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Old 09-18-2016, 04:13 PM   #1
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Light weight with a slide?

Hi all,
I am looking for advice on Light Weight TT with a slide, maybe? My main tow vehicle is a 2016 Nissan Frontier, crew cab with 4.0 V6/Auto tranny, 4x4. From what I have read, it should have around 6300 lb tow rating. I prefer to stay in the 3-4k range for the RV. We are in our late 40's-early 50's and own an a Vintage/Antique store. So this TT will be used for out of town trips shopping for goodies. I want something that is easy to pull, easy to stop, I do not want to even approach the capacity of my tow vehicle and tent trailers are out, been there, done that. I want a TT that is a fast load and hook up, get to location, unhook, drop stabilizers and go shop. I want big bed and big bathroom....we are not Ken and Barbi.., small dinette,stove..microwave a must. I am located in Texas, but will travel for the right trailer if not available in Texas.
For the record cuz I hate this part of an RV website. I am well versed in towing. I have many years experience in over the road trucking, I also own cattle and equipment trailers from 16-40', I understand matching trailer to tow vehicle and being able to stop it.....sorry had to get that out the way. I really would like sound advice and ideas on the camper to fit our needs. Its been awhile since I have been on the RV hunt. Thank you

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Old 09-20-2016, 05:50 AM   #2
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I would look for one of the enclosed trailers that has living quarters in the front and a fold-down ramp in the back for toys. Getting furniture into the rig will definitely determine what kind of trailer you can get. Most passenger doors won't allow big furniture to be loaded.

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Old 09-20-2016, 09:01 AM   #3
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Haven't been inside one, but this floorplan looks like it might be a possibility, and the GVWR about 3800 lbs.

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Old 09-20-2016, 10:14 AM   #4
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We just purchased a 2010 Heartland Edge
3100 pounds
our slide holds a sofa (converts to bed) and there is a coffee table for it - or us that works as a dinette
two burner stove, no oven, two sinks, micro, good size fridge
queen bed
bunk over bed which we use for storage
bathroom I would say average not large but might be ok

we also looked at a mini light (or micro light) by forest river
it had the kitchen on the slide out which worried me a little more - lots of working parts moving but might just be rookie worries
and a dinette with which converted to a bed and a bunk over it

have fun shopping!
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:04 PM   #5
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I have not found a toy hauler that is small, with the big bed/ bathroom. I think if we buy furniture, i can haul in truck bed at this point. I just have not found the right TH for us...open to mfg suggestions though. I like the jayco 17b and i will research the other. Thx again for any and all suggestions
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Old 09-24-2016, 12:33 PM   #6
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All depends on what your willing to pay. You can get a entry level tt for $10 - $11k (16' -17' no slide) mid to high $teens for the middle of the road 18' - 24' length some with a small slide. Or mid-$20's for a double slide unit in the 22' to 25'. Or a Winnebago trailer in the upper $20's and so forth. I agree, a slide really opens up any floorplan.

So you need a "couples" RV trailer:

~What comes to mind is the Winnebago Micro Mini 2106FBS 22' 3700 dry only down side is the smallish fresh water tank at 31 gallons.

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Old 09-24-2016, 06:28 PM   #7
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If you want quality, look at Lance or the new tiny Airstream looks really nice.
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Old 09-29-2016, 10:00 PM   #8
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Oh geez...I can only dream of owning an airstream right now unless I get a really old one. I was drooling over one at a local RV show last week.

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