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Old 09-04-2011, 02:56 PM   #15
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I was looking at an Element yesterday and looked at a 22' sport and a used '10 25' flying cloud. Dealer I was at was selling the 24' element for $44k and another one for $49k. Compare that to the new 22' sport they're selling for $34k. We preferred the sport. The Sport isn't a wet bath like the element which is a big thing for us.

If it was just the 2 of us we would love the sport but because of my son and the plan to have another next year we want a 25' for the room and beds.

Aesthetically we liked the Evergreen. Much better than most travel trailers but to us it falls short of the airstream. If it wasn't so close in price it would be an option but to us the price difference isn't big enough not to get an airstream.

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Old 09-04-2011, 06:20 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by ZZSPIRAL View Post
Who's to say Airstream is a better trailer? Assumming they're equal, why would I buy a used Airstream for the same price as a new Evergreen?
I've always admired the Airstream and when I start planning on owning an RV it was my first search (and I found this wonderful forum) at the same time. I love the exterior silver bullet look and all that, but when push comes to shove do I want a wood floor that appears to univerally rot? For less money I can own an Element. Would I? I don't know I'm still two years from that, but AS cache can only carry it so far as a buyer. I absolutely plan to see first hand the Element for a real look see and when I do I'll report my impressions. Another irritant is the AS website. Very poor in detailed information that today's internet buyers would want to know. Visit both and you'll understand what I mean (Evergreen Recreational Vehicles - Manufacturer of Green Eco-Friendly Travel Trailers and Fifth Wheels). AS has a 1950 floor and a 1970 website, somehow not surprising.

Don't get me wrong, I WANT THE AIRSTREAM to be BETTER than it is and I know it COULD be! It's just hard to understand how AS can see all the common problems posted on this forum, and not address them.

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Old 01-04-2013, 10:56 AM   #17
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I am currently reasearching and looking into various RV brands....evergreen had interested me a bit...I kinda like that element really and was giving it some thought...I was concerned about resale value 5-10 years down the road...but who knows...

As it relates, it appears they are no longer making new ones to send to dealers...dearler stock are all that is left...(or so a new thread at the evergreen forum on yahoo just popped up and said so I would not take it as gospel at this point)...too bad, kinda liked that one...AS still was winning my heart though to be honest...but it is always good to have healthy competition I would think.

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