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Old 08-28-2016, 02:21 AM   #1
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Best TT?

Best quality small trailer IS??? Cannot afford to make a mistake!!!
We are looking to buy first trailer!!! HELP!!! Thx

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Old 08-28-2016, 08:25 PM   #2
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If you give more information then someone will be able to help. What are you wanting to do? What will you use as a tow vehicle? there's all kinds of trailers out there. What do you consider as a small? More information is needed. .....Dusty

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Old 08-28-2016, 08:28 PM   #3
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The answer to your question is pretty much the same as it would be if you were asking for the best car: it all depends on what you need, what you can tow, and what you want. Many will recommend you buy used first. That can save you a bunch of money, but if you aren't knowledgeable about trailers, you can get one with major,problems too. Check what your tow vehicle capacity is (I recommend asking here), then go look at lots of trailers. Don't buy any of them, no matter how tempted. Narrow your list down to 2 or 3, then ask your question in relation to,just those few trailers.
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Old 08-28-2016, 09:26 PM   #4
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Old 08-28-2016, 10:24 PM   #5
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IMHO Arctic Fox is at or near the top of the list. We had one for about 16 years. It went anywhere our 4x4 truck went. Ours was very trouble free for the entire time we owned it.
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Old 08-29-2016, 12:19 AM   #6
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Thanks for your responses... I have been studying and know I have long way to go searching for a trailer for the two of us!!! Yes, Northwoods is one of the best$$$$. Finding a well-built used Artic Fox would be great. We have a 2012 Dodge Laramie 1500 with a Hemi motor. My husband does not want to haul more than 6000 lbs...22-23 feet, meaning inside 19-20 feet? I'm hooked on a quality build that will hold up (1 slide & no leaks etc) I'm sure your suggestions will help in our search...and I appreciate any and all advice... Thanks Nancy
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Old 08-29-2016, 03:49 AM   #7
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Check out Lance trailer..
We are getting ready to get a 2285.
Max trailer weight is 6000.
Dry around 5000.
24 ft length.
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Old 08-29-2016, 06:00 AM   #8
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No such thing. my opinion.. made by man. never perfect OR BEST

Good YES. you have LOTS of reading and Searching to do.. months worth.

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as for Size,, I/We had a 21 foot travel trailer.. used it 6 weeks.. and sold it.. and got a 30 footer with a slide-out... much happier.

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Old 08-29-2016, 08:46 AM   #9
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Better half and I have been running around for the last three years with a Fun Finder X made by Cruiser RV it's a 2000 say 210 WBS model was made in 2011. We go out and stay in it 2 to 3 weeks at a time and have done that often throughout the spring summer and fall seasons. We do not full time. There was only the two of us so that little trailer works great for us. Well made. We bought it used when another family added to their family size. Needed more space for sleeping. That being said we love ours it was used. Something you might want to think about. Most of the problems that seem to be associated with new we're already dealt with when we got it. The people took very good care of it you could tell they enjoyed it as well. Nothing was left broken it was either repaired or fixed or replaced. I would look in that direction... Dusty
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I'm hooked on a quality build that will hold up (1 slide & no leaks etc)
Even the best made RV with a slide still has a huge hole in the side of it. I stayed away from a slide for a reason: one less thing to fix in the future.

Arctic Fox and almost all other trailers from Nash/OutdoorsRV/Northwoods will be close to pushing the limits of your tow vehicle, and many will go over, and a slide adds more weight. My advice is to look for trailers lighter in GVWR than those under the Northwoods brand names, or be prepared to take very little with you on a trip.

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I like the Winnebago Minnie line. We've had our 2201DS almost a year and have not had the 1st problem. Easy to tow with our F-150 and it comes in all sorts of colors.
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With that low a weight restriction, I would at least look at the Jayco Jay Feather series. We just bought a Jay Feather 23BRM, primarily based on weight and layout. For the two of us, with the one slide, it seems perfect. Jayco has a fairly good reputation, but much depends on your dealer.

Good luck in your search. Try not to be in a hurry. LOL
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Ditto on Jayco. DW and I looked and researched a LOT before making our decision. Just bought a 22FQSW Jay Feather and, for the two of us, it's great.

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