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Old 01-02-2019, 12:44 PM   #11
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Have you checked at Kansas RV Center? Used to be HitchHiker factory, good service center. Will give straight numbers over the phone/internet if you have trade.
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Old 01-02-2019, 03:12 PM   #12
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My dream 5ther. No roof acs, all mini split tech. At least 3k solar on roof. Large lithium battery bank, run entire 5ther off battery. All wood cabinetry. Traditional floor plan. 43' long. Residential fridge. Good stove top and stove.
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Old 01-05-2019, 11:19 AM   #13
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Personal opinion. I would not buy new and part of why is because you have to buy from a dealer. You are paying retail at a dealership. That seemingly low retail price he is quoting you is because he is stealing your trade-in from you. I do not believe (from car buying experience) that you will get the same low retail price without a trade-in. The dealership will sell your trade-in at a handsome profit and the price paid for your new unit goes up above high retail. Nothing wrong with that. Part of the business model. A used unit, say no more than 5 years old will be had at considerable savings and can be found in excellent condition. Once again I would not buy from a dealer. They do have a large inventory of used units. I would suggest shopping dealers for a unit that appeals to you. Then go to the internet and find private seller. You will pay wholesale. Another reason I do not buy new is of course money. You can get so much more for your dollar when buying used. To be honest you may encounter more corrective maintenance with a used unit. But for me that is not an issue as I capable of and do all maintenance myself at 70. Once again, personal opinion. Take it with a grain of salt.
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:18 PM   #14
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Good info. I have been searching used without much success. That generator is big for me and not many options so far. Not to say they are not there. I will keep looking. Is there a good resource you use for the used ones?
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:19 PM   #15
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No, I have not seen that site in Kansas, but I will check it out. Thanks!
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:27 PM   #16
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Found a 2018 Crossroads Cameo that is close to what we are looking for. Seems like a good purchase price for $48K out the door. Pre-wired, with cut outs for generator. Offered me $5k for my 2004 ($6.6 NADA). I am considering just keeping my old camper for that and maybe do a private sale. I am looking around for that model or similar as a “used” now to get a feel for it.
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Old 01-09-2019, 04:44 AM   #17
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Tom, I've looked at the Texas dealers in your area for the Cameo and only two things stand out. First, there is no man-cave in this unit that I could see. I did see in one of the Cameo's a "second bedroom, suitable for children." Secondly, I tried to verify that this particular unit had two air conditioners and I could not. You will NOT be happy with this RV in Texas with one AC. Candidly, you may not be happy with only two in the Texas sun. 42 feet is a lot to cool with a bare minimum of insulation in the ceiling. Experienced RV'ers will back me up on this. You will need at LEAST two 15K to do the job.
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:54 AM   #18
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Found a 2018 Crossroads Cameo that is close to what we are looking for. Seems like a good purchase price for $48K out the door. Pre-wired, with cut outs for generator. Offered me $5k for my 2004 ($6.6 NADA). I am considering just keeping my old camper for that and maybe do a private sale. I am looking around for that model or similar as a “used” now to get a feel for it.
We traded our 2006 Laredo in and got the same 5K for it. Thought about a private sell then thought the hassle of parking, advertisement, showing it. Just for an extra $1000 - $1500 I thought it was not worth the problems.

Think about this: If you are camping 200 miles from home and somebody calls wants to see the unit today, do you drive home or risk letting the sell go because you did not want to leave the campground and they would not wait on you to be there at the end of the weekend. Remember the customer is always right.
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:03 AM   #19
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Found a 2018 Crossroads Cameo that is close to what we are looking for. Seems like a good purchase price for $48K out the door. Pre-wired, with cut outs for generator. Offered me $5k for my 2004 ($6.6 NADA). I am considering just keeping my old camper for that and maybe do a private sale. I am looking around for that model or similar as a “used” now to get a feel for it.
When we sold our previous 5er we did private sale and sold it for WAY more than any dealer offered. We bought a gently used high end full time rated rig for a fraction of the cost of a similar new one.
Might be better off to spend that 48k on a used real Cameo made by Carriage. They made great rigs, well built with lovely finishes. Have not done any research on the one you mentioned but we did cross Crossroads off our list early due to reading about poor build quality.
We are in TX also and can say 2 ACs will struggle on a rig not well insulated. 3AC in TX would be better.
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