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PostSubject: Camp trailers    May 3rd 2017, 8:26 pm

I am thinking about getting a small camp trailer , here is what I am looking at .
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PostSubject: Re: Camp trailers    May 3rd 2017, 9:21 pm

Camping is fun. Take a look at rvtrader.com for deals in your area. Rv's are notorious for losing value if bought new.
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PostSubject: Re: Camp trailers    May 4th 2017, 2:49 pm

We have owned RV's both Class A and C, fifth wheels, and travels trailers for about 26 years now. We currently have a 31' TT. I would like to go smaller to be able to visit more destinations without towing a big trailer. Two recommendations I would make is to get a trailer with two axels and a good load leveling hitch with sway bars. Both make towing much more stable. Also the one propane tank really needs to have two. I replaced the two 20lb tanks with 30lb tanks. You will use it for cooking and to run your fridge while towing, and heat at times. We mostly go shopping after arrival to our destination, but it is always nice to have some things in the fridge like lunch meats, milk, and some small other items so you don't always have to stop at a place to eat along the way.

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PostSubject: Re: Camp trailers    May 4th 2017, 7:12 pm

I am limited to about 4500 pounds because of my truck only having the 4.3 v6 , kind of kicking myself for not getting the 5.3 liter .
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PostSubject: Re: Camp trailers    May 4th 2017, 8:23 pm

They make trailers pretty light these days. I'm sure you can find one in your tow range. The weight of the trailer will be on a sticker near the door. I only carry enough water for my immediate needs and never leave home with the 40 gallon water tank full. usually about 15 gallons or so. Just enough to use the bathroom on the trip.

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PostSubject: Re: Camp trailers    May 7th 2017, 11:34 pm

I'd love to get to go camping in an RV of just about any kind. What kind of trips do you take Quig? What kind of trips do you plan to use yours for Hilux?
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PostSubject: Re: Camp trailers    May 8th 2017, 12:58 am

If you buy new, or used from a dealer, make sure you check EVERYTHING possible. Check panel fitment, caulking, joints etc. Do not take delivery until EVERYTHING is fixed first. RVs can be fun but they are not cheap.

Our son bought a 44' tri-axle toy hauler, brand new, and the amount of issues it has would have drove me nuts. All the farther it has gone is from the dealers lot to our house, 8-900 miles I think. Just sitting here it has had another slide motor failure for the bedroom.
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PostSubject: Re: Camp trailers    May 8th 2017, 4:15 pm

We first got into the RV side while I was refueling nuclear reactors and could have a "home on wheels" instead of renting every 3/4 months while on the road. We always liked camping and spend a few weeks a year in New Hampshire, so we pick state parks and enjoy the hikes and other tourist things. We have been to the same state campground 24 years in a row at this point. Other places we have gone are the Amish country in PA, Upstate NY around Lake George, Vermont, The islands off North and South Carolina, and some local 2 hour trips to campsite in the mountains of NJ and Poconos in PA. We were supposed to travel the U.S. this summer but my wife backed out. She wants me to take the trailer to the mountains of Georgia to be near her friend. Booked Disney one year but decided to fly do to time constraints. We live at the beach, so I like the mountains more for camping where it gets cold and night and you can have a nice fire. A/C during the day and turn the heat on at night as it does get into the 30's in NH sometimes in the summer.

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PostSubject: Re: Camp trailers    May 9th 2017, 4:30 pm

theshyguy wrote:
I'd love to get to go camping in an RV of just about any kind. What kind of trips do you take Quig? What kind of trips do you plan to use yours for Hilux?

We are heading up to SouthFork again this June 24-30. Head up for a few days if you got time. Just me and the wife this year. Staying in town at a place we rented out there.
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PostSubject: Re: Camp trailers    May 9th 2017, 5:35 pm

I always enjoy the pic's you post after your trip.

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PostSubject: Re: Camp trailers    May 10th 2017, 7:21 pm

I'll see if i can but its unlikely Pup.
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PostSubject: Re: Camp trailers    June 2nd 2017, 1:17 pm

My wife keeps talking about a toy hauler, throw the Harley back there and go, going to start looking into it. Anyone got any input??

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PostSubject: Re: Camp trailers    June 3rd 2017, 12:12 am

Get used.

My son has a triaxle, bought new around 70k and still has issues.
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PostSubject: Re: Camp trailers    June 3rd 2017, 11:47 am

I'd try to find a good used top quality unit. New Horizons, Newmar, NUWA, Carriage or other top of the line units at rvtrader.com. One of these in good used condition is still better than a lot of new units.
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PostSubject: Re: Camp trailers    June 3rd 2017, 7:41 pm

I would go to the RV.net forums. They have a lot of information. With your truck you can pull all the current 5th wheels out there with a fifth wheel trailer. They are also much easier to tow that a regular trailer like I now have.

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PostSubject: Re: Camp trailers    June 5th 2017, 1:52 am

Actually his truck isn't rated for some of the new triaxle toy haulers out there. We're talking 20K plus and that's why junior bought a dually.
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PostSubject: Re: Camp trailers    June 5th 2017, 7:31 pm

I notice that the guy around the corner from me tows a triaxle toy hauler with his 2500 Dodge Cummins. I'll have to ask him the weight. It must be heavy as his fifth wheel has 3 A/C units!

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PostSubject: Re: Camp trailers    June 5th 2017, 9:38 pm

My former boss has a big ass three axle toy hauler , so big he had to buy a new chevy cclb 4x4 dually duramax to tow it as his gmc with an 8.1 liter was having trouble .
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PostSubject: Re: Camp trailers    June 6th 2017, 10:07 am

I'm sure a SRW truck will pull it but still think it's past the tow ratings. IIRC, a SRW had a 5th wheel rating in the 16k range while the DRW was 24k, for his LML Duramax.
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PostSubject: Re: Camp trailers    June 6th 2017, 10:41 am

I don't think I'll be doing a tri-axle , 30 footer seems about right for us, or so I think.

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PostSubject: Re: Camp trailers    June 7th 2017, 10:51 am

My straight trailer is 31', and as the kids are getting older and don't want to go camping as often. I would like to downsize but my wife likes it bigger. (Freudian slip?) lol.

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PostSubject: Re: Camp trailers    June 7th 2017, 10:53 am


Interstate 91, MA rest stop.

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PostSubject: Re: Camp trailers    June 7th 2017, 11:36 am

TheQuig wrote:
My straight trailer is 31', and as the kids are getting older and don't want to go camping as often. I would like to downsize but my wife likes it bigger. (Freudian slip?) lol.

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