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Old 08-12-2017, 03:37 PM   #1
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Trailer suggestions or experiences

New to forum.Plan on retiring next year and do a lot of traveling will be mostly me and wife. Have dreams of traveling for months at a time. I am thinking of travel trailer less than 25ft.
Easy to tow,set up and plan on doing some dry camping
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:43 PM   #2
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Do a ** LOT ** of shopping, or at least looking. Consider renting or borrowing something and see how it fits with your lifestyle.

Certainly, come here and ask questions !!!

Also, a good sales person can help you with ideas and features you may not have considered, or even dismissed. The salesman who led us into our Tracer took the time to listen to what we liked to do, and showed us a few models, but it seemed like he knew were were gonna like our 235, we like to cook and boondock and it has been a great fit.

Good Luck and happy future trails
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:44 PM   #3
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New to forum.Plan on retiring next year and do a lot of traveling will be mostly me and wife. Have dreams of traveling for months at a time. I am thinking of travel trailer less than 25ft.
Easy to tow,set up and plan on doing some dry camping
Need advice
I wouldn't go too small, if you want your marriage to survive while full timing!
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:58 PM   #4
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I wouldn't go too small, if you want your marriage to survive while full timing!
Exactly... we went with a 30-footer and it should be enough room for two people and the dog... not that we plan to stay inside all the time, but when the weather gets bad, the extra room is nice to have.
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Old 08-12-2017, 04:01 PM   #5
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Thanks this is the kind of info I am looking for
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Old 08-12-2017, 04:03 PM   #6
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Also not really planning on full timing but would like to do a slow trip to Alaska from Alabama
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Old 08-12-2017, 04:10 PM   #7
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The biggest thing with a short trailer is to watch the cargo carrying capacity. To set it up for dry camping, you have the possibility of carrying extra weight for that. Add in longer trips and you may be carrying more stuff than a weekender.
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Old 08-12-2017, 04:15 PM   #8
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Looked at a mini lite 2109s any thoughts on those for a long trip
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Old 08-12-2017, 04:30 PM   #9
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Our 25-foot Surveyor 220 has been great for the two of us and miniature poodle. 4300 lbs empty and 7300 gross, with lots of storage space.

We camp once a month for 10 days or more at a time, winter and summer in NC. No divorce yet and no freezing issues, though we have had temps hit mid-teens for short periods.
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Old 08-12-2017, 04:42 PM   #10
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Was wondering if I would need heated tanks
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