Title: What Do You Guys Think About This Tt?
Description: Help me decide
donsm60 - September 1, 2009 03:59 PM (GMT)
Weíve been without a camper since last year and have had the bug again for a while. We have owned a PU, a few TTís and a very large 5er so weíre not newbies and have open to all three if a good deal came along, but would prefer a TT for our current use and needs. Well I think I found it in this, it would fit the family perfectly.New 2006 Fema Trailer on Ebay
Iíve searched the GSA auctions and currently the closest trailers are in Alabama and traveling to see them isnít really practical at the moment. Have also been watching RV Trader and CL and have looked into some good deals but nothing that made me jump off the fence. I need to spend money like I need another hole in the head at the time but this is not about money (it wonít break the bank), itís about the Ďlife is a short thing - enjoy ití if that makes sense.
Take a look at the link and tell me what you think, looking at the sellers history they are going for just under 5K and these have the holding tanks. Plus they have 100% feedback and Ft. Lauderdale is only about a 3.5 hour drive from here.
What do you guys think? Push me one way or the other on this, Iím teetering here :)
Rubiranch - September 1, 2009 04:28 PM (GMT)
Where's all the windows??? :unsure:
Or how about this??http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=7742908&cat=149
Mike Smith - September 1, 2009 05:17 PM (GMT)
No slide, no windows, 3+ years old.... Lots of negatives.
However $4500-$5000 trumps all those negatives!!!!
But make sure it has the gray & black water holding tanks.
Perrysburg Dodgeboy - September 1, 2009 07:54 PM (GMT)
Most of them do not have holding tanks and the refrigerator is 110 volt only!
The description does say it has all three tanks and two propane tanks. But you still only have a 110 volt refrigerator. I'll sell you mine and you won't have any of that formaldehyde to worry about :lol: !
That would make a great camper on a seasonal or permanent site or for hunting if you could get power and a septic system.
donsm60 - September 1, 2009 08:44 PM (GMT)
The seller has 5 with all 3 tanks and 10 that do not on Ebay and would like the tanks for sure. Also thought about the fridge only being 110 but donít see that being a real problem because we can keep it plugged in at home and all the camping would be local and within an hour drive.
Looking at the ad the only mandatory purchase Iím seeing would an awning.
Don, I saw your TT listed here and wish it was in the budget, it is very, very nice!
Still on the fence, one minute Iím excited and the next is Ďwhat are you thinkingí lol
Thanks for the input guys! Keep it coming. :)
Mike Smith - September 1, 2009 10:28 PM (GMT)
Are all 3 tanks for fresh water?
Common sense would tell you it is fresh, gray, and black water tanks, but this is on ebay!
donsm60 - September 2, 2009 12:17 AM (GMT)
Mike, I know what you are saying and thanks, buyer beware for sure! It says self-contained and reading through their prior sales they have sold these units along with the tank less.
From the pictures in the ad it looks to be the same tank meter and water pump control that was in our 5er. The good feedback and only having to pay $500 at the close of auction is also a good thing. But Ďifí we move forward and Ďwiní Iíd probably just leave early and be there Friday morning (ends tomorrow night) and pay at that point. If things arenít as advertised all Iím out is a day and fuel.
I guess what Iím looking for here is reassurance, IF this is as advertised do you guys see it as a good/great deal or are there Ďothersí to be had that are better. I read Adminís (Donís) thread about his TT and it got me seriously looking again. We really want to start camping again but it has to be on a low budget and after a lot of searching this seems to be the best I can find that fits our family well.
Thanks for the input, this is a big decision these days.
Here is the picture from the ad that shows the tank meter/pump switch.
Here is the tank meter/pump switch from our last 5er.
MarionMedic - September 2, 2009 03:17 PM (GMT)
DO NOT buy a "fema spec" trailer.
They are the ones with the problems, and are not allowed to be registered.
There are a lot of production models that are just like the ones off the dealers' lot.
Many are unused and brand new.
Look close and check out the auctions at GSA to find them.
The one pictured above and listed at ebay are both "fema spec".
donsm60 - September 2, 2009 09:13 PM (GMT)
Thanks for the info about spec trailers, I donít about the problems and not being able to register them. Thatís something Iíll need to research and will keep looking on GSA.
