Post by buckslivin on Apr 16, 2019 18:59:31 GMT -5
This forum has been extremely helpful in our purchasing process. We are down to our final two choices, a Sporttrek 251vbh and a Connect 241BHK (both 2020 models).
We are surprised that the Sporttrek is about $4,500 more than the Connect. The dealer was stating that even though they are both KZ products, the Sporttrek is still built separately and uses higher grade build process and materials, etc...
Anyone have any insight into this or is this just “Sales” talk. The floor plans and features are almost equivalent so looking for some experienced opinions on this one. Thanks!
We purchased a 2016 Sporttrek 320 vik new in 15. I have to say that we are very satisfied with the build quality. Only had 1 small issue with the shower drain the first summer. Since then (knock on wood) everything has been just fine, no issues. Hope this helps.
Becker family 2018 F150 3.5l 2016 Sporttrek 320 VIK
The Connect is a cheaper trailer, for example the 14" tires as opposed to 15" on the SportTrek. Do your homework, there are numerous differences. Take a shirt on a hanger and see that the rounded front on the Connect renders the closets useless. Don't buy into the aerodynamic front being of any value, most of the drag comes from the flat rear on both. Personally I wouldn't want the Connect, it is made to sell at a lower price and many corners have been cut.
Without seeing them side by side I cant speak about specifics, but Lynnmor brings up good points. Lots of times its items like 6 GA water heater VS 12 GA, gas and electric VS just gas, also pilot VS electronic ignition. Refrigerator size is another factor 6 VS 8 CuFt, all kinds of ways for manufacturers to cut corners. Not to mention simple things like the number of interior lights. Then we have the 110V, on a cheaper coach you might just have 2-3 outlets all on one side. Same thing with invisible things like backing for a second TV, or even backing for one.
2018 Durango 318RLT Ford Lariat F250 Former RVIA master tech.