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Old 07-14-2019, 07:12 PM   #1
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When we were younger, my wife and I did a lot of tent camping. Now we are mid 60ís and I am retiring. We have no experience at all with travel trailers but we both are feeling the urge to give it a shot. I have a 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport V6 with double cab and a towing package rated for 6800 lbs. Can anyone offer suggestions for what we should be looking at? Obviously we want something as light as possible and I do want to rent first before purchasing. We like the RPods and we also like the Wildwood FSX with the Murphy bed.

It would usually be just the two of us but itís possible a grandchild could come on some trips. So we donít need much space. Can anyone suggest others we should consider? Pros and cons?

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Old 07-21-2019, 07:17 AM   #2
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Steve,

My first recommendation would be to find a good RV dealer who could guide you taking into account your needs and budget. Renting before the first purchase must be difficult, I'll let other members respond to that.

In the meantime, you may want to a look at the Geo Pro or E-Pro 19 FD. It's a very popular model with a Murphy bed and a the kitchenette morphs into a small bed. There are plenty of posts in the Forum discussing it. IMO it offers much more RV for the price of an R-Pod, although it may not be as sexy.

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Old 07-23-2019, 06:40 PM   #4
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It would usually be just the two of us but itís possible a grandchild could come on some trips. So we donít need much space. Can anyone suggest others we should consider? Pros and cons?

Thank you.
Maybe look at a Rockwood Mini Lite 2109s.
We pull a 2104s with an Ď03 Toyota Sequoia 4.7l v8. The 2104s is a few hundred lbs heavier than the 2109s. Itís just the DW and me and it pulls fine in the areas we camp MD, VA, PA. In WV coming east on rte WV55/US48 with 9% grades in some areas for four miles, I wished I had more truck. But we donít do that often. Weíve had our 2104s new since July Ď17 and have not had any issues.
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The 2304KS loaded tongue weight will easily exceed the Tacoma's max tongue capacity.
The 2109S actually has a lower dry tongue weight weight than the 2104S.
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Welcome to the forum! Youíll get answers, probably more than you expect, but hey, all good.

So again, welcome from always sunny southeast Arizona!
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If there are any RV shows in the area where you live, I strongly suggest you check one out. That way, you can efficiently make comparisons and decide your likes and dislikes. If you liked tent camping, check out some of the hybrids. They give you a nice mix of pop-up and travel trailer and are more likely more suitable for your Tacoma to pull.
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OP,
I was just reading through this thread which might be helpful to you. It discusses towing with a mid-size truck and includes several posts from those who own Tacoma.

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