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Old 10-03-2019, 07:10 PM   #41
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I would make sure I had a 3 way frig. My is only 2 way, and sucks when traveling
Why don't you run the fridge on propane, while traveling? Most of us that have 2-way fridges do. Have been doing it for 15 years.
Also many non-toyhauler 5th wheels have built-in generators or generator-ready compartments.
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Old 10-03-2019, 08:31 PM   #42
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I'd look at some of the NoBo (No Boundaries) models. I'm 6'3", 245, and really like'em, but cost difference put us in an R-POD that we are very happy with. Best of luck and fortunate that you have so many choices after such a tough period.
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Old 10-03-2019, 08:53 PM   #43
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Reconsider the slide out. Having travelled in a 19í Prowler w/o a slide out for over 10 years, the slide out and ability to increase the space was the single best luxury I could have asked for in a small TT. Now its the first thing I notice when looking at other trailers. Close second for a big guy is a toilet with a bit of comfort. Now Forrest Rivet 26TBSS
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Old 10-03-2019, 10:40 PM   #44
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Why don't you run the fridge on propane, while traveling? Most of us that have 2-way fridges do. Have been doing it for 15 years.
Also many non-toyhauler 5th wheels have built-in generators or generator-ready compartments.

The propane for my frig goes out while I am driving.
Maybe I am doing something wrong. Got any advice?
Thanks for the generator info on 5th wheelers. Do they come with gas tanks? I guess you could use the propane. Mine is a travel trailer toy hauler.
I like my generator, but the 38 gal gray and black really limit my boondocking. Will never buy any rv with small tanks like that again!
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Old 10-03-2019, 11:41 PM   #45
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The propane for my frig goes out while I am driving.
Maybe I am doing something wrong. Got any advice?
Thanks for the generator info on 5th wheelers. Do they come with gas tanks? I guess you could use the propane. Mine is a travel trailer toy hauler.
I like my generator, but the 38 gal gray and black really limit my boondocking. Will never buy any rv with small tanks like that again!
I had that problem with the propane flame being blown out while traveling. I noticed, via the fridge thermometer I was using, that the temp was always high when we arrived at a camp site after our travel time. The temp would return to normal after connecting to shore power.

I called Dometic and they were familiar with the issue and sent me a baffle to add to the fridge that eliminated the air flow that was blowing out the flame.

Maybe you should call your fridge company and see if they can help you resolve your issue. Dometic did not charge me for the fix..
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Old 10-03-2019, 11:57 PM   #46
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I had that problem with the propane flame being blown out while traveling. I noticed, via the fridge thermometer I was using, that the temp was always high when we arrived at a camp site after our travel time. The temp would return to normal after connecting to shore power.

I called Dometic and they were familiar with the issue and sent me a baffle to add to the fridge that eliminated the air flow that was blowing out the flame.

Maybe you should call your fridge company and see if they can help you resolve your issue. Dometic did not charge me for the fix..

Thanks for the info.
Yes, I did a search on this website about the problem. Nice thread, but not the info you provided.
Sounds like you have the answer to my problem.
Thanks again!
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Old 10-04-2019, 01:13 AM   #47
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Here are the answers to a couple questions I've been asked.


I'm 6'3" tall


My preference of no slideout has nothing to do with weight. I do alot of overnights at Walmart, rest stops and other such places. I'd prefer to be able to have full use of the trailer's interior without having to deploy slideouts. My trailer now is mostly unusable with the slideouts closed. I would not object to slides provided that I can still make full use of the trailer with them closed.
I'm sorry for this segment of life you find yourself in. Praying for God's peace to surround you.

We bought a FR Salem Hemisphere Lite 232 IS and I just had to chuckle because the first night I slept in it at a rest area, I couldn't have put the slides out if I wanted to. And so long as I was willing to walk on the sofa and slide across the center island (accidentally turning the water on) it was totally usable. Well so far as the bathroom, bed and kitchen sink were concerned. It wasn't stocked with any food so no worries there.

I'm hoping to just give you a visual and a chuckle. The bed was behind the TV. Otherwise it's an awesome unit with great features and plenty of head room! 😁
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Old 10-04-2019, 04:28 AM   #48
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I second the toy hauler. I have a 2019 that has no slides. The Palomino Puma line has some nice ones.
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Old 10-04-2019, 07:50 AM   #49
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Old 10-04-2019, 08:03 AM   #50
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X2 on the coachman 192 RBS

X2 on the Coachmen Freedom Express 192 RBS.

Absolutely fabulous unit. Great size, layout and solidly built. I had nothing at all to fix under warranty. We sold It, but only because my wife wanted to move to a class C motorhome.

I purchased through Costco from a wholesale dealer in Ohio, and ended up selling it a year and a half later when we switched over to the class C motorhome for more than I bought it for.

I like the New Motorhome but I would have been just fine to keep the 192RBS long-term.
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Old 10-04-2019, 09:18 AM   #51
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Have you considered an Aframe camper? SO easy to tow and set up, has battery, two propane tanks, heat, air, hot water, microwave, fridge, oven, shower/toilet depending on which model you choose.

It's perfect for one or two people. We absolutely love ours.
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Old 10-04-2019, 09:24 AM   #52
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Have you considered an Aframe camper? SO easy to tow and set up, has battery, two propane tanks, heat, air, hot water, microwave, fridge, oven, shower/toilet depending on which model you choose.

It's perfect for one or two people. We absolutely love ours.
Would it be perfect for "a tall guy"?
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We have a Rockwood Aframe, the high wall version (HW192). The queen bed is 80" long and a person your height would have plenty of room to stand in it.
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Old 10-04-2019, 01:23 PM   #55
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I'm sorry to hear about your loss. As someone said, don't make changes too quickly. Stop, breathe and then decide.
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Old 10-04-2019, 01:31 PM   #56
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I've been making a list of the various suggestions and researching them. I think my next stop will be the Boston RV and Camping Expo in January. I bought my current camper at that show 4 years ago.
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Old 10-05-2019, 09:49 AM   #57
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Very happy with our Coachmen 192 RBS.



I'm 6'2" so the extra height interior and full 80" long Queen bed were perfect for me.



Dual axles give it lots off cargo capacity.

I built a removable rear shelf for the generator and spare fuel.



It does have a small slide to allow for the sofa, which is great for watching TV or surfing the web with our pair of laptops. Would also be good for guests.

Oooohhhh what are you towing this with please?
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Old 10-05-2019, 02:13 PM   #58
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Would it be perfect for "a tall guy"?
Unless you're like my husband who, after having the high wall twin bed model for over 2 years, still can't remember to duck slightly before getting into his bed.. yes they're great, if your question was actually serious.

The twin bed can be turned into a king size bed but we prefer the extra space and use of the nightstand.
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:43 AM   #59
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So very sorry for your great loss. I canít imagine how difficult camping would be solo. Please remember to take care for yourself. Blessings!
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