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Old 10-04-2008, 04:53 PM   #1
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Hi everyone! I am new to TT and am looking for a used 25-28 sleeps 6-8 and would like some suggestions on brand and size. I will be in the Tn. area 99% of the time. Now that can be a cold place for Fl. native lol. I am not sure if there are cold climate TT and warm climate TT. Any help and suggestions would be helpful. And as of now I have a f250 Diesel Bumper pull is the only present option I have a Topper wit tools in it.

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Old 10-04-2008, 04:53 PM   #2
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Hi everyone! I am new to TT and am looking for a used 25-28 sleeps 6-8 and would like some suggestions on brand and size. I will be in the Tn. area 99% of the time. Now that can be a cold place for Fl. native lol. I am not sure if there are cold climate TT and warm climate TT. Any help and suggestions would be helpful. And as of now I have a f250 Diesel Bumper pull is the only present option I have a Topper wit tools in it.

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Old 10-05-2008, 06:14 PM   #3
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I see that you are a newby so HI and welcome to the forum. Now for the question. That is really subjective. I like Northwood products for build quality. But I understand those built in the VA plant were less than good. Meaning that I would not get one unless you can one built in Oregon. They offer two models, the Nash and the Arctic Fox. Both are built the same, the differences are in options on one are standard on the other. I do think the interiors are kind of cheap, but again structure quality is outstanding. I would also look at Airstream for quality trailers. people that have them generally love them. Good luck in your search.
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:45 AM   #4
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Glad to have you here on iRV2.

6 to 8 people in a 26 to 28' trailer is a pretty tall order. It all depends on the size of the people.

Dinettes that convert to a bed can ususally accomodate 2 realatively small people or kids. Fold down sofas are usually the same...2 smaller people.

You may need to look at hybrids to get the room in the smaller space.

For 4-season trailers, you need to look at Artic Fox or Big Foot. The entry level trailers are 3-season trailers at best.

Air Stream is big $$$ and you would do better looking a good used Air Streams, silver Streaks, Streamlines or Avions if that is what you want.

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Old 10-06-2008, 07:44 PM   #5
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My son lives in Auburn WA and owns a Keystone Outback which they like very much. It has 2 bunk beds, a queen size bed and a full size bed in the couch.
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Old 10-26-2008, 01:18 PM   #6
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We subscribe to the 'Three's a crowd' rule, so I don't even want to imagine 6-8 folks in a TT. Even little folks.

As for the brands . . . we have an Arctic Fox and we think it is one of the best engineered and built trailers, although as was pointed out the interiors are simplistic & economical for the level of build quality. IMO, there is nothing wrong with that. Our previous coach was a Beaver Patriot DP at the high end of the scale of interiors, so we like to think that we have a real perspective on the value of a fancy interior--it's very nice but not really important.

An Arctic Fox (or the mechanically identical but simpler and lower trimmed Nash) as well as Big Foot are built for serious all season camping. We've owned 3 Holiday Ramblers before the Arctic Fox and there's little comparison in the level of detail between the two for cold weather camping. BTW, insulation is insulation, so what works best in cold weather also tends to work best in hot weather.

Back to the 6-8 people. Like others manufacturers, Arctic Fox offers bunk house (BH) models, three of them could conceivably sleep as many as 9 people.

Your F250 PSD will tow any of these very nicely, although you may have to watch the tongue weight depending on the weight of tools you are carrying in the truck.
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:03 AM   #7
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I agree that Bigfoot makes some nice stuff...

I've also thought K-Z makes decent stuff for the price.

If this is your first RV, I'd suggest going to an RV show to see everything in one spot, and unless money is no object, I'd also suggest buying used.

RV's drop a lot of value in the first couple years, even if in like new condition. Everyone seems to learn from their first RV what they really want... and you would really loose your shirt buying a new unit and trading it in a couple years later (for a bigger one, bunk model, island kitchen, corner shower, or whatever).
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jeff_in_The_Dalles:
If this is your first RV, I'd suggest going to an RV show to see everything in one spot, and unless money is no object, I'd also suggest buying used.

RV's drop a lot of value in the first couple years, even if in like new condition. Everyone seems to learn from their first RV what they really want... and you would really loose your shirt buying a new unit and trading it in a couple years later (for a bigger one, bunk model, island kitchen, corner shower, or whatever). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Jeff is about 200% correct. There are nice used TTs out there for less than half the price of a new coach. Most folks we know buy 2-3 or more RV's before they settle down with what's the right coach for them. We're up to <STRIKE>#5</STRIKE> #6, but who's counting?
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You definitely want a bunkhouse with the arctic package (double windows, extra insulation, heated holding tanks - actual package varies by manufacturer)...we have two queen bedrooms, a sleeper sofa, and a dinette that folds down to a bed in a 36' trailer...we do not put the dinette down - what a pain! We like beds you can make up and leave made up.
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:53 AM   #10
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well this is a little old here but just wanted to give a update. Bigfoot is out and looks like northwood is coming up very soon. Looking at used is a very good idea but if you are going to be in the cold make sure you see that the tanks are not just heated but (fored air heat)! I have always like the heartland lines but thats just me but always worth a look
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