That's encouraging, folks, thanks.
The last trip we took before selling that Roadtrek was supposed to be a lengthy Colorado tour. We knew the a/c was inadequate for high temps, but figured Colorado would be a safe choice.
Didn't work out that way. There were record high temperatures all over the state that summer. When we got to Telluride and found we couldn't get the inside temp below 100 degrees, we threw in the towel and went home.
I know Roadtrek has upgraded to higher output RV a/c units since those days, and we'll be looking at RT's again. I just want to make sure that, whatever we end up with, it can handle triple digit temps (which we sometimes can't avoid) adequately, even if not altogether comfortably.
The subject says it all-- we had a bad experience the last time we owned a Class B (1998 Roadtrek 190 Popular), in that the residential-type house air conditioner was almost totally useless if the outside air temperature was over 85 degrees or so. We're now considering buying a Winnebago Era or something similar on a Sprinter chassis, and curious how well the a/c copes.
Since there's virtually no insulation in such units, we're not expecting miracles-- but if anybody has camped in 90 or 100 degree temps, I'm curious if the unit can be made livable with use of all the usual "tricks" (maximizing shade parking, covering windshield and windows with Refectix, etc.)
Thanks, assuming the second a/c is an option (didn't see it listed in the specs, but can't imagine it isn't), that would do.
Yikes, 35'... was hoping to stay smaller than that, even if it meant carrying the GW in the kitchen!
Been looking at toyhaulers for the past several months and have yet to find a floorplan-furniture setup that I like. I believe now that I'm going to go to a regular travel trailer and a Rampage motorcyle lift for the truck. I realize you said no truck but this is what I think is going to work for me.
We have preferences on floorplan-furniture, of course, but we're willing to compromise as necessary in those areas to make the other stuff work. The Rampage lift/regular travel trailer combination IS attractive-- but unfortunately, a pickup truck just won't work for us.
My experience so far is that, with no knowledge of the nomenclature used by the various manufacturers, I spend an awfully lot of time clicking on ads that turn out to be 5th wheels, not TT's. It also seems that most trailers have only one a/c, not the two I require.
I realize that a second a/c can sometimes be added. But, I have no idea which rigs are 50amp and which are 30amp-- and I assume that, like motorhomes, 50 amps is required to support two a/c's, and it's not usually feasible to convert a 30amp trailer to 50 amps?
We're experienced RV'ers (Class A, B, and C motorhomes) and former fulltimers, but have never owned a TT or fifth wheel. We've had some life changes and are now in the initial stages of considering a toyhauler TT. For various reasons, the following are non-negotiable:
1. TT, not a fifth wheel
2. Dual a/c's, preferably 15's, and otherwise hot weather capable
3. Island queen bed (no other beds required)
4. Capable of carrying a Honda Goldwing
Within those specs, we'd like to keep it as short as possible. We won't buy a tow vehicle until after we choose the trailer, but it won't be a pickup truck; probably a Ford Excursion or something similar.
I'm hoping some of you folks might be able to give us some direction as to what brands/models meet those specs. Price doesn't matter at this point, we're just trying to get a handle on what the possibilities are.