We upgraded from a HTT unit. I do not miss the noise from the ends, from the noisy neighbor to the people just talking at night. More importantly, the quickness of just backing into the site, leveling up and Boom your done. Your days of setting up are justr about over. No more ends to put out or setting up beds. Just open the door and "boom" your done.
Dan, Tammy, Cory, Leah and Adam
2011 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 6.0
2012 Conquest 297DBS
GM Integrated Trailer Brake Controller
ALso, do not miss the sleepless nights if it was going to rain or not. Knock on wood, we only had to pack up once in the rain and of course it made a horrible wet mess, had to let her dry out when we got home.
As it turns out, some trailers are quieter than others. Our first TT, a Fun Finder T-139, was pretty quiet -- we could hear generators outside, but not much else. And the rain on the roof was very nice -- a quiet tinkle.
Then we got our new X-139, and it is REALLY quiet -- a lot more foam in the walls, ceiling, and floors. Very surprising. We can hardly hear anything outside. So far, we have not been in the rain with it -- my guess is that the rain tinkle will be quieter, too, which is too bad. Coming from Southern California, rain is always a welcome novelty to us. There have been years when we have only heard rain at night a couple of times during the whole year. This last season was one of those years. And it almost never, never rains from May 1 to Halloween. Dull.
We went from a PUP to a TT, never had a hybrid. The noise difference is amazing. We could hear everything going on outside in the PUP. Rain would wake me up and I'm a heavy sleeper. The TT is much better. Hardly ever hear anything when I'm inside. Only once have I been awaken by rain in the TT and it was a very hard rain. Best thing is the setup. No more making beds and cranking it up and down or opening it back up to dry out after we get home.
Can anyone comment on Rain Noise??? We just experienced a major overnight rainstorm in our Roo and barely slept. How much better is noise from the rain in a TT
Are you new to the trailer? I recall the first time we heard it it woke us up and it sounded like ball bearings on a trach can, we don't notice it any more.
No, not new to the trailer...It's just one of those things I cannot get used to. I love the sound of a rainstorm coming through an open window, but being in a PUP or a Hybrid is like trying to sleep inside a drum set
An important point to consider is what type of "environment" that you prefer to be camping in. We went the "typical" tent/pop-up/hybrid/travel trailer experience over the years.
We prefer to camp as much as possible away from people and civilization, or at the very least going to state and local parks during the off-season and weekdays, and picking the most remote sites. I loved the hybrid (21 foot Starcraft) as it gave us nearly all the comforts of a TT, light-weight for easy towing, and that "being as close to the outside" as possible when sleeping.
That said, the creep of "older" age and desire for more comfort and security lead us to our current Outback 250RS (and the DW is REALLY happy).
Coleman Westlake to Rockwood Roo 233 to Lacrosse 318bhs.....Absolutely huge difference. It is very quiet in the 318bhs, no crawling over each other for night time potty breaks, and packing up in the rain is no longer a problem. If I want to hear outside noise (when dry camping) ...I open windows. If I am in a noisy campground ..shut the windows and hear very little if anything (especially if the ac, fan or furnace is running) Would never go back.
wife and 2 daughters
2012 Ford F150 SCrew 4x4 Max Tow
2011 Lacrosse 318bhs
Rockwood Roo 233
Was one of the main reasons we left the HTT world. We sleep with "white noise" such as a fan and we could still hear the outside campground at night, unless you were in a very private natural campground setting.
With the TT and the fan on, I hear nothing from the outside, and nobody can hear me! With an HTT, people outside can almost hear every conversation you are having.
I don't miss the wet and cool, damp tent ends, drying out the ends when we got home or making and un-making the bed all the time either
I wouldn't go back!
2011 Kodiak 240KSSL
Husky Center Line WDH
2010 Dodge RAM 1500 4x4, 3:55, 5.7L - at last, a HEMI
2007 Kodiak 214 HTT (prior)
We currently own a hybrid tt and struggle with the nighttime noise we often hear from other campers. We're curious how much quieter it is in a full tt vs a hybrid. If anyone has made the switch, I'd be curious about your impressions regarding exterior sound when inside the camper.
I had two StarCraft Antigua HTT's, the 215SB and the biggest 235SBS - both excellent rigs!
..........but yea, it's like sleeping in a tent but usually we would have the direct blow a/c unit running during the summer and if it was the shoulder seasons of spring and fall maybe a small fan to give some white noise as well as to help with any condensation issues.
We moved to the KZ slide unit in my sig and it's night and day, can barely hear the rain on the slide out bunk but in the ANT, well it was like sleeping in a tent, which is exactly what it is.
Loved out HTT's as well as the popup before that but I would never, almost probably, go back to one, to many advantages to a complete hard side unit.