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Old 10-27-2014, 08:36 AM   #1
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Best TT Under 6500lb

Looking to purchase a new travel trailer that's under 6500 lbs.
looking at both the Surveyor cadet series or the Open Range Light.
Want something built well

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Old 10-27-2014, 09:28 AM   #2
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Looking to purchase a new travel trailer that's under 6500 lbs.</P><P>looking at both the Surveyor cadet series or the Open Range Light.</P><P>Want something built well
</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>I bought a Winnie Minnie 2351dks, curb weight is at around 5k, gross weight is around 7k... Awesome TT imo.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>my TV is a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland with the 5.7 hemi.</P>

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Old 10-27-2014, 09:38 AM   #3
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While just a bit over at 6800 GCW we had a Rockwood Ultra Lite 2604 that we really liked, and had no issues with it.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:03 AM   #4
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Want something built well go with an Airstream. Don't like that price then go with a Northwood product. Want an ultra light then you have many choices but may have long term reliability issues because of light construction.
There are many choices out there and I think you are better off to pick your trailer first and then buy or trade for an adequate tow vehicle. Always get a tow vehicle that is more than capable of towing your selected trailer because more than likely your next one will be heavier.
Good luck and have fun at the Fall RV shows with your search.
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:29 PM   #5
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We had a 2005 keystone zeppelin 242 that the GVWR was 4700lbs. It was pretty aerodynamic with its side skirts and very slanted nose. For 9yrs old the only thing wrong was the graphics were terrible. Otherwise the roof, floors, interior, axles, plumbing, and electrical were like new. Don't know your price range but I sold it 3 months ago for $7500.
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:37 PM   #6
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I'm partial to the Oliver. As far as build quality goes, there is nothing better.
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Old 10-27-2014, 05:00 PM   #7
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I'm partial to the Oliver. As far as build quality goes, there is nothing better.
There you go. The OP didn't mention budget.
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Old 10-27-2014, 05:23 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by mike.t View Post
There you go. The OP didn't mention budget.
Budget must not be a driver if he was looking at Airstream. I don't think anything approaches them in the $$ per cu. ft equation.
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:53 PM   #9
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I'll second the Winnebago Minnie towables.
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Old 10-28-2014, 02:59 AM   #10
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Winnebago 2201DS will meet your weight requirement. IMHO, Winnebago makes a good trailer that's not the cheapest nor most expensive. If you want a 4 season trailer, go with Arctic Fox but you may have to settle for a smaller trailer with no slide to meet the weight requirement.
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I have never owned one but Lance has to be in the mix somewhere. My 30 ft Wind River 250RDSW is only 500 pounds more than what you are looking at and it is a fairly large unit, not 1/2 ton towable IMO.
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My TT has been very good... never back to the dealer. It was reasonably priced and meets your weight criteria. It's no longer available as an SV, but the floor plan is still being made in the SP-264-RK... These seem to be pretty popular.

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