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Posted: 04/26/17 01:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A lot of it for me is perspective. I grew up camping in first a 72 VW Wesfalia, then a 8ft cabover camper. On my own I slept under the cap of my truck, and then a small 8ft pop up. By comparison, our 18ft TT feels BIG though as far as TTs go it isn't. We have had it almost 12 years now and I do not regret it one bit. It fits next to my house saving storage fees ($100 per mo for a outdoor dirt parking spot), and we have taken it a few places that longer may not have fit, many NP and NF campgrounds out here tend to be smaller. It is also a comfortable tow with my SUV. Love my 18ft no slide sleeps 7 TT it fits our needs and lifestyle right now. Some day, when it is just DW and me, I have no doubt we will choose a different floor plan, but will likely keep it the same size.


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I grew up car camping in CO. Than started backpacking and bagging peaks as a teenager.

When my wife and I started our family we got a 24' bunkhouse TT. than we sold that to start water skiing, back to car camping until our kids were in college.

we started back with a pop up tent trailer a number of years ago, quickly followed with a 28' TT. that had two slide outs. We used It for about four years and than realized that with the size of our tow vehicle and the trailer we were limited when we would try to find campsites in the places that we like to go to, NF CG, and dry camping on BLM and NF's lands. I was also done towing a trailer. If we would have chosen a smaller trailer I may have felt different.

So last year we traded in the trailer and now have a slide in truck camper. So far it is perfect for our needs. If our truck hadn't already been paid for we may have looked at smaller class C MH's. But we also like that we can use the truck for other purposes when the camper is off of it.

So far our longer trips gave been to the West side of the Tetons, Southern Utah and the Grand Canyon, the Sawtooths in Idaho. On all of these trips the old Travel Trailer would have limited us in our campsite locations.

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If a 24 ft, 21 ft box TT (Skyline Koala 21CS) is considered small, then yes. That trailer was only 7.5 ft wide, had a shallow slide with a sofa on it. That was all the interior sitting space it had. It grew too small for DW and I.

I now have a 27ft, 23 ft box TT (Jayco 23RB) that is 8 ft wide, with no slide. It has a sofa, and a dinette. I consider it to be of good size for the two of us.


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Friends regretted their small RV. They bought something larger. Too large. They bought something smaller. Now on number four.
We are still on first trailer, 2003. I wonder if they will have a new one this year.

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Friends regretted their small RV. They bought something larger. Too large. They bought something smaller. Now on number four.
We are still on first trailer, 2003. I wonder if they will have a new one this year.

Some people are never happy!

We've used ours for 6 years now and are still satisfied. We're half heartedly looking for something slightly bigger, as were going to be able to take more extended trips. If we don't sell it I'd still be happy. At the rv show we saw some real monster rigs. To each their own, I just don't get it.

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We have tried many RVs. The largest has been a 22 foot Nash. It was great but heavy. It fit everyhwere. Now I have a smaller hybrid trailer. It has a narrow hallway and with 3 dogs it feels squeezy. Once the ends are opened up it feels plenty big. It is easy to tow.

There are a lot of old USFS campgrounds in the West where large RVs don't fit. The 22 foot max length is about right. I am going camping this week, right before Thanksgiving and will probably sleep in it closed up this time of year.

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I do regret buying the small TT. I really wish I had went with the 35footer instead of the 32footer we have!

Seriously. We had a small 25ft trailer and while it was ok, it was just to cramped with 2 small kids and a 100lb German Shepherd.


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I know it has been over a year since I made this post. I missed the later posts until just now. I had forgotten both my username and password. Our family has gone through quite a bit in the past year. We bought a truck in June, then Hurricane Harvey flooded our community (85% of my town flooded, and we were among them). We got out with the truck we bought to tow the trailer! (Our house and other vehicle flooded.)

We put our search on hold for awhile to work on the house. We finally started looking again in December; we purchased in February.

We bought a Jayco Jayflight 26bh (29' tongue to bumper), and we tow with a Ford F-150 w/ factory tow package.

We have no slides on the trailer. It is a very tight fit during bad weather, but it is comfortable for sleeping. We all slept like logs on our shakedown trip during a thunderstorm.
Looking forward to our trips we've planned this year.

Thank you all for sharing your take on small vs. larger trailers. I'm sorry I took so long to reply.

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We bought a 26' footer initially, but we quickly realized that it wasn't nearly big enough for us plus the three kids, so we upgraded to the current 38' bunkhouse TT. That works just fine. Towing the two isn't radically different, and we haven't encountered a campground that couldn't handle it, but boy, does it make a difference in living space!


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Had two 29' TT's with one slide.

Will be downsizing in length to a TT with no slide.

Looking at the Bigfoot 25 or the Oliver Elite II

Just the two of us.

Everybody's needs are different in what that want in an RV.

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