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Old 02-07-2013, 10:02 PM   #15
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We have a 2009 Ocean Breeze 27FB that we purchased 2 years ago and paid much less than what they are asking for the 25FB you are looking at. I believe you have a lot of room for negotiations. Go on-line and check the NADA, do your homework and get a good price from the dealer, remember he isn't making any money with it sitting on his lot. I hope you can get the deal you want on that one, or another Ocean Breeze. We LOVE our Ocean Breeze and haven't had any regrets.

Like Brad said in the previous post... Don't over think this.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:14 PM   #16
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Have you talked to the dealer in Buda, TX?
Many dealers (AS or not) have a waiting list for used AS; so, the value is in the eyes of the beholder ... NOT...in the NADA or other used trailer reference book. The books are most handy when the dealer is appraising a unit to take in on trade and justify their position. Retail from a dealer is usually much higher than book value... at least in this area where there is a limited supply of not only used units, but also new units.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:45 PM   #17
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That is too much fir that trailer. Low ball them. You have nothing to lose.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:43 AM   #18
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I agree that it sounds very fully priced. And you can argue NADA values all day long.

But. There is a value in finding the exact trailer you want (Ocean Breezes don't grow on trees), when you want it, at a place that isn't 1000 miles away.

I'm not saying to pay what they're asking. (My guess is that it's worth mid-$40s.) But keep in mind that your time and effort has a price. It might be worth paying a little more to get what you want - pending you inspecting it, etc...

I did this with my trailer, which I bought from a private party last year. I probably paid $2500 over market, but I got an immaculate one-owner trailer with low miles, in the exact floorplan and fabric color I wanted, at a place that was 65 miles away.

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Old 02-08-2013, 09:09 AM   #19
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Thanks Tom. I suspect if they were willing to deal this Ocean Breeze would be sold by now. I was thinking mid 40s and not more than $50k if it looks so much better in real life. Its a chunk of money and I'm an AS newbie. I know what to look for in a Casita as that is what I own now but AS is another story.

I'm going to look at a late model Toyota Tundra 5.7 Double Cab today. I should find a silver one. This one is white.

I've been reading the Anderson WDH thread and may go that route for a hitch.

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Old 02-08-2013, 01:43 PM   #20
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Good luck! Don't you wish they built bigger Casitas? As stylish as Airstreams are, I sort of do...

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Old 02-08-2013, 02:59 PM   #21
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Sorry, off topic, I've checked out Canadian fiberglass Escapes and Bigfoots online. This Bigfoot 25 has an AS-like floor plan.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:24 PM   #22
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There is a US made comparable to the Bigfoots; it is called a Surveyor ...
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:22 PM   #23
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I guess you didn't buy that 2010 Ocean Breeze? I was eyeing it myself, called to inquire and they told me someone had just taken delivery of it the day before. Ugh. Now that it is gone, I HAVE to have it. Haha! I made the mistake of going in and looking at Scott J-24's 27 footer and it made my 19' Bambi shrink...
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:01 AM   #24
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We ended up with a clean, lightly used 2008 Classic 25fb purchased closer. Unfortunately despite a local Airforum's inspector checking it out I have come across some issues with it that are no fault of the inspector because of the time frame and time of year.
1. The AC drips water into the interior. Only observed on 1 trip. Drain tube seems clear when blowing air into and using shop vac to suck out. Worse case scenario is I have the AC removed and the newer auxiliary drain kit installed.
2. The fridge doesn't cool well when traveling. Only observed on 1 trip. I had the Dometic recall performed and there is extra shielding around the fridge flame. Maybe being blow out too much from winds and passing vehicle. Not sure its resolved. Worse case is I purchase an new 7 cu/ft fridge. The tech who did the recall stated that some fridges for an unknown reason will not cool efficiently while traveling.
3. Leak in water connection near water pump: fixed
4. Converter not putting out 13 volts to charge batteries. Replacing Parallax with multi stage Progressive Dynamics converter
5. Black flush inline one way valve behind shower was broken and when I used the black tank flush for the first time water leaked under the trailer and inside the trailer between the shower and bathroom. Replaced the broken valve with with a elbow fitting. Decided not to use valve as it looked like it could break again in the future.
5. Shower leaked water onto the hall way floor from inside the shower. Plastic flashing wasn't caulked sufficiently on inside shower door frame. PO never used the shower because the manufacturers stickers were still on the shower. I disassembled the shower door and plastic flashing and caulked everything again during reassembly.

At least it doesn't appear to have any leaks in the rear dinette area or the front bedroom area or around the pano windows, roof vents etc after being in the rain for 2 days on our first long trip.
There is no filiform corrosion apparent on the outside skin

I hope the new owners of that 25 FB OB have better luck with these items.

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