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Old 03-23-2017, 09:36 AM   #1
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I'm new to this therefore hoping to gather expert advice. My wife and I retire in a few years and plan to travel across the entire USA and see America. We are conservative and I'm thinking the most economical way to do this is get a Travel Trailer to pull using my 2015 Toyota Tacoma which has a max towing capacity of 6400 lbs. My head is swimming after looking at so many Light Campers to pull. One that has got my attention is the "Livin Lite Camp Lite Travle Trailer CL16TBS. It's all aluminum and the GVWR is 4442 lbs. I'm guessing to shop around for a year old camper to save money. I understand they depreciate. I hope this is enough info for experienced travelers to chime in and provide some guidance for me. Thanks in advance.
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You have a few years to learn more. Get a bumper pull and go camping.

I suspect that three years from now you may change your mind and go for something else. Maybe not.

Have fun!
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Old 03-23-2017, 09:50 AM   #4
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Like you I thought a small/light camper would be fine... it wasn't, (for us anyway). We never used our first one. I did ... but not WE. After trying to prepare a meal in it in the drive, DW never spent a night in it. We sold it to my daughter and SIL, and bought bigger. Secondly, they towed it home with a Tacoma. They immediately traded for an F-150. The Tacoma was running at near red line RPMs most of the way home, even though the trailer weighed only 3,800# loaded.

My advise is to trade trucks now and get a TT in the 24 - 28' range when closer to retirement. From what I read on these forums, few stick with the smaller trailers. Then again, you might be perfectly happy with it. Just going by my own experiences. I'd be dollars ahead if I'd bought big enough initially...

This is probably not what you wanted to read, but you did ask for guidance. Welcome to the forum and I wish you the best, in whatever you choose to do.
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Glad you've joined us here in the forum.

I'm going to agree that going for a small TT is something that only a few people are happy with. Especially if you're planning extensive travel across the country. Look at larger rigs, even if it means going used.

Happy Trails!!!
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Hope you find the perfect rig for your needs!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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