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2halfs

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Anyone else experiencing this?

My husband and I are looking to purchase a used Travel Trailer in the years of 2016-2021. 27ft.to 32ft. in length (with slide out) that does not have a Bunkhouse.

I have only done online searching and it seems that 95% of the trailers I find in the years and foot range are all models with a bunkhouse.

We don't want a bunk house model......anyone else having this same experience?

We have not bought a TT since 2004, which we still own that trailer....it has held up well, but it is time for us to upgrade. I just did not realize the floor plans with bunkhouse became so dominating.

Open to anyone's suggestions of models to look for that are in the used year and length range I mentioned above.


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usually, the dealers and manufacturers web site will have extensive photos and floor plans of all their trailers both new and used for the dealers. Find one you like and then do a for sale google search of that make and model on not only google but RV Trader, Craigslist, Facebook marketplace, Ebay, many others and ask on RV forums. For example, my former travel trailer was a 2001 or 03 R Vision Trail Cruser so I would use that for sale make and model info for a search term and use the word used in your search term.

It can be very lengthy and online time consuming as I remember from 20 years ago but fun for me.

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We found a lightly used (and probably stored indoors)
2014 Evergreen Ascend 231RKB. It gives us just enough room for 2 grandkids. We love it.
If you find an older TT check it carefully and often. It had no delam when we purchased it, but showed delam after 6 months outside in the weather of WNY! I had to remove and reseal the clearance lights.

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Posted: 12/23/21 05:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2halfs wrote:

Anyone else experiencing this?

My husband and I are looking to purchase a used Travel Trailer in the years of 2016-2021. 27ft.to 32ft. in length (with slide out) that does not have a Bunkhouse.

I have only done online searching and it seems that 95% of the trailers I find in the years and foot range are all models with a bunkhouse.

We don't want a bunk house model......anyone else having this same experience?

We have not bought a TT since 2004, which we still own that trailer....it has held up well, but it is time for us to upgrade. I just did not realize the floor plans with bunkhouse became so dominating.

Open to anyone's suggestions of models to look for that are in the used year and length range I mentioned above.


https://www.jayco.com/rvs/travel-trailers/2021-jay-flight/floorplans

The Jayco Jay Flights offer some models that don't have the BH

We just picked up an 2017 24RBS a few months ago, will be out 3rd Jayco as we have had good luck with them.

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Maybe try some search terms that might exclude bunkhouses, like “rear living room”, “recliners”, or other things not typically found in bunkhouse trailers.

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If you are looking on RV trader halfway down on the left after checking travel trailers you will see bunkhouse options.
Maybe this will help, search within 500 miles of sacramento 2016-2021 models, 24-34' with no bunks
rv trader
just reset the filters to change it to anything you wish.

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Bunkhouses, long trailer and lots of slides are and have been the rage for quite a few yrs. The RV manufacturers make what sells and is popular which is why they are easy to find.

In the used market folks that bought huge bunkhouses, their kids have grown up and left the nest and they want to downsize making a glut of a particular style.

If you don't want a bunkhouse, you will need to be patient and keep searching.

Check Craigslist, free trader magazines, dealer lots, and even folks front yards for trailers for sale.

Although, if you really want that large of a RV, consider the idea that depending on the configuration of the beds in the bunkhouse you can remove them and reconfigure it to something more useful like a home office, mini gym/workout area and so on.. Fixed stuff like beds can often be removed and then you can find a new use for that space to fit your lifestyle.

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They’re out there, but agree the majority seem to be bunkhouse models.
We were initially searching g for a TT, no bunkhouse and a full outdoor kitchen.
But then realized that if more “space” is what we were after, toyhaulers with an open “garage” provided the most living space. Maybe worth a look at those.
Added advantage, back opens up and can use the deck as well and can screen or tent the back of the camper. Much more “open” than a TT.


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There are four models on this page that fit your criteria. You could try searching by model number:

Grand Design Imagine Travel Trailers

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We have same dilemma with our camper on our site in NC. Our seasonal site has a BH but we are seriously considering turning it into a big pantry and storage area. Our advantage is that we will never tow it off the site. We have a couch and table to convert to a sleeping area if needed. Hopefully not needed, lol!


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