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Looking to buy a Gulf Stream Sedona
« on: September 17, 2006, 10:29:38 AM »
Hi all,

We went to the Hershey RV Show.  WOW!!  So much to see. 

I am seriously considering a Gulf Stream Sedona 32 FBHW.  Trying to get a feel for quality of unit and if owners are happy or unhappy with it. 

Also like the Cedar Creek. 

Any and all opinions are appreciated and welcome.

Thanks,

Nancy

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Re: Looking to buy a Gulf Stream Sedona
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2006, 12:11:16 PM »
Have not seen this unit, but the Gulfstream products have a history of poor quality, particularly in the entry level units.  I do know of 1 dealer in Jacksonville, Fl that has dropped the Gulfstream line for this reason.   Also a Dealer in St Louis dropped them for the same reason.  That's not a very good recommendation.   Can only report what has been offered to me.  In FAct the dealer in St Louis siad he sold them but sure wouldn't own one himself.
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D2

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Re: Looking to buy a Gulf Stream Sedona
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2006, 01:39:18 PM »
You may want to do a search on Gulf Stream and Gulfstream as I have seen it spelled both ways on the forum.  There have been some recent threads (not particularly complimentary) that you really should look at before making a decision on their products. 

Carl L

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Re: Looking to buy a Gulf Stream Sedona
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2006, 02:04:43 PM »
I guess I will ask the magic question. What are you going to pull that trailer with?   What kind of tow vehicle do you have?
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1moretime

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Re: Looking to buy a Gulf Stream Sedona
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2006, 10:16:27 PM »
I am looking for the 5th wheel before I get the TV.  I just don't think the truck I have right now will do the job, a Toyota 2 door Tacoma :P  Frankly, I am looking for the RV, significant other's job is to find the truck, he's a mechanic.

I have heard good and bad about Gulfstream.  I just fell for this one at the show and I want to follow the good but I am scared, have heard too much bad.  I am hearing a lot of positives now about Cedar Creeks.  Any opinions on those?

Nancy

Carl L

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Re: Looking to buy a Gulf Stream Sedona
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2006, 12:48:58 AM »
Well you all are certainly going about it right -- buying the trailer you want and then buying the tow vehicle. 

That Sedona evidently has a gross vehicle weight rating of 12,510 lbs according to the mfr.  Allowing 10% safety factor, he should be looking for a truck that has a tow rating of at least 13900 lbs.  If you all plan to tow in the mountain or Pacfic west, make that 20% and 15600 lbs..   

The trailer has a hitch weight of 2110 lbs..  That means there is also likely a dual rear axle in your future.   We are talking a heavy duty pickup like a Ford F350 - F450 or more.
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