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My husband and I have owned and used (a lot) a 30 foot Coachmen travel trailer for 20 years. It is a but raggedy and it is actually too large for us now. Having used it for so long, I know exactly what I would like in a new unit. 1. a comfortable walk around queen bed, but I know that is something I would have to 'feather' myself 2. Large shower and decent sized bathroom. No bathtub 3. dual recliners. 4. movable table and chairs for two. 5 pass through storage under bed. 6, mounted TV, and 7. maybe a little fire place. Newer style tv antenna that doesn't need to be cranked up. These along with decent storage and the comforts of most modern RVs would be welcome in a lightweight unit, under 22 feet. No need for a couch or bunks. Good solid handle near door for assist up the stairs. A simplified easily accessed waste hook up for dumping and a black tank flushing system would also be nice. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Posted: 03/03/19 04:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not at under 22 feet.


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Do the math and you'll find that stuffing all that into a 22' trailer just isn't realistic, even if by 22' you mean a 22' box and coupler to bumper length of 25'. Have no idea what you mean by "feathering" the bed. [emoticon]


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The lack of a booth dinette is tough to find without going very small with a movable table in front of a sofa.
For models with the recliners, Heartland prowler Lynx255 is about as small as you normally see. But it has booth dinette, and a sofa as well.

You could get something like this,
http://www.forestriverinc.com/product-details.aspx?LineID=532&Image=27151&ModelID=4207#Main

And take the sofa out and replace it with 2 recliners.

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We just bought a Coach Freedom Express 192, the more I look at the thing, the more I realize how smart SWMBO is [emoticon]

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Arctic Fox 25R, 25Y or 25W


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SoundGuy wrote:

Do the math and you'll find that stuffing all that into a 22' trailer just isn't realistic, even if by 22' you mean a 22' box and coupler to bumper length of 25'. Have no idea what you mean by "feathering" the bed. [emoticon]
I meant that as far as I can tell, no moderately priced travel trailer has a comfortable mattress and I will need to put some sort of padding, ie memory foam, or replace the mattress altogether. I just used "feathering" as a term implying that the bed needs to be fluffed up or softened.

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While not 22 feet, more like 29 feet, it has what you are looking for in the way of no tub, a mounted TV, and a walk around bed.

https://www.collierrv.com/product/new-2019-coachmen-rv-catalina-legacy-263rls-930670-29

Could always get a fireplace installed under the TV if you really want it. They are nice in that they provide heat without having to fire up the LP Furnace.

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Look at the Lance line of lightweight “TTs”, They manuf. everything from 19’8” OAL to 29’5” OAL. Their model #2285 might. Be just what you are looking for. Very high quality however they are pricy.
They is also a Lance Owners association (LOA) that are very informative!


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Here are the web sites for Lance

lancecamper.com

community.lanceowners.org

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