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Old 05-12-2018, 09:03 PM   #1
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KZ Hybrid?

Looking at a 2016 KZ Spree Escape 20 foot hybrid. Any pros or cons on this trailer?

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I had two different friends by the hybrids. Both kept them only one season.
Hard to cool in summer if in direct sun, and hard to heat in the colder areas.
The canvas just doesn't insulate well.
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I had two different friends by the hybrids. Both kept them only one season.
Hard to cool in summer if in direct sun, and hard to heat in the colder areas.
The canvas just doesn't insulate well.
I think that depends on a lot of factors. I had 2 pop-up's in Florida and never had heat issues, the A/C always kept up. The reason I got away from the pop up was set up and break down time...it just got old. If it's really cold out, there is just 2 of us, so we would could just leave the tent beds buttoned up.

We actually looked at the K-Z Escape E160 RBT Hybrid and the Forest River R-Pod RP 178 yesterday. The KZ has tons more room than the non hybrid R-Pod, but has no slide.....still pondering.
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I had two different friends by the hybrids. Both kept them only one season.
Hard to cool in summer if in direct sun, and hard to heat in the colder areas.
The canvas just doesn't insulate well.
We had two Aerolite hybrids (2005 and a 2013). To some degree the above statement plays into a "possible" downside of the hybrid type of RV unit. It was only a minor negative for the 780 nights we uses our two units over 13 seasons. We camp almost exclusively in the Midwest and Northeast ( and Alaska) part of the country to escape the 90+ degree summers. And have camped many Thanksgiving weekends up north. To us the hybrid was a very cost effective RV type. having two queen beds plus full couch in a 24-26' length RV trailer.



With that said, two years ago we started looking, kicking tires for our next RV trailer knowing it wasn't going to be another hybrid. Settled on a Outdoor RV Timber Ridge.



The two hybrid RV trailers served us very well including the camping experience and financially. Very cost effective....
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