Hi to the rest of you tent trailer owners! We owned an old 1978 Coleman tent trailer years ago when our kids were little, and then went through a series of regular travel trailers before selling our last one when the kids got too big to want to go with Mom & Dad.
The kids are older and wiser now
, and have recently given us our first 2 grandkids. We always enjoyed camping with the kids and think it would be neat to go with the grandkids, so we've been thinking of getting another tent trailer and are hoping for some advice before spending our hard-earned money.
First, has anyone started with a tent-trailer and gone to a regular trailer and then back again? The model we're looking at has a slide out for the table and a toilet/shower inside since I'm too old to traipse to the outhouse in the middle of the night, but it's obviously smaller than a regular trailer. I always loved our tent trailer as it seemed more like "real" camping, but is it possible to go back down once you've had a 24' travel trailer?
Second, and this isn't meant to insult anyone, how happy are you with your Rockwood tent trailer? A couple of the other pop-up forums make it sound like they're not as good as a Jayco or Coleman (and yes I know they're no longer made), but I figure the people who own them are the best judges of the quality or lack thereof.
Third, do you recommend buying new so you get the warranties and don't inherit someone else's problems, or is the cost savings from a used model enough that we should patiently watch and wait for the perfect used pop-up to come along? My husband and I still both work, and I do some volunteer work on Saturdays so my camping time is fairly limited -- but I hate to get into something that may not be satisfactory.
We live in Utah, and there are tons of camping places around here. I've missed not being able to get into the mountains and spend some time over the last few years and am excited about being able to take the grandkids with me.
Thanks in advance!