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Old 06-05-2021, 10:34 AM   #1
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Looking to move on up ... sold our Rpod ...

Looking to move on up ... sold our Rpod.
The Rpod was nice and a very well built and thought our travel tailer, BUT we want something with these attributes:
- more open space
- North-South Queen Bed
- Bigger Refrigerator
- Couch, no Dinette

We have a Land Cruiser SUV with 6,500 lb towing capacity.
Like the Coachmen 192RBS but the newer ones have put on too much weight. I read that the 2017 - 2018 versions have UVW=3,850 lbs.
I would probably snatch up a Coachmen 192RBS once I find one I like.
But, what would you recommend?
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Old 06-05-2021, 10:49 AM   #2
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It only has a full bed, not queen, but:
https://forestriverinc.com/rvs/trave...ro/G20FBS/5687

It's within your weight range.

Or this Vintage Cruiser:
https://www.gulfstreamcoach.com/prod...er/model/19csk

Or the modern version:
https://www.gulfstreamcoach.com/prod...er/model/19CSK
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Old 06-05-2021, 12:17 PM   #3
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What year's your Cruiser? Love them............. I had a stock 78 fj40 and a 87 fj60. Wish I'd kept the 40.
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Old 06-05-2021, 12:31 PM   #4
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Mine is the 100 series, actually its a 2002 Lexus LX470, basically a Land Cruiser all dressed up. I said "Land Cruiser" because folks can understand actually what I have.
Purchased it 5 years ago off Ebay when it only had 24K miles, now it has 57K miles.
Those 40 and 60 series Land Cruisers are really appreciating, ditto for the 100 series too.
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Old 06-05-2021, 12:45 PM   #5
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I like my GeoPro. Front and rear walls are more vertical than R-pod, so feels like more space. Full size murphy bed is north-south, turns into couch when folded up. Tongue weight is close to 700 lbs fully loaded with bicycles though. Single axle. 20'. Down the road, I would like a toy hauler so we can get a golf cart, maybe five feet longer.
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Old 06-05-2021, 12:50 PM   #6
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That Coachmen looks nice. I think my next one will be 25' though. 5 more feet would make a world of difference when wife retires and we start going on long trips.
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Old 06-05-2021, 02:58 PM   #7
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cwmoser,
Just a heads up, neither the Vintage Cruiser nor the Gulf Stream Vista Cruiser have a full Queen bed, only a 'camper queen'. Don't know if that will work for you or not.
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Old 06-05-2021, 03:28 PM   #8
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Thanks. We had a short queen 60x74 East-West in our Rpod 180.
It was a little cramped but now my wife has a CPAP machine and I have to crawl over her and our 2 dogs when I want to go to the bathroom.


Lot of tradeoffs to consider.
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Old 06-05-2021, 03:40 PM   #9
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Murphy bed is helpful in that regard, but sofa arms and lack of space along sides you still have to scootch off foot of bed, but don't have to climb over each other. We don't sleep with animals.
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Old 06-05-2021, 07:04 PM   #10
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Murphy bed is helpful in that regard, but sofa arms and lack of space along sides you still have to scootch off foot of bed, but don't have to climb over each other. We don't sleep with animals.

My Wifey considers me one of the animals :-)
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Old 06-05-2021, 07:08 PM   #11
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A friend of mine has the Keystone Hideout 179LHS.
Even though it has a Dinette rather than a Couch, it has really nice open feel.
Bed is N-S, big refrigerator. Stick and Tin construction.
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Thanks. We had a short queen 60x74 East-West in our Rpod 180.
It was a little cramped but now my wife has a CPAP machine and I have to crawl over her and our 2 dogs when I want to go to the bathroom.


Lot of tradeoffs to consider.
We had a Jayco Hummingbird 17RK. The 60X74 E/W bed got to be a hassle for DW when she had to crawl over me in the middle of the night. And the wet bath just wasn't cutting it anymore. A N/S walk around bed and a regular bath were tops on our must have list when we looked to upgrade. I know Murphy beds are very popular now for their dual functionality but we didn't want to deal with the setup/take down twice a day.
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Mine is the 100 series, actually its a 2002 Lexus LX470, basically a Land Cruiser all dressed up. I said "Land Cruiser" because folks can understand actually what I have.
Purchased it 5 years ago off Ebay when it only had 24K miles, now it has 57K miles.
Those 40 and 60 series Land Cruisers are really appreciating, ditto for the 100 series too.
I have a 2000 LX470, and she's got over 325,000 miles. Still looks great and runs like a top. My daily driver when I'm home. The only thing I don't like about it is that I can't flat tow it (easily) behind my motorhome. That's why I also have a Jeep Wrangler - the best vehicle for flat-towing.
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Old 06-06-2021, 08:47 AM   #14
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These Land Cruisers and Lexus LX470's are legendary for reliability.
I'll probably keep mine until the Electric Cars make it obsolete.


My top 2 choices of an RV to replace my Rpod are:
- 2017-2018 Coachmen Freedom Express 19RB
- 2020-2021 Keystone Hideout 179LHS


Hate to have to go 8' wide and need clip on towing mirrors but I really want a reasonable size N-S bed.
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We had a Jayco Hummingbird 17RK. The 60X74 E/W bed got to be a hassle for DW when she had to crawl over me in the middle of the night. And the wet bath just wasn't cutting it anymore. A N/S walk around bed and a regular bath were tops on our must have list when we looked to upgrade. I know Murphy beds are very popular now for their dual functionality but we didn't want to deal with the setup/take down twice a day.
Folding it down is a piece of cake. Putting it up involves making the bed first, which is a PITA, because someone has to go up on the bed to pull the covers/comforter up, and pull the strap up that keeps everything nice and tidy and mattress in place when you do fold it up. I have it down to a science. It does give you a lot more living space during day when it's up, and of course if forces you to be neat and make the bed!
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These Land Cruisers and Lexus LX470's are legendary for reliability.
I'll probably keep mine until the Electric Cars make it obsolete.


My top 2 choices of an RV to replace my Rpod are:
- 2017-2018 Coachmen Freedom Express 19RB
- 2020-2021 Keystone Hideout 179LHS


Hate to have to go 8' wide and need clip on towing mirrors but I really want a reasonable size N-S bed.

Ive gotten used to my 7'4" width, and now I really wouldn't want to go wider. Sometimes it's hard enough to keep between the lane lines, and try to avoid edge of road (lots more screws and stuff on the edges, tree limbs)as it is. Adding another 8" to the width would not be fun.
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