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Old 07-26-2007, 12:04 PM
Lynnbanducci Lynnbanducci is offline
 
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Default What about the 3326 king??

I am new to this web sight, I am learning alot about the Trail manors. Started looking a few weeks ago, but wasnt able to actually see the Model 3326 king. We did look at a 3124 ks and liked it very much. Is the only difference the table & chairs and 2 more feet in the 3326 King? They look to be very open and a bit bigger. Does anyone have one that can offer some advice between the 3124 ks & the 3326 king? Is there much difference in the towing etc...I am looking for a used one and can't wait to find one, I am so excited....
Any suggestions are much appreciated.
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Old 07-26-2007, 02:05 PM
Rich_in_Tampa Rich_in_Tampa is offline
 
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We did look at a 3124 ks and liked it very much. Is the only difference the table & chairs and 2 more feet in the 3326 King? They look to be very open and a bit bigger. Does anyone have one that can offer some advice between the 3124 ks & the 3326 king?
I can only speak as a brand new 3124KS owner, with a goodly amount of pre-purchase homework, but little real world experience.

For us the 3326 pretty much crossed that threshold where it defeated the purpose of buying a TM. At 33' it's BIG, and even when folded, it's big. Not big compared to a huge 5w or Class A, but in our driveway it wasn't much better than a decent sized (much cheaper) traditional TT, though the height of the TM is much lower. So for all the expense and effort of having a telescoping TT, it just felt too big even closed. Purely subjective and related to your storage capabilities.

I also considered the cost of 4 tires instead of 2, 500 extra pounds, and the fact that for our anticipated usage style, the extra 2 feet didn't change much.

On the positive side for the 3326, the permanent dinette is nice.

Hope that perspective helps. You'll find what's right for you when decision time rolls around.
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Old 07-26-2007, 04:17 PM
Lynnbanducci Lynnbanducci is offline
 
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Thanks for the helpful Information...alot of things to take into consideration when looking at the TM's. I think I am leaning towards the 3326, if I could ever find one to look at. Thanks again!
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Old 07-26-2007, 04:46 PM
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When my husband pulls our 3023 I remind him he is pulling the camper. This size has been great for us. We have had few blow outs mostly when traveling to Florida, however the ability to control the trailor and the car was not a problem. The 3023 is somewhat heavy lifting the ends up, but I think with the air conditioner not on roof it would be easier.
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Old 07-26-2007, 05:03 PM
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As proud owner of a 3326 (purchased used) I believe once you have seen it and been able to view the actual inside, you be a believer also. Yes its large but not un-manageability so.
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Old 07-26-2007, 05:44 PM
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Last week there was one on ebay...I think it started at a buy it now for 9999.00 but the bidding stalled at 8,300 and something...I watched it for a while and the owner dropped the buy it now to 8,500.00. I will go back and look to see if it every sold. It had some hail damage to the roof...and some where else on it...it looked really good inside. I think it was a 2004 and a salvage yard had it. What the did not talk about was why the door frame looked chewed up. I decided it was too big for us and that the door repair was probably over our ability. If it still shows on my ebay account I will post a link.
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Old 07-26-2007, 05:47 PM
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I have the 3326K and love it. I pull it with a GMC Envoy and have no problems.

I like the dual axle.
* It weighed 3900# on the road last summer with 1870*4=7,480# axle ratings. That is lots of margin for both load carying and braking.

* I threw a tread on a 3 year old tire last summer with another tread coming lose at the time. I only needed to drive the good tire up onto my leveling blocks to raise the bad tire. I liked that as I don't have to carry a jack.

* While seated at the dinette, you can reach into the refrig, the pantry, the oven, and the stove. No bending over issues.

* You sit a little higher at the dinette up on the platform. That makes it easier to see out the windows which are relatively high.

* Lots more storage space both under the bed and in the hutch.


Someone mentioned being hard to lift with the A/C. The torsion bars can be adjusted if any of them open hard.

I hope this helps. Be sure to search on all the sites listed on the home page of this site. I live in Arizona and went to Indiana to get mine, making it a vacation trip.
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Old 07-26-2007, 05:51 PM
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OOOPs sorry it was a 2001 and it did sell.

Here is the link if you want to see it...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...148430212&rd=1
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Old 07-26-2007, 06:14 PM
Lynnbanducci Lynnbanducci is offline
 
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I wish I could find one to look at...It's been impossible to even find a dealer that has one on the lot...I imagin it's going to take some time to find a decent used one...ready to sell yours???
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Old 07-26-2007, 06:19 PM
Lynnbanducci Lynnbanducci is offline
 
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Thanks everyone for your input, I will keep the search on & keep you posted...i am so excited to have one of these I can't stand the wait. This is such a great site to get information & help with my questions.
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