TTs under $20k under 4klbs all crap?

#1
Reading lots of horror stories on various sites about light and ultra light travel trailers being complete crap. Are there any exceptions? Last weekend we looked at Gulf Stream Ameri-lites and at another dealership some Coachmen Catalina/Freedom Express models. I wasn't bursting with enthusiasm for buying a TT after looking at anything I saw.

Need something easy to tow with my F150 4.6 v8 and really don't want a huge investment. I was thinking like $10-15k out the door and 2500-3800lbs.
 
#2
Re: TTs under $20k under 4klbs all crap?

We sell the Ameri-Lites and they are good trailers, for the money. If you want the BEST lightweight trailer, under 4K, look at SunnyBrooks Harmony....we sell them too.
 
#3
Re: TTs under $20k under 4klbs all crap?

There is a dealership near by that seems to have a pretty good reputation. They sell new:

Gulf Stream - Amerilite
Keystone - Hornet & Passport
Forest River - Wildwood

Any of those standout in the quality dept?
 

C Nash

Senior Member
#4
Re: TTs under $20k under 4klbs all crap?

Of those 3 I would go with the Amerilite but I agree with GTS on the Sunnybrook. JMO
 
#5
Re: TTs under $20k under 4klbs all crap?

I checked out another RV place that sells the following new makes/models:
(I just copied and pasted these, I'm sure there are makes that are outside my price range/weight)

Coachmen - Catalina & Freedom Express & Shasta & Spirit of America
Forest River - R-Pod
Keystone - Residence & Springdale
Starcraft - Autumn Ridge & Autumn Ridge SE & Sport

and another dealer sells new:

Jayco - Eagle & Eagle Super Lite & Jayfeather & Jayflight & Jayflight G-2
Keystone - Bullet & Outback & Sprinter

Still think I should favor Ameri-lite?

Those are pretty much my choices for the area I'm in unless I look for something used to which I'm not opposed.
 

H2H1

Senior Member
#6
Re: TTs under $20k under 4klbs all crap?

Well MATT, I know some dealers will tell you what you are wanting hear just to get a sell. I know and have bought from Ken at GTS several times. I know he will work with you before and after a sell. I respect Ken as a honest person, as a matter of fact most people who buy become friends and not just a sell. You want go wrong dealing with him. good luck on what ever you buy. :laugh: :laugh:
 
#7
Re: TTs under $20k under 4klbs all crap?

Didn't really come here looking for a dealer ;) I typed 'rv forums' into Google and this one was the first listing thought I'd seek some options on the manufacturer/makes available in my area. :)
 
#8
Re: TTs under $20k under 4klbs all crap?

You asked if all Lightweight trailers under 4K were crap...I just simply gave you an honest answer. Too bad you cant find a Harmony dealer in you area, they are BUILT.

PS....Coachman is really Forest River..
 
#9
Re: TTs under $20k under 4klbs all crap?

I'm not saying anyone gave me dishonest answers lol. I just added some more makes and models to the original query :) I'll take a look for some used Harmony models in my area.
 

C Nash

Senior Member
#10
Re: TTs under $20k under 4klbs all crap?

Where is your area Matthew? Of the ones you mentioned I still lean to the Amerilite, Keystone, Jayco in that order.JMO. All the lite weight have to skimp somewhere to lose weight but that is also JMO
 
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Re: TTs under $20k under 4klbs all crap?

I actually have a USED 2010 Harmony in stock...A 21 FBS...used 4 times and traded in on a 2011 Harmony 26 FBS. It weighs just a little over 4,000lb. FULL Aluminum Frame, High Gloss Fiberglass exterior, Ducted AC (13.5 BTU), Porcelian toilet, Glass Shower Door, 19" TV, Radio with inside/outside speakers that is a CD and DVD player, Aluminum Wheels, Equa-Flex suspension...and LOTS MORE.
 
#12
Re: TTs under $20k under 4klbs all crap?

I'm in St. Louis, Missouri. Looks like there are a couple dealers that, according to Sunny Brook's site, sell Harmony. Their sites don't list any in stock but I shot them an email. Also found a possible deal on a used Ameri-lite that looks decent. Probably a private seller by the looks.
 
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