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Old 09-27-2016, 08:39 AM   #1
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What brands to look at?

I'm starting from scratch on a hunt for a travel trailer for cross-country use, 3 months on the road at a time. I'm looking for a small-ish trailer with a solid door (pocket or otherwise) that separates the bedroom area. Queen bed & a dinette with dry bath, definitely less than 30' total length, smaller if possible. Possibly a living room slide. It'll just be me and my 3 cats, so i'm also not opposed to a small kid-sized bunk area; the cats will take it over in no time.

I'll be towing it with a newer well-equipped 3/4 ton (probably a Ram, gas tho, not diesel), so I'm not worried very much about weight. Instead, i'd rather avoid the ultra-lights as I've not heard great things about their build quality, and i'll having towing capacity to spare. However, most of the floorplans i've seen that match my criteria tend to be of the half-ton towable variety, which isn't necessarily a perk in my book.

If you had the above criteria, what brands would you look at?

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Old 09-27-2016, 08:55 AM   #2
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Outdoors RV/Nash/Arctic Fox. Ignore the "Half Ton Towable" marketing splash. You might have to do the bedroom door mod yourself.

I don't know what a dry bath is.

I have an Outdoors RV 19B with the dinette and a large rear window. ORV | Black Rock 19B It's possible the cats would use the other seats of the dinette seating area to look out the window if it's used as I use it as I only use one (well, okay, one and a half, but I have one dog, not three to fight for space with )

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Old 09-27-2016, 09:13 AM   #3
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What brands to look at?

A dry bath is on that has its own shower instead of getting the whole thing wet.

As far as trailers check out lance. We just looked a a new one they had and I think it was 25ft with everything I think you are looking at.

And 1/2 ton towable as that's why we were looking at it.

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Old 09-27-2016, 09:14 AM   #4
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This would be a great one person (Or two) trailer.

Or this.
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:59 PM   #5
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We have a Komfort 2410 that has most of what you are asking for. They aren't being manufactured any more but you might find a good used one. These aren't lightweight trailers though.
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Old 09-28-2016, 08:08 PM   #6
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You might want to look at Catalina SBS 261BHS. I've heard good things about Coachman Catalina. It's 30' 3" so a tiny bit longer than you want in total length but looks like it has the features you want.
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Old 09-28-2016, 09:30 PM   #7
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I agree with 1bigmess. Outdoors RV out of Legrande, Oregon builds great travel trailers. They even put shocks on their frames which can be used off road. It's important if you buy new to have a dealer close by as there is always a punch list for warranty items.

We're on our second ORV TT. Got a case of twofootitis and had to have a walk-around queen bed which our 18CK Creekside was lacking.

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Old 09-29-2016, 06:19 AM   #8
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I just watched a YouTube video of the Outdoor model 23DBS. They are right - looks like a quality trailer with features you are looking for all u dear 30'.
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This is what I would buy: Northwood | Arctic Fox 25W
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:58 AM   #10
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Look at the Winnebago Towables. The Minnie line has proven to be very well made and extremely good to tow.
Lots of features, quality and even colors to pick.
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For an extended trip be sure to get a TT with a wardrobe closet, not just the little storage bins on each side of a bed that they call wardrobes. For DW and myself with 2 furballs I like the looks of a Rockwood Ultra Lite 2604WS. Body framework is aluminum. Just under 30' in length (my limit) which will fit into older campgrounds, state parks, COE campgrounds without a problem, about 7400# gross weight. It has a rear living area (since you back into most sites), nice sized windows, with 2 recliner chairs, sofa and dinette (or freestanding sofa, table and chairs. The slide is for the sofa and dinette and a slide in the bedroom for a sizeable wardrobe closet. Nice bathroom layout with door to living area and to the bedroom. Take a look. Some TT's may have a bedroom slide with the entire front of the TT for a wardrobe area. Get something with recliner chairs as the sofas are not very comfortable. Get a 15,000BTU AC if available. For features in the Rockwood get the "Emerald Package" which gives you fiberglass walls, aluminum wheels, corian counter tops, slam latch compartment doors, lighted entry steps and a couple more items. Another important feature for me is 2 entry doors, if I were to ever experience a fire I could never get out an emergency widow exit (well maybe I could if fire was licking my rear). Good luck on your search, hope this helps. There may be other TT's similar but I've done a lot of looking and this one seems to fit my needs best.

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