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stevenal

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Posted: 03/15/19 01:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lots of discussion prior to settling on our current system. Overriding for the truck camper were:
1) Except for a Sprinter class B, the only way to get factory 4X4.
2) Less expensive than a Sprinter class B.
3) Our friends had to leave their Sprinter class B in Alaska when the transmission went out.
4) More room than a Sprinter class B.
5) Separate bedroom from living area accommodates differing bedtimes.
6) Bed location ensures dogs will not attempt to join us in bed, or ride there.
7) Neither of us likes driving huge vehicles.


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6) Bed location ensures dogs will not attempt to join us in bed, or ride there.

You must have old dogs.
Our 12 yo Jack Russel Terriers make jump from dinette seat to the bed with no sweat.





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I am having the same battle, the wife wants a travel trailer, I love my TC if I had a place with more land I would keep both but I don't. So it could happen this summer.[emoticon]

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We had a Sunlite pop-up truck camper from 1995-98, then went to a Lance Squire 4000, a 9 1/2 foot truck camper. From there, we went to a 36 foot toyhauler and medium duty International 4700 while the kids were growing (2005-2017). Now that kids are grown and not camping with us, going back to a 9 1/2 foot Lance 915 for just the two of us.


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Posted: 03/16/19 08:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Kayteg1 wrote:

6) Bed location ensures dogs will not attempt to join us in bed, or ride there.

You must have old dogs.
Our 12 yo Jack Russel Terriers make jump from dinette seat to the bed with no sweat.


Yep, if I could post a picture I could show proof that's wasn't the case with my lab.

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Kayteg1 wrote:

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You must have old dogs.
Our 12 yo Jack Russel Terriers make jump from dinette seat to the bed with no sweat.


One young, one old. We chose the layout that puts a closet and refrigerator between dinette seat and bed. A former dog could get up on the step and no farther.

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Hope this works. One dog was a friend's. We were hunting grouse in Alaska. He slept on the dinnette bunk and both dogs slept in the master with me. No trouble staying warm that night.

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You can worry yourself out of just about anything. May as well stay home, wrap yourself in bubble wrap, and hide under the bed...

You aren't buying it to roll it over. You aren't driving it to roll it over.

Get what you can compromise on. If you roll it over and die, you can come back to the forum and say "I told you so!"


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Having owned 3 class A's, I say give it a shot. I always flat towed something behind them so we could go anywhere. You might be surprised how comfortable they are. I had 34, 40, and a 45 footer.


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Old Days wrote:

I am having the same battle, the wife wants a travel trailer, I love my TC if I had a place with more land I would keep both but I don't. So it could happen this summer.[emoticon]


I lost that conversation last spring. SWMBO wanted a couch, a proper (dry) bathroom and a bed that she could easily get into.

I went along with her wishes but after nearly 20 years of TCs I wanted SHORT! We found a barely used, 2 year old 5th wheel, 28' nose to tail.

Sold the Eagle Cap privately.

That is THE HAPPY BOSS sitting under the awning.

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