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Old 03-26-2010, 05:17 PM   #1
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Trade In Help???

Hello all. We have a 2007 solaris t257sr. Thinking about trading in.
Needs leaf spring.
Is there anything worth trading for?
Our budget is aprox. 20-25k total w/trade.
Looking to stay under 30' & 5k dry. No bunks. 1 slide.
Also we are using 1500 2x2 Silverado w/rebuilt trans. for towing.
The chevy does ok, but is aproaching 100k & won't go much past 40-50 on those steep grades.
All suggestions are very much appreciated.
Thanks & happy trails.

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Old 03-26-2010, 08:32 PM   #2
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Hi Jeff

If you have a 2007 Sunline and looking for another brand, that can be a challenge once you are use to the Sunline.

You said no longer then 30, under 5K pounds dry, and a slide, that puts you into an ultra light weight model if your looking new. There are a lot of campers out there now that will fit that weight and length but the quality may be something less then your use to. Every one has a different opinion of quality and there are nice units out there too.

Jayco, has a new lite weight Eagle line that might come close to what you are looking at spec wise. There Eagle is the highest end TT.

Good luck and hope this helps


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Old 03-27-2010, 12:42 PM   #3
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Try looking at Forest River.

They have a ultralight series of differt brands and levels. Before we found the Sunline we were leaning towards a Flagstaff brand.

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Old 03-27-2010, 05:26 PM   #4
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Take a look at the Heartland Edge. I'm very impressed. I'm buying a Heartland product and have a friend who may pull the trigger on the Edge. They are within your budget and weight range..
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Old 03-27-2010, 05:30 PM   #5
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Hi John & Bobo.
Thanks for the reply! We have looked at both suggestions & seem to like the Jayco's. I think they have a better warranty also. Like the 256rks, but we are pushing the weight now. Any thoughts on these models?
Might end up keeping our baby. Biggest issue is the leaf spring going???
The sofa/flex-bed is uncomfortable. Looking to try & replace, but only company seems to be flexsteel... Cushions at dinnette our also uncomfy & are losing thier firmness. Have no idea's yet on them... I think I am going to make a new post asking the above questions along with this one. Rubber roof; How long do they last. I am older & have some physical limitations. What is the best way to maintain. Ours is about 3 years old & stays coverd in winter. I tried to clean a couple of times & didn't seem to do a good job, along with the time & difficulty. They have a $300 treatment at camping world. Is this worth it? How often? Feeling confused & clueless. Old age... Any help again is deeply appreciated!!! Thanks!
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Old 03-27-2010, 06:02 PM   #6
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Our rubber roof is 13 years old and the only thing I've ever done to it is to wash it about every other year. If you feel you can't do it, many campgrounds have people that will do it for you for a nominal charge.

I do check any seams, ie. around the roof vents and other openings and the edges to make sure they are well sealed. If I see any breaks I apply rubber roof caulk.

I am honestly amazed how well they last considering they oxidizes and a layer, very thin layer, seems to come off in every rain storm. (We park our rubber roofed RV on our driveway and you can see the white oxidation after a rain storm.
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Old 07-09-2010, 05:24 PM   #7
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look at the slingshot will fit what ur looking for

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