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Old 08-07-2020, 12:51 PM   #1
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Smaller TT with Washer/Dryer Hookup & Solar Potential?

Hi all, I'm in the research phase of my long-term quest to go tiny, starting with living in an RV full time (time split between boondocking and rv parks). I'm still debating between a TT and a Class C, but leaning towards a TT and a truck.

There are a few features that I'm looking for that are definitely hard to come by: washer/dryer hookups, full-sized queen bed, and potential for solar, but in a TT that is only about 30' (I'll be solo with 2 dogs, and am hesitant to try and pull anything longer than that.)

From my research it seems like to get these features, specifically the w/d, I'll need to get a bigger TT, or even a fifth-wheel. But I'm hoping I'm just not looking hard enough. Does anyone have any suggestions for models that might work for me?
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Old 08-07-2020, 02:36 PM   #2
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Here is a medium sized travel trailer with a W/D hookup. Forest River Flagstaff 29BRS.

Rockwood makes a twin trailer but I do not know the model.

This travel trailer is on my short list. I have a F-250 so I think i can tow it ok. It might be a bit much for a 150/1500 series truck.

If you do not have a tow vehicle yet you would need a muscular 150/1500 series truck like the F-150 with the HDPP package or the Nissan Titan XD. The 2020 Nissan XD has all the safety options as standard.

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CrossRoads has 27 foot and 30 foot trailers with W/D hookups.
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Old 08-07-2020, 06:45 PM   #4
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If you are starting from scratch what kinda truck/van/suv are you thinking of getting?
I ask because they are changing all the time. I really like the refreshed 2020/21 Nissan Titan XD as a tow vehicle. Retuned and improved driving dynamics plus all the safety features standard across all trim levels. The refreshed 2021 F-150 will also be availibale in a few months.
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Not for the faint of heart, but with the right starting floor plan, those things can be added. Love my 202rd, but the A/C is very noisy, and the bathroom is very tight. Built a new plenum for the A/C, lowered the sound level by 35 db. Ripped out the tub with a very high entrance, tiled in a shower with a low entrance, Bow shower curtain rod, no longer having to fight with the shower curtain to take a shower. Removed the factory sink cabinet, and replaced with a pedestal sink. Now when sitting on the toilet, your not wedged in between the door and the sink cabinet.
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Hillbilly - great job. I like it a lot better than the factory stuff. Looks much more residential.

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So far, the shower has held up well, two 300 mile trips, and one 600 mile trip with no cracking or leaks. Used super adhesive caulk on the no grout wall tile, gives some flex to it. I put a steel strip along the bottom with magnets in the shower curtain to hold it inside the base. Had to do away with the outside shower though, thats why the factory put the tub up so high. Never used the outside shower anyway.
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Wow, @tuffr2 thank for you pointing me in the direction of the Flagstaff model. That is EXACTLY what I'm looking for!
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If you are starting from scratch what kinda truck/van/suv are you thinking of getting?
I ask because they are changing all the time. I really like the refreshed 2020/21 Nissan Titan XD as a tow vehicle. Retuned and improved driving dynamics plus all the safety features standard across all trim levels. The refreshed 2021 F-150 will also be availibale in a few months.
@Tuffr2 I am starting from scratch. If I had a small car that could be towed, I would go the Class C route, but I have a Prius and they are un-towable. So I'll be getting a pickup and a trailer. I went to check out a 31" Class C today (Thor Four Winds) just to be sure I wanted to go the TT route, and I absolutely do. All of the TT I've seen just feel so much more spacious. I love the Forest River Flagstaff model that you shared above, and I also really like the Crossroads Cruiser Aire CR 27RBS (Thanks Deep_Water_D for that suggestion!)

I figure I can get financing on both the truck and the trailer for about $1k/month, which is way less than I'm paying in rent and way way less than I'm paying if you add in my car payment. Don't know if I'm going to be able to wait until June (when my lease expires.) Although availability is so limited right now I probably don't have much of a choice!
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That looks great! I plan on doing some remodels to mine, but I'll probably start with the easier things like swapping out the couch and painting the cabinets
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