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Old 07-01-2016, 12:47 PM   #11
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As always, your money your choice. However, at some point you will want to sell or trade and those without a slide are more difficult to get rid of and return suffers greatly.

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Old 07-01-2016, 12:48 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Jarrett. View Post
I guess I could put them in the under bed storage at night.
Your prospective unit looks to be identical to my Salem CruiseLite 241QBXL. If so, there is no storage under the queen bed - it houses the fresh water tank. The trailer can be a little tight with two people but is workable - especially since you aren't planning to stay there long.

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Old 07-01-2016, 01:00 PM   #13
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Based on postings a lot of people don't get the right rv the first time. If that would happen to you or your situation changes, you want to use for more than the quick sleeping slides may be important. Good luck!!

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Old 07-01-2016, 01:44 PM   #14
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Just my $.02 but slides open up so much space. Our small motorhome has 3 (and no problems other than routine maintenance) and we were able to spend 8 weeks in it comfortably. Secondly you are right about extra visitors. Our fold down couch is extremely uncomfortable but our adult son has happily put up with it on several occasions when he wanted free accommodation. Good luck with your search. It can be daunting.

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Old 07-01-2016, 01:44 PM   #15
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Fellow Tundra TV and I tow a 25' TH with no slides. We find no need for a slide with 2 teenagers. I have met too many $100k + RVers in the camps looking for help to get a slide in or calling for a service company. They are nice but if you are truly camping and spending your time outside you will be fine. My unit also has a forward bath. Note the Tundra suspension is lite and most probably your water is stored up front which can move the weight between arriving and leaving. In my case, it can lower the hitch an inch or more which can be tricky with black/grey plumping up front and closer to the ground. You will need good WD hitch and possibly E rated tires. I found that my Tundra did not like bow waves from semis and they will make you pucker. Also check out Tundra and Trailers on FB for another community to bounce ideas off. Your tundra is more than capable but has limitations.
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Old 07-01-2016, 01:59 PM   #16
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sounds to me that you really don't care about your trailer or comfort so if I were you( I am not) I would look into a used cheapy. You really don't need/want anything fairly nice.
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Old 07-01-2016, 04:29 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Jarrett. View Post
I'm completely new to the RV game and looking to jump in.

I've got what I feel a good price negotiated on it ($16,995) and financing in place. The only thing that is stopping me is that 95% of the people I ask say I should only get a trailer that has a slide out. Despite the fact that every thing I read about problems with a trailer seems to be with the slide outs.

Anyone have any good advice for my situation?
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Old 07-01-2016, 05:16 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by mike.t View Post
sounds to me that you really don't care about your trailer or comfort so if I were you( I am not) I would look into a used cheapy. You really don't need/want anything fairly nice.
I didn't get that impression from the member. My impression was more like why spend money on another option that's not necessary for their use.
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:01 PM   #19
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26RR no slides

We bought a new 26RR last year. We have camped in it several times and I have stayed in it solo for 4 months continuously. It has no slides. It has lots of space and with some additions and modifications to suit your needs it can become a very very good unit. There are several Grey Wolf RR units and all but the 27RR have no slides. A good used one would be an excellent investment.
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:33 PM   #20
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Don't just look at the pretty stuff as we did initially. Look for greasable pins and walking beams and make sure the hitch weight is not too much for your vehicle. Most times when you go for light, you get light and poor quality too. Look for the stabilizers and jacks on four corners. Some have only what is necessary and when you are camped the unit rocks as you move about in your unit. 25' is Ok if you do not plan on living in it for any length of time. That is what we started with until we started living in it for 3 months.

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