Regardless of the problems the bidding has exceeded 5k and that was my cap and the reserve hasnít even been met.
msmechanic58 - September 3, 2009 02:14 AM (GMT)
Are you close enough to go and look at them?
We have a Keystone and have been happy with it. One of the issues we had was with the top bunk which was a folding bunk pulling a screw out of the wall and tearing the vinyl wallpaper. If the top bunk is fixed you won't have that problem. The kitchen looks a bit strange with a full size fridge but would be a great second one to have at the house.
I would ask about tank capacities for the black, grey and galley. That was a big factor for us. My first thought was about who was living in it and how was it treated but since it was not used, it may be just fine! If my parents were still working they could tell you more about it because they towed a lot of them down there. They are retired now though.
donsm60 - September 3, 2009 10:07 PM (GMT)
Thanks for the info Kathy! Being in central Fl weíre not all that far but it would be hard to find the time especially for two trips, reading the GSA site it looks like two trips is what would be required, one appointment to view and another to pick up after the auction.
I do have another question; do you guys know if the pictures of the trailers on GSA are the Ďactual unití or are they using generic photos?
Perrysburg Dodgeboy - September 3, 2009 11:46 PM (GMT)
generic photos unless it says otherwise. Or all of the ones I looked at where generic photos.
"This may be a representative photo, not an actual photo of the unit(s) being sold."
ONE LOT CONSISTING OF 10 TRAVEL TRAILERS. PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF THE ITEMS AVAILABLE ON THIS LOT. *****REPAIRS REQUIRED BUT NOT LIMITED TO: WATER INTRUSION DAMAGE, MISSING AND NON-OPERABLE COMPONENTS, STORM, USAGE AND ROAD STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. THOSE ACQUIRING UNITS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO INSPECT THEM DURING DESIGNATED OPEN SITE VISITS. *****SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS MUST LOAD AND REMOVE. REMOVAL BY APPOINTMENT ONLY NO REMOVAL ON THE DAY AFTER THE SALE ENDS. ***PLEASE NOTE: ALL LENGTH MEASUREMENTS INCLUDE THE TONGUE. ***CAUTION: AWARDED BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO SCHEDULE A REMOVAL APPOINTMENT AND FURNISH A COPY OF THEIR PURCHASER'S RECEIPT IN ORDER TO REMOVE. ***PLEASE NOTE: SEE ATTACHED ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDANCE ON THESE UNITS. ***IMPORTANT MESSAGE: ALL PHOTOS SHOWN ARE ONLY A REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE OF THE TOTAL SUM OF THE TRAILERS IN THIS LOT. GSA WILL ISSUE A CERTIFICATE TO OBTAIN TITLE (SF-97) FOR EACH TRAVEL TRAILER WITHIN A MULTI-TRAILER LOT. GSA WILL CALCULATE THE PURCHASE PRICE TO BE STATED ON EACH SF-97 BY DIVIDING THE TOTAL CONTRACT AWARD PRICE BY THE NUMBER OR TRAVEL TRAILERS IN THE LOT. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL GSA CONSIDER REQUESTS FOR ALTERNATIVE ALLOCATIONS OF THE TOTAL CONTRACT AWARD PRICE. UNITS ARE SOLD AS DESCRIBED IN THE SALE OFFERING WITH NO EVALUATION OF CONDITION. THE PURCHASING ENTITY ASSUMES ALL COSTS OF TRANSPORTATION, COSTS TO MAKE UNITS ROADWORTHY AND ALL LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE UNITS AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE. (703112-9211-0041, 0042, 0043, 0044, 0045, 0046, 0047, 0048, 0049, 0050)
donsm60 - September 4, 2009 01:01 AM (GMT)
Hi Don, read that in the Maryland ads and it seems like they are all generic. The current Selma, AL location doesnít seem to have that disclaimer in the single sale ads Iíve read.
Was hoping to hear from folks that have seen them firsthand there and hear there are some good trailers and not to go by the pictures.
msmechanic58 - September 4, 2009 03:25 AM (GMT)
Send them an email through the link and ask them to send actual pictures