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Old 08-12-2017, 05:16 PM   #11
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Have dreams of traveling for months at a time.... plan on doing some dry camping...
What is your budget?

IMO a Motorhome towing a small toad (car) is better for traveling months at a time, especially since you are planning on dry camping/boon-docking. A big plus is the onboard generator/fuel tank, larger capacity FW, gray & black tanks, the ability for one of you to sit & stretch-out someplace else besides the passenger seat, etc.... IMO you could find a mildly used smaller MH in the $40K range...

However, if you are trying to get a TT under $20K, lightweight, etc. I like the PrimeTime Tracer lineup - like the other poster noted. I bought ours mildly used for 25% less than the new wholesaler price & we camped for the next 3 years without any issues. However, a big downside to the smaller/lightweight TTs is the small gray tank. We have to carry a Barker Tote when we dry camp on the beach, etc. & it takes longer to setup & teardown a TT than it does a MH...

I second the recommendation of going larger vs. smaller... If you are spending months at a time in it, then you will want a roomier shower, roomier living area with some comfy recliners, good TV location, etc. Your DW will like having a decent pantry & accessible storage areas. The small TTs make a lot of compromises & you don't always realize until you spend a few days camping in it... So... I recommend spending at least an hour in any floor plan you are considering walking through your daily routine. Pretend you are showering, cooking, making the bed, watching TV, etc. & see if you still like it an hour later... That's what we did & we ended up getting a 2-slide TT vs. a 1-slide TT & are very happy we have the extra space!
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:16 PM   #12
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Was wondering if I would need heated tanks
We've never had them. Takes extended freezing temps to bring tank contents low enough to freeze. Doesn't happen much where we are, but it's different up north.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:28 PM   #13
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We like our floor plan. It gives us privacy because the bathroom is between the bedroom and living room. It has decent counter space in the kitchen. The shower is roomy and has sliding doors instead of a swing out door. The rear living has two recliners. The box is 26 ft. And 30 ft. overall, with hitch. I think they only made this plan for two years, but you can probably find one gently used.

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Looks very nice
What is your tv
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I meant tow vehicle
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:15 PM   #16
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We just bought a 2016 26' TT, for 3-4 month trips.
The DW thought she'd get cramped but it has worked out quite well.
We're glad as it will fit at most campgrounds and RV parks.
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I meant tow vehicle
Ford F-150 crew cab.
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Go to an RV Show and look at lots of floor plans. At the dealership sit in the trailer with the door closed and imagine your usage....ie where will you put dishes, pots, her clothes, his clothes, outside storage think about grill, chairs, tools etc and where they will go. If thinking about dry camping, think about a generator. Also pay attention to how big the grey tank is (although this can be remedied with a grey water tote).

Next act out your daily activities in that trailer....i.e. pretend to cook while other moves about trailer, sit on toilet to see if ample leg room etc.

What are you towing with? You need to to think about what your TV can comfortably and safely tow through any terrain (including mountains) that you might have to drive through.
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Thanks very good info
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We took that trip last year (KY to AK) pulling a Flagstaff IKBS32 with our F-350 dually with a cap. 136 days, 17,300 miles, unhurried.
We had no problems in any RV park due to size, with 3 slides we had plenty of "elbow" room, it handled great thanks to a Hensley Hitch and when parked for 3-7 days at a time was comfortable for 2 adults. On bad weather days we did not feel crowded or couped up.
When dry camping or boondocking we DID need to go into water conservation mode, both in terms of using up our supply and being able to hold our waste. When we could we would shower outside (Navy style) so no storage of grey water was needed.
Storage in a TT is a concern, both weight and volume. Our truck was not even close to maxed out so many items traveled under the cap.
Shop with purpose, not EMOTION, as your guide and you will find the perfect balance. Best wishes, you will make memories for a lifetime.
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