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Ok , i have something simmiler with out the slide out or exterior kitchen. For 2 adults ( sleeping together) and 2 kids you will be fine. Your cabinite space will handle the food. Out door kitchen will handle the drinks. Inside fridge will hold a ton of stuff especially with a freezer your not used to. The pass through will hold chairs for all. Biggest problem will be the first year orginizing and making use of every available space for storage of clothing, and jackets etc. But it has 2 wardrobes up front. Your used to tents so you are used to taking less stuff. You will be fine. I went smaller with mine because i can go some places where the bigger campers can't. So some state parks etc. So size is all about how you look at it. Ots a nice camper and should be fine. It has plenty of weight capacity to load it up. If you plan meals etc , you can go for a while withlut having to stop to get food. We did 18 days in disney, and made all but like 6 meals in the camper. Never had to go buy food once. Good luck!


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JRscooby wrote:

Bumpyroad wrote:



in about two years after you get sick and tired of fooling with that bed morning and night and feeling a little cramped, come back and tell us what you want to trade up to.
bumpy


But then again, if they are coming from a tent, normally spend most of the day outside, might only need to fool with the bed on bad weather days.
For towing, the extra 3 feet of length will only mean a few inches on corners. The long trailer does need more room, but a short one is harder to control backing.
Does the trailer have place to store clothes? Use a duffel, so each person moves bag off bed at night, put food in drawers. A lot of the average household food storage space is used for packaging. Unless you are growing your own, stores are everywhere.


Thank you. That is a good option to just leave the bed down unless we want to use the sofa. And coming from tent camping for 20 years, taking 10 seconds to put a bed down and up doesn't sound that difficult to me.

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Thanks all. I know we won't really know until we get one, so I'm going to try to stick to my plan and buy used to discover what we really want. The inventory is really low right now because of Covid. We saw a new trailer similar to the ones they have on order in person yesterday and they just kept talking about how people are ordering and paying before even seeing them, and if we didn't buy this one it would be gone. I believed them, but I don't want to buy a brand new trailer because I have to hurry before someone else buys it. I don't have that much money to play around with!!! I really wish I had bought a trailer last year! Everyone is feeling stuck at home like we are. I told my husband if we can just wait until Covid is over, there should be an influx of 1-2 year old trailers on the market lol....

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I disagree with Bumpy and prefer the smaller setups.

We downsized from a 30BHDS and Crew F-250 to the setup in my signature and in the pics below. It is a smaller trailer with a very similar floorplan, and we manage wonderfully with two kids (8 and 5) for trips up to a week. I love it over the large camper and it gives us much more flexibility in where we can camp. We are finishing up Year 2 with this setup.

INSIDE
- Adults clothes are all overhead, the kids get each of the closets next to our bed.
- Pantry next to the bathroom fits all the dry food, fruit and veggies on the table.
- Kitchen cabinets keep enough plates and kitchen style stuff.
- Cabinets in the table benches hold towels, extra drinks, extra large dry food things, blankets and such.
- Under the bed is bonus storage
- Laundry basket in the shower that gets moved the off chance we need to wash one of the kids. Usually they just get hosed down outside.
- Kids get their bunks for anything they want special and there is even storage under the bottom bunk for games, chairs and other things.
- Bi-Fold table next to the bed that comes out when we get there. This is the only inside stored thing that comes out when we get to the campsite. Zero-gravity chairs if we decide to bring them as well here.
- Shoes next to the bed by the door. Except mine, I pretty much only wear flip flops that stay outside.

OUTSIDE
- Tie downs, hoses, cords, tiki torches, and all of those type of things on the drivers side of the front pass through.
- Multiple rugs, large flag, camp chairs, hammock and outside toys in the passenger side of the front pass through.
- Outdoor kitchen has outside food-esque items like table cloths, hand wipes, cleaner, oven gloves, and then things like citronella candles, bug spray and coozies.

BABY TRUCK
- Wood, when allowed by law. Actually, all the time.
- One large bin I throw in the back of my truck that has all misc. outside items like camp stove, two scooters and some squirt guns. If we are loading up all the wood, then I use my truck bed mounted basket for stuff.
- Beat up 10x10 I use to go over the grill and the flat top grill in the bed.

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* This post was edited 08/24/20 11:39am by badercubed *


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one thing I want that is lacking in these shorter units, is a degree of privacy. If I want to go to bed while others are at the table with board games, etc. I don't want to be lying next to the stove, etc.out in the open.
but whatever floats your boat.
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Thank you Badercubed, that was very helpful!!

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