We tried an R-Pod and only lasted 3 trips in it. We were totally claustrophobic in it. The "shoilet" was a pain, too. If it was the only way I could camp, I guess I'd suck it up and do it, but otherwise, no.
That is what turns me off on the Casita and other fiberglass trailers. Having the commode in the bathtub just was way too cramped to be pleasant at all. Even though I do like the fiberglass construction, I'd much rather have a stick/tin camper that is actually not unpleasant to do one's business in.
Are you serious? The commode is in the bathtub??? Does anyone have a pic of this set up?
I'm with you, I want to see the picture. I own one of these trailers and it doesn't have a bathtub that I've found.... was hoping someone would post the picture so I would know where to look!
as to why I would want a small pricey molded fiberglass trailer.... no leaks, less maintenance, no sway bars etc... just drop on the ball and you're off camping. Kinda like why people like MAC computers :-)
Wow, you asked for feedback about the T@B, but I think you got mostly recommendations for other trailers. Many responses you've received said it's too small and not worth the money.
Our family has owned two Shasta trailers, and most recenty a 28' Holiday Alumalite Class C that we bought new and owned for 18 years. We're currently in a T@B and love it. I can go solo, and as someone has already mentioned, thanks to the jockey wheel I'm able to move and reposition the T@B for the maximum space/view on the camp pad.
Some ppl aren't very informed as to the T@B models, because all but one, the clam shell, have indoor kitchens. I believe you're also getting prices on new T@Bs being made by LG, and I agree LG won't sell many at that price. Negotiate, and you'll find the price comes down. I have a 2008. I paid under 8k and that included the Thermarest room. I could have got a bigger trailer for the same price, but that's not what I want. The T@B has everything I need. I have plenty of storage, well made cabinetry, a large bed, two burner stove, fridge, AC and two heat sources. The awning can be put on the front or back or both.
We have 3 college-age kids, and all 5 of use can camp in our trailer. Our T@B has a furnance, as well as the coolcat/heat pump. We simple lift the door off, open the curb-side window, and the add-a-room is cooled or heated. We can tow with my Jeep or DH's truck, and we can go about anywhere with our small size and 16" tires. We have a bed that's between a king and a queen, and a u-shape dinette that's handled a dinner for 4. If we aren't close to CG facilities, or they're not clean, I use a Luggable Loo. Double zip the bag and toss in the trash. I no longer dump...or wait in line to dump.
A T@B isn't for everyone, but we're having the time of our lives in our little teardrop. Don't listen to the naysayers, but get what fits your needs. If you have any questions, the yahoo site someone has already posted is the place to go. We have rallies and informal get-togethers, and sometimes join the Tearjerkers. One lady even lives in her T@B.
Feel free to ask any questions. I'm not currently on my laptop, so I'm limited by not having pics on the hard drive. You can click on my signature if you want to see them, though.
The T@B is what got us interested in travel trailers last summer. We saw them, fell in love with it, but it was late in the season and we didn't buy.
This year we started looking earlier and the T@B was on the list. We added other units we found on the Internet like the rPOD and the MPG, and the Takena/CURV. We looked at them all and the prices were similar. We have a small V6 Sorento and wanted to keep the dry weight under 2800# or so.
We concluded that for $18K we liked the "more" that we got in the still-small Takena/Curv.
We've seen two couples camping with the T@B this summer. I describe them as young, fit, hiker/biker types. And it seems to fit their sensibility for camping. For us "old geezers" who get up 3X in the night to pee, that T@B just wasn't going to do! You know?
They seem to be nicely made, BTW. Some people would really dig a small two-seater sports car that costs $40K, others would think that was a waste. I say look it over close and see. Price isn't everything. A lot of trailers with cheap prices are simply big wobbly boxes stuffed with cheap junk stapled all over them. Don't be too swayed by price alone.
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Not to throw the thread off topic, but I had to ask:
A couple of weeks ago I saw a Takena/Tow combination that looked like yours!
It was at the "Promised Land" campground on Hwy 101, north of Aberdeen, Washington.
Was that you, by any chance?
" Not every mind that wanders is lost. " With apologies toJ.R.R. Tolkien
This isn't my pic, but it's off the Yahoo owners' forum. It's another type of add-a-room built on the EZ-up canopy type frame, but attaches to the T@B awning rail in the same way. Paha Que is also making an awning for the T@B now, and have an add-a-room in the works as well.