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Posted: 06/29/12 02:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

While most people are trying to go "bigger" we are thinking about
going the other way. May be a mistake, as we are fulltimers. We now
have a 40' Cardinal. We are looking at a "Mobile Suites" model
32TK3 or the 32RS3 .Not finding any at a dealer.From what I understand
these are special order only.The reason for downsizing is so we can
get into smaller and remote parks. We have a 2011 Chev. 1 ton Dooley
duramax.
Has one out there had any experience with either of these
models.
Thankyou in advance.

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Exactly why we bought a 2011 Carriage Cameo 31ksls. Love it! Just wish the roof was fiberglass. Also, you may check Excel....they make some quallity shorter rigs and with a fiberglass roof! Bigger is not better. For the 2 of us, 32' is tons of room. Good luck, phillip


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Try asking your question at www.myrvtalk.com where many SunnyBrook owners lurk.


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We had a 32'TT. When our Son moved away, we decided that our 32' was suddenly too big. To the point that we thought maybe a few weekends a year in a Motel would be sufficient. Well we are campers and after 3 years, we NEEDED another camper, but by then our big truck was gone too, and we were left with only our Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7 to tow with. After looking at several 24-26' TTs and (most importantly) deciding we didn't want to go in debt for a camper (as a new DD for me is in the plans). We found a crackin good PUP. Though it did seem (extremely) small the first few trips. Now it is perfect, and really just what we wanted or needed. We have it very SIMPLE now. Really don't miss the ammenities (unless we get caught in the rain while tearing down) other than that we are as happy as ever at the CGs.


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We have a 40' toylauler. the 12' garage is only used by the kids as a playroom / bedroom. The 28' that is left is alot of room for two.


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Posted: 06/29/12 07:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

nothing wrong with that.

we stayed smaller because of the state parks. we stayed under 35 ft. get ended up with 33.10. I am glad we stayed smaller...but while shopping that instinct to get bigger and bigger and seeing the big models was kinda hard to resist

good luck in your search. there are tons of smaller models that will suit 2 people very well.

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Last June we traded for a 31ksls Cameo. We traded in a 38.5 Quantum. The Cameo is just as heavy as the Quantum, and made like a trailer should be built. The Cameo is designed in such away that we have just about as much quality room as we had in the Quantum.


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I recently posted a question regarding downsizing from our nice 31-foot TT to something smaller, also for more spur-of-the-moment trips to National Forest campgrounds and the like. We're still pondering something in the 24-foot range with a slide, preferably well built, 4-season unit. Got plenty of towing capacity, so that's not a major consideration. I'm always interested in what other people have decided regarding downsizing.


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We too just downsized from a Keystone Challenger 34RSA to a Sabre 31CKTS are thrilled with our decision. Was not in the plan but we looked at a "Managers Special" at Camping World, and when we got home went to the local dealer and found this model. got a good trade in price and pulled the trigger last week. First trip starts tomorrow.

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You will love the Mobile Suites. Do a google search for the models you are looking for.

The MS will be just as heavy and probably heavier than the Cardinal. My 36 SB3 and Ram Dually are 27,000# combimed.

You will appreciate the big step up in quality.

Good luck in your search.


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