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Old 04-06-2015, 09:16 PM   #1
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Way too small?

I am going to look at a 1993 Jayco 8sd tomorrow and while I know it will be tight, is it a totally unreasonable size for 4 adults? (2 double beds and the dinette twin)

We are looking for a starter set up to make camping a little easier for all, a place to come in out of the rain and sleep off the ground. The plan is to do most of our 'living' outside ~ including cooking.

I have a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan and I do not have the means to upgrade at the moment.

So.... I'm thinking it is one step up from a tent and something my van can manage?

Thoughts?
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:29 PM   #2
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Outstanding idea. Welcome to RVing. You will find lots maintenance advice here, and one day , you will be getting opinions on a big 5er and diesel 1 ton truck

It's just a matter time.
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:31 PM   #3
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Hopefully some of the members will give you advice on what to look for and double check when you go to buy
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Great way to start. You are making a wise choice. Enjoy.
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:37 PM   #5
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I have been on here reading for a couple of hours and have a checklist that someone here posted! I have done all the dreaming and contacting people about campers that were just out of my price range and that my van can't pull. lol

We have promised our two teenage girls a month long summer camping trip~ It is time to get serious now :-)

Hopefully someone will say if this is an unreasonable set up for my van. I will still have to get the trailer hitch installed- my van does not have anything at the moment so I am trying to not get too far out of my depth! (my van supposedly came with a tow package- I have no clue if that helps....)
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:42 PM   #6
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I don't think its a problem, but if you search the Internet, or check your van info, you will find a tow capacity . The pop up will also have info about its weight.

I really doubt that you will have a problem, but if you are going to get into this hobby, you should learn about the key elements
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:48 PM   #7
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Quick internet search says A 2005 dodge caravan with a v6 engine has a tow capacity of 2000lbs

A stock 8sd weighs ~1700

Check your van and trailer for exact specs
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:08 AM   #8
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I can't see your van having an issue pulling an 8. I have a V6 small truck... No issue pulling my 10
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As per room, our 10 seems small only when it rains and the 4 of us are all inside. Lol.
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Just have fun and enjoy it!!!!

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