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ppine

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Posted: 03/06/20 09:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The simple answer is to buy a reasonably priced TT that your truck can comfortably handle. When you get to your destination, you park the trailer.

The other options take a lot more investment. Since you have been away from camping and the outdoors for awhile, try that first. There is no perfect RV. You can always upgrade later if are still gungho about it.

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Posted: 03/06/20 10:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ppine wrote:

The simple answer is to buy a reasonably priced TT that your truck can comfortably handle. When you get to your destination, you park the trailer.

The other options take a lot more investment. Since you have been away from camping and the outdoors for awhile, try that first. There is no perfect RV. You can always upgrade later if are still gungho about it.


Thanks PPine. This logic makes sense.

One reason I'm thinking about a Class A is that I plan to be on the road for up to a year. I assume they are built sturdier and more 'home like' vs. a camper feeling of a travel trailer.

BTW: I'm very active and have been camping and outdoors every chance I get. Just haven't owned an RV/TT in a long time [emoticon]

I appreciate you taking the time to chime in!

* This post was edited 03/06/20 11:07am by nalts *


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Posted: 03/06/20 12:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Maybe you should rent something first? rvshare.com

Be careful though - most rental people won't have a weight distributing hitch for you to use, so go somewhere close.


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Class A are very $$$ !

Class C is small, especially if your kids want to go. No simple storage for kayaks.

HUGE number of different travel trailers.

Try to rent one before you buy. I also usually recommend buying something less than 5 years old and maybe a bit smaller, use it for a couple of years and then decide what you want to buy.

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Posted: 03/07/20 03:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you purchase a Class A or Class C, make sure they can pull your truck or a Jeep. My Jeep is 4500 pounds empty weight and many of the class C's cannot pull it, even though they have 5,000 pounds hitches. To calculate how much an RV can tow:

GCWR - GVWR = how much you can tow


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With just a TT and your truck, you have 1 engine to maintain and repair. With a Class A and a toad, you have 2 - add to that insurances and all that accompanies those engines. Class A is nice - it was our first RV, but it could be an expensive sandwich you want to make on the side of the road. [emoticon]

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A travel trailer is the obvious answer. Much less invested. You do not need to keep track of another drive train that sits around. Your TV is your trans when you get there.

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I also would lean towards a travel trailer as you own the tow vehicle.

Now you can use the truck to haul the kayaks to the lake or river and exploration.

Wife and I do quite a bit of day trips after we setup camp and simply lock the trailer and go.

Good luck in your adventure.

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What about a truck camper? At least with some, it may be possible to pull a utility trailer for ATVs, kayaks, etc. A truck camper allows you to get into more places than a trailer or a motorhome would reasonably allow (generally speaking, at least).





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