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Old 08-16-2005, 04:46 PM   #1
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Just started thinking about buying an rv of some sort this year because we travel with our dogs. Ruled out Class B's 'cause of expense...that was our first choice. Now we're investigating a lightweight travel trailer.

I've looked into every small, lightweight travel trailer out there...its been an interesting education.

I really like the Tab trailers because of the retro styling and their lightweight, but they don't have a shower and only a porta-potty. Airstreams, love, but the price seems too steep.

We're leaning towards a Hi-Lo 17 footer, but I'm a bit worried about the weight because we have to use the existing vehicle to tow with: 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac (details in profile).

I'm wondering if a real RV toilet with blackwater system can be installed in some of the smaller trailers that don't have them (Tabs, Chalets, Aliners....)

Anyway, lots of good stuff to read here, looks like lots of nice folks, too.

Even though I don't have a vintage RV, I enjoy reading about other's restoration projects. Especially the rv's from the 50's and earlier. And I like reading about people's customizations and redecorating of their rv's, whatever age.

At this point in the "buying" stage, I can't read enough about rvs!
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Hi all,

Just started thinking about buying an rv of some sort this year because we travel with our dogs. Ruled out Class B's 'cause of expense...that was our first choice. Now we're investigating a lightweight travel trailer.

I've looked into every small, lightweight travel trailer out there...its been an interesting education.

I really like the Tab trailers because of the retro styling and their lightweight, but they don't have a shower and only a porta-potty. Airstreams, love, but the price seems too steep.

We're leaning towards a Hi-Lo 17 footer, but I'm a bit worried about the weight because we have to use the existing vehicle to tow with: 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac (details in profile).

I'm wondering if a real RV toilet with blackwater system can be installed in some of the smaller trailers that don't have them (Tabs, Chalets, Aliners....)

Anyway, lots of good stuff to read here, looks like lots of nice folks, too.

Even though I don't have a vintage RV, I enjoy reading about other's restoration projects. Especially the rv's from the 50's and earlier. And I like reading about people's customizations and redecorating of their rv's, whatever age.

At this point in the "buying" stage, I can't read enough about rvs!
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It will be difficult at best to add a holding tank for the toilet in a unit not designed for one. Not to say it can't be done but it may cost more than is feasible. Keep doing the research and you may find an alternative to the problem.
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