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Old 06-17-2013, 05:31 AM   #21
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Where you go for service should not be a problem. If the trailer you want is sold before you pull the trigger just remember they made more than one. If you can't find one on a lot at that time you can order one. My buddy bought his trailer first, and then bought his tow vehicle. He Had the dealership deliver the trailer to a campground.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:42 AM   #22
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We had warranty work done by a dealer other than the one we bought from. It was no problem at all.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:52 PM   #23
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side bar question...if one ends up buying at x dealer, but ends up getting warranty service at y dealer...is that a problem.

Ideally, when the time comes, I will have 3 dealers bid for my purchase and take the lowest bidder or closes if a tie. In that case, it may not be that where I buy would be best for proximity and repairs.....sorry, this is a slight tangent...
I could have saved $300 by purchasing from a dealer in Ohio. I bought locally though. In my case my dealer will give me special consideration for service if I have a last minute problem. If I had bought somewhere else that last minute request to bring the trailer in would have had to wait for an opening in his schedule.

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Old 06-17-2013, 07:18 PM   #24
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yeah, well, for 300 bucks, I would not much care....but for 1K or 1.5k or 2K? different story I suppose!

Man, I like that trailer they have....if after going to colonial and and browsing and finally deciding 28 vs. 30 (and perhaps some consideration of something smaller)..then will see if that one is still on the lot and think about it a bit more.

I suspect that if the price is right, I will give serious consideration....if the price is not what I want, then I wait cause its not the best financial timing in July rather than say november...but if the deal is good, that would be worth striking iron while hot.
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:20 PM   #25
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perhaps they can get creative with financing as well and delay payments for a couple months....

i hear from folks on here now too that special orders are now limited to stock factory only stuff...so this one on the lot looks better and better every day ....but I will still need a good deal...otherwise I wait.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:27 AM   #26
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Who knows? That trailer may still be there. Mine sat on the lot for 3-4 months. I don't know that anyone else was trying to buy it. The one like it at Foley with the brown ultra leather and solar panel was still there after I bought mine. I was still getting sales calls from Foley after I bought my trailer.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:49 AM   #27
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I have a 31 foot trailer and I just put in a 15k AC unit and it does fine with just one AC. I am sure there are places I could go in the summer that would over tax it but I really try to avoid hot places in the summer. We tend to go to the mountains in the summer and the beach in the fall. You are going to have to have 50A to run both of them. Do the new trailers come with 50A electrical systems? Having shades and curtins with help alot with the heat and awnings all around. It is amazing how much heat can come in through a single sun facing window. Most state parks in the east have shade to hide under. We went camping here in Huntsville this weekend at Monte Sano State park and the weather was great. Almost did not need the AC. Getting the humidity down is alot of the issue around here in the summer.

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Old 06-18-2013, 07:57 AM   #28
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Perry...now that I have researched this topic much more....I feel comfortable in testing the waters of having one 15K unit (standard on 28' now per as website)....if it does not work out I can have a second added if our needs dictate this as such.

My wife enjoys the beach in the heat of summer...as do I...so it is a concern...but time will tell...Ill learn by experience.

At first I was concerned that waiting for the 2nd AC unit would cost me...but now I find that it will not.

Furthermore...I read on this forum that JC is not taking special requests for new builds, so that option is no longer an option (assuming that information was accurate)...

I recall when I went camping down in the gulf back as a teen, the RV parking were mostly around alot of trees and stuff...so shade was mostly plentiful...the awnings all the way around will be something I will want though.

Thanks Perry....as you have camped in huntsville, then I feel more confident that perhaps I can get away with one AC unit...and perhaps I can get a bit creative and make one work for say june or july beach trip....but I will not be really surprised if one will not do the job for some of the worst summer heat....

I will see how it evolves and react to my actual needs....thanks everyone.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:34 AM   #29
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Go to St Joe State Park in FL and stay at the Shady Pines Loop. Best beaches you will find on the Gulf coast and mainly yahoo free.

Here are some photos.

http://www.pbase.com/perryg114/st_joe_state_park_fl

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Old 06-18-2013, 08:39 AM   #30
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perry....this was where I very first saw the ocean for the first time in my life...at age 15 almost 16...as a matter of fact went with a buddy at that time whos parents had a small white box trailer...although it was kinda small and we slept in a tent...just steps away from the other side of the dunes to the beach...fond memories..

This experience even at this "later" age (coupled with similar experiences my wife had RV'ing) is what drives us.

Yahoo free is good too
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:58 PM   #31
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We will be considering the bunkhouse model...I have a feeling that the compromise of giving up a couch, adding length, weight, and cost will sway us perhaps to stick with 28...we shall see....going to look much more seriously come July and finally decide on exact length/model
We are biased of course - but we think the BH is the best option for a family. If gives maximum flexibility to accommodate different sleep patterns.

I get up early - I can move around the trailer, make breakfast, and sit at the table while everybody else is still asleep.

We have 2 kids (10 and 12) - they have their own space with their own favourite sleep items that never need to move. If they want to go to bed early, they can.

Convertible sleep spaces put everybody onto the same schedule.

We moved up from a 20' SOB to the 30' BH - no towing issues other than a bit harder to find camping locations. I doubt you will notice any performance difference between the 28' and 30' BH.

Hard to get around the cost however - unless you look for an older BH.
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:00 AM   #32
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we are pretty much now settled on the 28 flying cloud....after talking with wife indeed, as stated, 2 ac units will be right up front....extra cost will not be a big deal..awnings all the way around...inverter....golden ultraleather....

The unit in quesiton in this thread is actually exactly what we want right now...on the lot....but we can also get a 2014 model built to order from the closer dealer to me (4 hours instead of near 6)....

Come July, we will take a final look in person at the units and make sure we all agree...then if that one is still on the lot, we will get offers from them and for 2014 model and compare....
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