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Old 07-04-2020, 04:14 PM   #1
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TT model recommendations?

My wife and I currently sleep in the back of our Ram 2500 in the shell or in a tent. We would like a travel trailer like all of our friends and neighbors, to extend the season.

About a decade ago we had a 19' older model for a year and had a really summer with some great road trips in it but sold it to move across country. We are looking for something similar 18-24 feet. We don't want anything bigger as it is just the two of us with two dogs.

We are setting a budget of $7000. Is there a year make or model we should look at in this price range or models we should avoid?

Most of the units would be about 4-5 hours drive away but there are a lot of them available. Models we are looking at.

1999 23' AeroLite M-23RB (updated)

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1999 Tahoe Glide Lite

1999 Thor Aerolite CUB 21

Thanks for any suggestions.

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we have a 27' Fleetwood T/T with a 14' slide. its just right for the two of us and one med sized dog. the slide adds so much more room, the bath is comfortable and the queen bed is nice. its really the perfect T/T for us. I tow with a 1500 GMC and have no problems what so ever. we looked for over a year until we found this one. so don't give up and buy something your not sure about.
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TT model recommendations?

Take a look at older Sunnybrook and Mobile Scout travel trailers. They were very well made and should still be great buys if well taken care of. They also made the brands Sunser Creek, Remington, and Harmony.
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Agree with trying to find an old SunnyBrook. At one time this brand had the fewest problems.

Winnebago bought Sunnybrook in 2010/2011ish. Look at 2012 or so Winnebago Mini trailers.
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Take a look at older Sunnybrook and Mobile Scout travel trailers. They were very well made and should still be great buys if well taken care of. They also made the brands Sunser Creek, Remington, and Harmony.
Thanks for the suggestion. That brand is harder find but it is nice to know which brands are well made so we can concentrate on a good model. The makes you mentioned are harder to find and often larger than we are looking for. We are often camping on forest service roads and don't want to drag too much trailer and or make it too hard to drive for my wife.

We are used to camping outside we only need a toilet, dinning table, kitchen and one bed. I would likely tend to a 17-18 footer than a 27 footer.
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My wife commented Sunnybrook, sounds like a retirement community.
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We are often camping on forest service roads and don't want to drag too much trailer and or make it too hard to drive for my wife.

We are used to camping outside we only need a toilet, dinning table, kitchen and one bed. I would likely tend to a 17-18 footer than a 27 footer.
With your budget, and stated use, do a cargo trailer conversion. 1" welded steel tubing in walls and ceiling, plenty tough for forest service roads. Here's ours for ideas. Also take a look at Sport Motors RV/Trailer in Pocatello, ID as an option. Have them quote the size you want with an RV door and windows factory installed, then finish it out yourself to suit your style of camping. Ours was ~ $6,500 completed, including the purchase of the new trailer customer ordered.
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Now, it's just us and two medium sized dogs...good to go.
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With your budget, and stated use, do a cargo trailer conversion. 1" welded steel tubing in walls and ceiling, plenty tough for forest service roads. Here's ours for ideas. Also take a look at Sport Motors RV/Trailer in Pocatello, ID as an option. Have them quote the size you want with an RV door and windows factory installed, then finish it out yourself to suit your style of camping.
I saw one of those for sale down in SLC with roof racks, solar, etc. It looked nice and if I was closer i would have looked at it and likely purchased it. I already have way more projects than I need (home and boats), so want something mostly ready to go.
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