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Old 04-29-2008, 04:39 PM   #1
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Could anyone else give some feedback on comparison between light trailers and 'normal' trailers. We are new to buying and want to understand the quality difference. Thanks!
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Could anyone else give some feedback on comparison between light trailers and 'normal' trailers. We are new to buying and want to understand the quality difference. Thanks!
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Old 04-30-2008, 01:05 PM   #3
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From what I have seen the biggest differences will be in the number of studs in the walls, the size of the wall and ceiling studs, the amount of insulation, the ceiling height, and frame material thickness. Along with things like less cabinets, thinner and lighter overall materials used in the construction. Generally you will also get things like 14 inch wheels and smaller tires for the price. I do not think they are cheaply made, just made lighter.

What do you plan on towing with? Maybe that will shed some light on the reasons you are looking at light weight trailers.
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:03 AM   #4
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Some of the lite units are just as well built as "normal" units and may even cost more due to the construction methods used. My old '01 Trail-lite fifth wheel used fully laminated walls, roof and floor and this construction method determined the wall strength, not the quantity or thickness of studs in the wall. But I've also seen lite units with wood studs just 3/4" thick. So, it pays to do a lot of homework.
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Take a look at the Outback series from Keystone. They have aluminum studing in the walls and are very good to tow with a 1/2 ton truck.

We are very happy with ours and love it in the cold weather as well. They are considered a 4 season trailer.
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