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Old 12-31-2013, 11:15 AM   #1
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New guy learning to camp

Hi everyone. I've been reading your forum and decided to join. We are a 2 kids, 3 career family and have decided we need to learn to camp before the stress kills us. Switching from a big horse trailer to a camper and wanted to ask if anyone can tell me good and bad about the 34TBOK-6?

Thanks for the help and advice
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:25 AM   #2
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Can't give any advice on that particular mode, just wanted to say welcome!
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:32 AM   #3
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A 13,750lb 5th wheel. MSRP $45,000 (Found one for $31,000). Man, you're jumping in with both feet!!

I don't know what kind of weight horse trailers run, but you're going to need a well-endowed tow vehicle to pull this 5-er. I suggest you read all the "towing" threads you can find on this forum. You may need to upgrade your tow vehicle.

It's going to be an expensive leap if you decide you aren't into camping. You might want to consider something smaller to start.
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:37 AM   #4
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Thanks for the advice. Trailer was 10k plus 5k in horses most of the time, added air ride to the truck and it pulled no problem. I may start with a travel trailer bunk house instead. The kids want their own room. Any suggestions on a travel trailer?
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Old 12-31-2013, 12:10 PM   #5
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No suggestions on BH TT. We went from a Pop-up with 2 kids (20 years) to a hybrid with no kids, so no real need for a BH.

There's an RV show in St Louis in a couple weeks. You might want to go take a look.

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Old 12-31-2013, 12:26 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum! RVing/Camping can be a great stress breaker.

Renting an RV is a good way to find out what doesn't work for you. While renting isn't cheap it can be an eye opener for sure. After buying an used RV my cousin quickly found out that her floor plan isn't really working for her family especially the beds arrangement.

As suggested going to an RV show is a great way to see many floor plans side-by-side.
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:18 PM   #7
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We have 3 kids, one is an adult and the others are aged 9 and 6. We had a TT, bunk house for 4 years and went with a fifth wheel last year. We had a Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8317SS. When we decided to get a 5'er, we looked at the Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8281WS, but went with a used 2009 Wildcat 32QBBS. The bunkhouse in the TT didn't give the kids any room to move around. If they were in the room, they had to be in the bed. With the Wildcat, their room has some floor space along with a couch. They really like it and we spent over 100 days in it this past year. (We camp hosted for 3 months, plus a few other trips.) Keep that in mind when looking for your RV.
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:47 PM   #9
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Welcome to the forum. We looked at dozens of campers before deciding on a floor plan. I suggest going to an RV show if you possibly can...imagine doing all of the things you know what want to do and then some! Find a floor plan that works for you.
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