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Old 03-28-2017, 03:38 PM   #1
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Default Selling our FF189fbr

Sadly we will be putting our little Funfinder up for sale soon. We purchased a 26 ft. 1996 (yes, you read that correctly) Shasta fifth wheel that we are remodeling.
We have loved the FF this past year but it is just a bit too small to hold the two of us and our three dogs. The new to us Chevy Silverado HD 2500 pulls it like there isn't anything back there. We may even take the cats now. We have torn apart the jackknife couch and I will be recovering it and the dinette cushions as well as make curtains, paint the walls and cabinets and lay new vinyl flooring. The FF has a lot of great features, including plenty of storage. But the Shasta has a walk around bed! But it's one of the low ceiling models. I actually think the Shasta has less outside storage. But it came with one of those diamond plate Tractor Supply 4' boxes that sits on a hitch rack. I'll post a photo on my gallery.
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Old 03-29-2017, 09:03 PM   #2
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I went to galleria and yours isn't there anymore. What happened to it? Did it get taken down since you no longer have a fun finder?
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Old 03-30-2017, 05:17 AM   #3
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Yes, I did. We'll miss the little guy. He is cleaning up very well. Someone will be happy with him I'm sure. This is a forum for FF owners about FFs. I wouldn't have much to contribute in the future. My contributions didn't seem well received anyway. I appreciated your interest and friendship since you joined. Enjoy!!
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:23 AM   #4
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Send me a "pm" with your email address (if you want) so we can keep in touch! As for your contributions here, I certainly appreciated them and found many helpful as well as inspirational! Good luck with the "new guy" and maybe we'll meet one day!
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Thank you and will do!
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:07 AM   #6
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Good luck with your new trailer. And there is not a requirement that you have to own a funfinder to post here so please feel free to continue to chime in and let us know how the new rig is coming along. After all, all trailers share much of the same equipment and have similar issues that we can learn from. At least post up a photo of your new rig
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:53 AM   #7
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Thank you LJAZ for the kind response.
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Old 03-30-2017, 04:43 PM   #8
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Please drop by and post pictures of your new adventures.
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Yes, please stay connected and keep us updated on your adventures.
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Thanks guys. We've totally cleaned up the exterior of the Funfinder so far. It hasn't looked this good since we bought it. Amazing what a mixture of Dawn, bleach and water can do.
Next we need to do the inside. But that won't be bad once we remove everything. Sad to see him go. �� But onward! We have a new project to work on and treat like a money pit!
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How does this ad sound?

"2008 Funfinder X 189fbr

Great couples camper. Lightweight -dry weight 2708#, GVWR 5850#
SUV towable
18'3" long, Dual axle.
Awning
Interior LED lighting and tail lights
60x80 bed., new full queen pillow top Mattress
New Fantastic fan with rain sensor, remote.
CD DVD AM/FM stereo
2 exterior speakers
New s.s. convection microwave
New upholstery and valances.
Light interior, lots of storage
13" LCD flat screen TV
Double door fridge
Roof mounted air conditioner
Two 20 pound Lp tanks
Outside propane hookup for bar-b-q
Outside new spray port shower hook up
Rear mounted spare tire with cover

Also Includes Ez round bar weight distribution hitch"
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Old 03-30-2017, 10:17 PM   #12
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You didn't list a price .
keep in mind last april allstate gave me $10,000 - 500 deductible = 9,500
for my 2007 189fbs only paid 11,000 for it in 2008 ?
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You didn't list a price .
keep in mind last april allstate gave me $10,000 - 500 deductible = 9,500
for my 2007 189fbs only paid 11,000 for it in 2008 ?
I remember. That was amazing! Maybe it has to do with location? Ours doesn't have a slide. I should add to the ad that there is the drop down bunk that could sleep a child or small adult and the dinette converts to a bed as well. And pleated shades.
We were thinking of asking $8000 since the like new hitch is included along with the Fantastic fan, new mattress and convection microwave.
Here is an ad I saw.
https://www.rvtrader.com/dealers/Cre...-FBR-120361808

The thing is that you don't see many for sale that are nice and lightweight and have as nice features; big fridge, dual axel, etc.
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Since I've seen your mods, and if we lived closer, I might ask DH to take a road trip to check it out��, but, alas, no such luck! I'm sure you won't have any trouble selling it soon!
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I think you have the same model don't you? I hope you are right about not having s problem selling it. He cleaned up really well!
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Best wishes on a fast sale of your FunFinder to the next lucky owner. And also on the new adventures in your 5'er.
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From Vinnies Northbay Airstream ...
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EasyStart™ is a one-of-a-kind soft starter for single-phase motors operating at 115VAC or 230VAC, 50Hz or 60Hz, custom developed by Micro-Air.
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Best wishes on a fast sale of your FunFinder to the next lucky owner. And also on the new adventures in your 5'er.
Thanks Eagle.
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This one is near me (for example). I thought it was a great deal....and it needs awning repair!! Yours is in better shape.
https://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/rvs/6063783024.html
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This one is near me (for example). I thought it was a great deal....and it needs awning repair!! Yours is in better shape.
https://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/rvs/6063783024.html
Oh! Just like ours but without the upgrades. And probably used more because it's in the south. Maybe we should reconsider our price?? They called the dual axels "doilies". Our old dually Ford had dual tires. Lol"
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