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Old 05-26-2010, 06:36 PM   #1
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I am looking at buying a new Sequoia to replace my 2006 Sequoia. My 2006 had a auto rear levelling system whenever a trailer was hooked up. The 2010 does not have this even tho it can tow 9500 lbs. So what will happen with the 2010? Will my headlights be in the trees? The 2010 Platinum has auto levellelor but costs 7000 more. Please advise your thoughts. Thanks
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:41 PM   #2
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Using a WDH is the best way to go. No problem with the new vehicle.
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:30 PM   #3
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any recommendations on type for Flying Cloud 20"
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:12 PM   #4
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Step up and go platinum, whats a few more bucks a month you'll never notice.

Even with the load leveler, a W/D hitch is needed to take the load off of the rear axle of the tow vehicle. That being said, having a load leveling suspension would make it hard if not impossible to set up the proper compensation using the hitch bars. So, maybe platinum isn't the way to go, Platinum sounds so cool though !
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Thanks RognChris. I have decided to buy Limited. I note that you have a 23 Safari. I am now torn between a 20, 23 or maybe 25. I am single (66) with occaisional overnight guest so 25 seems like overkill. Curious as to your take on pros and cons of the three. Like most guys, if a 20 fits, get a 25, is bigger really better? Always get your second boat or RV first. Seems to be little price difference as you get a larger RV. Anyway, your thoughts. Thanks again
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Thanks RognChris. I have decided to buy Limited. I note that you have a 23 Safari. I am now torn between a 20, 23 or maybe 25. I am single (66) with occaisional overnight guest so 25 seems like overkill. Curious as to your take on pros and cons of the three. Like most guys, if a 20 fits, get a 25, is bigger really better? Always get your second boat or RV first. Seems to be little price difference as you get a larger RV. Anyway, your thoughts. Thanks again
Hi, if it were me, or if I were you, I would buy the 23'er. But if you don't plan on staying single, I would go for the 25'er.
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Funny how being single changes so quickly sometimes. Whatever size you buy, remember that you'll probably have it a long, long time. Trading up is very expensive, more than the extra cost of a platinum Sequoia. Everybody has different needs as to length of a trailer, so go to a dealer with a lot of Airstreams and spend a lot of time trying them all out to see what makes sense. Bigger is not always better, but what feels right is an individual decision.

The Sequoia is a Tundra with a heavier body and as a result your payload is somewhat less. This means all that cargo space in the Sequoia will not be filled. I find our Tundra's payload quickly fills with stuff and more stuff. The Sequoia will tow a 25 easily, but think about what you are bringing along in it and how much it weighs.

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thanks guys. I have been trying to see all at once,,, but living in Columbia SC , our closest dealer is in Colfax NC but they do not have all the models on the lot. I have to go NC then Oakwood GA or visit Colonial in NJ (11 Hrs.) or Jax Center ,8 hour drive. Currently planning to fly to Dayton then rent and drive to JC. Air tic to PHL from CLT jumped to $700 R/T, ouch !
Comments on best time to buy? Seems to me that 2011 models will be out July 4 and best 2010 deals would occur around end of travel season, Labor Day. My goal is 25% off MSRP: am I dreaming ?
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At this time of year you may be dreaming. With the economy picking up a bit, dealers may be hopeful of getting higher prices, but bargain hard and don't be afraid of walking away or be tough as nails. They don't sell Airstreams at the factory and on the tour you'll get a quick look at a lot of models on the production line, but the best place to see a lot of models is at a high volume dealer like Colonial. There's also Airstream of Arkansas.

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