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Old 06-11-2005, 11:02 AM   #1
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I am about to buy a toy hauler. Not too sure which to buy. We want one that is good qual and will work for a family of five and three dogs. I have an Excurision w/ diesel and we were thinking about a 26' front sleeper. We don't have any toys yet that's next year. Were thinking bout motorcycles and other ATV's no buggy's are in the plans. I haved been looking for about a week but there are so many different things to think about. So, if someone can narrow it down a little that would be great. Looking for advice.

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I am about to buy a toy hauler. Not too sure which to buy. We want one that is good qual and will work for a family of five and three dogs. I have an Excurision w/ diesel and we were thinking about a 26' front sleeper. We don't have any toys yet that's next year. Were thinking bout motorcycles and other ATV's no buggy's are in the plans. I haved been looking for about a week but there are so many different things to think about. So, if someone can narrow it down a little that would be great. Looking for advice.

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Old 06-11-2005, 02:38 PM   #3
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Welcome to the site!

You just hang on a bit and those toyhauler folks will be here to lend a hand.
You can also check the toyhauler forum in the TT and 5th wheel forum.
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I too would recommend you ask these questions i the TT section. You might want to rent one that appears to intrest you first. Then you can see what you like and dislike about it before buying. Good luck and enjoy the hunt!
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Old 06-15-2005, 05:23 PM   #5
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Need some advice take a look at the Sportster made by K-Z inc. They build a nice 26' travel trailer toy hauler with or without a slideout. It has a 10' cargo area and a wall between the cargo area and the living area. The Sportster models come with a full 2 year warranty and K-Z has been awarded the pretegious DSI award 5 years in a row. They build a great unit and back their product.
As to whether to buy the Caddy or the Chevy that's a decision only you can make. Keep in mind just because you pay more for a unit doesn't make it a Caddy!! If you are told a unit has an aluminum frame ask if it is a total aluminum frame or if it just has aluminum wall studs. Check the type of flooring the unit has. Most will have either 5/8" tongue and groove plywood or 5/8" structure wood (basically particleboard).
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Minnow,

We have a KZ 30P and love it. It has a small dining slide and plenty of garage. The 26P has the same floor plan with a 4' smaller garage. We also tow it with an Excursion V-10. We are pleased with KZ especially since they did some custom work to accomodate my family of 9. They added two side fold out tents to the garage and an electric queen bed. Plenty of sleeping space. Good luck in your search and have fun... Make a list of your needs and wants and find the best fit.
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Old 06-17-2005, 08:08 PM   #7
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Welcome aboard!! You are going through the same thing that just about every one of us has, so be patient, you are among friends now. I subscribe to Toy Hauler Magazine (602-482-3060), info@toyhaulermagazine.com. They have a bunch of great articals and reviews. A bunch of us are partial to Warrior, (as you will soon see), but there are a lot of great coaches to choose from.

Renting is a good idea. You never really know what it's like or what you like until you live in it for a few days. Also, you may end up buying one and have it for a few months, then decide to trade up. Most of the people here are on their second or third trailer.

Dont get frustrated, and try and make shopping for your trailer a fun experince.

Good luck, and keep asking questions.

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Minnow...renting is a good idea, but it would be a REALLY good idea if you got to really choose from alot of different coaches...

Go ut with the group, and ge tto see all that there is, and it may take a couple of trips. I don't know anyone who wouldn't let you peruse their digs to get an idea, in fact, I'd bet there's people who would try to talk you into theirs!

If you haven't owned any yet, take your time and look at all the bennys of each. Check out the siding, inside walls, and the like. You'll be glad you did...

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