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Sailquick

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Hello,

We are planning to get a Puma 27RLSS or the new 25rkqb. Any experience with these trailers? Love to hear good and bad.

Thank you

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If you follow the breadcrumb trail, you will see that a multitude of brands are owned by the same company, eventually leading to Warren Buffet/Berkshire Hathaway. As for quality, there isn't any nowadays, slam together as fast as possible.

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While you are waiting for responses try searching this Forum for `Puma' then search the results for `trailer' and read on. Don't search for `Puma trailer'...


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Sailquick wrote:

Hello,

We are planning to get a Puma 27RLSS or the new 25rkqb. Any experience with these trailers? Love to hear good and bad.

Thank you


I have no experience with them but here's how I recently conducted my search. I had a maximum lenght and weight in mind in the beginning. I looked online at floor plans and then looked at the manufactures website as well as online reviews on how the units are built. I narrowed it down to two manufactures that seemed to build better than the rest. Then I narrowed it down to two models and decided based on the aluminum framework over 2x2 framing. (Both had similar roof materials but one with a higher weight rating for the roof). I plan on using mine for 20 years so manufacture process was a higher priority than fancy lights and looks (although the one I chose has that too LOL)! If you have long term goals, take the time to do the research like you're trying to do here and ignore the negative comments. If you're like 90% of RV buyers and will only use it for a year, get what looks good and is less expensive then sell it quickly! Good luck in your search and let us know what you decide. There are some of us who are interested in your process!


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Our first rv was a 2008 puma 28ish foot 5th wheel. We weekended out of it for one season. It was a bit cheesy feeling. But looked decent and everything worked and we were happy. We knew it had roof issues when we bought it, and they got worse. We had decided that we enjoyed camping and decided to sell it and move on to newer and nicer. We went to look at new pumas, since we were familiar and happy with our first. That was last year. The new pumas were identical. In feel, build, Floorplan, etc. We could still buy the same thing we had. The funny part was, for the older one, with no payment and knowing it was "older", we were happy. Thinking about the same unit, new, with a payment, we decided to buy a used slightly higher quality unit for the same money. The only issue is financing a used rv can be tough. But we found a way, and we've been much happier for it.

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I have a 2018 25RLS and quality is on par with others. If buying new expect, to have a variety of problems crop up regardless of make or model.

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Do your research and be prepared as they all have issues in one form or another.

Example:
Recently bought a 2020 trailer and noticed it had an dometic furnace so asked dealer to throw in a couple of sail switches and sure enough.....pulled the furnace yesterday and replaced sail switch.

Every unit leaves a trail.

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I had a 25 foot Puma travel trailer and I would give it a 4 out of 10 in a field of 5's. Typical entry level unit, maybe a little below average.

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Sailquick wrote:

Hello,

We are planning to get a Puma 27RLSS or the new 25rkqb. Any experience with these trailers? Love to hear good and bad.

Thank you


We had a new 2007 model Puma from 2007 to 2011 and the only issue we had was a bulge on one of the tires. No other issues.


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Used a Puma fifth wheel from 2013 through 2019. It had less problems than the trailer before or the one after, and the issues were so small I repaired them at home. They would be my first choice if sopping for aluminum sided wood frame construction. The wood framing seemed quite substantial for that class of trailer.

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