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BobsYourUncle

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Posted: 07/24/21 07:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Over the years there has been the occasional post regarding a TT or 5ver with a rear entry. I have never seen much reporting of this or that make which offers one. They are very uncommon.

Yesterday, driving down a main highway within Calgary, I passed a truck towing a TT and was surprised to see it had a rear entry door, curbside.

I think I have only ever seen one such thing in my travels.

This one was roughly 25 - 26' and the large rear decal said Cherokee.

Just an observation I thought I would share.


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Posted: 07/24/21 07:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They are not uncommon. There are several models on this page with rear entry (other examples elsewhere):

Grand Design travel trailers

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Do you mean like this?

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Like that, but twice the size.
You just don't see them every day.

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Door doesn’t appear to have any awning protection. I guess one could be added.


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Second Chance wrote:

They are not uncommon. There are several models on this page with rear entry (other examples elsewhere):

Grand Design travel trailers

Rob

That's not what they're talking about, they're taking about actually on the back of the trailer. I've looked over thousand of layout drawings and there have only been a handful with a door on the back that weren't toy haulers, and I've seen exactly one that had an entry on the driver's side.


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Second Chance wrote:

They are not uncommon. There are several models on this page with rear entry (other examples elsewhere):

Grand Design travel trailers

Rob

Not one of those models has a rear entry....

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BobsYourUncle wrote:

Second Chance wrote:

They are not uncommon. There are several models on this page with rear entry (other examples elsewhere):

Grand Design travel trailers

Rob

Not one of those models has a rear entry....


Actually they do, in industry parlance rear entry means a door behind the wheels.

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Posted: 07/25/21 06:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The smaller Airstreams have their doors on the rear.
Not that common but common enough.
It’s just easier to design enclosed areas on both ends for beds, dining, and living areas (also larger bathrooms), vice a passageway through most of the TT length.


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Posted: 07/25/21 06:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There's a big 5th wheel with a rear door in the park we are in right now.

The problem is it eats up lots of valuable wall space in most layouts.

Common in truck campers because unless it's a really big one, you have to put in on the back but for trailers, it's rarely a priority.

Another issue...If you've ever camped in a hilly area, it's not unusual for the rear bumper to be over a downhill and several feet above the ground. If the door is near the axles, it limits this issue.


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