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Old 07-02-2009, 03:54 PM   #1
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hi there

we are looking to buy a new sunset trail trailer and dont know where to begin

we are comparing to a rockwood and our decision is up in the air

why is it that they dont transfer a warranty if you are a second owner??

any tips would be helpful!!
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:20 PM   #2
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The warranty thing is pretty common and it saves them money that way.

As far as the rest, what are your questions?
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:25 PM   #3
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I had a ST31QB but traded it in for a motorhome. Oddly enough, I am sitting in my camper looking at a 2010 ST31QB in the site right next to me!!!

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Old 07-02-2009, 11:29 PM   #4
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Not sure what you're looking at, but the build quality in the Sunset Trail is a HUGE step up over the Rockwood IMHO.*
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:39 PM   #5
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Only Jayco would transfer their warranty. You will find it rare for any company to transfer a warranty between owners.

As far as warranty you will find the Crossroads warranty is superior to the Rockwood. The Rockwood comes standard with 1 year warranty, you can buy a optional 1 year extension through the factory only within the first month of ownership. Crossroads has a standard 2 year bumper to bumper and 5 year structual warranty. Not many companies offer a full 5 years on structure.

As far as construction methods between the two units they are very different. The Rockwood uses a single laminated wall, floor, roof and slide room. The walls are laminated using 1/4" luan, 1.0" block foam, perimeter framing, 1/4" luan and then glued together. The wall is 1.5" when done with a R-value of about 7.

Crossroads uses "hung wall" construction. This means that they use real tubular alum. studs spaced 16" OC like a real house. They then lay in batten insulation and if you order it they also put in AstroFoil bubble insulation. After the walls complete they hang a sheet of fiberglass that is glued to the exterior skin. The finished wall is 2" and has a much, much better R-value (about R10)

Also, Rockwood uses the same materials to create it's roof/floor decking - it is a laminated piece of foam/luan/perimeter framing - Crossroads uses real plywood decking for both the roof and floor.

All-in-all I think you'll find the features of the Crossroads to be superior, the construction superior and the warranty superior.

Seems like a easy choice to me.
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:25 AM   #6
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Originally when we were shopping trailers we were deciding between the Rockwood and Sunset Trial. We were leaning ST for the following reasons:
The wall construction, warranty, storage, tinted windows, other options not even available in the Rockwood at that time, and known Crossroads service. If I can find my excel spreadsheet for the comparison I'll forward it on to you. But then we walked into a 5th wheel and completely switched gears and went that way. The dealer couldn't be believe it.


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Old 07-09-2009, 07:05 AM   #7
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We have a 2008 Sunset Trail ST27 RB that we absolutely love. We have had very few issues with it and they were corrected quicklly by our dealer. THe rear bath is a great choice and the open floor plan fits us with our 2 girls (dogs) really well. Good luck on your purchase and happy camping.

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