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station71

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Posted: 08/07/20 12:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

HI Folks

spending the next year or so, perhaps less looking for a TT. I have a 2019 F150 with tow package so I'm good for TV. The problem I'm looking at is I don't know TT models like you folks do. I will continue to look through the craigslist/kijiji/rvtrader etc for TT but I was hoping you folks could help me narrow down a builder or two.

It's just my wife and I. Looking for:

Something with a separate bedroom, don't need bunkhouse beds. Slider would be nice and I especially like the TT with the big back windows and a couch or a couple of chairs for that area.

Not a big wish list. Can anyone point me in the direction of a manufacturer who makes what I'm asking. I'll even look a couple of years old to bring my price range within about $20000.

Any help you can provide would be great.

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Posted: 08/07/20 12:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

“I have a 2019 F150 with tow package so I'm good for TV.”

For some TTs, yes. What’s the payload and max tow weight?


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You've pretty much described our trailer.....2020 Outback 252urs.

Really can't tell you what manufacturers to go with as they all have similar build quality in a certain price range.

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That's great to know..Thanks for the name..I will have a look at the Outback..Are you happy with your purchase.

Al

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Arbogastrvs.com I'm not saying this is necessarily the place to buy one - but they have a great search function that will let you sort by features. Other large dealers have similar search capabilities. Lets you poke around and look at how different sizes offer a separate bedroom, for example.

Once I found a floor plan that I liked, then I searched different companies to see who offered what I wanted (there were several). Hint: if you start with Thor Industries or Forest River, you will find dozens of sub-companies, each with their own models. Once you have a few models narrowed down - you start searching for them :-)

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For someone who has never towed, or vacationed in an RV, i suggest you visit a local RV show if they start up again..

There you can walk in and out of many different manufacturers, and floor plans...

Narrow down you list once you have seen the choices..

Get your list of questions together and make a round 2...


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Posted: 08/07/20 01:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You need to know what "tow package" you have, the Max Tow Package is much more capable than the basic. Also check if you have the Max Payload Package to determine how much you can carry. All F150s are not created equal.





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ford truck guy..I have actually been to a lot of previous shows and hope to see one the year if the big C settles down. I'm still leaning towards a trailer that's a couple of years old..Let the previous owner deal with the depreciation and repairs hopefully.

lynnmor..IT's the 3.5 EcoBoost, with trailer package bringing it to 12700 lbs.

And Deb and Ed..Thanks for the link I will have a look.

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Al

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A better way to go about your search, since you already have a truck, is to determine what the limitations of your 1/2 ton truck are and then shop for a trailer at you can tow with the truck. Hint, I would guess payload or rear axle are going to be your limiting factor. You are probably looking at a trailer that will be less than 8000 lb. Check the stickers on the driver side door, they will tell you what your limits are.

Good Luck!


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Posted: 08/07/20 06:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Keystone Outback 277RL fits your description. It's a bit long and heavy. Verify your truck is up for it.


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