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Old 02-06-2015, 08:37 PM   #15
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You've got the ones I would look at ^^^^, OK.
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Old 02-07-2015, 08:46 AM   #16
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in my humble opinion, stay away from crossroads products.

although you may have a positive experience, I have not and there are many websites I have found with people just like me who are very unhappy with what they paid and the lack of support and warranty.

apparently CR had a two year warranty and changed that to a one year just before I bought my trailer. maybe they knew they were going to cut costs?

I cannot speak for other brands but I would be interested in knowing if this is wide spread across the industry....

maybe a website or forum of pros and cons based on manufacturer?

would help as a tool when newbies and experienced alike were looking to purchase a new or used rig.

or does one already exist?
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Old 02-07-2015, 01:09 PM   #17
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Can't add to the list but know Airstream and Artic Fox are both "best quality" brands and very well built. Make sure the truck you select has plenty of payload to handle your new TT and all those heavy tools. You might look at the Toyota Tundra as a possible truck selection.God Bless and keep up the good work.
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Old 02-07-2015, 08:58 PM   #18
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Look for a used Keystone Vantage 29RLS. They are really nice and solid units.
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Old 02-10-2015, 05:11 PM   #19
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we are looking at up grading also from a pop-up to a TT. I have 2014 Chevy 1500 and just wife the dog and I. We are looking at the Premier 22 RBPR. Any thoughts on this we love the outdoor kitchen idea because we do all the cooking outside now.
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Old 02-12-2015, 09:11 PM   #20
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There are to many TT on the market today for someone (me included) to suggest you should buy cause you will be missing out on so many. Google travel trailers and start looking. Floor plan's is a great start. Find one you like then the flood gates open. It's fun and you will be amazed what is out there. When you find "the" one or ten then ask what about this. And NO 1/2 ton capable's.
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:04 AM   #21
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One more thought on tow vehicles....research the reliability of any possible truck you might be considering. Consumer Reports might be the best source for this information. They do not accept advertising and therefore have no motor vehicle advertising dollars to worry about loosing. Avoid the "Truck-of-the-year" often issued by magazines that rely on advertising dollars. You might be suprised how many "Truck-of-the-year" award winners have horrid dependability records and are trucks consumers reports suggests avoiding. Be sure to order one with a good track record and a "Tow-Package" factory installed including a transmission cooler.
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:30 PM   #22
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I would add Sunnybrook Titan to the list. Up until about 2006. 11" steel frame, aluminum structure, rock solid.
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Also, AVOID anything that is over about 28' that claims to be " half ton towable"
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Old 02-13-2015, 11:25 PM   #24
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I really 2nd the Sunnybrook. I had a 2002 26cks. Front and rear caps, boat gell sides. Never had a problem in 10 years. Look for the 27FKS or one like it. If you can find one stored inside, you got it.
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Sheriff perfect.Simply a sales pitch. A Honda Accord could probably "Tow" it.
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Both trailer and truck will be used. I'll check out the Sunnybrook Titan.

Yes, I also cringe when I hear people claiming that an F150-class truck can tow a large trailer. As Mike said, above, almost anything can drag a trailer down the street (for a bit). Stopping it is another story. I keep seeing in my mind's eye that line Wally Byam wrote a half-century ago about the weight of the tow vehicle exceeding that of the trailer. While that doesn't happen very much anymore, at least most people have knowledge of how much truck they really need for their trailers. Whether they actually have that much truck or not is another question.

IF (and that's a big IF) we do decide to go the TT route, I'll choose a truck that can handle 12,000 pounds of trailer. The ones we are currently looking at are closer to 10,000 pounds gross weight. That will give me some "space."
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The lighter the trailer the higher the fuel mileage.
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My Sunnybrook 26CKS weighed 6400, the dealer that took it resold it for $10,000.
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