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zcookiemonstar

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Posted: 07/12/18 02:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The nice thing about having a vehicle you can tow with is as some one suggested you can go rent a couple different campers and try them out. This will help you decide what you may want and more important tell you how it is towing with your truck. If you don't have any experience with towing a trailer you may find your okay with it or it's not for you.

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I’ve towed boats and trailers before,, I’m sure I’d be fine...

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Posted: 07/12/18 12:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another factor to consider are vehicle license fees and property taxes.

Here in Utah, I'd have to pay property taxes on a MH, but the TT only requires the VLF.

The trailer in my signature has some very nice features, like full access to kitchen and bath with the slide in, and lots of kitchen counter space. I also like the rear bath with a window and there's tons of storage. The model number does lie about the size, it really is a 26' box. We average 50 nights a year in ours.


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luberhill wrote:

I’ve towed boats and trailers before,, I’m sure I’d be fine...



It is not just about your ability towing. A boat and a camper are very different. Truck tow ratings are just a guide. Towing say 6k lbs on a open trailer is not the same as a 6k lbs tall enclosed box like a camper. That is one reason a lot a campers go unused. Dealers tell people your truck will tow this fine and it does going home but when they get loaded up to take a trip they find their truck cant handle it as easy as they thought.

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Posted: 07/13/18 09:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Eons ago (on this forum) someone posted these words of wisdom:

If you are sightseers and camp in a different spot each night, a motorhome is the easiest. If you are a "destination" camper - spending a few days or more in one location, then a trailer is the best setup.

For 10 years, we were sightseers and our 28' Class C was perfect. We could pull into a site in a downpour; and we never had to go outside. Just push the button, fire up the genny, and wait out the rain. Then for several years we tried snowbirding with a 28' 5er - you get SOOOO much more (usable) space in a trailer. Eventually, we tired of dragging around a trailer, so we bought a condo in FL, and now we're back to a small B-conversion for sightseeing and driving back and forth to the condo.

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Yea I’m sure we will be sightseers for a few years, that and fall camping after the parks are closed, October,,the motorhome will probably be a better fit for us,,, if we can find one that isn’t best

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