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Old 01-17-2019, 10:27 AM   #15
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I would not anything sight unseen, Reasonable request would be to place a returnable deposit until you could see it. Ask for itemized detail of $1400 fees. Do some research for the particular state. If they are charging a prep fee...since it is used, there should not be anything since it is their duty to make their unit saleable. There may be some state mandated fees. NEGOTIATE documentation fees (usually for new vehicles)....Call Jackson Center with the VIN to determine transferable warranty and the time that the warranty terminates. If you like it, buy it, any points of discovery, schedule a visit to Jackson Center...This is their slow time, and possibly you should be able to get it soon. NEGOTIATE!
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:44 AM   #16
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new owner?

Call / drive over to Vogt RV in Fort Worth, Texas. Open house February 8th. Indoor showroom. Should have what you want in stock!


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Old 01-17-2019, 11:00 AM   #17
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Not to mention that buying the new unit gives you a 3 year warranty. And, why did someone trade in a "barely used 2018" on something else? Was it a situation where they just wanted more room or was it a "lemon"?
As someone that is trading in a 2017 FC on a brand "x" to a non AS dealer there are things to be mindful of.

Not all non AS dealers will perform work on your AS.

Mine is not a lemon, I have been less than happy with the service I've received from my dealer and then out of the blue the dealer disappears.

I selling because of health reasons, plus my wife refused to pull the 30' FC claiming it was too big, she did pull our 2015 23 FB.

So we just made a decision to purchase another small trailer "built" for 2 that was a non AS.

Back in the 70's and 80's I was in the RV trade doing repairs. Some of these new trailers have so much high tech stuff it is scary. We went back to "make it simple stupid trailer."

If I get to the point of not being able to repair the coach myself, my wife grew up with a father who was a mechanic so she is not afraid of getting dirty and working on things. I can walk her through the steps of the repair.

We make a good team, she my best friend and one hell of a wife.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:10 AM   #18
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Please look at airstrea adventures northwest. Mike moser. They have a model done by ultimate airstream that is a bunk. There are so many options available you could exolore your needs withhim and end up getting what you want at the price need. Explore with him. No commitment needed. Covington location
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:45 AM   #19
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I have not bought a new trailer. But for 11000 difference I might if I liked the dealer and the trailer. It is awful easy to run up a 5000 bill at Jackson Center on a used trailer if you are picky and have a problem.
Yes, go NEW with the 3-year warranty..... you won't regret it.

And with the three kids..... don't forget about the Flying Cloud 30FB Bunk (floor plan attached). Seems like it would meet your sleeping requirements mentioned.

As tommyglen also stated, I have heard & read great things about "the customer experience" at Vogt at Ft Worth. It's actually on our 'short list' of dealers to buy from in the future, if we upgrade in a few years..... I'd drive over there and look at a 2019 Flying Cloud 30FB Bunk, among others models you're leaning towards. They show one in their current inventory right now (attached).

Good luck with your decision.


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Old 01-17-2019, 11:52 AM   #20
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We nixed the bunk idea b/c we really like the shower and toilet/sink being separate. It felt like something we weren't willing to compromise on knowing that 5 people would be traveling.
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:07 PM   #21
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You have been given quite a bit of info here but let me add another thought.
Don't ever buy a new or nearly new trailer unless you have owned other trailers in the past or have unlimited financial resources. Why do I say this? because you will never find what you really need or want in your first rig.
Question that. That is why you find nearly new trailer on dealers lots that only have 1 or 2 trips o them.
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:21 PM   #22
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What part of the world are you in? What specific model and selling price?
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:23 PM   #23
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And is it a single A/C 30 amp or a dual A/C 50 amp?
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:47 PM   #24
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What do I know??

We bought our first AS used and loved every day we owned it...our second was bought new and it took five years until expectations were met,(work finished) and we fell in love.
Bright & shiny overwhelmed us 😳...I recommend gently used...who knows you may not enjoy the lifestyle at all.

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Old 01-17-2019, 01:11 PM   #25
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Drive down and look at it, may have been in a flood ,or been wrecked..your money
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Old 01-17-2019, 01:12 PM   #26
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I took a closer look at the floor plan for the bunk. There is NO PLACE to sit down except the dinette. Think of 5 people in there on a rainy day.


Our first box said it slept 9. Yes it could but they would have to go bare foot as there was no place to put the shoes. We did not have 9 and I removed several beds to fit it out for the 4 of us.


What ever you look at sit in it for a half hour and think about things.
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Old 01-17-2019, 02:31 PM   #27
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Buying new

If you buy new unit, Shave 20% off of MSRP and have them include the hitch. Tell them that is what you will pay, bottom line out the door. Pay the state tax separately when you register it in your home state. If that dealer will not agree, call or go to another one. Worked for me on our new 2017 Int. Serenity 23D purchased at Colonial Airstream. Great folks to buy from. Good luck and welcome to the Airstream world.
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Old 01-17-2019, 02:42 PM   #28
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A full days drive isn't that bad we drove 800 miles looking at one and spent one night in a motel and glad we did it looked good in pictures but was not worth 1/2 what they were asking .
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