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Old 09-26-2014, 05:25 PM   #31
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Rick, There are companies that will rent RV's. This may be something for you to consider. Our first trailer was a Rockwood 1808. It was supposed to be 18 feet long, and while it was a good trailer and doable for the 2 of us, there wasn't enough room to wiggle. We used it for almost 8 years and traded it for our new Jayco 24FBS. It's much more comfortable and just a few feet longer. I don't expect we will go any larger though.

+1 that's actually a really good idea, especially for a newbie. Borrow a camper or rent one and go out in it and use it like you intend to use the one you would buy.

We borrowed the outlaws' class C and even though we weren't considering a C, we learned A LOT about what we could live with and what we couldn't in our new TT.
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Old 09-26-2014, 08:25 PM   #32
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When we bought our 26BH I was concerned about weight and so elected not to get a trailer with a slide out. Never felt bad about pulling that trailer or our 27DSRL
A slide out will give you a monumental increase in space with a little extra weight and maybe a slight increase in length.

Good luck with your choices - TV and TT!

Proper sized truck and good hitching technique and equipment will make all the difference in your towing experience.
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Old 09-26-2014, 09:41 PM   #33
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V8 or deisel truck extensive travel means need power we like our 23b floor plan the best just my two
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Old 09-26-2014, 10:09 PM   #34
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My last 2 RV's were 24 and 26 feet. Reasonably easy to manipulate and find spaces we fit in. Large enough for us to be comfortable. Both are half ton towable.
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:51 AM   #35
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Ford Eco boost v6. 24 mpg when not towing. 12-15 when towing.
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:21 AM   #36
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Wish I could get 12-15 towing
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My son tows his 5500 pound boat with Eco boost and gets 14..I tow my 10,000 pounder trailer and get 12...cummins diesel...
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:36 AM   #38
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Boat... that's the key word I think
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His boat has horrible wind resistance. T top , high bow.
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Hands down get a 3/4 ton diesel. I for see a 5er in your future. You'll have stress free travel with the diesel. I have a 23b and I going to move up to a diesel just for the stress free driving. Only tow about 6 to 8 times a year. Sounds like you will be doing alot of traveling just the fuel economy of the diesel and longevity will make it worth while.
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