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GrandpaKip

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Posted: 07/15/21 08:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

Terryallan wrote:

RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

IMO, there are NO mass-produced RV's worthy of a 'gold standard' designation. Everything is pretty much built from relatively low quality components -- enough to get the job done, but nothing ever over-the-top. And of course, we as Americans, are not going to pay the price for an RV that might truly be the gold standard, because there's too much other stuff on the market that, on the surface, looks just fine and will serve our needs until something goes wrong or falls apart due to the materials and workmanship we've settled for --- then we can get on this forum and bellyache about it! [emoticon]

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You won't here me bellyache about my APEX. It has done everything I bought it for, with minimal maint, as did my 2004 Pioneer. I bought them to camp in, to keep me dry, and to follow me around. and they both did it with no protest.


OK, There's one vote for the "I'm 100% happy with the quality of what I bought" column . . . . . any others?

Here’s another. We are extremely satisfied with our 2015 Dart. I’ve done bunches of mods to fit our style of glamping. We put between 5k and 10k miles per year on it. Very obedient and loyal as it follows us everywhere.


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I see value in several of the product lines recommended but personally having owned Northwood and NUWA products (among others: Coachman, Holiday Rambler,et.al) -I would rate Arctic Fox and Nash a cut above in several ways. But then again, select the trailer that BEST fits your needs, budget and makes DW happy). Happy Trails

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We've had 2 Starcraft trailers,1 Fleetwood and 1 keystone and as technology advances the newest trailer has much better materials compared to our 1st trailer.

We've looked at Lance, Oliver, ORV and Nash and came to the same conclusion.....we buy new about every 5 years so floorplan trumps fancy hardware and Azdel. Lol

Airstream is a no go for the wife as we've owned 1 trailer without slides, never again.

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I know that trailers are a hot item right now and in short supply. I started looking at a Lance trailer 2 years ago. It took 2+ years to get the wife to look at them. It put me in total sticker shock!!! The same trailer I looked at 2 years ago has increased in price by $24000. That's not a typo...From $54000. to $78000 today. The Lance is a nice trailer but suddenly my trailer is looking pretty good to me. Gold??? they must think it's Rhodium.


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Only if the gold standard includes the gravity fill tube popping loose on a Lance travel trailers first trip while filling, totally flooding the entire floor, because Lance did not install a clamp. How about on a later trip having the entire fresh water tank exit the unit. That's gold standard in my eyes.

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