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Old 08-26-2012, 12:56 PM   #11
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Also, lots of people buy the gigantic trailers/motorhomes for what ends up being a one vacation a year. Seems to me at most of the campgrounds I go to, you see all these huge shiny RV's and no-one is outside. They are all inside with the AC on, watching their big flat-screen TV's.

The R-pod and RV's of that type are a great choice for young families wanting to actually go camping. Inexpensive, you don't need much of a TV, and you actually have to spend time outdoors. Isn't that what it should be about?

I couldn't agree more with Wincrasher. Just a matter of choice and what a persons intents are at the campsite / or traveling. I have seen more times than not, the huge RV's ( we joke and call them Palaces ) pull in, they set up, dish tv and all, and never a soul will hardly come out or get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Except for supper time, then we see movement about.

We purposely have a Pup, and although we have looked at Hybrids with tent pullouts, and I love the amenities the big boys offer, we love the outdoors to much to sit inside. Our Pup is mainly for sleeping and we do all of our cooking and other chores outside as well. To us this is closer to outdoor camping, which is our preference.

We tease ( jokingly, of course ) our neighbors who has a 30' TT, but who also lives in a single wide Mobile Home. I tell them I see no difference from them being at home, when camping. But they are older retired folk, so we do understand the need for comfort.

Our first trip out this past Spring we were surrounded by the Big Boys. We were the only Pup in the place. The "Good Sam's Group", they were. A nice bunch of people.

But it makes no difference what you have or what the next person has, as long as you make the most and enjoy it fully to make lasting "happy memories".
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:33 PM   #12
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It is about 2,800 Lbs. I may be at the limit but I think it would be ok.

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Old 08-29-2012, 11:12 AM   #13
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When I tried to buy a small TT, about 17' to 19', my better half said no! She only wanted a bigger 5th wheel. So I got the V-Cross 275.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:07 AM   #14
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we're in the middle of a 7000 km month long trip to the east coast of canada with our 21 ft flagstaff

we love the small trailer, easy to get into the more rustic spots well away from the mainroads

there are plenty of small trailers out here

if i wanted to watch tv in air conditioned comfort, id stay home
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:32 AM   #15
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Also, lots of people buy the gigantic trailers/motorhomes for what ends up being a one vacation a year. Seems to me at most of the campgrounds I go to, you see all these huge shiny RV's and no-one is outside. They are all inside with the AC on, watching their big flat-screen TV's.
Or they are not there at all but out enjoying the area's scenery and only come back to sleep. And IMO 34 1/2 feet is just the right size for roughing it with 2 people.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:51 AM   #16
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Or they are not there at all but out enjoying the area's scenery and only come back to sleep. And IMO 34 1/2 feet is just the right size for roughing it with 2 people.
x2 !! last year we did 60 + nights and hiked over 120 miles
this year we have some catching up to do
camp in what works for you and enjoy it
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:14 AM   #17
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Our own clean,bed,kit,bath,ect. When foul weather hits we are comfy. Youroo!!
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:54 AM   #18
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Hi Jeppo,

We have a Rav and it too has a 3,500 lb towing capacity. We really liked the RPods but ended up with a Rockwood 1901 for the huge dry bath. Whichever camper you end up with will be awesome and you'll love it! If you're interested in RPods, have you checked out the RPodNation forum? That seems to be _the_ active place for Podders.

Happy camping!
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:26 AM   #19
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Thank you all for your comments/suggestions. JJFerg, do you know if there is a forum out there for Wolf Pup owners? We are really interested in this trailer. Thanks. Jeppo
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We looked at the r-pods I liked the rear kitchen idea. However we ended up with a Salem 181 about 18-19 feet long. We are a young family and with three children enough sleeping and larger fridge was why we chose what we chose. It's even shorter than our last tent trailer but not having a dry bath was a must.
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