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FrankShore

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This is a nicely made trailer. Lance 1575


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Lantley wrote:

Proteus wrote:

Rather frustrating that one domestic manufacturer, Airstream, knows how to do interiors properly. They're popular so clearly people like them. But those interiors aren't worth the 100k asking price. A mid-high end manufacturer like Lance should be able to do the same? Instead, we just get "grandma's kitchen"...

AS you said they are popular so they are worth it to some/many.
However like many of the Euro and Aussie models poste,
they lack slides and interior space that the majority of RV'ers are looking for.

No Europeans Do not have slides. We have multislides[emoticon]

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RobertRyan wrote:

Lantley wrote:

Proteus wrote:

Rather frustrating that one domestic manufacturer, Airstream, knows how to do interiors properly. They're popular so clearly people like them. But those interiors aren't worth the 100k asking price. A mid-high end manufacturer like Lance should be able to do the same? Instead, we just get "grandma's kitchen"...

AS you said they are popular so they are worth it to some/many.
However like many of the Euro and Aussie models poste,
they lack slides and interior space that the majority of RV'ers are looking for.

No Europeans Do not have slides. We have multislides[emoticon]


Great I'm glad to hear all your models are not small and cramped.
On the other hand overall, I do think most of our models are poorly assembled.
Nevertheless I don't see Aussie models transforming the US market nor do I see US models transforming the Aussie market.
There are too many other factors that differentiate the two markets besides floorplans.


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On the other hand overall, I do think most of our models are poorly assembled.

After looking at a few US 5th wheelers could not agree more.
That is what lets US RV' s down is a pretty slapdash finish. .Then you can throw in colours etc and you get a NO SALE

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So far....YUK ??


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trailer_newbe wrote:

So far....YUK ??

Yes have heard that expression regarding US RV's. European ones they are not as negative.
Some actually do last.

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If the LG Max is too small, you won't like my choices. These trailers are not the "big white box". I love my [email protected] 320, BTW.

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Lantley wrote:

Proteus wrote:

Rather frustrating that one domestic manufacturer, Airstream, knows how to do interiors properly. They're popular so clearly people like them. But those interiors aren't worth the 100k asking price. A mid-high end manufacturer like Lance should be able to do the same? Instead, we just get "grandma's kitchen"...

AS you said they are popular so they are worth it to some/many.
However like many of the Euro and Aussie models poste,
they lack slides and interior space that the majority of RV'ers are looking for.

Do not know if I said this before but Australia Caravans have slides, European ones do not. US Travel Trailers are dark and poor ergonomically.
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* This post was edited 08/12/18 03:48am by RobertRyan *

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RobertRyan wrote:

Lantley wrote:

Proteus wrote:

Rather frustrating that one domestic manufacturer, Airstream, knows how to do interiors properly. They're popular so clearly people like them. But those interiors aren't worth the 100k asking price. A mid-high end manufacturer like Lance should be able to do the same? Instead, we just get "grandma's kitchen"...

AS you said they are popular so they are worth it to some/many.
However like many of the Euro and Aussie models poste,
they lack slides and interior space that the majority of RV'ers are looking for.

Do not know if I said this before but Australia Caravans have slides, European ones do not. US Travel Trailers are dark and poor ergonomically.
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wow, do they have any issues with that one very long slideout? I don't understand your comment on the lack of ergonomics, when buying a RV I always imagine myself doing needed tasks, standing in shower, watching TV, etc. If it doesn't work, I don't buy it.
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Proteus wrote:

Rather frustrating that one domestic manufacturer, Airstream, knows how to do interiors properly. They're popular so clearly people like them. But those interiors aren't worth the 100k asking price. A mid-high end manufacturer like Lance should be able to do the same? Instead, we just get "grandma's kitchen"...


Here's an idea for you that would be less expensive than paying the premium for an Airstream. Find a trailer that has the basic layout you like, then re-fit the interior to whatever suits your tastes.

The truth is, these little homes on wheels are actually pretty small, so the list of materials for an interior re-fit is minimal. Do it yourself, and it would be a fun project with results that would make YOU happy.

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