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Old 12-07-2010, 06:26 PM   #1
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My wife and I will retire in a couple years. We plan to travel the country by RV and look for the best place to settle down. We have a 4-Runner so we're thinking an ultralight trailer might work but we've never RV'd before. Looking for any advice in choosing the right type.

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Hi Bob, Nice to meet ya on here! If you have the chance to rent and try out a trailer I'd go that route first. We started off RVing in a trip to Australia some years back (in a mini-van), which taught us quite alot about what we really wanted in terms of space. Hubby's dad also had an RV before us and hubby spent some week-ends with him. All of it helped us narrow down our choice of full-time home. Also, going to RV shows or dealers and looking around will give you some more choices. Good luck w/ everything! Nina

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Old 12-08-2010, 04:43 AM   #3
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Welcome Bob !! Do lots of reading here and on other websites. See if you can find other 4-Runner owners and see what they are towing, along with how they like it.
I had a Jayco 23b prior to our Winnebago and we towed it with a Ford F-150. The trailer weighed in at around 5,000 pounds and it was comfortable towing.

Do you have any information on your to capabilities with your 4-Runner? Year? Engine?
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Since you have a couple of years to really decide, I'd see if you could rent a TT, Class C RV, Class A RV and see which one you like better. They all have their benefits and their issues. I would include a 5er but then you might need to rent a bigger truck truck too. The 4 Runner could either be used to tow or be towed.
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Congrats on the chance to retire. safe trips to come. Best of luck
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Thanks All,
Much good advice. Hope I have enough time to read all the informative postings on this great forum by then.

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