Brad NSW Posted June 28, 2019 Report Share Posted June 28, 2019 We're trying to decide between: 1. a. 2014 DRV ($70K). b. 2019 DRV (98K), both same floorplan We could set either up for boondocking w/LITHIUM & Solar: for $15K. 2. A 2015 New Horizon 41ft, ($130K) fully set up for boondocking w/solar, inverter, AGM batts. Our style of camping: 60% in state and national parks and boondocking. 40% Full facility campgrounds. Pulling with a Freightliner HDT. We're leaning toward the New Horizon, as we consider its build quality slightly higher than the DRV, plus the owners have been full timing and have the bugs worked out and solar is GTG. However we're second guessing ourselves on length and our camping style. Questions: 1. Is the length 41ft vs 36ft going to make a big difference? We've made it into almost any state/national park (west is our only experience) with our 37ft Montana. How big a deal is (41 vs 36) plus our unsingled Freightliner? 2. Is the $45k between the 2014 DRV (after solar install) and the 2015 NH worth the extra build quality. I understand the Pre Thor DRVs build quality is pretty darn good. We actually like the color scheme in the DRV a little better and it's got a King bed which we prefer. I think we've ruled out the 2019, since after solar install it's about a wash with the NH. Any feedback appreciated and we don't want to start a DRV/NH war, just pro/cons on the length issues and is the $45K difference btwn a 2015NH and 2014DRV worth it? We know they are both a huge step up from our Montana. Thanks in advance and sorry for long post. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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