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Arctic Fox offers generator prep and/or factory installed generator on their single door travel trailers.


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What are the pros and cons of one over the other ???

For the same age, size, features, and quality a travel trailer plus tow vehicle will typically save about 20% to 30% in total cost compared to a motorhome (plus a toad; I would have to have an extra vehicle). Motorhomes are more fun and convenient to a lot of people. If money was no object I would get a big Class A and pull a Jeep Wrangler. But for me money is still an object.

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My preference would be travel trailer with one of the major reasons being freedom of movement after you’re at a campsite. As for what you can tow I’d start with knowing the maximum we’re got numbers for your truck (max tow and max payload are usually the limiting factors) and let them guide you to the trailer that meets most of your needs. You’ll get differences of opinion about how close to the maximum you should get for towing comfort but as long as you’re not over any of the maximum numbers that’s also a matter of personal preference and opinion.

Good luck with the hunt.

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I would go with a travel trailer. The number one reason is because it doesn't have an engine. You can keep a travel trailer forever with a little general maintenance. An engine on a motorhome will eventually wear out as well as the transmission and other parts. It is cheaper to replace a tow vehicle than an RV and is something you would probably do over the years anyway.

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SusanDallas wrote:

I would go with a travel trailer. The number one reason is because it doesn't have an engine. You can keep a travel trailer forever with a little general maintenance. An engine on a motorhome will eventually wear out as well as the transmission and other parts. It is cheaper to replace a tow vehicle than an RV and is something you would probably do over the years anyway.

Good point. And related to that, it is possible to buy a new tow vehicle with a used travel trailer so you have a reliable drive train and still save a lot of money on the living quarters. With a motorhome it is either all new (more expensive) or all used (more breakdowns).

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It depends on how tied to $60k you are. There are some non Thor units that can be had for a price in the high 60's new.
https://www.generalrv.com/product/new-2018-coachmen-rv-pursuit-27-kb-828031-9

I've also seen some Jayco's in your range.
Or the BT Cruisers
https://www.rvtrader.com/listing/2018-Gulfstream-5245B-B-TOURING-CRUISER-5002419335

Those 2 linstings were for new and in the upper 60's to 70.
Used ones are out there, but you may have to travel to get to them.

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One nice thing about a mh is drIving down the road you can be making dinner, wife could use the bathroom,, if it’s pouring rain you don’t have to go outside...pluses and minuses I guess

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So,,, whats a well made brand that my truck would pull? I’m thinking around 24 or 26 ft ??

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Many recommend Lance but they cost more.
But until you post more info about your truck, like payload capacity, it's hard to recommend something.


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I’m not in town now but I will... I know its a 2013 F150 Supercrew 4x4 Liarat with a factory tow package...
Locking rear diff auto 4x4 or manual.. not sure on anything else except it’s the 5.0 liter Coyote engine

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