Originally Posted by clancythecamper
Hey guys ~ welcome ~ haven't had a chance to check out those floor plans yet, where have you looked? LazyDays is where we purchased our Roo (used) but they do carry some new campers as well. Digna was our sales rep and she was awesome ~ a consumate professional and very pleasant. Just be armed with knowlege where ever you shop. Hit the internet to know true values, etc.
Thanks! Yes, we have been to LazyDays several times over the last few months. Actually three times I believe. The first two times the sale person quit working there right after he talked to us for some reasons. lol And then this last time. Well, uh.... Let's just say, the used RV I went and looked at had some problems.
I have been keeping watch on all the websites for something, but the last time I was just one day late. If it was what it supposed to have been. Bu I will keep at it. :-)
Originally Posted by jlgail4309
I would take a good look at your Tacoma spec for towing. Then look at what the Gross weight on the trailer your wanting to buy. The torque on the Tacoma and how much weight your willing to pull. Then thank about renting something close to the weight and size for a weekend. And see how the truck does. Post some spec for the truck for towing and torque. Post some trailer dry weight and the gross weight. Let everyone on here help find a good size
Thanks. I have all that down pat. I bought the Extra "Toyota Towing Package" which means I have a "Tongue load" of 650 lbs, and "Towing Capacity" of 6,500 lbs. And a GCWR of 11,100 lbs. With my extra towing package. The Towing package includes Class 4 Towing receiver, transmission cooler, engine oil cooler, 130 amp Alternator, 7 pin connection, and "Trailer-Sway Control".
All the models I listed, far well under those specs. I am also on one of the largest Tacoma Forums for information also.
Most of the TTs, GVWR, I have listed are all under 5,000 lbs, I believe. With the heaviest being a "Roo 21SS" that is "Unloaded Vehicle Weight 4,267 lbs, with GVWR 5,687 lbs. I believe. It does get confusing keeping track of this one or that one.
But my Tacoma does have a Curb weight of 4070, and GVWR of 5350. Which means I ONLY have a "Payload" for the bed of 1,280 lbs. (That is not much at all. And why I am not looking at Campers.) I had one Sales Person at a RV Dealership try to sell me a Pop-Up camper with a "dry" weight of a little over 1,500 lbs. I told him that ALONE put me over and he said they could send the Tacoma to get "re-springed" and they do it all the time! Yeah right!
I kind put a quick end to that sales trip, right after that!
Maybe someone here can explain the differences, if there are any, between the six (6) different brands by Forest River that all make these same models?
Is one "Brand" better than the other ones? Here is the list I researched of the brands that Forest River has, that makes the same or almost the very same models that I am interested in.
Mico-Lite Forest River Flagstaff
Mini-Lite by Rockwood