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Old 01-19-2014, 04:32 PM   #1
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Looking for help finding TT

My wife and I are looking for a TT and can't seem to find the right one for our needs. She insists on a bath and a half and we have a child that needs a bunk/desk or couch area. I have a 99 F-150 2 wheel drive V8. Any suggestions on what to look at? We went to the Knoxville RV show recently and found 1 but it weighs too much and is huge. We are also considering a move west and there is a possibility of living in it for a few months until we settle in. Somewhere between $15-25,000.00. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:20 PM   #2
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That bath and a half is going to be a problem with a trailer small enough for your truck. Just search the manufactures web sites for the floor plan that you want in a size and weight that is reasonable. The bunk and kids area should be easy.
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:07 PM   #3
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I doubt you will find a small 1.5 bath. You're gonna have a problem finding any trailer "big enough" for your needs with that truck.
Might have to trade trucks or settle on a small trailer.
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:51 PM   #4
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That 1.5 bath seems to be the problem. What is the max size TT I might find that's not too difficult to tow on long trips with my truck? I've had different dealers tell me different things, it seems to be a sales tactic and not truthful info. I just want an honest answer and this site seems to be where I can get one. Thanks for the help, I'm very new to this.
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:58 PM   #5
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With that truck you won't want to go over 6-7k lbs max. Length doesn't matter as much as weight.
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:38 AM   #6
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Would the outside shower qualify as the 1/2 bath? How about a porta-potty in the bed of the truck? Good luck, it's an RV not a condo.
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Ha!! I don't thing the neighbors would enjoy having us around if we were using the porta-potty in the truck bed although a fine idea for boon-docking, but my 8yr old may have another opinion Also, when you look at towing weight is the GVWR what I should be looking at? Thanks for all the input BTW
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You DEFINITELY want to look at the trailers GVWR, which is it's max. You're going to load it full aren't you?
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You can get two toliets in an TT? interesting. I always tried to park secluded, with much trees, just for this convenience.
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:07 PM   #10
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TT to pull with a F-150

If there is a possibility that you may be living in it for while you may want to consider a TT with at least 1 slide out to give you a little more room inside. I've been looking a several that are under 8000#.
Here is the list: Palomino Puma Canyon Cat 25RKC, Keystone Summerland 2570RL, Forest River Salem Cruise Lite 251RLKL or a Keystone Hideout 26RLS. Just like the RV dealer, the forum has a lot of (experts?) so there will be some that don't agree with my selection but that may be a place to start. I've been researching for quite a while. My TV is a 2011 F-150 with a 5.0 V8. My towing limit is 7900 because of the rear end ratio, but with a 3.73 rear you may be able to go up to 8500#
Check this to see what you may be able to tow:
http://trailerlife.com/trailer-towing-guides/
By the all the TT I listed are in the $16,000 to $18,000 range.
Good luck in getting the right trailer to make everyone happy. It can be done.
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Thanks everyone, that helps a lot!
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:30 PM   #12
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You can get two toliets in an TT? interesting. I always tried to park secluded, with much trees, just for this convenience.
Me too.

They make tents specifically made to put a porta potty in. Will this work for the 1/2 of bath? (what ever that is)
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How many miles on your '99?

We have a '98 150, supercab with the factory tow package but with nearly 200K miles, I'd not trust the brakes, tranny, suspension to tow much anything over 5,000 pounds true weight (as measured on a scale). Especially not far from home.

Dropping a tranny miles from home makes a '99 truck essentially worthless. Comments may not be applicable to a VERY low mileage truck.

Good luck with your adventures.
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You can always enclose the awning into another room or use a Pop-Up with sides as a extra bathroom.
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