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Old 06-01-2014, 12:55 PM   #1
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Hello all

I am just doing some research as I am planning on buying a travel trailer next year... Just happen to run across the Trailmanor while surfing the net..

Since it just the wife and I ( maybe the grandson ) I was looking at the 2417.. They seem a little pricey but compare to regular TT... It might be worth it...

I like the fact I can just put in it the garage to store it.... That's a plus....

Now the question is : New or use.....

I send several on used ones on the market and they don't seem to bad...

Any good companies to finance with?

Thanks for your help!

Joe

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Old 06-01-2014, 02:04 PM   #2
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Hi Joe and welcome to the TM forum. New ones are pretty spendy , but if your patient, you'll be able to find a "well cared for" used one for a reasonable price.

Good luck in your search and ask questions, cause you will find the answers you looking for from the very knowledgable members on this forum.

By the way if you try the TM dealership in Colorado called "The Car Show" they may be able to provide a good financing option
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:40 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. What's your current tow vehicle? That may have an impact on your desision.
I looked at the 2417 Sport and felt cramped, but I may have gone with the non-sport version that came out shortly there after. The sport is narrower.
Space for parking was one of the big issues for me too. New or used I'm sure you'll enjoy the TrailManor and this forum will give you a great amount of information to help you to decide. Best of luck to you.
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Old 06-01-2014, 04:02 PM   #4
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Hi joe,

Definitely look for a good used model and you can save yourself a lot of money.

As for financing, I would strongly suggest that you visit your local credit union for great rates and terms. Most always will beat the banks or rv dealers.

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Old 06-01-2014, 05:59 PM   #5
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Joe,

We (wife and I) had a 2417 Sport, one of the original models. It had the two bed floorplan, as that was all that was available when they came out in 2012. We sold it this winter, and purchased a 2417 KD (full-width, king bed on one end, dinette on the other). The extra width makes a huge difference! It feels much more roomy.

Don't know as you will find many used 2417 models, and quite unlikely to find a used dinette or sofa version (only one bed), as those just hit the market last fall. Not saying you won't find one, but it may take a while, and you may have to travel.

But, for the two of us, and an occasional guest, we love the 2417 size. Easy to tow (loaded for camping, our 2417 Sport was 3500 lbs. I expect our 2417KD to be about 150 lbs more, as the base weight is 150 more than the Sport), easy to store.

One thing to be aware of, if you plan to dry-camp - some of the early models of the 2417 had 20 gallon fresh tanks. We got a 40-gallon on both of ours, and I would not want a 20 gallon. Plus, the early versions of the Sport had an "11 gallon" gray tank, which actually held 8 gallons. Had to empty every-other day, unless we took showers. Then, I had to empty it daily.

Also, the original 2417s had a smaller 'fridge.

If it were me (it was, a few months ago), I would go with the new model. It has a 30-gallon gray tank. The cassette toilet (I really prefer the cassette) now holds 6 gallons, instead of 3. The 'fridge is larger, and has a freezer. All the controls are inside. I had to manually light my original 2417 water heater, and 'fridge, both on the outside. They are now automatic. The water heater is now 6 gallon, vs. 4 gallon in the older versions.

There are so many improvements in the 2417 lineup, I would bite the bullet and go with a new 2417 KS or KD. That will give you more room, and much better accessories. You can PM me if you want more info on both, as I have owned both.

Also, the new models are available in the Silver Trail design. If I had that option when I ordered ours, I would have gone with it. Very nice-looking setup!

Good luck! Again, send me a private message if you want more details of the difference between old and new versions of the 2417.
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Old 06-01-2014, 09:42 PM   #6
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We have a 2417 sport (original floorplan) WE LOVE IT! We traded in a 14ft highwall popup, which made sense when we had our two kids with us, but they are now young adults. At best, we might rarely have one for a short trip (our youngest did take a 2 nighter with us earlier this year)

We wanted smaller and simpler, and the 2417 fit the bill. We absolutely must have a bed where we do not have to climb over someone to get out and it had to fit in our 75 year old garage. These were absolute, and the 2417 was perfect. I also wanted an outside storage compartment so we did not constantly have to take things out when we made short stops.

We decided to forgo the toilet, which actually makes it rather spacious inside. Obviously, we are not boondocking.

We recently took it on a 3 week roadtrip through So Utah, and it was great.
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If u plan to keep your TM for sometime and use it regularly then don't rule out a new one. If you can find what u want in a used one, in good condition, go that route, but that may be hard to do as there are not a lot of them out there, especially the newer ones. It all depends on how serious a camper or traveler u r.
Good luck, there r many happy TM owners out there and you have an excellent dealer in Colorado.
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:26 PM   #8
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Thanks Everyone for your advice... I may buy one for 2015 so I am in the research stage....I will also need to buy a vehicle to pull with so that is why I am looking ....

Like to make a good choice since I plan to have it for a while...

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Old 06-03-2014, 03:10 PM   #9
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Would encourage you to spend $12 and join this forum so you have full access to all of the info. Lot of insights here, that if you are serious about a TM, money well invested. Dreaming is half the fun...
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