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Old 11-11-2014, 06:39 AM   #11
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I would go with the one that sleeps you comfortable . I think it is so important to get a comfortable bed for the parents because that's the one most important thing you do in a camper. I would also look at how the living area is layed out from a real life standpoint. On one of the other thread someone suggested trying to live out a real life scenario with your wife trying to fix lunch during a rain with the kids in the camper and see how difficult it would be to do. Where are you going to plug coffee maker in? Where is the food at compared to the counter? How hard is it to get to when the kids are asleep in the morning? I would think the truck would pull any of the mentioned campers fine, I have seen tacomas pulling much larger but check the gvwr to make sure you are legal roadwise. Good luck
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Old 11-11-2014, 06:44 AM   #12
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I agonized over the short beds on the 19XUD while wanting a camper that fit in the driveway and could be easily towed. After hearing from other owners we bought one and have no regrets so far. The slide out makes the floor plan work well in a very easy towing trailer. I am 6ft.as well and calculated some of the angled positions on the bed prior to purchase and it has worked out well. The only modification I made on the order was to get the 15k air conditioner upgrade. Also, the dinette area bed is well over six feet.
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Old 11-11-2014, 06:47 AM   #13
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As for tow mirrors, yes, they are necessary with the 8' wide campers, as in our case, the stock mirrors cannot see around the camper at all. I use these from Pep Boys. The ratchet system tightens them enough that there is no vibration whatsoever, so I've been pleased with them.

http://www.pepboys.com/product/detai...nlyStore=false
Is it me, or does the picture in that link have the mirrors backwards!?!?

I'm towing my SLX 16XRB model with my Ford Ranger 4x4. It has a 3.0 V6, and pulls just fine; won't break any land speed records, but in pulling a camper, no one should be anyhow.
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:05 AM   #14
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can't thank everyone enough

Thanks..I thin the X20E is the right one for comfort ! It is mainly my wife and I, and would take another couple or my daughter and Son inlaw and grandson for weekends. Here in Florida there are so many places to go within a 2 hr drive.
Is everyone with the X20E happy and no problems?

Can't wait to get it!
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:21 AM   #15
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Is it me, or does the picture in that link have the mirrors backwards!?!?
LOL. Now that you mention that, it does look like it. I believe that is supposed to be a Chrome-backed mirror housing that the extendable mirror is attached to.
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LOL. Now that you mention that, it does look like it. I believe that is supposed to be a Chrome-backed mirror housing that the extendable mirror is attached to.
My eyes... the second thing to be going!
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Thanks..I thin the X20E is the right one for comfort ! It is mainly my wife and I, and would take another couple or my daughter and Son inlaw and grandson for weekends. Here in Florida there are so many places to go within a 2 hr drive.
Is everyone with the X20E happy and no problems?

Can't wait to get it!
DW, Daughter and I all love the X20E. As do my friends when I camp with them. Only problem for me is I am a hefty fella and thus I might as well sleep directly on plywood since the mattresses do little for comfort. To offset that my DW purchased some 1/2" Foam Floor Tiles that we fit together and put under the mattress and I also put a couple of sleeping bags on top for a bit more cushion. Works for me but I am in the market for a decent mattress/topper that is not memory foam based. We cook everything outside and setup a table that holds our Keurig/toaster and other things outside under the awning and won't be damaged from Rain or Dew. For added counter space I just cut a piece of plywood that sits on top of the Stove. Everything else gets piled up on the U-Dinette area. BTW, we ditched that lousy Dinette Table in favor of a plastic table with folding legs. Much lighter and we have even more room inside without the stock table inside.
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