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Old 09-17-2015, 05:10 PM   #1
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Buying an Aerolite 213

Hi, this is my first posting on your forum, I'm contemplating replacing my Trailmanor 2720 with an Aerolite 213 RBSL. We have been researching trailers for a few months now and think the Aerolite will fulfill all of our needs.
There is going to be a RV show in a few weeks which is touted to have the best prices of the year, as the 2016 models are rolled out. If I can get a "close out" 2015 for a good price, that is what I'm thinking of doing.
Any advice or suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance,

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Old 09-18-2015, 01:50 PM   #2
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I don't have any advise, but I do have good words for the trailer. I just bought my 213rbsl and went on my first weekend trip. The outdoor kitchen rocks! Don't have to buy ice all the time, and don't have to keep opening the trailer door to get drinks. Shower is pretty big, but you kinda have to straddle the toilet to open the shower door, unless you leave the bathroom door open. I didn't experience any problems on my inaugural trip and love the trailer so far.
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:56 PM   #3
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Welcome!

My main suggestion is to do a very thorough PDI and not to sign on the dotted line until everything is completely satisfactory to you.

Good luck!

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And there is a very complete and thorough predelivery inspection checklist in a sticky somewhere on this site. My dealer had no problem going over the whole thing. Took forever but was worth it.
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Old 09-19-2015, 04:02 PM   #5
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Thanks, GTWags and Aaron, for your responses. I found the the very comprehensive PDI on this site and printed it out, for future use. Looks like it might take two to three hours to complete, but like you say, well worth the effort to make sure things are built right and function properly.

Thanks again, looking forward to gaining and sharing more insights to this new RV.
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Old 09-20-2015, 10:51 PM   #6
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We love our 213. Be sure to check the struts on the outdoor kitchen, ours were so tight the screws ripped right out of the wall, they replaced them with a softer shock.


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Old 10-06-2015, 09:37 PM   #7
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Just saw a '16 Aerolite with the new, "21st Platinum Plus Package", which is now offered instead of last years, "20th Anniversary Package". Package upgrades include another color scheme option of a white front cap with a black V overlay as well as a white, beige and blue designed gelcoat sides and rear. Slam latch exterior cargo doors is the other exterior upgrade. On the inside, all stainless steel appliances, all lighting is LED and the sink will have a high spout with a pullout sprayer. This package costs $862, which is only $150 more than 20th Anniversary Pkg.

As much as I like the black and grey model I'm leaning toward the new color scheme and the interior upgrades. If you're interested in seeing what they look like log onto "craigslist/Waco" and type in Aerolite on RV sales.
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Yikes, i'm not sure on that color. The slam latches and stainless appliances sound good.
I'll have to stick to the old color or else it won't match my truck.


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Dawnie, I understand, but that's just it , my truck is pearl white tri-coat with the two-tone Arizona beige accent rocker panels, so it will match my truck perfectly. I would imagine that both colors will be available. There are a lot of black and white vehicles out there.
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Dawnie, I understand, but that's just it , my truck is pearl white tri-coat with the two-tone Arizona beige accent rocker panels, so it will match my truck perfectly. I would imagine that both colors will be available. There are a lot of black and white vehicles out there.
Well then, it sounds like the color will be perfect for you. The campground would look silly with all black campers in it.
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