We purchased a used trailer from a very respectable lot. (No warrenty). They provided new batteries for our travel trailer. I made sure they were charged prior to our leaving yesterday. The camp we went to did not have hook ups. We ran out of power in the first four hours.
Thankfully the truck powered the slide out back in and gave us the ability to use lights.
We ran our fridge off of our propane. Power from 7 pin is good. Batteries were tested/charged prior to our leaving.
Worth noting: before we left we found that the slide out occasionally stops and you have to wait 10 seconds to push the switch again for power to move it in either direction. It sounds and moves great while it is engaged. No lights dim during this time.
I'm going to look for a short in the slide out switch and check fluids in batteries.
So I've had a 28-foot trailer that was at a seasonal site for a number of years (bought is used), finally got rid of it. Wife wants to look into getting a Class C to replace it, once I pay off credit cards and save up for it.
The brands that are available around me seem to be Thor, Winnebago, and Coachman. Are there any specific models within these brands I should avoid? Specifically, I like a couple of the floorplans on the Winnie Minnie, and liked what I saw on some video reviews of the Coachman Leprechaun. Also, from experience with the old trailer, I do know that I want slides for more inside room, and also many of the models without slides have a corner of the master bedroom bed cut off.
Another concern I have, with all the horror stories I've heard first hand (neighbor's trailer, which had electrical issues when brand new [caught fire], to water leaks from a couple of campground neighbors at the seasonal site, not to mention what I read online, is there any reason that RV manufactures can't get basic plumbing (which has been around since the Romans), and electrical done correctly? To me there is really no excuse for water leaks, or circuits to overload and catch fire. At least not often enough that I get multiple first hand accounts of this happening.
Just looking to make sure that when I am ready to drop 60 - 85 grand, I'm willing to pay a bit of a premium to make sure that I don't get stuck with shoddy workmanship.
This has to be a scam right?!? Found the perfect little travel trailer on CL. Pictures look great and it's exactly what I want. Price there is listed at $1,000 which I assume is missing a 0 since it sells new at around $12,000 and it's only a a year old. I contact the seller and within minutes I get this reply.
"Hi, this is A. I apologize for the delay, I'm at work and I have a very busy schedule. About my 2017 Wolf Pup Limited, let me give you a few details about it. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects, one owner, great condition. Everything works excellent, space to sleep 5. Queen bed, Rear bunks. Cold central ac. It can be tow with any vehicle. Never had or need any paint work, without any mechanical problems, electric is working perfectly. It has a clean/clear title in hand. The price was reduced at $1,000 because I'm in a hurry to find a buyer. I need to sell the trailer before 27th May, when I will be leaving on military duty with my medical team out of the country for a year and do not want to store it. I look forward to hearing from you."