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Old 01-17-2015, 04:21 PM   #11
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We purchased a 2014 Coachmen liberty EXPRESS 322RLDS it is 36' rear opposing slides w/ island in kitchen, led lighting and I've not had any issues getting in to the campground sites, been camping for 25+ years including state parks on the east coast and in fl. and never had any size issues. If you feel you would like the extra 2'go for it. wt. 7900 unloaded about 10000lbs loaded.
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Old 01-17-2015, 04:46 PM   #12
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if you stay at the bigger resort type campgrounds I would say go for it. You really should have most of you reservations made around this time of year with that size rig which is not a problem if you just do it. We have a 31footer now and if we don't get a Motorhome or a toy hauler it will be a TT around 35 or so feet, which I consider about the max for a TT anything over the 34-36ft in a TT is too much in my opinion.
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Old 01-17-2015, 04:56 PM   #13
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A lot of the state parks in Michigan are older and set up when TT were 21-25 footers Each park has a size limit for each lot. I've been locked out CGs that still had 25% openings because my 38' 5er didn't fit.
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Old 01-17-2015, 05:10 PM   #14
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In CA State parks there are some we can't go to, others we just have to pick the right spots. I couldn't go smaller, too spoiled with the room we have


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Old 01-17-2015, 05:53 PM   #15
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Some of the above comments are the reason I bought a 30 footer, long enough to be comfortable but not so long as to be locked out of some state parks here in Idaho and Oregon.
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Old 01-17-2015, 07:12 PM   #16
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I recently purchased a 2009 Silverado 2500/6.0/3.73/CC that replaced a 2006 Chevy Express 2500/6.0/3.73 and am curious if you've brought your setup to the scales. I have not had a chance to weigh my current setup just yet. If so what are you weighing in at? What cab do you have? Just curious. Will help me out figuring out my current arrangement. Thanks.
I have a extended cab (not the full 4 door size) 4x4 6 1/2' bed 6.0 / 3.73
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:54 PM   #17
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Our Lacrosse 327RES with the dual rear slides and a bedroom slide overall length, as annotated by the manufacturer, is 36'9". I tow with a Chevy 2500 crew cab. Recently we have been looking for campgrounds but also have noticed that many of the S.P. Campgrounds are "tight" from what it appears, so I have those concerns also. However I have found several campgrounds within a reasonable distance from our home that will accommodate us. Point is: Get what you want. Accommodating sites are out there, but you just have to look a little harder. Also, if you have an IPad, get the Allstays Camp & RV app. It has/provides a wealth of information.
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Old 01-20-2015, 02:10 PM   #18
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the 31-RDKS looks great, but the aluminum sides are a deal breaker for me. Have that now on my Salem, and after 1) waxing the trailer (pita with all the grooves), and 2) dinging the aluminum with the end of my water hose once when rolling it up, I am looking toward fiberglass. actually one of the trailers on my shortlist, a Cougar 33RES, is almost identical to your layout so I know why you like what you have.

Just don't be under any illusions that the fiberglass sided is going to be perfect. They are easier to keep clean, but there is the possibility of delamination. I suggest you inspect every seam on your new camper and add Dicor (roof) or Proflex (windows, doors, etc.) anywhere that even hints that it could eventually leak. If you ever get delamination it will most likely be caused from water entering at a seam. And my understanding is it takes VERY little and will NOT stop until repaired (difficult and expensive). Also, most insurance will NOT cover delamination, but they do cover hail damage to aluminum rigs. Also, I wash my trailer regularly but haven't ever waxed mine and frankly don't see the point- this coming from someone that is ANAL about taking care of things. I do keep mine under a shed when not in use. I supposed if it was out baking in the sun 24/7/365 it would be important to do.
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Just don't be under any illusions that the fiberglass sided is going to be perfect. They are easier to keep clean, but there is the possibility of delamination. I suggest you inspect every seam on your new camper and add Dicor (roof) or Proflex (windows, doors, etc.) anywhere that even hints that it could eventually leak. If you ever get delamination it will most likely be caused from water entering at a seam. And my understanding is it takes VERY little and will NOT stop until repaired (difficult and expensive). Also, most insurance will NOT cover delamination, but they do cover hail damage to aluminum rigs. Also, I wash my trailer regularly but haven't ever waxed mine and frankly don't see the point- this coming from someone that is ANAL about taking care of things. I do keep mine under a shed when not in use. I supposed if it was out baking in the sun 24/7/365 it would be important to do.
You can say that again! Mine started to have crows feet in one small area.(3 or 4 inches or so) Body shop did the repair work under warranty.
Stick and tin is not all that bad of an idea. Oh and Im kinda ANAL about taking care of things myself as well.
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:17 AM   #20
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Cool Choosing TT size

We are trying to decide if we can comfortably go to a 36' Work and Play. We have a 2014 F-250 Power Stroke with the 6.7 engine. The Work and Play we like weighs 10,110 lbs dry. Our major concerns are not if it will pull the camper but if we will be able to stop it comfortably. Can someone give me some feedback on this?
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