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Old 07-14-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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Question Downsizing

I currently have a 2001 Wanderer 28 ft BH (31 overall). The kids are out of the house and the wife an I want to get back to some of the more remote places this unit will not fit.

I am shopping for a 20 to 24 FT 5th wheel trailer, but everything I am finding is 26 foot or bigger. The size equivalent I am looking for would match up to a 16-18 foot towable. Trailer does not need to be fancy, including NO TV

Any help on where to start looking would be appreciated.

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Old 07-19-2012, 04:38 AM   #2
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No help here.. just interest.

20 years ago there were some small 5ers but now (and I've been looking) they just seem to keep getting bigger and bigger.

Arctic Fox/Nash made a 23 footer up until 2009 or so (called a 21-5, w/o slide and 23-5 w/slide) . My 24-5N (25ft, forward bulkhead to after bulkhead) is considered small.

Build your own.. short 5er utility trailer with a pick-up slide-in mounted on it. Or.. have a race care trailer with living space built (most are 12 or 14ft living space) , just have a 4ft "race car" bay behind the living quarters.

Note: If you do "build" one use big burly 16 in truck tires, avoid another issue.

God luck.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:23 PM   #3
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Check out allencampermfg.com website. Their a small outfit in south central Oklahoma and have been in the RV manufacturing business for years.
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:09 AM   #4
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Thanks - I cant believe no manufacturers are going smaller other than these folks
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:00 AM   #5
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I know all the higher end units are longer. I also wish someone would make a 25 to 30 footer higher end 5th wheel.
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:22 AM   #6
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[QUOTE=YODA;1243378]I currently have a 2001 Wanderer 28 ft BH (31 overall). The kids are out of the house and the wife an I want to get back to some of the more remote places this unit will not fit.

I am shopping for a 20 to 24 FT 5th wheel trailer, but everything I am finding is 26 foot or bigger. The size equivalent I am looking for would match up to a 16-18 foot towable. Trailer does not need to be fancy, including NO TV



There is a 2005 Wildcat 25'9" FW on sale in IRV2 Classifieds section for $11,800 if you enterested.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:40 PM   #7
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I found a Keystone Cougar 244RLSWE that might work. Anyone have any long term experience with this brand. Also dealer cost information would be helpful.

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