If I could double tow in FL I might opt for a 5er. If I could find a boat that me and the DW could live with that would fit in a Toy Hauler, I might also go that direction in a 5er. Until then, it seems the TC is the only way to fly for us. Maybe down the road a triple slide TC on a 450/550 cargo bed with storage boxes. That might be the best compromise between a 5er and a TC. I guess Chalet is the only game on the triple slide market at the moment. I am not a fan of the bedroom setup being boxed in and having to crawl over the DW 3 times a night!
Dodge 3500 DRW Crew Cab LB 4X4, 2013 Voltage 3905, Stable Loads, Air Lift Bags, Big Wig Sway Bar, LED Lights, Yamaha SX240 Boat, KTM 500 EXC, Polaris RZR 800, Mini Big Green Egg Maiden Voyage
I love my setup. That said if I won the lottery I'd likely pick up a 40' toyhauler but would still keep the TC. I can fit in so many more areas with the TC then a big Toyhauler. But for sand camping and ATV riding a big toyhauler would be the ticket.
2011 Dodge Ram 3500 4*4 Black dually Laramie 4.10 gears
2011 Arctic Fox 1150 Drybath
2009 Polaris RZR w/fun parts
2011 Polaris Sportsman 550 XP EPS w/stuff
2006 Polaris Sportsman 500 w/stuff
1977 K5 Blazer 1 ton modified
2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid (her car)
But, nope. I am in it for the long term. I have always liked living in small places, but I recognize I might be in the minority. One thing has changed since I began my adventure, I have come to really enjoy getting to an area and staying for a while and exploring more. As an example, I stayed in the Nashville area for 3 1/2 weeks and moved 3 times. I still want to go back and see more and might even go into town and check that out too! So, staying for a long time in a TC might not appeal to many and having multiple people might be an issue, but for me? Nope, I am staying in the TC for a while.
Bobndot, What a parry! Have a wonderfilled 4th. I'll wager we have a high ratio of "Old Glory" fliers here on, we'll have ours high on the mast! We saw those incredable goats in Alaska, breathtaking.............
2004 F350 Diesel CC SRW 19.5" Rickson W/T 4WD
2005 Lance 1121 well found.
12' Porta-Bote alongside
All that glisters is not gold. All who wander are not lost. See us on YouTube" Living the Lance Life" 3 of 4.
Were going to move to a Cameo or DRV 5th wheel. So after this year if we don't sell our camper firs. My plans are to use it the rest of this year and in Feb put it up for sale.
I would rather keep it, but we plan on staying gone for a few months at a time. So going with something with more room and a pair of Recliners.
2004 Duramax/allison Trans C/C 4x4
2012 Landmark Key Largo
2008 Lund 1825 Pro Guide Tiller, With a Evinrude 90 HP E-Tec
I tossed it around in my head "5vr - TC; 5vr - TC" and finally decided the TC is really the way to go. Even thought the 5th wheels are so much roomier and cheaper per square foot, the camper is much more portable for me. The 5th would just not fit where I'd be taking it.
2002 4x4 Dodge DRW Lariat SLT Quad cab
5.9 Turbo Diesel
6-speed manual transmission
with some kind of exhaust(?) brake
I will always have the TC until I can no longer physically use it. We all ready have a new TT for when DW goes.
But as far as a TT goes I wish now we would have got a bigger one. I very well may be selling the boat and snowmobile this year. Then I can upgrade DW's RV. Would like to get either a bigger TT or a small Class C. I am also currently looking for a small car for a daily driver. But one of the requirements is being able to be flat towed just in case we go Class C!!!
I know you're interested in getting a Ranger as your 'small car'. Rangers with manual transmissions must have the driveshaft disconnected to tow long distances at freeway speeds. Rangers with the auto must have it disconnected to tow at all.
I'm sure there are quick disconnect kits available, if you intend to be taking it on and off a lot. It only requires removing 4 small torx bolts and some bailing wire to tie it up if you want to do it the old fashioned way.
A cool alternative to disconnecting the driveshaft would be to swap in a Dana 44 or 60 or Ford 9" rear with full float axle shaft kit and manual locking hubs instead of axle flanges. Just twist the hubs to unlock the axle and away you tow...