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Old 06-21-2012, 03:45 PM   #1
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Default 2720SD seems to have fallen in my lap

Opinions needed. We've had several folding trailers-popups, a HiLo, and a Chalet A frame. Recently my HiLo died. I've sort of drooled about having a trailmanor for some time, but honestly-the ones I kept seeing available were out of our price range.

Our present TV is a Ford Explorer (8 cy-rated at 6600 lbs).

Anyhow-today we found a 2002 2720SD from a private party asking $5000. Nada says (with no options) $4520 (I'm not sure what came std with the 2002 so I'll leave it at that).

Fridge, range, oven, water heater, air cond ---everything checks out fine. And the interior looks immaculate. It has been in at least one outrageous hailstorm so there are some dents in the top-but I'm assured it doesn't leak (and no signs of leaks inside).

I'm tempted but with my TV should I hold off and hope something smaller comes along (or should I be fine with the explorer?)? Is my judgement maybe being swayed because it's sort of what I've wanted all along? Can't afford a new TV

any suggestions appreciated!

Oh-btw-it would just be for 2 people - the wife & I. Coming from what we've had in the past, we can easily get by with the storage in the 2720
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:12 PM   #2
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Hello
this is just my opinion, i am sure other nice folks here will chime in also,
you should be fine towing with your tv, if worried a wdh and a brake controller will help alot,
as far as the tm , that sounds like a real deal,
and for that price, if by chance you decide to pass on it , be so kind to let me know
good luck in your decision
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:01 PM   #3
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You should fine with the Explorer. My V8 Tundra with a rating of 7100lbs towing pulls very well and so your not to far from that number. I would suggest the WDH and the brake controller is required.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:36 PM   #4
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This is a run, don't walk situation. If interested, get it before someone else does! That TV should be just fine.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:42 PM   #5
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This is a run, don't walk situation. If interested, get it before someone else does!
Agreed, if everything is in working order and everything has only cosmetic wear (stains, scratches, dents, etc.). If it is a published ad, it will very likely be gone within a few days, a week at most.

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Old 06-21-2012, 06:09 PM   #6
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CeeWoo -

Your Explorer tow vehicle is wonderful for this task. You didn't mention a year, so I will assume it is 2002 or later (the latest version of the Explorer). With the tow rating you mention, I assume it has a factory tow package, which is important. I've had two 2720SLs, which we load heavily and drive in high-altitude steep-grade areas (Sierras, Rockies, etc). For tow vehicles, I started with a brand-new 2002 Explorer V-8 that went 160K until the much-abused transmission (abuse not towing related) gave up. Traded it for a brand-new 2007 Explorer - it just turned 100K, and is in great condition. Since I have treated it better, I hope to get another 100K out of it.

So have no fear about the tow vehicle. Welcome aboard!

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Old 06-21-2012, 10:10 PM   #7
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CeeWoo:
Run don't walk for that TM. Don't look around either because you might get trampled in the rush. It sounds that good!

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Old 06-21-2012, 10:22 PM   #8
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Hummm-thank you all for the great advice...I've hit a red flag warning. Seems the hail damage I mentioned, had the insurance company total it out and it has (I believe he said) 'salvage' registration. So despite being good for my purpose, I need to check with Washington State Dept of Licensing to see if I can register it here. If not-oh well, something will come along some day (it currently has Montana plates on it)

Or maybe I should just move to Montana LOL

I'm still gonna look into it, but now I understand why it's such a sweet deal
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:53 PM   #9
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CeeWoo:
Run don't walk for that TM. Don't look around either because you might get trampled in the rush. It sounds that good!

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Funny how something that sounds so good ends up being "You wouldn't want to touch it with a ten-foot pole". Sorry!

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Funny how something that sounds so good ends up being "You wouldn't want to touch it with a ten-foot pole". Sorry!

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