RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Travel Trailers: MPG or R-Pod Owners

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Travel Trailers

Open Roads Forum  >  Travel Trailers

 > MPG or R-Pod Owners

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 4  
Prev  |  Next
Sponsored By:
g&cvaughn

Nampa, ID

Full Member

Joined: 12/23/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 12/28/11 10:02am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

GWolfe wrote:

I have camped in a small TT in the past so I am used to the lack of space.



We camped three adults in the Comet once, that was fun. Unfortunately she has had some serious leaks in the past and is rotting away, some day I would like to rebuild her.

She would sure be a beautiful unit when rebuilt! I love the old vintage campers. They just had a special quality and homey feeling to them.


2011 R-Pod 182G Hood River Edition
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L TV
The DW, 1 mini-mutt, 1 Chug, 1 fuzzbutt Golden Retriever
"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans..." -John Lennon


cpaharley2008

york,pa

Senior Member

Joined: 03/27/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 12/28/11 10:05am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do not let the MSRp price of the Lance scare you. I got mine with a $4k discount. Lance really wants the new model out there. The dry bath is nice after having a wet bath and I believe there is a dealer in Chicago area- Kramer's Kampers- nice people there. Pete is the owner's son.


2009 Dodge Ram Hemi 4x4 11,300miles- lifetime warranty
2012 Toyota FJ-500 miles
2014 Escape 21' All Season trailer

mlts22

Austin, Texas

Senior Member

Joined: 11/15/2010

View Profile



Posted: 12/28/11 12:44pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Since the OP appears to have a full size truck, call me a heretic, but why not a Jayco X213 or similar with a rear slide? I have a friend of mine who has a similar model with a rear slide, and loves it, as it essentially gives the room of a 25-26 foot model except without a walk-around bed.

If you are absolutely tired of canvas, but want a small trailer, this might be an ideal compromise.

retiredtraveler

Woodstock Il --- GO HIKING!!!!

Senior Member

Joined: 08/16/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 12/28/11 01:02pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mlts22 wrote:

Since the OP appears to have a full size truck, call me a heretic, but why not a Jayco X213 or similar with a rear slide? If you are absolutely tired of canvas, but want a small trailer, this might be an ideal compromise.

You're not a heretic, but I'll argue the definition of 'small'. That Jayco is almost 5000 pounds loaded and 24 feet long. That's my definition of big and heavy.
We're talking units that are 5 feet less in length and 1000+ pounds lighter.


Pup: 2007 Jayco 1206 w/slide-out + shower
surge brakes, 54w solar panel
TV: 2005 Nissan Xterra 4X4, manual trans
25 years tent camping, 4000+ miles of hiking, lots of biking

GWolfe

Kansas

Senior Member

Joined: 07/28/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 12/28/11 02:21pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I did a search and found a Lance down in Texas, I emailed the dealer for a price quote.

I am aware of the X213 but that is a little bigger than I was thinking.

If I could get the Comet in my garage it would all ready be in pieces. I need to have a taller door installed first.

This isn't bad looking. I wonder how well the A/C works in these?

Thanks again for all of your suggestions.


Flagstaff 617SD 1991
04 Silverado


cpaharley2008

york,pa

Senior Member

Joined: 03/27/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 12/28/11 02:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Those side mounted house a/c's are economical on the Spree, but I wanted windows on 4 walls and thermopane for condensation issues.

GWolfe

Kansas

Senior Member

Joined: 07/28/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 12/28/11 02:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Windows do seem to be lacking on a lot of trailers these days.

A local dealer has a Gulf Stream Visa that I looked at and liked but the dealer left a lot to be desired in my book.

BeckyIO

On the Road

Full Member

Joined: 07/21/2011

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 12/28/11 04:07pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wanted to tow with nothing larger than a 1/2 ton truck, so I looked at several small travel trailers, the RPod included. In the end I decided to go more Vermilye's route and will be getting a Casita, which like the Escape is a 2 piece molded fiberglass trailer.

I went this route because these things seem to last a lot longer than traditonal stick built travel trailers and are much less prone to leaks which is important to me because I'll be buying used. Of course molded sides means no slides so less room, but I love the window placement in the rear where the sleeping area is.


Becky
If even 'the road less traveled' doesn't work for you, start creating your own
Lessons on the journey to full-time RVing (my blog): Interstellar Orchard


Chock Full o' Nuts

GA

Senior Member

Joined: 02/02/2007

View Profile



Posted: 12/28/11 05:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't know much about the RPod, but i notice there are a LOT of them in the used RV lot of my local dealer. Don't know what's up with that, but I suspect that some people buy them and find out later that they really are too small for their comfort. Having had a small camper and a large one, i think I'll lean toward more space. YMMV


"Those who dwell...among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life."--Rachel Carson, environmentalist, 1956


2009 Ford F250 XL
2006 Dutchmen 25F
Me & DH in non-parenting mode!


eend

Alberta

Senior Member

Joined: 12/23/2004

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 12/28/11 09:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We looked at the Rpod,but for the 2 of us I thought it would be to claustraphobic and tight.They are very cute and unique looking, but we ended up with a shadow cruiser made by cruiser rv and it's sibbling of the funfinder and we love our little rv.


2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 3.0L diesel.
2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4
2010 195wbs Shadow cruiser travel trailer.

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 4  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Travel Trailers

 > MPG or R-Pod Owners
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Travel Trailers


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2014 RV.Net | Terms & Conditions | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS