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Campingnownthen
08-22-2019, 02:42 PM
I currently have a 2014 Keystone Springdale 5th wheel. (entry level, I know :) We have the opportunity to buy a new 2019 Dutchmen Atlas for about $30k. This rig has sooo much more to offer...self leveling, outdoor kitchen, entertainment area, island, leather recliners, full shower, ladder for the roof and the list goes on...my concern is all the reviews I'm reading aren't very positive but that goes for any brand from what I continue to read. It also concerns me that the sales guys beat the crap out of the interiors when showing you how 'sturdy and indestructible they are'. How many times in the past has he slammed his fist against the wall in the bedroom to show someone how strong the walls are built?? I'm sure that eventually wears on the integrity of the walls. At the end of the day, we know our springdale is entry level, we do love it but now want more bells and whistles ;) Any opinions on this brand new Atlas and overall quality would be appreciated!

Stripit
08-23-2019, 10:44 AM
I have found buying a used high level anything is normally better than buying a new cheaper thing. The quality built into a high level unit will normally outlast the new cheap one. For the money you want to spend go look at owner owned, not dealer owned older units and see what is out there. Just my thoughts

wingnut60
08-23-2019, 12:16 PM
Take a look at RVTrader.com and see what normal prices are being asked, to get a feeling when a good deal comes along.
Also agree with looking at better quality used units over new anything--depreciation at 30% the minute you sign the papers is a tough deal to overcome later.