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BoatCamp

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My wife & I are ready to upgrade from our pop-up to a travel trailer.
We have a 2003 Coleman Cheyenne that we got in 2006. It has served us well, but she can no longer sleep on the bed. And if we're going bigger, we might as well have a bathroom & bigger fridge.
When we got the Coleman, I knew the quality and expected it to last. Eighteen years old and it’s ready to go camping whenever I ask. So, moving up to a travel trailer I'd like to get something of the same or better quality. We're looking for something about 20 feet with a queen bed and a full bath.
What brands do people recommend to look at and what to avoid?


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1st step would be to look at the GVWR rating of trailer your interested in and make sure the intended tow vehicle can tow it comfortably and has payload to absorb the tounge weight.

That said, there are so many offerings from many different manufacturers in small packages.
R-pods even offer models with slides now.

Best thing would be walk in some models of interest.
Not going be much difference between manufacturers at a given price point.

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Don't expect that longevity out of most of what is on the market today.

Rubber roofs need to be complete replaced, not just recoated, after about 10 years (unless you store it out of the sun).

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considerations:
steel, wood or aluminum frames.
Siding material, some will delaminate easier than others.
roof construction - rubber, fiberglass, steel (cargo trailers only), aluminum.

All the above will get you a lot of opinions.

I would look at the all fiberglass "burrito" style trailers if you want less worries. The older ones had issues where the walls would sag and bow out over time and create issues, but Im betting the new ones fixed this with steel frames or something. Aluminum or steel frames for the trailer frame, steel is fine and durable, aluminum is lighter and will not rust.

The biggest thing for durability is keeping rain water out of the roof and walls and storing it in the shade or better, under cover.

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theoldwizard1 wrote:

Don't expect that longevity out of most of what is on the market today.

Rubber roofs need to be complete replaced, not just recoated, after about 10 years (unless you store it out of the sun).

Agree with your first sentence, dead wrong with your 2nd sentence.

My previous trailer was a 1998 Nash that we sold in 2015 when we bought our Jayco. Original roof was 17 years old, never once covered or stored under a roof. Roof was perfectly fine and still had plenty of life left.

OP, water is the enemy. Keep the water off the roof, it'll last a lot longer. If you have the room, get a Carolina Carport and store it under cover. Keeping sun, water, leaves, branches, etc off the roof will keep your trailer looking newer longer and reduce your maintenance needs.


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BoatCamp wrote:

So, moving up to a travel trailer I'd like to get something of the same or better quality.


Good luck with that.

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Every brand will have some problems, im sure your colman did also. Take a look at what you want, where you camp then go from there. Unfortunately, with the covid, there isnt a lot out there, and if it is you'll pay a premium.


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Look at an Airstream. Then, if an Airstream is too expensive, look at a Nash.

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Agree with other posters-take a look at Northwood MFG products, in La Grande, Or. They make Nash, Arctic Fox, etc. we owned 2 Arctic Fox 5th wheel and really used them-last one-a 29 5T- had over 40,000 miles on it.


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Get a floor plan you like...number one.


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