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Old 09-28-2014, 07:02 PM   #1
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Is it worth it?

Hello all, I am contemplating upgrading my camper. I realize no-one can tell me whether or not to buy a camper but I would like to hear form people what kind of experiences you have had upgrading your camper. I have a 26' no slide no frills TT which I have had for a year. We stayed in it for a week and realized we are not very satisfied with it. So we are looking at nearly doubling our payment for a nicer camper. I would like to know if others out there faced their 1st upgrade if you would do it again? Was it worth it?
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Old 09-28-2014, 07:03 PM   #2
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Might a better question is why you don't like your current camper.


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Old 09-28-2014, 07:10 PM   #3
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We upgraded to a new trailer after a year. We bought a hybrid with 3 tip outs and a slide. Great trailer but after the first season we knew more of what we wanted for a trailer. So we now have a grey wolf 26dbh limited with gel coat sides. We love it.
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Old 09-28-2014, 07:32 PM   #4
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We bought our first TT Memorial Day ,2013. We quickly realized we didn't need the bunk room that we thought the Grandkids would use. We had a trip planed from Pa to New Mexico. Figured why haul that extra unusable space and traded in for a Heritage Glen 5er on Labor Day, 3 months later. Never regretted it once.
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Old 09-28-2014, 07:38 PM   #5
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Back a few years ago with kids and small budget we could only start used and small. Worked up from pop up to 31 foot. The kids left for university and we sold it all. Thought with just the 2 of us we could travel with a suitcase in the trunk or fly.

Well last year we bought a our first new trailer. A 24 foot which is perfect for the 2 of us. But now will are dreaming of a 32 foot with triple slides. I guess we missed this life style more than we thought we would. Anyway you are not alone in wanting to upgrade.
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Old 09-28-2014, 07:40 PM   #6
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Was it worth it to me, yes it gave me a bathroom a shower and a microwave with a popcorn button....
Under the same conditions would I do it again, yes!
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Old 09-28-2014, 08:17 PM   #7
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We upgrade from a pop up and a tt with out a slide out.We bought a 2012 21 mircro lite fbrs with everything and a slide out. It gave us more room and we are happy.If I would buy another I will upgrade to a 24 ft bc I would like to have a bigger bathroom.Hint shop around first don't jump on the first one
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Old 09-28-2014, 08:19 PM   #8
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Our upgrade path was high wall popup w/ slide and hard wall wet bathroom -> hybrid with slide and 3 tent ends -> travel trailer with bunk room and 2 slides. Now that the kids are grown and on their own we have a 37' 5th wheel with 4 slides. In each case we felt the upgrade in space and amenities was well worth it.
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Old 09-28-2014, 08:31 PM   #9
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We too started with a high wall pop up and loved it- just the set up and tear down was becoming troublesome with my wife's back issues. Couple of rv shows later, found a layout we liked followed by a interior we loved. Took a bath on the high wall being only had two years. Usually the first unit helps figure out what the likes/dislikes are.


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Old 09-28-2014, 08:33 PM   #10
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I Trailered when I was kid Tent Trailer (tent on wheels) to several TT 18 ft, 21 ft ad 24 ft 60's thru 70's, bought my first in 1989 a 22 ft TT, life changes and sold it in 2002, FFW to 2012 we own a park Model and wanted to travel bought a 32 ft 2703SS TT 14 months later bought our current 2013 8289 WS. Upgrading is a bain and blessing. We were able to get into a new trailer, lost a few bucks but have what is right for 2 of us.
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