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JDW

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2018 Avenger 33REC
« on: September 28, 2017, 08:07:20 PM »
Hello. I am new to this forum and am looking for some advice. We are about to make our first trailer purchase. We will put it on a permanent site and not do any travelling with it (at least not for the foreseeable future). We have looked at the Avenger 33RET and like it. Does anyone have comments on PrimeTime trailers? Both good and bad? Also, would anyone have a list of questions we should ask to ensure we are buying a quality trailer?

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Re: 2018 Avenger 33REC
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 09:04:05 AM »
Hi & welcome.  I have no experience with Prime Time, so can't help on that score.

There are two kinds of quality involved here. One is the choice of materials and components and the methods used to assemble that model of trailer. The other is essentially the amount of assembly-line goofs that might occur on the particular one you get. The former is pretty much driven by the price range for the model - the lesser quality components and workmanship are used to keep the price down. The latter is an endemic problem with RV manufacturing - the build quality is very inconsistent and some percentage of rigs will have stupid mistakes made while they are being built.  Prime is probably no better or worse than any other in that regard.

Some clues about the material and component quality can be had if you are observant. Upholstery and flooring, cabinet work, and wall board/covering are things that are typically chosen to match the price point. The trailer frame and axles are another potential clue - the Cargo Capacity (OCCC) tends to be lower on low end models, tires are barely adequate for the axle load, that sort of thing. The OCCC and axle stuff may not be so important to you, since you plan to park it rather than travel.
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Re: 2018 Avenger 33REC
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2017, 05:37:02 PM »
Welcome to the Forum!

Since this will be, in essence, a permanent setup, you may wish to look at park models, which are designed for this.  They have no holding tanks, like mobile RVs and the slides are much different, since they are rarely moved.

If you have holding tanks, you must collect and manually empty the black tank to prevent the dreaded poo pile.  If the black tank valve is left open, the liquids will drain and the solids will accumulate, building the pile.
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