Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Travel Trailer Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-03-2014, 08:05 AM   #1
Gav
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 4
Question TT Dilemma

We are a three member family travelling around USA in 2014 and looking to purchase a suitable/quality TT with rear bed/s. Any thoughts with following TT's;

2014 KZ Spree 240BHS
2014 Keystone Passport 2300BH
2014 Prime Time Tracer 240AIR
2014 Coachmen Apex 235BHS

Gav
__________________

__________________
Gav is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-03-2014, 08:11 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
wingnut60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Wherever the Suites is
Posts: 2,986
I think you have them placed correctly in order of quality...
Joe
__________________

__________________
'15 38RSSA Mobile Suites
'05 36TK3 Mobile Suites--retired but not forgotten
'17 F450--trying one more Ford
'09 F450--died, replaced with '10--retired
wingnut60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2014, 08:28 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4,232
I would probably agree too.

Always make sure the tow vehicle matches the trailer.
__________________
jesilvas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2014, 08:54 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Langley. BC, Canada
Posts: 677
I don't know those makes except for KZ. One thing I would suggest looking into is the quality of dealer service if you're travelling around.. Odds are you will need to get into a dealer a number of times while on the road.

I don't know much about the typical dealer quality for a particular brand, but I do believe that KZ has a generally good reputation for dealer service. I know ours has been excellent and fast. Some dealers can take forever and are not great at diagnosing and fixing things. Our last dealer took well over a month on two occasions and it took 3 trips into them just to fix a faulty bathroom door.

KZ has a 2 year warranty so if you can't get to dealing with some warranty issues during the first year, you've got another year. Jayco also has 2 years. Some manufacturers can be more difficult to deal with. Sometimes if you have a frame related issue, they simply refer you to Lippert to duke it out with on your own. You don't want that on a long road trip. Some of them are great. Research the forums...

I would suggest trying to get one with the best quality and durability if you're planning on a lot of miles. Two brands that are better are Outdoors RV and Northwood. For example: Creekside 23BHS http://www.outdoorsrvmfg.com/images/...ekSide-Web.pdf Note the greater counter space. They both make their own HD frames too. Even if you don't see a suitable floor plan and they are a little too costly, at least it would give you a reference point. I'd look closely at the frames on a TT. Some are inherently weaker than others. Personally, I'd get something with a large rear window. TT windows are often small and low down making them seem dark and claustrophobic. It's really nice to camp and gaze out the back to a nice view. But that probably precludes a BH arrangement.

If you have not used a TT much before, when shopping for a new one, functionality is easily overlooked. I'd go to an RV show and sit down in them for a bit and imagine yourself doing things such as: Is the TV location okay? Is there adequate storage space and is it easily accessible? What's the kitchen counter space like? Just a few more inches of counter space can make a big difference. I'd look for an 8 cu. ft. fridge if available. If you can find a short enough unit, I'd opt for something with a sofa.

I'd be careful on anything that is "ultra-lite". Since you plan on a lot of mileage, these units are less durable and less substantial in order to save weight and are likely to have more issues and a lower lifespan.
__________________
Gil & Deb & Dougal the Springer Spaniel
2014 KZ Spree 262RKS & Ford F250 supercab V10 4x4 LB
Langley, B.C.
myredracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2014, 01:31 PM   #5
Moderator Emeritus
 
TXiceman's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Full Time, TX Home Base
Posts: 17,150
Blog Entries: 21
Rather than new entry level trailers, why not look for a higher quality used trailer (2 to 4 years old). Much better value for your money.

Ken
__________________
Amateur Radio Operator (KE5DFR)|Full-Time! - 2012 6.7L Ford Crew Cab Dually -2013 HitchHiker Champagne 38RLRSB - Travel with one Standard Schnauzer and one small Timneh African Gray Parrot
TXiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.