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Old 05-27-2005, 05:25 AM   #1
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Thinking of trading our travel trailer.

I would like a good quality trailer , easy towing super lite weight with a GVWR in the 6000 to 7000 lb class.

There are so many products to choose from , we want a unit with a good degree of all around excellence...

Our Trailite has been Ok, but I think there are better 2005 units....
Any suggestions....
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Old 05-27-2005, 05:25 AM   #2
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Thinking of trading our travel trailer.

I would like a good quality trailer , easy towing super lite weight with a GVWR in the 6000 to 7000 lb class.

There are so many products to choose from , we want a unit with a good degree of all around excellence...

Our Trailite has been Ok, but I think there are better 2005 units....
Any suggestions....
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Old 05-27-2005, 07:21 AM   #3
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Old 05-28-2005, 12:06 PM   #4
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First, decide on a floorplan which suits you best. Will make it much easier to weed out your potential candidates. Most options are the same for all manufacturers, so don't let that cloud the issue.

Used to be anything from R-Vision was pretty much the lightest thing out there, but Forest River has come on strong in '05...at least on paper.
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Old 06-02-2005, 05:15 PM   #5
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Try taking a look at the Aero-lite models. Either the Cub which is a hybrid or the regular Aerolite. They are very light weight with the use of aluminium in the framing. Their hitch weights are one of the lightest for the class. They tend to be a little more $$$ but you have to look at what you want. Happy Camping.....
Aerolite link >>> http://www.aero-rv.com/
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Old 06-03-2005, 07:05 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies ..
Will look at these two trailers...
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Jayco JayFeather's are good. Our friends just bought one and it is full of the quality that Jayco is known for.
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Old 06-06-2005, 07:49 PM   #8
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Good quality trailer, easy towing, GVWR 6000 to 7000 pound class. That sounds like the HiLo trailers. I have owned two. The first was a 1990 model that I kept 10 years. The second is a 2000 model HiLo Classic that I have now. I bought both new. I have found both to be good quality, very easy to tow, and all models are under 7000 pounds. I don't think you will find any trailer to be easier to tow. It telescopes down for road travel and with the low profile and lower center of gravity it is a pleasure to tow. It may not be what you want but you should look them over before buying.
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My vote would go to Forest River. I have owned a Rockwood 5th wheel for 3 years with no problems. Obviously you sacrifice some quality with an ultra lite to keep weight down, but in it's class I found the Forest River to be best value and qaulity for the money. When I was looking for a light weight trailer, it was between Aero lite and Rockwood, and the Rockwood won hands down for qaulity, value, and customer service. Good luck with your search!
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I jus bought a Forest River Rockwood Roo 23SS. For us it's the best light weight travel trailer out there. Gross weight is 4820 pounds. It's a hybrid, though. We want to sleep under canvas.

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I'm also very happy with our Rockwood. We have the 8298 Super slide and fully equipped with gear for four people it still weights under 7000 lbs.
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While not classed as "liteweight" Komfort uses an aluminium frame with either fiberglass or aluminium siding. While not as lightweight as the sandwich- style construction, they are lighter than wood framed and will last much longer. I went heavier with my last unit - hopefully it will last longer than my old Trail-Lite did.
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I liked the Trail Lite that we had. I had no trouble with it. It was 30Ft long and weighted 5500 lbs. The reason we got rid of it is, I am a big guy and the tub,shower way too small. My head was in the vent when showering. The wife also wanted more space in the kitchen. My truck hardly knew it was back there.
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ive got a 2000 thor glide lite 5th wheel 23ft long
gvwr 5600lbs
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