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Old 06-25-2013, 10:21 PM   #29
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Thank you, gggplaya. We appreciate the time you took to respond. Very interesting comments.

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Old 06-26-2013, 08:02 AM   #30
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Just do the slide out test.
Open the slide with stabilizers up and notice the frame twist. If it does walk away.
We had a tube frame tailer for 15 years and jacks had to be down before opening the slide so we traded it before the unit fell appart due to road twisting. The roof will be the first to go due to frame twist.
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:58 PM   #31
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As most have pointed out, ultra lite trailers and heavy options don't go together well. The nicest equipped Lightweight units I've seen are the Flagstaff/Rockwood line. Their "classic superlite" series has solid surface countertops and real leather furniture, frameless windows, power appliances, etc but they are around 7-9k lbs unloaded. Their "Micro-Lite" line has less luxury amenites but are still very plush for an ultralite.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:09 PM   #32
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The new 21' Escape is pretty close to what you want.
21 Foot Escape.
It doesn't have the slide, but it's molded fiberglass construction (similar to a boat), and within your weight requirements. It's quite pricey, at over $25,000, and they don't give discounts except for a slight one during the winter months. Escape has an outstanding reputation for quality and they will work with you on customizing one. Unlike most other molded fiberglass trailer manufacturers, they will actually deliver one to you; although like the others, they don't sell through dealers.
The Escape owners forum is quite informative: Escape Trailer Owners Community
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:26 PM   #33
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Any updates Mandy?
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:47 AM   #34
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Look at keystone, have nice selection of TT with slides for two or ten people to sleep in. Ours is outback 312BH love it on any adventure.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:59 AM   #35
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Keystone isn't really a "well built" trailer. And you definitely won't be able to get it custom built.
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:31 AM   #36
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After many months of research online, rv forums, purchased TT guide review and other methods of investigating TT for sale out there I have come to the conclusion that no one builds what I am looking for with the features I want. This is very disappointing. There are so many brands and models out there you would think that there is nothing new under the sun being built. There are features I need and features I want. I need a small (20-22 feet) well built (not industry standard, disabled hubby can't do repairs) with a slide (will be snowbirding so need the room), ultralite weight (no more than 5500-5900 GVWR), shower (can't be tub/shower combo because my disabled hubby can't lift his feet to get in the tub), power with manual override (awning, stabilizer jacks, tongue jack), heated enclosed underbelly, black tank flush, TT.

I want solid surface counters, leather furniture, frameless tinted windows, slam latch luggage doors, flush dinette slide out, upgraded faucets in kitchen and bath, couch/murphy bed combo with just enough counter space to fit my coffee pot.

It doesn't exist. If I could only talk Livin Lite and Outdoors rv into makeing me a custom TT!

Since that isn't going to happen, does anyone out there have any suggestions for getting as close as I can to my ideal?
Think you will find it difficult to stay under your weight requirement. I own a Jayco Skylark, which is very light, and after 30 ,000 miles no problems or issues, but would not be a good recommendation for handicapped access. A slide by itself adds considerable weight and in many cases huge problems. It also denies access when in rest areas etc. good luck and wish you much success in your search.
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:23 AM   #37
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As most have pointed out, ultra lite trailers and heavy options don't go together well. The nicest equipped Lightweight units I've seen are the Flagstaff/Rockwood line. Their "classic superlite" series has solid surface countertops and real leather furniture, frameless windows, power appliances, etc but they are around 7-9k lbs unloaded. Their "Micro-Lite" line has less luxury amenites but are still very plush for an ultralite.

We just pulled the trigger on this one, pick it up Nov. 2nd. Our 1st TT and looking forward to heading out. With me being 6'4" I needed the 80" bed and I really like the layout, but time will tell. Looking to spend time on the coast and some time in the gold country doing some wine tasting.
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:54 AM   #38
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I am a big guy and disabled. My wife and I just purchased a 240mk TT by keystone that is towable by a 1/2 ton pickup. Weighs 5500 or so not sure. Tongue weight is 290. Has enclosed underbelly and extra insulation which is called Glacier pkg. We had a full size 37' class A but bath/shower I could not use.
This is called a residential living trailer and has a large bathroom with a 50" walk in shower and tall porcelin toilet and plenty room for me to move in. Large fridge, solid surface countertops, 3 burner stove/oven, microwave, am/fm/cd/dvd stero and 32" tv with indoor/outdoor speakers. Residential 60" x 80" queen bed, one slide with large dinnet and moveable table. Carpet/with pad and wood look vynle floor in main area. Electric awning, black water flush outside with outlets/cable tv/etc. Electric tongue jack. dual axle,enclosed propane tanks and rounded front end for less drag. AC/heat etc. I stay in 4 nights a week yr round and so far love it. Is a tad expensive but almost everything is standard. List is 32,900.00 and up. Mine was 32,900 and is 27'7" long.
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I am a big guy and disabled. My wife and I just purchased a 240mk TT by keystone that is towable by a 1/2 ton pickup. Weighs 5500 or so not sure. Tongue weight is 290. Has enclosed underbelly and extra insulation which is called Glacier pkg.
Just FYI, that trailer is 5200 empty, 7100 loaded max, and tongue weight is way way more than 290.
That's pretty surprising that Keystone insulated their underbelly, usually they're not.
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I was also going to pick up on the tongue weight--should be around 900+ to be balanced correctly?
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A word of caution before making a decision to "modify" and customize any trailer. The basic frame must be correctly designed and constructed to safely support everything built on it; which equates to the GVWR. There are a couple of manufacturers out there (Spacecraft is one) that will build what you want, based on your desires and intended use. Now it boils down to, do you want it enough to pay the price?
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:16 AM   #42
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I said I was not sure on weights, sorry, but it IS towable by a 1/2 ton. I pull mine with a 2011 F150 XLT 4x4 with/5.0. It has everything OP was asking but leather couch. Option is to replace dinnett with couch or chairs. Not many options as comes with most as standard. Upgraded carpet, cabinets, shower, etc. etc. Just trying to help.
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