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Old 01-16-2012, 07:05 AM   #1
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Most Livable Travel Trailer?

Hey guys,

We're in a slow search for the perfect travel trailer that we can use temporarily for the next couple of years in our parks off-season months to live in. Here's some things we know we'd like to have in one:

1) 4-Season
2) 2 AC units
3) Under 10K - towing with a Toyota Sequoia
4) King Size Bed - Queen if absolutely have to, but prefer King
5) Bathroom, fridge, kitchen, & bed accessible without having to open slides
6) Two entrances
7) Outside kitchen
8) Tall/Large Shower - I'm 6'2" and want a freakin' shower head to be above my head not below it and my head up in the skylight!
9) At least two bunk beds
10) Washer/Dryer

That's most of what I can think of right now, and if anyone has a rig they love for similar purposes, I'd love to find out the make/model so I can check it out. Searching on the web for these types of things is a ridiculously long process to say the least. I wish there was a site that had search criteria similar to the above that I could at least narrow the search down a bunch. Thanks for the help,

Chris
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1) 4-Season
2) 2 AC units
3) Under 10K - towing with a Toyota Sequoia
4) King Size Bed - Queen if absolutely have to, but prefer King
5) Bathroom, fridge, kitchen, & bed accessible without having to open slides
6) Two entrances
7) Outside kitchen
8) Tall/Large Shower - I'm 6'2" and want a freakin' shower head to be above my head not below it and my head up in the skylight!
9) At least two bunk beds
10) Washer/Dryer

Hi, Dreamer.

That sounds like the impossible dream. A tall full-timer bunkhouse TT with a GVWR of only 10,000 pounds? Good luck.

But even if you found that needle in a haystack, your tow vehicle would be severely overloaded dragging a 10,000 pound TT.

Weigh your Toy when wet and loaded for the road with passengers, weight-distributing shank and ball mount, full tank of gas, and anything else that will be in the SUV when on the road. Subtract that weight from the GVWR of the tow vehicle and the answer will be the max hitch weight you can have without being overloaded. Even a half-ton pickup cannot tow a 10,000 pound trailer without being overloaded, and your SUV can't tow nearly that much without being overloaded.

You're much more likely to find a fifth wheel trailer that will meet your needs, but of course you can't tow it with a Sequoia (or any other Toy). You'll probably need a one ton dually as your tow vehicle.
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Yeah, probably all true...I appreciate the help,

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Then look at the Winslow by Excel Peterson industries. Its a top of the line livable TT. But you will need more of a truck and a few more $$. But it is a luxury TT.

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Thanks...

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When looking for a true Four Season Unit you will find the pickings are slim. Look at the Artic Fox by Northwood MFG. Many of your needs will be met, but I doubt anything accept Horizon TT will give you everything. FYI Horizon is the Very Best Custom made TT built to your exact specs, expect to pay in the neighborhood of 100,000, the Artic Fox can be had for 45,000, good luck.....
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I think you have an impossible dream on that trailer. You need to lower your sights or increase the truck and $$$$.

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I'm curently living in a 21' Rockwood. I had to do some modifications for winter camping and my wieght fully loaded is already over your max wieght for your tow vehic. If your wanting hight without a 5th wheel look at toy hallers but you will have to upgrade your truck. Your looking at a min wieght of 12 to 14, more for winter capable without personal modifications. Mods are easy but time consuming and I suggest solid fiberglass walls = no slides.

If you can drop the bunks and handle shorter trailers.... check out the rockwoods.
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