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Old 07-07-2017, 11:31 PM   #15
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Getting back to the original question:

For a travel trailer, I like the 28' +/- slider units as they've got decent floor space and they're a manageable length and weight.

But for any travel trailer, don't go with an inexpensive hitch system. Go for a Blue Ox or high line hitch that minimizes trailer sway on the highway.

And of the three, you'd be well satisfied with the Grand Design. We have one of their fifth wheels and they're truly a customer driven company.

I agree about getting out there and kicking some tires on dealers' lots. If you have your heart set on a specific floorplan, you may can Google the model and make--or do a filter on RVTrader.com and find it.
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They may be out of your price range, but Lance makes a real nice TT that is well built and lightweight - the only thing you might not like is they are not all that long - however they have one with a rear chairs, U dinette in the slide and a front bed - all is about 28' overall length. I am not sure how well they will hold up in the long term, but I know that Lance Campers are the top of the line and well built.

Most units designed for camping do lack sufficient wardrobe space for extended traveling. I really liked the amount of storage we had in our older Arctic Fox 22H - but when looking for it's replacement we discovered that in order to get enough storage for extended trips - 1+ months at a time we needed to expand into the 31' rig we just bought. Actually when looking a floorplans and photos I thought that a smaller unit would work - we started looking at both ORV and Arctic Fox/Nash units that were considered to be the next level above what we had in the 22H none of them felt like they would be livable for more than a week or two - the DW stumbled across the Timber Ridge 25RDS and the rest is history. However I am glad I also have a new diesel truck to pull it - I don't think a 1/2T would be able.

I think you really need to assess your needs and wants and either get a trailer that will match your truck - but might not be the ideal one for long term living or look at a new truck and trailer suited to your needs.
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