RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics
Click Here to Login

Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-25-2019, 03:24 PM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 40
TrailManor? What d'ya think?

This Trailmanor pop-up looks cool enough fo my mission that I could reconsider needing a motorhome.


" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350">

I searched but don't see any mention of it here.

I think I'd go for the 2922

It's light enough that I could tow it with my Lincoln MKX (Ford Edge) with the new Class II hitch.

I think I'll go visit the nearby dealer to see what it costs but I fear that I might get a new toy lust. As it stands I haven't had the Clarion out for a shakedown trip.

What d'ya experienced folks think about the TrailManor?

Lake County, IL
1991 Clarion by Coachmen #143
pilotmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-25-2019, 06:42 PM   #2
Senior Member
scbwr's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: North Ridgeville, OH
Posts: 1,056
I always thought they were interesting too, and an alternative to the HiLo trailers that were available years ago. The trade off for the low profile is some loss of storage cabinets, a smaller refrigerator, and a shower that requires a curtain. But they seem to work for some folks. I'd only suggest that you look at them and see if one of them will fit your needs. I've read over the years a few comments about some problems with the seal at the roof seam....but I'd see if there is an active TrailManor forum and see what current owners are saying.

Retired but busier than ever!
2012 Newmar Bay Star 3302
5 Star Tune, Summo springs, Blue Ox Avail
Brake Buddy, 2015 Chevy Malibu
scbwr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2019, 07:24 PM   #3
Senior Member
Freqz's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 821
I knew a guy who had one and LOVED it.

I considered one once upon a time. If the floor plan and itís limitations meets your need then Iíd say itís worth a closer look. Small fridge, small tanks, small storage, small tow vehicle. There are some use cases where that would make senseó just not mine
2018 ORV Timber Ridge 24rks
2017 F350 6.7 CC DRW
Freqz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2019, 11:57 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,045
Trail Manor

ome love them and some hate them. Good idea to join an active forum. Someone in our camping club had one. It leaked and was hard to set up. Consider a HiLo as they have a a towlite version. Study HiLos on the HiLo camper trailer forum.
sam-3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2019, 05:54 AM   #5
Senior Member
scbwr's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: North Ridgeville, OH
Posts: 1,056
I hadn't realized that Trailmanor had been sold and is now under new ownership. They have a very limited number of dealers and it seems to me they have scaled back on number of models and features.

HiLo trailers may have been a little better built units. They were manufactured in Bellville, OH and I pass through there all the time as my son lives down the road. We looked at HiLo trailers at one time, but we weren't crazy about the shower, smaller fridge and lack of storage. But, they were very well designed. Looking back, I'm surprised that they didn't become another Thor acquisition.

With some newer technology applied, I could see where a HiLo based trailer could become very popular again. If I were a very wealthy entrepreneur, it would be interesting to see what could be done.
Retired but busier than ever!
2012 Newmar Bay Star 3302
5 Star Tune, Summo springs, Blue Ox Avail
Brake Buddy, 2015 Chevy Malibu
scbwr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2019, 06:28 PM   #6
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Williamsburg, VA. 23185
Posts: 9
Trailmanor went out of business. I had the 19/26. Loved it. Then the quality started to down. Sold mine in one day. That was 24 years ago. The new ones I saw was $40 thousand now. The least trouble trailers are the fiberglass. We just bought a Casita, after waiting 20 months to purchase a Lil Snoozy & putting down $10,000, they went out of business.
JG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2019, 10:03 AM   #7
Senior Member
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Central PA
Posts: 361
We bought a used 2720 as our first trailer. Ingenious design and has some definite advantages (light weight, compact towing, garage storability). Pulled it with an old 4Runner and later a Ridgeline with no problems at all. There's not a ton of storage (since everything collapses), and not a ton of interior space (in this age of 4 slide rigs). We liked it, though. Just depends on your needs.

[moderator edit]

Steve & Carol
2014 Ram 2500 6.4L & 2017 Surveyor 291BHSS
2000 Jayco 3230K Designer - sold
Steverino is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking to buy my 1st RV, thoughts on TrailManor? jturkish Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 2 07-07-2013 06:05 PM
Trailmanor, HiLo or similar hayhauler Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 4 06-26-2013 08:03 PM
Trailmanor vrs hi-lo Krlpj05 Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 2 05-27-2012 07:50 PM
Thinking about a Trailmanor ... looking for comments - both good and bad! Tybraker Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 9 04-03-2011 07:43 PM
TrailManor - Looking for experience - both good and bad. Tybraker Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 4 02-08-2011 08:59 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:26 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.