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Old 10-15-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
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We are looking at several different bunkhouses. I want to know reviews about North Trail, Puma, Rockwood, or Jayco. Please give us some feedback of any kind.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:01 AM   #2
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We are looking at several different bunkhouses. I want to know reviews about North Trail, Puma, Rockwood, or Jayco. Please give us some feedback of any kind.
make sure the bunkhouse beds will accommodate adults- have seen several bunkhouses with bed sizesthat don't accommodate teenagers. We have a Starcraft 329bhu, when our kids don't go with us we take our adult friends. The bunkhouse provides it's own TV and privacy.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:22 AM   #3
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Are you specifically limited to these brands for a reason? Also, what are you towing with? The limits of your vehicle will likely determin what you can't buy.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:19 AM   #4
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We have a 2011 Silverado Crew cab 4x4. We have seen these in our area that would fall in our price range. Hubby wants outside kitchen both want bunkhouse with queen bedroom with doors. Bunks need to support at least 250 preferably 300. 2 tough boys 16 and 11. Want it to sleep 9-10
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Sounds like you need something in a 28+ foot "ultralite" and with double bunks. Single bunks will be too small for the big boys. Consider the outside kitchen a bonus if you can find the right combination of other stuff.

Your real limiting issue is going to be weight on the truck (I assume it's only a 1500). It may be rated to tow around 7-10,000lbs. but your GVWR is only around 7000lbs. That means the weight of the truck (5,400lbs)+gasoline (200lbs)+passangers (700lbs?)+gear(100LBS?)+the hitch weight of the trailer shouldn't exceed this amount.
So ballpark, your MAX HITCH WEIGHT is very limited at maybe 500lbs including propane and battery (160lbs).

So that said, I don't know of many trailers that have everything you want.
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Ours is 9360.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:39 PM   #7
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Ours is 9360.
GVWR... not towing capacity? There should be a sticker inside the driver's door.
On a 1500, not a 2500 or 3500 Siverado, right?
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Sleep 9 to 10 people in a TT that is compatible with a 1/2 ton truck....I do not know if that is possible. You need to consider the cargo added by a crew that large.

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We are looking at several different bunkhouses. I want to know reviews about North Trail, Puma, Rockwood, or Jayco. Please give us some feedback of any kind.
AVOID North Trails!!!!!!!! That is unless they're willing to replace the axles as many people, including myself, had problems with them bending. When they bend they destroy the tires, a dangerous situation if not spotted quickly. The ones Heartland installs are not adequate for the weight of the TTs.
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Kodiak by Dutchmen. It's not the most expensive but we love it. They have a floor plan with full sized bunks and rear bath.
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We just sold our Cougar Bunkhouse for this one because I wanted one a little bigger with the out door kitchen, external door to the bathroom and more storage and we love it but I have a 6.4 Diesel F250 pulling it because dry its 8200 lbs.

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We have a 32 ft Puma "bunkhouse" and like it fine. No problems after two years. At roughly 9,000 lbs loaded and 800+ tongue weight it would seem a little heavy for a 1/2 pickup.
Puma seems a little heavier than most others the same length. We looked at several and all appeared to be of similar quality relative to their price.
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