I just wanted to say a big hello to everyone here! I have been reading the forums here for a few weeks, lots of great information and you seem to be a great group, friendly and helpful!
After tooooooooo many months of looking at trailers, we finally made the plunge. I have camped in tents all my life, but it has become a bit much with our growing family. There are so many trailers to look it, and we wanted something where the kids would all have their own beds, was comfy for mum and dad and we could get many years of use out of. We finally settled on a Prime Time Tracer 3150BHD, sort of stumbled across this one and we are so glad we did, as it meets everything we wanted. The unit has some extras we were not looking for, but they are an added bonus, mainly the outdoor kitchen and power stabilizers. It appears to be well built, the finish is good, lots of attention given to detail (we did see some really bad trailers that were new), and has all the comforts of home.
So we get to pick this unit up in the morning and go to 'travel trailer school' haha, to be educated on the various aspects, should be fun.
Looks like the boys have decided we are going to camp in the driveway lol and then we will be heading out next week to a local Provincial Park for the real thing. I am sure we will forget to bring a lot of things, but this forum has help a lot in that area.
I am hoping our truck will be ok in terms of the weight, we will be under the GCRW of the Expy, and the dealer is confident there will not be any problems regarding tongue weight with this unit. All the dealers we went to, stated the trailers we were looking at would be ok (they were about the same length, with some weighing a bit more or a bit less) with the our truck and yes they did discourage us from some heavier ones, so we hope our trust is not misplaced. We did go with the Reese Dual Cam setup, so I am sure this will help as well with the towing characteristics.
So hope everyone will go easy on me here
and feel free to offer some first time advice on things we should know or do. So many unknowns haha, but will be fun (except the first time emptying the tanks lol).
All the best,