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Old 02-19-2016, 03:22 PM   #1
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Going from a TT to a Hybrid - anyone

OK so I looked but could not find this answer. I have owned my TT 28BHS for 4 years and we love it. When I purchased my TT new my TV as an F150 but I upgraded to a F350. For several reasons I am back to an F150 and I am considering trading in my TT for a Hybrid. Will I regret making this move? Has anyone else done this?
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Old 02-19-2016, 04:39 PM   #2
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Moving from a TT to a Hybrid is not the 'usual' RV progression. You may not find many (any?) others with experience doing that.

But have you asked yourself, "What were the reasons for moving to a TT from a Hybrid? Do those reasons no longer apply?"
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we did it. from a 32 ft to a X17C. it is just the DW and a couple dogs. This is big enough if we need to Turtle once in a while. Much cheaper to pull, and more comfortable with less weight behind us. We may upsize in a couple years to a X23B.
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We did something similar to what rabalin did. Had a 30ft that I towed with a F250 V10. Had to move for work and sold the TT and truck. Ended up with a Nissan Frontier a few years later and got the TT fever again. Bought a used X17C. Towed OK with the Frontier but traded for a Nissan Titan 4WD. We have really enjoyed the HTT. Easier to move, park, get in/out of parking lots, etc. It's me, the wife and a 9 yo daughter. Mainly weekend trips. We spend most of our time outside anyway. The most serious drawback for us is trying to put up the tent ends when they're wet. And the very low CC of the X17C.
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Old 02-19-2016, 09:19 PM   #5
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I would be going from a 28 BHS (Basically 30 feet) to something like the X23B or F. Now that I am back in an F150 5.4 I just dont like to tow the larger TT.
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Old 02-19-2016, 10:10 PM   #6
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I just posted this to a simular post with no other replies.

Ultimately you have to make the decision. We have the 23b and I think it's a great htt, it has lots of storage and space. You do have to crawl in and out of the bunks. For us the 17z would have been a bad choice, small, little storage and not much open space.

From a noise perapective, the tent ends typically is no big issue. We have stayed a few private CG with a lot of diesel pushers who got up early and idle their engines, that was annoying each morning.
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In my opinion.....hybrids are nice, they give you a lot of space in a small foot print and you sleeping under canvas, however there are downsides. Packing up the bunk ends wet, heat/cold loss thru canvas, having to make the bed upon arrival, little bit more setup/breakdown time. We are moving from a HTT this year to a TT to avoid some of the reasons I listed.
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I have no experience with a regular TT but I would like to tell you why I really enjoy mine. I bought used because this floor plan works out best for us. Total is only 22' long, we can still use the bathroom with the slideout in and still sleep on the sofa and the dinette if need be. If you arrive late or its raining hard and you can't put out the bunk ends you extend the slideout and the bunk end mattress will fit on the floor with room to spare. I use the pantry for the rear bunk closet because kitchen storage is more than enough. With the large 3'x11-1/2' slide you never feel closed in and the large dog"Tunce" has all the room she needs and we don't trip over her.
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I found an interior pic of my TT so you can see all the room it has for a Hybrid. I built a set of stairs so Tunce wouldn't have to jump into bed or jump down and their great for the grandkids as well, if you need an extra seat they come in handy.
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Besides overall space, the only issue that we ever had with our hybrid was making sure that canvas wasvcompletely dry. Twice, we had to break camp in a rainstorm, and it took days to dry everything out after we got home.
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