Originally Posted by Mystere
My other issue is we were going to be getting the F150 and I think it will tow the 264 just fine but I have qualms about pulling the 287 with that. I've got another thread in the towing forum talking about that and I'm just as torn on that side as well.
If your already thinking you may like more space and already not sure if a tow vehicle your looking at getting can to a bigger trailer, why not get the a 2500/250 and get the bigger trailer to start with? It will be cheaper in the long run.
I have had our 264 for two years and now want more space. We are a family of 5. Spend very little time in the trailer but it gets crowded in the evening when it's time to go in.
I bought our 264 over a bigger one without a slide for two reasons:
1) It is our first camper and didn't know if we would really take to camping so I didn't want to spend about $4k+ more for a bigger one with a slide. Well the wife and kids love it.
2) I really didn't want to take a chance with a slide that could have issues as you read about from time to time. I'm over that concern now. The number of slides with issues compared to the number out there is relatively small.
Now I really like our 264 but wishing I had spent the extra money upfront for a bigger trailer with a slide. I already have a 2500 diesel so the tow vehicle aspect was never a concern.
Good luck. It's a lot to think about.