4 years from now I would agree with you on the bunkhouse being a requirement.
But for now, I have a 8yr old, 6 yr old, and 1 year old.
The 1 year old will not be sleeping in a normal bed. We have a mini crib we will take with us for her to sleep in. And when its just my immediate family, the two older girls will have there own bed (one on the couch pulled out, and one on the dinette). If we have extra people the girls can share the dinette.
In my area there is Cave storage available for $50 a month. It is naturally climate controlled. It is very convenient and nice!. If that falls through, My in-laws have a chunk of land with a gravel driveway poured next to there morten building I can park it at an hour away.
So again, regardless of floor plans, my question remains to this community, How big of a deal is the construction difference between trailors? Is one's cage built out of wood and the other aluminum or something? And if so is that a huge difference?
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"So again, regardless of floor plans, my question remains to this community, How big of a deal is the construction difference between trailors? Is one's cage built out of wood and the other aluminum or something? And if so is that a huge difference? "
Regardless of the type of construction one very telling statistic is the Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC). While everyone and his dog is touting their trailers as light, lighter, lightest the lack of weight often comes at a serious structural cost. A quality built trailer will have the ability to carry significant cargo loads commensurate with the use it was built for.
Does the trailer sleep 6 and if so does it have 50 gallon tanks? If not why not? Does it have at least 1500# of CCC? If not why not? When you load for a week with 6 bodies and their stuff and start filling those tanks (not every CG has a dump station), you will quickly overload most so called "Lite" trailers. If any trailer you are considering is anywhere near 30' it should have at least 1500# of CCC and more would be better. Don't walk away from any trailer with less than 1000# of CCC, run!
Does that 30 footer come with 15K BTU AC because 13,500 just is not going to get the job done when it is 100 outside. Twin batteries and propane cylinders should be standard but often are not. If the builder skimped on the things you can see rest assured they skimped everywhere else. Good Luck.
Ok we did it. Only we moved up in TT. We got a jayco jayflight 26bh with all the accessories. We got, what I think, is a helluva a deal. 35% below dealers msrp. After busting the dealers chops for two hours.
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Congrats, and a wise move with the bunkhouse. Beleive me, setting up/breaking down the dinette gets to be a PITA pretty fast...been there done that- thats why my current trailer has quad bunks! And you cant go wrong with a Jayco. Enjoy!
I probably did not get the best deal of all time, but I feel like we did good. It was MSRP at 23K and I got it for 16K including Hitch.
It has customer package, technology package, and elite package (TV/cable package, sealed/heated underbelly, electric tongue jack, power awning, outside speakers, etc).
Like I said we pick it up on Wednesday and we are going to take a short camping trip, leaving Friday morning and coming back either Saturday night or Sunday depending on where we end up. Going to do some research now. Pretty pumped so, please, no one rain on my parade and tell me how i paid too much PIC's to follow soon, thanks for everyone's help.