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  1. #1
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    Default 1994 Trail-Et vs. 1999 Hawk - ?

    I currently own a 1994 Trail-Et New Yorker (bp with dressing room). A friend has a 1999 Hawk (bp with dressing room) for sale, that I have the ability to purchase if I'd like.
    Big question - STRUCTURALLY speaking, which is the better manufactured trailer? I know that newer is NOT always better. Just because the Hawk is newer and prettier, doesn't necessarily mean it would be a wise decision to but it.

    Would love some viewpoints!
    Cindy



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    They are essentially the same designs made by the same people the same way.

    You're golden either way. If you WANT the newer trailer, go for it...otherwise the Trail-et is just fine. Mine is an '87 and looks perfect.



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    Mali - the 94 Trail et is more likely raw steel framed instead of galvanized - there was a Trail et that only had a 1" rear tube header frame and gussetts ( wings ) on the rear rather than a 4" tube rear frame ( not sure which you have ) / Hawks wall seams would be finished out rather than unfinished, the Hawk floor would be #1 grade rather than #2 grade - how well both have been cared for would make a difference
    Risa
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    Quote Originally Posted by grinanride View Post
    Mali - the 94 Trail et is more likely raw steel framed instead of galvanized - there was a Trail et that only had a 1" rear tube header frame and gussetts ( wings ) on the rear rather than a 4" tube rear frame ( not sure which you have ) / Hawks wall seams would be finished out rather than unfinished, the Hawk floor would be #1 grade rather than #2 grade - how well both have been cared for would make a difference
    Risa
    HappyTrailsTrailers.com
    I know my bff had a '95 Trail-Et New Yorker, and there were noticeable differences in construction between hers & mine. My inner wall is full steel the entire way up to the the celing juncture - while the steel in hers stopped at the windows. The ramp on mine was larger - i.e. higher and had more supports than hers. I replaced the floor, and the plywood in the ramp, so that is a mute point from a factory-build standpoint.
    So the 99 Hawk would be built on a galvanized steel frame?
    Cindy



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