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Old 04-25-2016, 08:55 AM   #1
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Upgraded to a larger trailer

I've been registered here for 3 years but just made my introductory post a few weeks ago.

We bought our first TT 3 years ago, a 2016 Keystone Cougar 25RET, 28 footer with one slide. It was nice (a heck of an upgrade from tent camping) but it didn't take long before the living area felt too small for my wife and I plus our two dogs. Then if anyone else was with us (grandkids), we just seemed to be tripping over each other much too often. The lack of a dinette / dining area was a drawback too. It came with a height adjustable table that could be used for dining but it was just in the way so we ended up leaving it at home and using TV trays when eating inside.

In February we traded the Cougar for a 2016 Keystone Bullet Premier 30RIPR, a 35'4" length trailer with two slides. The bedroom and bathroom are almost identical to what we had before but the extra length and slide in the living area makes a huge difference. Throw in the island kitchen and big screen TV with theater seating and it's like a whole new world in comparison. The floorplan shows an outdoor kitchen but the model we purchases has the outdoor entertainment system (TV and small fridge). We took our dogs plus my mother-in-law on our first trip with the new rig and there was plenty of room for all. Even though we took a depreciation hit to make the trade, overall we are very satisfied with our decision to upgrade. This will suit us for several years until we are both retired and are ready for a larger trailer (probably a 5th wheel) for extended trips and possibly full timing for a while.

Following our first trip, I upgraded TV reception by installing the Winegard "Wingman" antenna add-on and the Winegard Sensar Pro amp/tuner. We will be making our 2nd trip later this week, anxious to try these out. We don't watch that much TV on our "camping" trips but it's nice to be able to pull in the local news and such when you want/need it.

Posting the old trailer and floor plan followed by the new rig and floor plan. No change in the tow vehicle, still pulling with my wife's Tahoe since the Premier is well within its capacity.
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Old 04-25-2016, 11:53 AM   #2
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Nice looking TT. I wish you a lot of luck with it.

Happy Trails!!!

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Congrats and enjoy happy trails.
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