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Old 01-17-2022, 02:14 PM   #1
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Destination trailers are what's in between a travel trailer and a park model.

They can be towed around but aren't really built for it. They mostly have the same types of appliances as a TT and usually have holding tanks.

Here's an example of what they look like. Notice how they are sort of boxy and not very aerodynamic.
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Park models usually don't have holding tanks and have to be directly plumbed in for water and sewer. Many also have shingled roofs.

This is actually a pretty good article that describes the differences.
https://www.crossroadstrailers.com/b...ation-trailer/
I am stunned by all the misinformation about destination trailers in this thread!
No waste water tanks? FALSE
Residential toilet? FALSE
Front window? FALSE
Boxy front design, not aerodynamic? FALSE
Different look from travel trailer? FALSE
Propane or dual-mode refrigerator? FALSE

About the only feature I can think of that's different is the pop-out bay windows. They stick out about 6", manually fold in for travel. Probably only on the Cherokee series.

The folks who read FRF rely on its generally correct and complete information. Sadly this particular thread has become an exception.

Here's a picture of a REAL destination trailer.
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Old 01-17-2022, 02:23 PM   #2
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I am stunned by all the misinformation about destination trailers in this thread!
No waste water tanks? FALSE
Residential toilet? FALSE
Front window? FALSE
Boxy front design, not aerodynamic? FALSE
Different look from travel trailer? FALSE

Propane or dual-mode refrigerator? FALSE

About the only feature I can think of that's different is the pop-out bay windows. They stick out about 6", manually fold in for travel. Probably only on the Cherokee series.

The folks who read FRF rely on its generally correct and complete information. Sadly this particular thread has become an exception.

Here's a picture of a REAL destination trailer.
And here's what FR defines as a destination trailer.

Notice all the boxy designs and front windows...

https://forestriverinc.com/rvs/destination-trailers

In fact, here's one that literally says "Destination" on the front of it.

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And here's what FR defines as a destination trailer.

Notice all the boxy designs and front windows...

https://forestriverinc.com/rvs/destination-trailers

In fact, here's one that literally says "Destination" on the front of it.

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The picture is close to our destination trailer except ours is a Wildwood (Salem Villas are the same) Ours weighs about 13,000 loaded.

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And here's what FR defines as a destination trailer.

Notice all the boxy designs and front windows...

https://forestriverinc.com/rvs/destination-trailers

In fact, here's one that literally says "Destination" on the front of it.

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C'mon now! That's called "cherry-picking the data," selecting a biased subset of the data to prove a point. That sample was picked from the entire array of Forest River Destination trailers. Below is an image of the entire array of FR destination trailers. The windowed, boxy front is in the minority, appearing in only six of the sixteen models. Only seven of the sixteen models have glass front windows.

I expect that if you looked at actual numbers, the ones with aerodynamic, metal fronts (Cherokee, Wildwood, and Salem), far outnumber the boxy or glass ones (Cedar Creek, Sandpiper, and Sierra).

I was going to do a search of the site's Registry to get populations of each model, but the data is ungroomed, so messy as to be meaningless.
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C'mon now! That's called "cherry-picking the data," selecting a biased subset of the data to prove a point. That sample was picked from the entire array of Forest River Destination trailers. Below is an image of the entire array of FR destination trailers. The windowed, boxy front is in the minority, appearing in only six of the sixteen models. Only seven of the sixteen models have glass front windows.

I expect that if you looked at actual numbers, the ones with aerodynamic, metal fronts (Cherokee, Wildwood, and Salem), far outnumber the boxy or glass ones (Cedar Creek, Sandpiper, and Sierra).

I was going to do a search of the site's Registry to get populations of each model, but the data is ungroomed, so messy as to be meaningless.
I didn't cherry pick anything. Pick any line of the FR destination trailers and they all have that boxy looking front end. Even doing a Google image search shows the same. That's just what they look like now.

The pic you posted before (Post #27) was an older model. My in-laws have a trailer that looks remarkable similair to that and I believe it's a 2008.

The pic you posted just now isn't all destination trailers. There are TTs and 5th wheels/toy haulers in that picture.
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The pic you posted just now isn't all destination trailers. There are TTs and 5th wheels/toy haulers in that picture.
Pretty sure the picture in Post #42 is titled "Destination Trailers."
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Pretty sure the picture in Post #42 is titled "Destination Trailers."
It is. But those are not all pictures of destination trailers.

In fact if you click "5th wheels", the picture for the Cherokee line is the exact same picture.

The Flagstaff pic includes a pop-up. So the pictures are not representative of the title.

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It is. But those are not all pictures of destination trailers.

In fact if you click "5th wheels", the picture for the Cherokee line is the exact same picture.

The Flagstaff pic includes a pop-up. So the pictures are not representative of the title.

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I know we normally do not delete things, but this thread needs to be deleted. I see no valid reason for it to exist.
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I know we normally do not delete things, but this thread needs to be deleted. I see no valid reason for it to exist.


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