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Old 07-04-2007, 03:36 PM   #1
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Hello all.

Looking for input and/or advice here.

Presently we own a 2005 Bambi 19', enjoy it but as so many find we need something a little bigger.

Local dealer (BTW in CANADA so prices in CAD) has a 2000 Safari 25' which admittedly is mint. Basic trailer but po was some sort of electrical prof, has all sorts of electrical mods such as wired thermostat on A/C, central vac, additional electrical fuses, electric hot water heater. PO was also pretty anal and meticulous, kinda like a Mr Gadget. Trailer also comes with a new Hensly hitch.

Anyway, for us to buy this trailer it's going to cost us an additional $8500CAD. The trade in value for the Bambi is reasonable (based on NADA etc.) but it still seems like a lot of money for the trailer.

Ideally the wife would like the 27' FB SE but just too much money right now (new house and all), the 25 seems like a nice compromise.

This year will mainly be weekend trips but hopefully the spring we'll be able to take off for a week, this is where the 25 would shine compared to 19"

Anyway, what do you all thnk, thanks.
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Old 07-04-2007, 04:13 PM   #2
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Have you looked at the NADA numbers for your trailer and compared them to the one you are looking at. From what I can tell, your 05 Bambi is worth twice as much as the 00 Safari. I understand that all dealers want to make a profit, but this is way out of line. Does the $8500 include money that you still owe on the 05? If not, they should be paying you $8500 or more.
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Old 07-04-2007, 04:26 PM   #3
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that's what got me wondering, checked NADA on the 2000 and like you said about half the value.

Plus the fact the bank was stalling.

Thought maybe I was wrong on the prices.
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The bottom line most of the time is get what you realy want. If you don't you regret it every time your in it or look at it. Find a way to make it happen or keep what you got till you do!
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Old 09-15-2007, 09:58 AM   #5
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Kanehill... good advise. So many people think they'll start small and if they really like it they'll trade up to a larger unit.This almost always happens with the 16 and 19' Bambi's,when the knew that something larger would be more practical. The cute factor gets a lot of first time buyers too.You always end up losing money. Buy what you really want the first time even if you have to stretch a bit, you'll never regret it.
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Old 09-15-2007, 12:17 PM   #6
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thought I'd update. We ended up passing on the 25' and buying a new 27FBSE.Wife's dream trailer..
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Smart Move!

May your travels be safe and enjoyable!

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I am always concerned about going overboard for expenses but you know best.
Smart move to keep the wife happy, you will sleep better for sure.
Hope you enjoy the big trailer.

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thought I'd update. We ended up passing on the 25' and buying a new 27FBSE.Wife's dream trailer..
You made the wise choice. You will realize this the first night you spend in it.
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Old 09-16-2007, 07:05 AM   #11
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we love the 27FB, now it's just finding the time to get out there. We even make up the time, pop out just for one night.
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Old 09-16-2007, 10:45 AM   #12
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Hi Gowyn,, welcome,,, Drive way camping is pretty fun,, do it all the time,,, enjoy,,, donna
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