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Old 05-08-2012, 04:41 PM   #11
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Ditto: Good mattress, choice of exterior color, and organized storage. And maybe put key #751 in retirement.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:44 PM   #12
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I hope to build one at some point - convert a bus is what I"d like to do and then retire in it.
The only thing that might convince me to buy an RV would be slideouts - I love the space they give and have no clue how to modify a vehicle to accept them, or how to build them in the first place.

As to the comment about white - go to a mall in July on a sunny day in the afternoon and go touch some cars with your bare hand- you can touch white cars. Every other color will burn your hands. And it makes a 20+ degree temp difference inside.

It's also the reason boats (the decks, roofs, etc) are white.
True and I do agree. I usually opt for a light color auto because of the heat the color can draw in. But I'm beginning to see more black RVs so why not another light or pale color option.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:54 PM   #13
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White's the cheapest color.
White shows 'defects' less than other colors (surface imperfections, scratches, etc).
While white gets as dirty as any other color it won't look as dirty as quickly.
I'd imagine most of the RV materials come white...so less labor than if one had to paint them.
And less to warranty.
Perhaps white is easier to sell?

Now big fancy motorhomes come in colors and the graphics on them are often painted, not decals.

But if you had, say, a 28' camo trailer would people blindly be walking into it cause they couldn't see it? OH, the liability! LOL

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It probably exists but we don't have it - storage that is 'outside' the living environment. Sealed so to speak, so that odors (or critters on firewood, etc) won't have access, or easy access, to the living area.

Our trailer is low end so there is a long long list of things i'd like to add...and if full timing they'd be there.

I think a trailer that could 'kneel' - as in when you go to park and level it could lower it's self closer to the ground. No need for 3 steps up , just one!
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Weiman,

Suggest look at a memory foam (eg. tempur pedic) 3" mattress topper. They are available on the net in various sizes to fit most any size needed. We have one on both our bed at home and added to TT... they REALLY make a big difference in comfort...
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Suggest look at a memory foam (eg. tempur pedic) 3" mattress topper. They are available on the net in various sizes to fit most any size needed. We have one on both our bed at home and added to TT... they REALLY make a big difference in comfort...
Is there a specific website and brand that you would recommend?
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:28 PM   #16
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White's the cheapest color.
White shows 'defects' less than other colors (surface imperfections, scratches, etc).
While white gets as dirty as any other color it won't look as dirty as quickly.
I'd imagine most of the RV materials come white...so less labor than if one had to paint them.
And less to warranty.
Perhaps white is easier to sell?

Now big fancy motorhomes come in colors and the graphics on them are often painted, not decals.

But if you had, say, a 28' camo trailer would people blindly be walking into it cause they couldn't see it? OH, the liability! LOL

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It probably exists but we don't have it - storage that is 'outside' the living environment. Sealed so to speak, so that odors (or critters on firewood, etc) won't have access, or easy access, to the living area.

Our trailer is low end so there is a long long list of things i'd like to add...and if full timing they'd be there.

I think a trailer that could 'kneel' - as in when you go to park and level it could lower it's self closer to the ground. No need for 3 steps up , just one!
Agree about the color white & for the price point I will take white but it's so old school....

I will get off my soapbox now.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:14 PM   #17
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[QUOTE][I am bored at work and thinking about camping, and thought what would people consider the perfect TT, if you could combine the best of all brands what would it be? how long it would be, what amenities, etc. What are your thoughts? I know this is very subjective, but give it a shot!]

You must have a management position,real workers don't get to use employment time to do this. (HHAHaHa) just kidding couldn't resist.
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I forgot a couple things. Larger fresh water, black and grey tanks!
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All the screws used outside should be stainless steel. Better quality control and dealers that are part of the RV company and not just a place that sells type A or B RV's. The manufactures could set up a network much like the auto industry. Then you would not have to worry about your local dealer servicing your trailer if you did not purchase it from them.
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:27 AM   #20
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How about a nicer selection of fabric patterns. Don't get me wrong, I'm okay with mine, but maybe something that my grandma wouldn't pic as her favorite... Something a little... more hip?

A full size toilet.

Tile or Stainless steel backsplash in kitchen.

Secure storage area for firearms.

I kind of like the cozy feel to my smaller trailer, but I think a living room slideout with full size reclining couches with footrests.

MOAR insulation.

How about ditching the cooktop for an outside grill. Maybe something like a camp stove that could sit on the counter for use inside, or can sit on a little rack outside and be used there.

A whole house vacuum.

Stripper pole.

A table that doesn't wobble as much.

Access to the tiedowns in the floor, even if the carpet kit is installed.

Max-air vents standard.

Sturdy steps. REALLY sturdy steps.

Or should I think bigger? 36" TVs.

Panoramic moon/sun roof so you could really sleep under the stars, with no bugs or cold air.

Clearly marked reinforced areas behind the paneling for TVs, TP holder, picture frames
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