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Old 09-13-2018, 05:46 PM   #1
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Hello, new joiner here looking for input.

I'm looking at going full time with a TT, staying at sites for 2 month periods and working remote for my 8am-5pm IT / Support job.

I was looking at the Winnebago Mini 2401RG, combined with a daily driver / occasional adventure van for weekends and hauling.

I was wondering how well built / reliable the 2401RG would be as a full time rig?
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You're in CA. Look at Outdoors RV. These are not lightweight trailers, but maybe the lightweight trailers aren't as good for full timing? I have lived in an ORV 19B for almost three years now, and it's been great.
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:05 PM   #3
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Most travel trailers aren't built to withstand the rigors of full time living. IMHO Winnebago is a cut above the average travel trailer. The Outdoor RV is an excellent suggestion, they are built strong, but keep in mind they are heavy and require a pretty stout tow vehicle.

People do full time in smaller trailers, there is a family of four living in a small Lance 22' BH trailer, but that is an expensive brand.

You can make any trailer work, it depends on your comfort level. If you're handy with tools and don't mind making small repairs you can make any trailer work.

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Old 09-13-2018, 10:55 PM   #4
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Keep in mind that RVís are not built for full time living. You can, but you must be mindful of things like moisture, and condensation.
With your tow vehicle my choice would be the Winnebago Mini, Grand Design, or a Lance. Yes, the Lances are more expensive, but if you really look at the construction, especially the interior cabinets, and the fit and finish youíll see why. Plus Lance uses Azdel instead of Luan in the walls which is far superior, especially when it comes to full timing.
The Grand Design, and Winnebago are a step above the rest, and are good options. But they do use quite a bit of staple construction on the inside, and wonít get the dove tail construction, and as solid cabinets, as you would get in a Lance.
IMO I would be careful on getting a fiberglass batt insulation unless it has a very tight moisture barrier. Like I mentioned moisture will be your biggest concern when it comes to full timing.
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Thanks, I looked at the 19B online and it looks pretty good.

How does the insulation rate? Does it help with sound?
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In addition to Lance, I would suggest looking at Arctic Fox trailers. I had a 2014 Winnebago Minnie 2201DS and while it was a well built trailer, it wasn't really a 4 season trailer. So, really look at R factors of the roof and walls, insulated under belly, heated tanks, and double pane windows. That means it will be a little more expensive and probably a little heavier, but will be much more comfortable in cold temps and you won't spend as much on propane if you have to run the furnace. And, in hot summer temps, the AC will be much more efficient. And, better insulated trailer means that the trailer will be block more outside noise which may be helpful when your trailer is also going to be your workplace.
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Thicker walls than a "lightweight" trailer means better insulated. I've had this thing in 115į heat and sub-zero cold. In the cold I did have frozen sewer valves, but I still got by. Of course more inflation helps with sound, double pane windows would help more, but I only have single pane.
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It also needs to be said that even though we can recommend a certain brand, and give our reasons why, itís your decision.
When it comes to full timing you have many things to consider. Overall feel, and comfort level sitting for longer periods. In the future you may want to change sitting area for a desk, or a recliner, and some TTís are easier to do this. That is a not so good thing about Lance with their raised floor slide, makes it impossible to do anything different.
Take your time when looking, go in, sit down, and relax.
Focus on where youíll be spending most of your time. No RV will check all the boxes.
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Here is some info regarding radiant foil that RV manufactures use to market 4 Season R ratings.

https://www.energyvanguard.com/blog/...diant-Barriers
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The above reply is why asking for personal experiences with particular brands, and even particular models, is more informative than the marketing brochures. When I say I was comfortable in the sub-zero nights I spent in my trailer, it's because I was, not because of the marketing materials from ORV.
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Thanks for helping with this, I know there's a lot out there, and I'm seeing options I never heard of or looked at already.

The ORV 19B is a really cool design, and the current 20RD (Black Rock) seems to have the interior that appeals of the current models so far.

Glad I came here.
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When looking at TT you also need to keep your tow vehicle in mind. ORV are much heavier than most with tongue weight in the 15% and up range.
Know your payload and that will narrow down options pretty quick.
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When full timer, get the floorplan you can live in. The ORV and Northwood lines will do well in weather extremes partly due to the 2 inch thick walls, and the tall ceiling make it feel bigger than it is.
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With a fiberglass shell there is no aluminum framing to transfer the cold to the inside which then causes condensation.

Some of the brands have heated and enclosed tanks.

Resale is really good too.
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