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We are looking for our first TT. Probably a used unit, under 4500# dry weight. Watching Craigslist and some FS sites, we are totally overwhelmed by the options available.
We want something that has a decent sized bathroom (no tub), and queen walk around bed. What we don't need are bunks and fold-out couches - in other words, we don't wish to sleep more than two.
Of course we have a list of features we'd like, but the purpose of this post is to ask if there are certain models that cater to folks looking for a lightweight "couples" trailer.
Advice appreciated.
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For something that has been around a while and pretty available in that size and weight, Try the Coachmen Freedom express 192rb or a similar model. To be more comfortable for longer trips you may want to look at the 25' boxes with the recliners in the rear, all brands sell a variation of this floorplan.
Your tow vehicle will be your limiting factor if you already have one.

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I'm in the same boat. I'm leaning to the 25' range. I think the bunk areas if there, could come in handy for extra storage. DW doesn't want to go small, but I want something small enough to use boondocking.


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You Might Want To Check Out The Jayco 24RL

We Have The Older Version 23RLSW And For The Two Of Us Is Great.

I Think We Would Have been Hard Pressed To Find A Better Model For Just The Two Of us.


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Everybody has different wants, needs and styles.

We like sitting and reading and watching tv shows and movies so a comfortable couch or recliners facing a larger tv would be a requirement.

We never use a dinette: waste of space Prefer table and chairs or nothing at all and eat outside or use TV trays.

An 80” bed is important too if you’re tall. Many are 75”.

You might start with an older clean unit and modify it.


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Since this is your first, I would visit as many dealers as possible with large TT inventories looking at all the variations you can. And there are a lot. You really need to spend some time in multiple units of different sizes and floorplans to see what will work for you. When you narrow it down to what you like, then you can start a search for similar used units in good condition.

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BB_TX wrote:

Since this is your first, I would visit as many dealers as possible with large TT inventories looking at all the variations you can. And there are a lot. You really need to spend some time in multiple units of different sizes and floorplans to see what will work for you. When you narrow it down to what you like, then you can start a search for similar used units in good condition.


^^^^This. Best advice. We looked for over a year, piled through small, large, single and double axle, chatted with a host of salesmen. Some knew things, others didn't.

After poking around several dealerships, forums like this are really your best source of info going forward. The folks "living it" are not trying to sell you, just sharing good info.


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If you are in Portland, Or.-take a look at Nash & Arctic Fox models. They are made in La Grande, Or., by Northwood, Mfg.
http://northwoodmfg.com/


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My wife and I wanted a TT that was easy to use for 2 also. We wanted a comfortable place to sit, decent sized bath (no tub) light weight, queen bed, no slides, & as many windows as possible in the seating area. We found that a Viking 17FQ fit the bill for us. We did not want a larger TT because we own a tree farm with a private campsite and limited amount of parking for all of the people that camp there over several weekends during the summer. We also boondock whenever possible throughout the west on BLM land and like to be able to get around easily.


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Here is the old boat rule:
6 for drinks
4 for dinner
2 for overnight.
Most traditional trailers are pretty good for two. Now a lot of people seem to want to sleep 8-10. Not in a million years.

I like the trailers made in Oregon a lot. Good ones in the 22-26 foot range.

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