killer, because the layout was so much better than a 19 Bambi. The 20 Safari are hard to come by. It to me is the best, not to big not to small. I also want a Panaramic window. A 19 dosn't have it. I would like a two door fridge though for the longer trips.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:30 PM   #6
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Just spent the weekend in our new 2012 22FB. We love it. I believe it is a little narrower than the 20. But, pulls very well. (13.5 MPG behind the 2010 F150 FX4 with 3.73 gears). My only complaint is I wish it had a little larger fresh water tank. (20 gallon). We camp mainly in Michigan State Parks and they rarely have water hook ups. Check the size of the bed as well. I believe the 22FB is 6 inches wider and it does make a difference. If you buy a new Sport get them to add the Segment protectors and Aluminum tank cover w/ 30lb tanks. Ours was a left over and they added them in the deal.

Good luck with your decision, either will be a great rig.
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