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Old 10-13-2010, 01:26 PM   #1
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The (obsessive) RV researching stage

Ok, I'll admit it. I am now officially hooked and consumed with the idea of be purchasing a travel trailer within the next six months.

We owned a travel trailers when the kids were little so I know a little about pulling trailers. But one thing I've noticed in my research is how quickly things are changing in this industry. Recently I've been torn between buying an Earthbound RV or one of Evergreen's Everlite line. Both of these manufacturers offer beautiful lightweight composite construction with excellent quality. I've been lucky to be able to compare them side by side in person as they're not easy to find.

The Earthbound is so new that I think they're still ironing out a few minor design kinks. Nothing too intense but all the same I hate to be a guinea pig. But we both absolutely loved the Earthbound so we're undecided. The Everlite is about 12K less and that's something to consider.

The thing my wife and I like best about these units is the absence of the fumes that make your eyes water when you get in them on a hot day. Plus being lightweight, I won't have to trade in the GMC Sierra 1500 for a larger rig. Our Sierra should work out fine with better mileage too.

Year before last my wife and I flew to Alaska and rented a 29' Winnebago RV from Great Alaskan Getaways and had just about the best time of our life. We were going to do it again this year but instead will use the money we would have spent on that trip to purchase our own trailer. One that we can use to drive to Alaska in the next couple years and take our time enjoying the sights. That is if we can ever retire.

Anyways, I like the feel of this forum and look forward to hanging out while I continue my obsessive RV researching as well as following travel blogs.

Thanks for all the great info here !


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Good to have you join us, Jim. We look forward to hearing more from you as you decide which trailer best suits you and the family.

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Thanks Gary !
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If yo want one with zero fumes, look at the older silver trailers, Avion, Silver Streak and Air stream. You can pick them up for a reasonable price and put some money into them and be money ahead of a new trailer...plus have a very well built trailer.

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Old 10-17-2010, 05:56 AM   #5
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If yo want one with zero fumes, look at the older silver trailers, Avion, Silver Streak and Air stream. You can pick them up for a reasonable price and put some money into them and be money ahead of a new trailer...plus have a very well built trailer.

Coincidentally my parents were over last night and we were talking about just that. They owned a Terry back in the 70's and the fumes were unbelievably bad. But the trailer they owned before that was an older one from the 60's with all (real) wood cabinetry and it had no fumes. The only problem with the older ones is we're looking to get a lightweight (as close to fumeless as possible) trailer.

Pretty much decided on an Evergreen Ever-lite. Has some fumes but not as bad as most.
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