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Old 06-17-2013, 03:03 PM   #11
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this is kind of where i'm at. But until some of my kids are out of the tow vehicle, it will have to do.

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Old 06-17-2013, 03:05 PM   #12
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I like the open ends and canvas, still gives you the tent feel.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:12 PM   #13
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Hello Fred and welcome to the forum! Lots of info here for you.
First, why a hybrid? Can your tv pull a tt? How many people sleeping? Full time, seasonal camping, or just weekends?
I just moved to a TT from a popup 2 years ago. Never had a HTT. But we thought about it and decide on a TT. Just as in a popup, there are things you can do to help keep it warm or keep it cool. Reflectix cutout to fit inbetween the screen and the plastic windows in the tent ends and the space blankets over the tenting in the extreme temps is very effective, often allowing about 15 degrees or more of heat or cool to be maintained. More setup!
Is the tent feeling worth the extra work of opening and drying the tenting if it happens to be wet or damp when you fold it up to leave? For us, we just go camping one weekend a month and the easier the better and more time to enjoy outdoors! And less chance of leaks! Lol
I'm thinking a hybrid because I love tent camping and it still gives you somewhat of a tent feel. The wife wants a TT and I like the canvas so we decided to meet in the middle. My TV is a Yukon XL size isn't the issue I don't want something bigger then 30' thou.
We camp on average 20 nights a year
There's 4 of use me, wife and twin daughters that are 2 and a half
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:17 PM   #14
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We tent camped for over 20 years. We didn't want to deal with the tent ends, unmade beds, etc. So we went right from that 12 x 12 tent to our TT. We can throw the food in and be ready to go in an hour if we want to. in and when we get to the campsite, it's u hook, push a button for the slide, the jacks and the awning and we're ready to enjoy the camping.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:28 PM   #15
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went the same route as most, tent to PU, the Hybrid. Had a 23ss which we enjoyed because of the open feeling. Two problems were need for one of us(me) to crawl over the Mrs. to get out of bed, and condensation. Living in WI we like to camp in spring and fall, and the cooler temps cause significant condensation in the tent ends, even when vented and furnace not running during night. Now have a 2609 Windjammer and love it. Welcome to the forum.

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Old 06-17-2013, 03:44 PM   #16
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The main issue for me whether it is a pop-up or a hybrid is keeping the material free from mold and mildew. You have to keep on top it! The unit has to be absolutely free from moisture on the inside when stored. I also found these units tend to be more susceptible to the formation of condensation with large swings in temperature from night to day with the material folded over on itself.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:50 PM   #17
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went the same route as most, tent to PU, the Hybrid. Had a 23ss which we enjoyed because of the open feeling. Two problems were need for one of us(me) to crawl over the Mrs. to get out of bed, and condensation. Living in WI we like to camp in spring and fall, and the cooler temps cause significant condensation in the tent ends, even when vented and furnace not running during night.

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X2 on the condensation and getting around the Mrs. The only other major issue I had was that I got little sleep on windy nights with the canvas flapping around. One thing that does help the heat/ AC in is the reflective mini bubble wrap style insulation cut out to fit in the zip down windows.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:12 PM   #18
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go hawks!!!!!!
What!! [a hawks fan?] they actually let anyone join these forums , just remember happy DW, happy DH.....
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:27 PM   #19
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That's right scotty2 "a huge hawks fan"
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:18 PM   #20
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Have a 2009 Rockwood 23SS and have completely enjoyed it. It has great storage and living space. Condensation was a problem initially, but solved it by leave the end flap open slightly to improve circulation.
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