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Hardline

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We have recently sold out Jayco Eagle 345BHS. We’ve been happy with it but have decided a toy hauler would be better for hauling bicycles and kayaks.

We have looked at lots of trailers that are mostly had hard lives. We have looked at two in the last week that are 2015-2014 XLRs that the floors are completely rotten out. Are there certain brands that last better to be in the used market? Our 2007 was in far better shape then any of the ones we’ve seen and the prices they are asking for these trailers are a premium.

We are a little discouraged that we have sold our nice camper now. Looking for some insight into this buying decision. Thanks.

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If all you want to bring is bicycles and kayaks we use the “Jack it” bike rack on the front and the “Vertiak” kayak rack on the back of our TT. No need for a toy hauler.

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New would be a better option so you can control all maintenance. Wood rot is preventable.


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Rotten floors means water leaks. Keep searching.


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Avoid forest river.
Look towards the brands that ditch the wood studs.

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Posted: 10/03/20 04:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Rot is a maintenance issue. Maybe guys who buy toy haulers are harder on their equipment but it's really a maintenance issue.

That said, toy haulers get a premium that I really don't understand. There really isn't a construction reason for them being so much higher price.


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X2 your paying for a big box of air.

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Lot of owners just don't maintain their stuff like they should. I'd keep looking, but the challenge your facing right now is that even used RVs seem to have had their prices go up. At least you caught the rot before you bought it. Keep searching.


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Check out ATC toyhaulers, not cheap but you often get what you pay for.


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There's a few good brands. ATC would be by first choice as well, except it's not a 4-season trailer.

Dessert Fox (made by Northwoods / Arctic Fox) are well built units. Their sister company Outdoors RV has a new line called the Trail https://outdoorsrvmfg.com/trail-series/

For used units, I'm not sure I'd consider anything other than ATC, Dessert Fox, and possibly Eclipse. I'd definitely avoid anything Thor (which now includes Jayco) or Forest River (including Coachmen).


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