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Old 02-16-2015, 07:42 AM   #11
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Sometimes I think we went too big. We don't trade large assets very frequently though, so we plan to keep it for a long while, and we bought it to grow into. Our son is 4 months old today, and if we have another child, our camper will be the perfect size. It's absolutely great for the three of us right now, but since we went so big, I'm going to need a bigger truck. Between the new truck and the large TT, I think we'll be set for as long as we can stand it. Once the boy grows up and moves out or stops coming with us, and we're back to just me, DW and the dog, we'll likely sell the truck and the camper and buy a Class C and a toad (hopefully a Jeep).


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Old 02-16-2015, 09:52 AM   #12
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Well our first ever RV was the 22'6".

The next one will be a smaller 185/sofa slide. Or a 32' class A. Maybe a class C with a toad.

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Old 02-16-2015, 04:06 PM   #13
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down size

I bought my first TT 24' one slide. I missed the pop up air flow and I had so much stuff I never used I found for the two of us we didnt need that much room. Plus it was a pain to fit in heavy tree entrance sites. So I got a 17 high bred and its perfect for us. Easy towing to boot. Lets face it, your camping and shouldn't be inside anyway, right? Jennso
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:18 PM   #14
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My first 5er was 38'. It was very nice but I rarely stay in one place for any length of time so towing that big thing around was a hassle. I now have a light 30' 5er and it's much easier on the truck and me. Besides, I just don't need that much space. I travel 4 to 5 months out of any given year.

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Old 02-17-2015, 07:49 PM   #15
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My wife and I bought a 185RB that we tow with the Silverado....we don't spend any time inside, so, so far it's been all we need, easy to tow, easy to store, has all the basics. There are some beautiful TT's out there with all the bells and whistles that I would imagine if you are on the road for weeks would be nice to have, but we plan on 3-4 days at a time for now...maybe we'll go bigger at some point.
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:10 PM   #16
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After many yrs with a popup and enjoying 20 ft of towing and reversing. I found my Jayco 197 and she is sweet thing.
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:06 PM   #17
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We went from a 10' box tent trailer that expanded to 21' open tip to tip to a X213 TT with a 21 cabin with a 6' rear bed slide for a total of 27' plus 3' for the tongue. We find it is just the right size for us and it is easy to tow and great for weekend trips
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:16 PM   #18
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LOL. I live by myself with 3 small dogs in my unit. I am going from a 38' motorhome to an almost 41' Bungalow TT. I like the space. My late husband and I started out with a small bunkhouse 5'er and in less than a year, traded that for our Jayco Eagle 5'er. That was not as long as my motorhome.
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Old 02-17-2015, 11:30 PM   #19
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We live in northern California so weather accommodates 'camping' year-round, but state parks have length limitations. Although we loved our pop-up (1985 Coleman Sequoia - now our son's), winter traveling wasn't so fun - not always easy to dry-out the soft-side or to trudge to the bath house SO wanted something better suited for nasty weather and went with a TT (see specs below). With the outside kitchen, the size is perfect ~ ample storage and room for me, DH, and large dog; and the bunks mean our son and/or guest (or future grandkids) can join us occasionally. Whether boondocking or hook-ups, the TT works perfect either way ~ winter beach getaways are now a real pleasure!
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Old 02-18-2015, 04:04 AM   #20
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Full time for me requires room and comforts. I'm in year 5 in my Designer and could not be happier with it. If a site is too small or short for me I just don't need to get in it.


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