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Posted: 06/13/12 04:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

me to just sold my tent trailer at 42 i am tired of cranking up and down i love the 31ft TT don't really like pulling it yet the pup at 3000lb was much lighter but we love the super slide queen bed with a real mattress changed out the RV mattress that thing was all springs i started camping when i was 5 or 6 with my parents now i take my family camping every chance i get love the out doors have fun and be safe


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I forgot to add my Dodge got about 12 miles to Gal with the pup and the 31ft TT is averaging about 9-10 that is the bad part when you have a 28 Gal tank i just turn the counter off and drive to fun fun fun Your kids will remember this the rest of their life.

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tragusa3 wrote:

Hoping this little trailer won't change mpg very much.


It really doesn't matter what size trailer you tow you're gonna get about the same mileage as the rest of us get which is around 9 to 12 mpg just according to how fast you drive. Every mile per hour over 60 will make you think there's hole in your gas tank that's getting bigger by the minute. That's a little bit of an exaggeration but not by much.

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We recently sold our Teardrop, loved the economy of towing it with our Ford Foucs....28 mpg towing, 35 with just the car. But the TD got a bit tight for us! So we bought the Cabin A this spring and have had it out for a few trips. Towing it with a Ford Escape 2.5L 4 cyl. Towing we are averaging about 19 mpg....best we have seen with a tail wind was 22 mpg. Just the Escape will pull down about 32 hwy with nothing behind it. The sloped front on the TT is what is helping us out on the MPG, with the fact of the dry weight is about 1400 lbs.

Enjoy the TT when you get it, and don't watch the gas gauge...just the scenery!


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Well, they have it all prepped and ready for me at 9am tomorrow morning! Can't wait. My sway tab hitch receiver came in from Curt this morning. Just put it all together.

Camping in the driveway tomorrow night! More pictures to come.


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Then 60mph it is!

I appreciate all the feedback. The gas mileage comment really wasn't intended to come across as a huge deal. It is what it is. I'm surprised to hear that weight doesn't play much of a role, but truely, I'm over it before I even start.

I've got three sets of reservations lined up already! Next weekend will be a two nighter near Lake Keowee, SC; In August we'll be on a 4 nighter in Hunting Island, SC and then mid October a two nighter on the water at the Davidson River campground in the Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, NC!

I'm sure we'll fill in a few random weekends between, but I wanted to get in some early reservations for a few nice places.

Up at 4:30 this morning. Watching the clock tick until the dealership opens...

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Oh, how I'd love to be at Hunting Island again. I wish it weren't so far for us. Enjoy your trips.

My daughter and I went to Hunting Island the first of May. Here's our site:





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WARNING!!!! Your 30 AMP is 120 volt not 240 volt. Make sure before you plug in that you have the propper voltage. ED

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The trailer 30amp plug is 110 volt,not 220,you got lucky there with the dryer plug.You can get a adapter so you can plug into 15amp 110.


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We're about 4.75 hours from Hunting Island. Not close, but close enough. It's definitely worth the drive.

Picked up the trailer this morning! All went smoothly. A few minor surprises.

- appliances were not the Dometic that I saw in the other unit. The air is "Advent" and the fridge is "Norcold". They look exactly the same as the Dometics....I did notice the warranty on them is a little shorter.

- 3 little nitpicks on fit and finish. But it is about the cheapest TT you can find, so overall its an A+

- expected that 30amp would plug into my dryer outlet and now see that it won't! hmmmmm I guess I'm going to run a 30amp service out of the breaker box and up to the driveway.

- I see what you guys mean about wind resistence. I had to pay attention to hold 55 on the way home. My usual light foot would have me loosing speed.

Hope to get a few photos out later this afternoon!

tony

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