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Carter13

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My wife and I currently own a NL 811 that I haul with my F350.
We are looking at selling the NL and getting a new small trailer under 4000 lbs dry weight to tow with her 2010 Nissan Xterra.
I will be hauling our ski boat with my truck and her following with the trailer during the summer when we camp.
I have just started searching but figured some of you could lead me in the right direction.
Thanks in advance for any info you can give me.

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Most mfgrs make "lite" trailers that would fit your needs. I would recommend checking out some local dealers or an RV show, to see how the floorplans work for you.
Of course, don't listen to what the dealers tells you the SUV will tow.....after all, you do want to be safe out there, especially with DW driving it.

Also, keep in mind that "Dry Weight" isn't what you'll be towing, so make sure that the TV will handle the full load.


Have you considered a TC for the F-350? You could still tow the boat, and have the camper right on the back with you, so you could travel together, and not have to bring her SUV.

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Trail Manor trailers. The King of light weight travel trailers, 4 solid walls and roof, low profile when towing, and a number of floor plans with walk around king or queen beds. Not a claustrophobic trailer! The Trail Manor has hard sides, folds down to cut down on wind resistence for better towing, more stability and superior milege!

No canvas, has roomy interiors, Thetford 12 volt Cassette Toilet and a full sized Queen OR King beds, lengths from 26' and 2673 GVWR (19' closed!) to 33' and 3500 lbs GVWR (26' when closed!) when opened for camping. No slideouts, but roomy floorplans with huge windows! 6 gallon DSI Propane Electric water heater, A/C, full time dinette and even a swivel chair on some models, propane furnace, Awning, roomy bathroom with sink and shower, sofa, and all the ammenities you'd expect, refig, microwave, carpet and tile, tinted glass, well insulated walls and roof so your A/C cools better in hot weather, and your furnace keeps you toasty in the cold.

Best of all, even the largest weighs only 3500 dry! Ultra light weight weight, but very well made, sturdy and a loyal core of happy owners. Designed and engineered by a PHd in Engineering in 1983. Light weight laminated construction before anyone else had it! And did I mention ROOMY! And they can be had as used quite reasonably prices, as they tend to take a huge hit for the first couple of years on re-sale value. Best of luck!

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Go Fiberglass

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fordsooperdooty wrote:

Trail Manor trailers. The King of light weight travel trailers, 4 solid walls and roof, low profile when towing, and a number of floor plans with walk around king or queen beds. Not a claustrophobic trailer! The Trail Manor has hard sides, folds down to cut down on wind resistence for better towing, more stability and superior milege!

No canvas, has roomy interiors, Thetford 12 volt Cassette Toilet and a full sized Queen OR King beds, lengths from 26' and 2673 GVWR (19' closed!) to 33' and 3500 lbs GVWR (26' when closed!) when opened for camping. No slideouts, but roomy floorplans with huge windows! 6 gallon DSI Propane Electric water heater, A/C, full time dinette and even a swivel chair on some models, propane furnace, Awning, roomy bathroom with sink and shower, sofa, and all the ammenities you'd expect, refig, microwave, carpet and tile, tinted glass, well insulated walls and roof so your A/C cools better in hot weather, and your furnace keeps you toasty in the cold.

Best of all, even the largest weighs only 3500 dry! Ultra light weight weight, but very well made, sturdy and a loyal core of happy owners. Designed and engineered by a PHd in Engineering in 1983. Light weight laminated construction before anyone else had it! And did I mention ROOMY! And they can be had as used quite reasonably prices, as they tend to take a huge hit for the first couple of years on re-sale value. Best of luck!

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Ditto.

There just isn't much else on the market that a mid-size SUV can properly tow.


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A NL 811 is a TC.
I 2nd the Escape suggestion. You're used to fairly small so it may do the trick. Look at the 19'er, very nice units that you can pull with about anything. And they are close by.


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www.trailmanor.com has a small TT in addition to their foldups.


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Check out Keystones Bullet and Crossroads Slingshot both of these were designed for what you have in mind

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Passport 195RB Can you handle under 20'? This is a nice floorplan at 3800lbs dry.

Same kitchen, dinette and master as my 290BH. Bigger bathroom. Basically took the couch and bunkhouse off this flooplan. Oh, no slide.


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Carter13 wrote:


We are looking at selling the NL and getting a new small trailer under 4000 lbs dry weight to tow with her 2010 Nissan Xterra.


Forest River makes the Rockwood Mini Lite 2502S that has a dry weight of 3,885 lbs and it's 25'-8" long with a small slide out for the sofa and overhead cabinets with a full width rear bathroom that looks nice.

http://www.forestriverinc.com/nd/default........=rk&nav=rec&name=2973&series=Mini%20Lite

* This post was edited 09/03/10 11:50am by HappyTrails2U2 *


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