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Old 06-05-2014, 12:07 PM   #1
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Just bought an 2011 North Trail 'Focus Edition' 19' hybrid trailer in Montana.

Just purchased a 19' hybrid trailer in Montana. I've been looking for one since I sold m y Newmar last month. Loved the Newmar, but we really needed something to go camping in with the grandkids and not full timining in. We full-timed in the Newmar for 2 years and loved it. Now we are settled in Nampa, Idaho and need a camp trailer.

Just curious if anyone else in here has a North Trail product? appreciate any comments or recommendations about them. Was told they are top of the line and especially built for colder weather. It's fully self contained except without a generator (will purchase one separately down the road).

Appreciate any comments.

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Old 06-06-2014, 10:00 AM   #2
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Congrats on entering the World of Hybrids!
hybrids are a great RV to share with families, especially kids.

i will tell you that the "top of the line" comment is not true. if it was, there would be lot more of North Trail hybrids on the road.
in the 8 years i've been on numerous Hybrid forums, i've only seen a couple of North Trail hybrid owners on them.
i would say that they are nicely built but no better than a number of other brands that sell way better.

and NO hybrid is "especially" built for colder weather. the only thing that hybrids have as an option, is heated holding tanks and dual pane windows.
if you've got big holes with tent ends in them, there's no such thing as being built for colder weather.
if you want to camp in colder weather, there are a number of mods that we hybrid owners swear by.

one is getting a set of Popup Gizmos for the tent ends. these help with temp regulation, condensation and protecting the canvas.
second is putting Reflectix in the tent end windows. or you can get PUGs' Solar Liners for each end.

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In our 2005 Aerolite hybrid we had 380 nights over 7 seasons. We had times especially in late Oct and Nov here in NE. Ohio it got down into the low 20's at night. Didn't really feel it was an issue. During the day it might have been in the upper 30's, just ran a little electric heater. At night the tt's furnace would kick on and the electric heater would just supplement each other.

Our newer (2013) Aerolite hybrid feels just a tad better insulated. I think the coldest we experienced was the upper teens in late Oct. at Mohican State Park. My morning coffee walk I was keenly looking over at the people in tents to see in indeed they were still alive.
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