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View Poll Results: Which Trailer would you buy ?
Trailer A - More miles per travel day with fewer travel days 1 25.00%
Trailer B - More travel days with fewer miles per day 3 75.00%
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Old 12-31-2019, 02:22 PM   #1
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A friend and I were talking about trailer wear and tear around a lovely fire, aided by some Appleton Estate dark rum (which I believe is how all of the world’s most serious questions should be tackled). After a lengthy discussion, we agreed that neither of us had a fact-based answer, and decided that Airforums was the ideal place to settle this. The following poll is based upon this partially hypothetical scenario. Both vehicles are annually serviced by an AS dealer.

Driver/Trailer A takes his Bambi twice a year on a 5000 mile cross-country round trip which takes 20 days. He racks up 500 mile days (10 hour days at 50mph avg) to reach the other coast in 5 days, spends 10 days stationary, and then does 500 mile days to get home. 6 months later, rinse and repeat.

Driver/Trailer B takes his identical Bambi on the same trip twice per year. However, he takes 10 days to get there (5 hours a day at 50mph avg), dips his toe in the ocean, and then takes 10 days to get home in similar fashion.

5 years later, both trailers are for sale for the same very reasonable asking price. Which one would you buy, A or B, and why ?
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Old 12-31-2019, 02:43 PM   #2
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I don't believe there is much difference in the condition of the trailers. Quite honestly I'm a destination camper rather than a wanderer. The fact that the trailer sits at a destination for the number of days (specifically the example you give) provides negligible impact on the trailer itself.
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Old 12-31-2019, 03:03 PM   #3
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A friend and I were talking about trailer wear and tear around a lovely fire, aided by some Appleton Estate dark rum (which I believe is how all of the world’s most serious questions should be tackled). After a lengthy discussion, we agreed that neither of us had a fact-based answer, and decided that Airforums was the ideal place to settle this. The following poll is based upon this partially hypothetical scenario. Both vehicles are annually serviced by an AS dealer.

Driver/Trailer A takes his Bambi twice a year on a 5000 mile cross-country round trip which takes 20 days. He racks up 500 mile days (10 hour days at 50mph avg) to reach the other coast in 5 days, spends 10 days stationary, and then does 500 mile days to get home. 6 months later, rinse and repeat.

Driver/Trailer B takes his identical Bambi on the same trip twice per year. However, he takes 10 days to get there (5 hours a day at 50mph avg), dips his toe in the ocean, and then takes 10 days to get home in similar fashion.

5 years later, both trailers are for sale for the same very reasonable asking price. Which one would you buy, A or B, and why ?
A difference that makes no difference is no difference.
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Old 12-31-2019, 03:15 PM   #4
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The correct answer would be:

NEITHER

A 19' Bambi is way to short of a trailer to spend 20 days in a row

Just saying,

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Old 12-31-2019, 03:21 PM   #5
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I’d aim initially for the one better stored and maintained but ultimately less wear on items and didn’t smell of a sketchy past.
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Old 12-31-2019, 03:26 PM   #6
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Which one would you buy, A or B, and why ?
Depends on which one had the rum...
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Old 12-31-2019, 03:55 PM   #7
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Neither.

My 22 footer is just barely big enough for two adults and four small dogs the way we travel. It fits where we go.

I’ll stick to my current rig.
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Old 12-31-2019, 04:39 PM   #8
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Since you are obviously the analytical one, and he is the argumentative one, I would choose yours.
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Old 12-31-2019, 04:43 PM   #9
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You buy the trailer where the "Price Matches the Condition"!
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Old 12-31-2019, 05:35 PM   #10
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You buy the trailer where the "Price Matches the Condition"!


Amen to that. By in-person inspection with white gloves, a fiber-optic camera, and a “prove it” attitude ready to walk away. Then I let DW handle the haggle if it goes that far. She will get the best price and terms every time.
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Old 12-31-2019, 05:36 PM   #11
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Okay, I'll bite. Based on the information given and making no other assumptions about differences in treatment, there is no distinction of any substance. It's a tossup.

I'll have to get some of that Rum y'all must have had a good time to contemplate that one and then argue about it.
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Old 12-31-2019, 08:18 PM   #12
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I agree above. No difference. All things being equal take your pick.
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The obvious choice would be......the cheaper one.

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