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Old 05-18-2016, 07:38 PM   #1
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Purchasing 1st TT

OK, joined this forum because we are new to the RV world and looking to make our first purchase & finding it hard to find reviews without paying a fee for a book or website. We are going to be pulling it with our 2013 Highlander which has a 5000lb limit, so we are limited to length and weight. The two that we like the floor plan are the Keystone Passport Ultra Lite 238MLWE, murphy bed, bunk beds in the back & Forest River's Salem Cruise Lite 201BHXL, also murphy bed & bunks. I personally like the floor plan better in the Passport because the lay out of the kitchen is all on one side of the trailer where with the 201BHXL the refrigerator is next to the dinette & Bath. The Passport is longer, but lighter. Anyone here ever own either of these TTs and/or can provide any guidance to which one would be the better first purchase? Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-19-2016, 12:43 AM   #2
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Keystone Passport Ultra Lite 238MLWE With a dry weight of 4000 lb.dry ( 5400 gross) 25.5 feet long, way too much for a V-6 Highlander.

Salem Cruise Lite 201BHXL dry 4200 It is a shorter trailer, but by the time you add passengers, gear and "stuff" into the RV your maxing out the Highlander.
Salem's are cheap trailers....

How much do like the Highland?

I would be looking at a hybrid. Like a Aerolite 174E 3100 dry 18' long...Not a fan of Keystone's warranty department..Things that were clearly a "build Issue" that they would fight you tooth and nail to fix it....

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We have a 2013 HIGHLANDER Limited, 4wd with towing package which has a 5000lab limit. We pull a Winnebago 21' Micro Minnie and love it. I do watch my weight limit on each trip. I load up and then as I leave town of go by a Truck stop and weigh. I know my Highlanders weight by itself. All other items are added.

I had to add a breaking system after market. Toyota would not install. I also added hitch with load distribution and sway bars.

It is pulling fine. Watch both weights 5000 tow and 6000 gross Highlander weight for a total 11,000lbs.
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