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Old 09-06-2014, 09:43 PM   #1
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We have been researching on this forum and others as well as looking and driving various class b sprinter vans for some time. We now have the opportunity to purchase a 2012 Road Trek Agile SS with 50,000 miles for $69,000. It seems like a really good price(well below what NADA shows) and we are wondering about going ahead and buying it even though we are not sure about it having enough room for us and our dogs. We are thinking we could try it out and if we wanted something a little bigger the price is low enough we would do ok trading it in on a Plateau or the like. We are looking for input from others as to rather this idea makes sense or ... not so much!
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Old 09-06-2014, 10:20 PM   #2
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The SS Agile will have less room inside than a full length Sprinter but it is only about 1 foot shorter than the full size Chevy models that were the norm not long ago. Parking will be easy. That does look like a very good price.
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Old 09-07-2014, 01:18 AM   #3
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Anyone else have any advise/suggestions?
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We have been researching on this forum and others as well as looking and driving various class b sprinter vans for some time. We now have the opportunity to purchase a 2012 Road Trek Agile SS with 50,000 miles for $69,000. It seems like a really good price(well below what NADA shows) and we are wondering about going ahead and buying it even though we are not sure about it having enough room for us and our dogs. We are thinking we could try it out and if we wanted something a little bigger the price is low enough we would do ok trading it in on a Plateau or the like. We are looking for input from others as to rather this idea makes sense or ... not so much!

when you say dogs. how big and how many. how long would you go on a trip. seems kind of tight
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We have two dogs - one 70 lbs and one 20 lbs. Until I retire in a year or so, trips will probably be limited to two weeks a few times a year and many 3 or 4 day long weekend trips.
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We have two dogs - one 70 lbs and one 20 lbs. Until I retire in a year or so, trips will probably be limited to two weeks a few times a year and many 3 or 4 day long weekend trips.

well there are people that do it. Mike Wedland who runs roadtreking.com has himself,wife,and a siberian huskie(i think its that breed) and seems to do fine. you should ask him



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Mike Wendland drives a regular body Roadtrek Sprinter not an agile. There is a big difference in my mind. I have met couples with RT Agile and P-W Ascent short body Sprinters with dogs. It can be done. I've known Class B people with 3 big dogs. In fact it seems the majority of the people we get together with at RV.net B rallies and BEE Socials have dogs. With an Agile, transporting is an issue if one insists on having a secure cage for their dogs.
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Thank you for the suggestion!
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Does the price seem good enough that it would be reasonable to try the Agile and figure we could trade it in on something like a Plateau or Free Spirit if it was too small and come out ok?
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I really avoided your original question

It's a lot of money even at that price so you need to be sure. In my part of the world another $10,000 in tax would be payable. You seem to have done your homework and know you want a Class B. The missing piece that will help the most is the trade in value. I suggest calling a few dealers to get an idea of the trade in value. Even a ballpark figure will help.

Also, if there's at least a very good chance that you think you can make this unit work for your needs then that makes the decision easier. If you already know that it won't work out and expect to trade it in I would avoid that. I remember getting some ridiculously low trade in numbers on a 2 yr old unit Chevy based Class B.
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