I did the internet search and found the tc in the Quad Cities area and at a dealership in Michigan, both with good prices compared to Lance. Then I saw one parked at Menards and it really looked good. All the necessary bells and whistles. After many tc years, we want 3 burners, an oven, N/South bed, double sink, electric jacks etc. Of course, looking at one from the outside on a parking lot doesn't tell you about loose screws and a leaky roof. I like that Forest River now makes it. I'll let you know.
Looks like the "best" value in new campers right now is in the above unit. Do any of you have a newer one that you can tell me about. They all look good at the dealers, but I'm interested in how they hold up over time. Seems like the older units don't, but if the company's ownership has changed, things might have improved.
I'm sort of in the market for a new truck camper and maybe a new truck. I'd like to start pulling a fishing boat or cargo trailer behind my rig at times. I can buy a camper that ends at the tailgate of a truck or one that hangs over. If I buy the maximum camper, I'll have to use the extension. I'd like to hear from those who have had experience with the extension. Would I be better off getting a truck with the 8' bed and then buying a camper that had no overhang or is the extension manageable as long as I observe the reduced weight/towing capacity that is necessary with them?
don, shadow cruiser
I'm entertaining the thought of a new tc to replace my '94. There's a company on ebay in Iowa that is offering just what I want for $14,000. But Palomino used to not be very good. Any thoughts on the new one? I know there's a lot of movement in the industry with changes in companies and brands.
Go across the bridge into Algiers. Make your way to the Algiers Ferry parking lot.(Hope you have a GPS) Pay $5-10 for safe, all day parking. Ride the free ferry across the river. It dumps you at Harrah's casino/Crazy Lobster/Riverwalk. Turn right and walk down to Jackson Square and attractions. I can't even park my HD2500 down town. Too big for lots. YOu could get lucky but it's unlikely. The only downside that I've found in 2 dozen such crossings is that the ferry stops running around 10 or 11. Later on weekends.
Dreamer and All: Agreed on the Stillwell's thing. Just the history of this great, pioneering Texas family and Hally Stillwell is enough of an attraction. I got to meet her on my first trip to Big Bend. Also, ask if they can fix you some food from their kitchen. I did and was the envy of the canoeing party. Also, congrats on discovering the secret of biking. Carry your bike and do loops instead of riding it across the endless miles of the West.
On one of our Spring Break trips, we had to land in Terlingua for a camping spot. They actually line up at Rio Grande Village early in the morning for available sites. If possible, check out Monihan Dunes State Park.