I am looking for a TT around 25'-27'. I will be pulling it with a '06 F-250 6.0L diesel.
I know the common question from Newbie RV'ers like me is "who makes the best TT". Which, as I read, is tough question to answer because of personal needs.
Perhaps my question is the same, but I want to know, what features should we be looking for in a well built TT?
I am thinking that a well built TT would have lightweight but strong aluminum studs, is well insulated, has a well sealed floor, roof (perhaps one piece) and outer skin that holds up over the years to the weather, is lightweight, trailers well, holds up to rough roads, has dependable components that hold up over time, has trailer brakes and sturdy suspension, has one or more slide outs, has. . .
Are these good and reasonable features to be looking for?
What features do you think make a good TT?
Is there such a trailer?
If so, who builds it?
Perhaps another question to ask is, which trailer(s) should I stay away from?
Which ones have consistent problems, poor service, poor quality workmanship?
Sorry light weight is not synonymous with durability. Probably one of the most durable, and heavy trailer lines is built by Northwood in LaGrand Oregon. Still a privately owned business, they build their own frames, pack them with amenities at a fair price. People who have owned a Northwood product tend to buy a second one more often than other brands. They have a couple of new lines out in the last couple of years, but the Arctic Fox is still the top of the line.
Most folks are not going to say stay away from trailer X or Y. Most folks seem to think the trailer they currently own is good. Your best bet is to spend lots of time researching in the archives here. Look what brands have consistant problems. How are they dealt with? IMHO quality in the RV industry is very much lacking. Best of luck.
Wonderful wife & 4 Really Fun kids
2008 KIA Sedona 3.8L 24 valve V-6
2001 Bantam Trail Lite B-19
ALL of those qualities can be found in an older Avion TT with the possible exception of light weight. But, no problem to tow with your current tow vehicle. Buy one if you can find it and it will be worth what you paid for it, or more, 20 years from now.
Only people who own or have owned one will understand. Those TT's are bulletproof.
My suggestion would be you find a floor plan you like and is functional first. Then look for a dealer that is close to your home and provides good service after the sale. You will most likely have minor problems, but a good dealer can make that painless. Ask about the warranty, consider an extended warranty if the price meets your budget. With proper routine maintenance and care from both the owner and the dealer you can make them last for years. Keep reading and asking questions on this board from other owners of the model you choose. Good luck and happy camping.
Mike and Donna 2005 Chevy 2500HD 2009 Flagstaff 831FKBSS