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Old 01-14-2017, 02:09 PM   #1
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Hi, we are upgrading from tent camping to small travel trailer camping. We are looking at the Jayco Hummingbird as comparable to the Forest River R-Pod. Did any of you look at both, and why did you choose the Hummingbird over the R-Pod? I'm in charge of research and towing, though I've never towed a thing and am not mechanically inclined in the slightest. Neither is he. Hoping these types of travel trailers are suited to newbies like us. Thanks in advance for any thoughts about Jayco Hummingbird v. Forest River R-Pod
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Old 01-14-2017, 02:26 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and happy trailer shopping.

I can't help with your specific question, but I'm sure you'll hear from members that are/were in the same quandary. Also, lots of us began with a tent and moved to various types of trailers so had to make that leap to towing at some point.

It would be helpful if you posted info on the tow vehicle ('TV') you currently have or plan to buy for towing your trailer. You'll face a learning curve on finding the 'PAYLOAD' for your TV and the loaded weight for your trailer. Most RV salesmen talk about the towing capacity of a vehicle, but that is not enough.

There is lots of information on this site so please dig in! If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
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Thanks oldmanAZ! Our TV is a 2013 Toyota Highlander SE V6 4WD
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WELCOME TO JOF!!!

The members here are GREAT!!! There is a lot of GREAT information to be found here. I am sure that you will have information and pictures to share with us... so please do!!

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Can't speak for the Hummingbird, but we owned an Rpod 177HRE. We loved it and price and quality were good, but here are the reasons we traded: We found it hard and didn't like crawling over each other to get out of bed; we didn't like the wet bath; we had to be very creative when it came to storage. There are new, larger Rpod models that have a full bathroom and better storage, but they are longer. I think the bed situation is the same because Rpods are narrow. Happy shopping.
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Welcome to the group! Lots of great folks here for sure...
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