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Old 09-05-2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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Is there anyone out there enjoying Fultiming in a travel trailer. We are planning to start the first of next year and would like to hear your thoughts.

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Old 09-06-2013, 01:27 AM   #2
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I'm not a full timer, nor have I ever been. But, one of the major differences between TT and 5W is that you usually don't have as much storage room in a TT. Secondly, folks that full time like to have a fairly large trailer, and having a 5W reduces overall length.

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Old 09-06-2013, 07:14 AM   #3
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Hey, we met a couple that travel full time in one of those pop-up A liners. It can be done. There isn't a campground they won't fit in!
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:26 AM   #4
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That all depends on your personality. Some people would not be happy if they didn't have at least a 3000 sqft mansion, others are perfectly happy living in a two room cabin 15 miles from the nearest road. Same for RVs.
Unfortunately I think your just going to have to make your best judgement at the time and see if it works out. Just be prepared to make a change if needed.
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:37 AM   #5
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Go to an RV store and spend some time in different models. Take note of the differences between the models and decide what fits for you. Don't just walk in and out of them, spend time exploring the nooks and moving every movable option to see how things clear other objects and how doors swing in and out.
My only complaint about my TT is lack of space for 2 at the front bed/vanity/bathroom door area.
Go in together and move about the inside like you were living in it, because you will be if you choose that particular model.
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:45 AM   #6
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We had many debates about TT vs 5th wheel. Decided on the fifth wheel because of 1) head room and 2) storage space. If you aren't an amazon like me and don't need lots of headroom, and don't need tons of storage space, Im sure a TT would work just fine! Is it four season/insulated/heated bottom?
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We're on our third year of full-timing in a 30 ft TT. It's a great floor plan (AF 30U) with the rear living space and large back window which my wife loves. Having said that we are planning on a switch to a Class A next year. I am getting very tired of the whole hitching/ unhitching, leveling process. I get envious of those Class A's that pull in, push a few buttons and are done with it. A smaller towed vehicle will also make it easier to sightsee in and be easier for my wife to drive around. She/ I also don't feel comfortable with her driving our present rig. We haven't given up on the idea on a fifth wheel yet, but I'm leaning towards the DP.
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:35 PM   #8
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Full Timing

In June of 2012 my wife and I decided to sell everything and go full timing in August. At first it was very hard getting used to. No yard to let the dogs run around, a small refrigerator, no washer and dryer and most of all a much smaller space to live in. But on the other hand, we go where we want, when we want and if we don't like where we are, we just hook up and go.

It took a while to get our rhythm down but we have settled in and really enjoy it. We have learned a lot along the way and met a lot of nice people that still are our friends today.
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As many others have said, it really depends on you, and your needs. Here is why we have used the same travel trailer for the past seven years:

1. We wanted the bed of the truck open. With a cap this provides much more storage than the average 5th wheel.

2. No stairs inside-Everything on the same floor.

3. Initial costs

4. With the proper truck and a good hitch, it tows equally well.

5. Overall size and height allows more flexibility in state and federal parks, where the campsites are older, and often smaller.

This is why WE have a TT. You must balance the projected use and needs and then choose for yourself.

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