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Old 11-28-2022, 11:42 AM   #1
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Affordable 4 Season Towable for <5,000 lbs?

What would people recommend as a good affordable true 4 season towable that works practically speaking with a vehicle with a maximum of 5,000 lbs?
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What would people recommend as a good affordable true 4 season towable that works practically speaking with a vehicle with a maximum of 5,000 lbs?
When you find one that fits the bill let me know please
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Old 11-28-2022, 02:42 PM   #3
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Affordable? What’s that mean?
Under 5,000# guessing you mean GVWR.
You may want to think about a used fiberglass TT. New ones aren’t exactly affordable IMO.
Also 4 season means different things to different people: ducted heat to subfloor, 2” or more foamcore sidewalls, dual pane windows, batted insulation in roof and caps???
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Old 11-28-2022, 03:19 PM   #4
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I'm not aware of any 4 season trailer that can be pulled with a 5K rated tow vehicle. Fiberglass trailers were mentioned, Oliver and Bigfoot can be 4 season. Some older, smaller Bigfoots might be OK with a 1/2 ton but most seem to prefer 3/4 ton or better.
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Old 11-28-2022, 04:39 PM   #5
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Howdy!

Bigfoot does make a TT that is under 5,000#. Their B17FB GVWR IS 4300#

https://bigfootrv.com/
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Old 11-28-2022, 05:09 PM   #6
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I would look at the smaller Lance travel trailers. These are supposed to be really good in the cold and heat.
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Old 11-30-2022, 02:12 PM   #7
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After looking at the cost of a Lance travel trailer it is not very affordable. They want too much $$$ IMHO.
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Old 11-30-2022, 05:18 PM   #8
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I used to really like Lance trailers. In the past they weren't overly pricey.
Seems like maybe 2017-18 that the price started to creep up a bit. Of course since Covid they've gone bonkers with their prices.

Recently walk through some at the local RV show. Not impressed in the least. Since REV Group bought them out they've made changes. Some not so good. No more torsion axles. Now leafs. They did add drawers in the cabinet by the sinks. But the cabinets just don't feel that substantial anymore. Fit and finish is still top notch but the interior components don't seem as nice.

Kinda hard to wrap my head around a 20' TT for $72K MSRP
https://www.curtistrailers.com/produ...475-2026780-29

Or this for $106K. I mean are you kidding me.
https://www.curtistrailers.com/produ...465-1996587-29

Granted MSRP's can fluctuate but here's the same unit for $89K
https://www.hwytrailersales.com/New-...61504?ref=list

Still $89K for what?
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Old 11-30-2022, 06:53 PM   #9
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I used to really like Lance trailers. In the past they weren't overly pricey.
Seems like maybe 2017-18 that the price started to creep up a bit. Of course since Covid they've gone bonkers with their prices.

Recently walk through some at the local RV show. Not impressed in the least. Since REV Group bought them out they've made changes. Some not so good. No more torsion axles. Now leafs. They did add drawers in the cabinet by the sinks. But the cabinets just don't feel that substantial anymore. Fit and finish is still top notch but the interior components don't seem as nice.

Kinda hard to wrap my head around a 20' TT for $72K MSRP
https://www.curtistrailers.com/produ...475-2026780-29

Or this for $106K. I mean are you kidding me.
https://www.curtistrailers.com/produ...465-1996587-29

Granted MSRP's can fluctuate but here's the same unit for $89K
https://www.hwytrailersales.com/New-...61504?ref=list

Still $89K for what?
My thought exactly. Take the typical 30% off 89K and they are still over 30% too high. These TT's should be MSRP 39K, buy it for 32K. That's where they were just a few short years ago.

It's like they added an additional 35% to the original 35% over marking MSRP to make up for the fact the world knew they are 35% too high for the last 30 years.
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I used to really like Lance trailers. In the past they weren't overly pricey.
Seems like maybe 2017-18 that the price started to creep up a bit. Of course since Covid they've gone bonkers with their prices.

Recently walk through some at the local RV show. Not impressed in the least. Since REV Group bought them out they've made changes. Some not so good. No more torsion axles. Now leafs. They did add drawers in the cabinet by the sinks. But the cabinets just don't feel that substantial anymore. Fit and finish is still top notch but the interior components don't seem as nice.

Kinda hard to wrap my head around a 20' TT for $72K MSRP
https://www.curtistrailers.com/produ...475-2026780-29

Or this for $106K. I mean are you kidding me.
https://www.curtistrailers.com/produ...465-1996587-29

Granted MSRP's can fluctuate but here's the same unit for $89K
https://www.hwytrailersales.com/New-...61504?ref=list

Still $89K for what?
Wow, I paid approximately $55,000 US for my 2022 Outdoors RV 25RDS less than a year ago....I wouldn't trade it for either of those trailers.

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Old 12-01-2022, 01:19 PM   #11
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By the time you pay sales tax on something that expensive you can add another $6,000 or $7,000.
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