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huachuca

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Our 19' Scamp fiver (actually a gooseneck) and 4WD double cab Tacoma setup is about as large as we can go and still get to our favorite USFS sites here in the southeast. Height is a tad over 9' and weight around 3,250.

We had a 16' Scamp for several years and this has proven to be a great upgrade.

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Another thought, when I bought my TV I intended to get a small FW. I wasn’t in a hurry, though, and as I got educated I went with a TT instead. The big drawbacks were the pin weight on a half ton, the loss of the bed of my truck, and a biggie – they’re higher than a TT and would have prevented me from getting back in the forested areas I frequent.


This ultra-small FW would probably get you way back in safely and reliably with only a half-ton pickup TV. It's not tall, and of course offers the same advantage over a TT that all FW's offer over a TT - good, but not excessive, vertical weight pressing downward unto both front and rear axles of the tow vehicle for a level ride and great rear wheel (and 4X4 front wheel) traction:

http://www.scamptrailers.com/Showroom/19FifthWheelTrailers.aspx


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We went from a 19' Class B to a 22' TT over a year ago. We find we can still get into the kinds of cg's that we like, but we do have to watch the height. We pulled into a favorite campsite at a GA state park and learned that the oak tree had a bend in it about 10 feet up. Opps! Never noticed that before. For two adults, the space in the TT is fine, especially since we have the back of the truck for our toys. lizzie

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Posted: 02/14/12 03:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's a tradeoff between accessibility and livability. Every foot you go longer, the list of potential campsites you can get into gets shorter.I have stayed in some primo campsites in my tent trailer that would have been unavailable to me if my trailer had been even a foot or two longer.

* This post was edited 02/14/12 10:16pm by Eurocamper *


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Every foot will count, depending on the forest. We have a 40-foot Class A and manage to find forest campgrounds that can fit us, but we also find many more that don't!! Having a 35-footer would open up alot more spots, a 30-footer even more, and a 25-footer even more etc. etc.

My advise is have a click around below site on the various forest campgrounds in the areas you most like to visit. Size info (if they have it) is listed when you click it:
http://www.uscampgrounds.info/


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I have a 27ft 5r one slide. A 27 5r with truck is the same length as a 20tt and pickup. USFS standard for a lot of older cgs was a 20ft tt. The camp grounds are slowly getting pruned for the taller 5rs. Been to lots of gvt. cgs that my rig would fit in a just few sites and most sites were to small. 27 is very roomy and I would never go bigger.


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Hey Joel! Stick with the "B"! Our record is 101 days in our Roadtrek 190P (DW, 75# dog, myself) when we spent the summer travelling thru the Yukon and Alaska. You'll miss the accessibility! ST


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Our Truck and Camper is 20 feet 8 inches long.
It fits most anywhere.

Like your Class B on cold evenings our camper can feel small.
But our camper has 82 inch headroom and 79 inch headroom in the wet bath.
It also has twin made up 36 inch X 80 inch over cab beds. Son or brother come along an occasion.

We looked for something bigger but most are not bigger in the above dimensions when compared to our Lance.
So we must stay small to have big.(or tall at least)

We just try to avoid cold rainy evenings. Spending more time outdoors makes the camper seem much bigger.


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"Avoid cold rainy evenings?" No way -- that is boondocking heaven! (Assuming that you have not been cooped up all day, too.) We will never forget the first time it rained on our trailer. (Remember, we are from Southern California.) We were in Utah, near Zion, enjoying the after-dinner silence on a cold dark night in early April. Suddenly, we hear this tinkling noise -- like chocolate sprinkles hitting a cookie sheet. It took us a minute to figure it out!


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I have to chuckle every time I read suggestions on not to get a big RV because you'll never fit. We have used national parks, national forests, Corps of Engineers and state park campgrounds while we've full-timed for the past 16 years. We always find sites to fit our 40' motorhome and previously with our 33' 5th wheel. We use Dow's forest camping site to make our choices and we find it to be very accurate. No, we don't fit in all of them but there are always some in the immediate area that we do fit. However, we tend to stay west of the Mississippi. If you're using the eastern public parks you might not have as good luck.


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