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Old 03-15-2021, 11:14 AM   #61
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... Tank capacity is one of the first things I look at when checking out trailers. It amazes me how many manufacturers put in tanks that leave you with too little fresh water capacity and/or holding tanks that are way out of proportion to the fresh water tank.
It's my preference that holding tanks are bigger than the fresh tank. It's a lot easier to supply fresh water than it is to dispose of gray and black water.

(Please don't hijack the thread with arguments about draining gray water on the ground.)
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Old 03-15-2021, 08:13 PM   #62
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It's my preference that holding tanks are bigger than the fresh tank. It's a lot easier to supply fresh water than it is to dispose of gray and black water.

(Please don't hijack the thread with arguments about draining gray water on the ground.)
I agree. Tankering an extra 20-40 gallons of water in the bed of my truck is easily doable. And by capturing a lot of the sink water in a pan I can greatly extend the time needed before my gray tank needs emptying.
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Old 03-18-2021, 06:14 PM   #63
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Old 03-18-2021, 06:18 PM   #64
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My 21' works for me right now. However my next one will be a 26' with mid bunk that I can make into an office
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Old 03-18-2021, 06:21 PM   #65
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I say some around the mid 30s as biggest

I went from a 21 to a 43

The 21 footer was small for a family of 3 but we had no issues finding a spot. The 43 footer is a beast and to find a spot can be a bit of a challenge. We found out that some campgrounds are a no-go because it does not fit.

I am basing my opinion on campground practicability/facilities more than luxury, convinience, etc.. that is upto you on what floor plan and comforts is practical/convinient for your needs.
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Old 03-18-2021, 06:26 PM   #66
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Sierra 34

34 foot 5th wheel trailer.
I feel that this is perfect size for wife and I. We had a tent trailer and then went to 25 foot TT.

National Parks - max in most is 35.
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Old 03-18-2021, 06:27 PM   #67
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children's age makes a difference

When we started with our trailer, our daughter was 6 and smaller trailer (26' and 28' from tongue)was fine with the bunks in back. Slide outs may make it hard when closed but they make life bearable when you are camping.
When your children are teenagers (ours is now 19), they need more space. She no longer fit in the bunk area because she hit her head and was cramped. So we bought a new trailer with a private room in the back (34') with a bunk, couch and an entertainment unit. We have two slide outs and LOTS of room for three adult size people. Plus we have wooden doors instead of curtains. She can play music in back and we can go to bed in the front with no problem. We will downsize when she leaves but now she still likes to camp with us.
If you have pets, that matters too.
Sitting under the awning is great on a rainy day but being able to move around inside is a wonderful alternative.
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Old 03-18-2021, 06:28 PM   #68
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... my next one will be a 26' with mid bunk that I can make into an office
That's an interesting idea.
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Old 03-18-2021, 06:30 PM   #69
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We have a Rockwood Lite 5th wheel. Overall length is 29 feet. Length behind truck is 25 feet. Works great in most parks.
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Old 03-18-2021, 06:30 PM   #70
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34 foot 5th wheel trailer.
I feel that this is perfect size for wife and I. We had a tent trailer and then went to 25 foot TT.

National Parks - max in most is 35.
Are the 34' 5th wheel and 25' TT about the same length, overall, including TV?
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Old 03-18-2021, 06:42 PM   #71
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That's an interesting idea.
Oops, I meant 28ft. The new 2887MB is very appealing but its a 5er so it does not really fit this thread.
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Old 03-18-2021, 06:47 PM   #72
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First, let me say that I live alone, am handicapped from a stroke in 2009, and have lived permanently on my property since 2014 and never move my campers...

my first TT camper was a used 1983 Fleetwood Terry Taurus that is 33' long.
I bought it in 2005 at my GF's insistence...I never used it until 2014.

While I was in Milwaukee, my friend texted me that found another friend wanted to sell his 37' 1995 Coachmen Royal RK 5th wheel camper...it had a new roof on it.

He sent me photos and I bought it!

It's my personal preference to sleep in a queen-size bed.

This second camper has a 18' slideout.
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Old 03-18-2021, 06:56 PM   #73
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Perfect

Surveyor 251rks perfect for my wife and I!
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Old 03-18-2021, 07:19 PM   #74
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I have a 35' TT. was hard backing into some CG's. now to make life easy I reserve pull thru sites. a little more money, but remember you cant take it with you
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Old 03-18-2021, 07:26 PM   #75
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Of course there are going to be many opinions on this, but just wanted to see what you think is the perfect balance where it is big enough to feel like you are not cramped and have room for storage, etc. but small enough where it is easier to maneuver and will fit in most campgrounds. I am talking about for a family of 4 so definitely something with bunks. I am thinking somewhere in the mid 20' range but was wondering at what point does it start to seem "big" where you are more limited where you can take it.
We have a 30ft 5ver and it is just right.
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Old 03-18-2021, 07:48 PM   #76
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The perfect length is:

Ideally, 10 feet long outside, 30 feet long inside.
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Old 03-18-2021, 08:00 PM   #77
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Perfect length

I really think it depends on what your doing with the Travel Trailer / Rv . We have a 28 foot Travel Trailer but we have been living in it for a year and half while we build our house and it has been plenty . We also
took several trips too . This was our first RV and have decided that if it’s just for Travel we really want something smaller maybe even an 18 footer after we move in our house . That way we can get in all the National parks , get a smaller truck etc .... .If your living in it a bigger one may work best . Good luck ��
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Old 03-18-2021, 08:18 PM   #78
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We are retired and just the 2 of us. Our 21ft fits us just fine.
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Old 03-18-2021, 09:16 PM   #79
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Our 22' Primetime Tracer (26' tongue to bumper) with a murphy bed is the perfect size for us and our two grandchildren that frequently travel with us. Over the winter I converted the murphy bed to a memory foam mattress (sliced a queen sized mattress into 3 sections to fit the original covers).



We have had pop up trailers, an 8' Quik Kamp behind our motorcycle and several class C MH's. The present 22' Primetime is the best of all.
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Old 03-18-2021, 09:43 PM   #80
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For 4 with a BH, I think you need at least 32. Ours measures 36'. Haven't had any problem getting in anywhere or backing, but I've been doing it all my life. Bedrooms on each end give separation, and a mid bath makes it easy for everyone. All depends how much you need to take along and space you feel comfortable in. Any longer and I would want a 5th wheel. I don't think we could get in anything smaller with the dogs.
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