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Posted: 12/29/20 07:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JMO but there is no such thing as perfect for everything. All of the various classes have their pros & cons. A TC is a long way from a 5er. The common part is the truck. Not a real big deal to change out the hitch for the camper if a trip best suited for just the truck is planned.

I see people talking about getting a TC for a trip to Alaska. Why? You are not going anywhere that is not crawling with As, Bs, Cs, TTs, 5ers, most anything else. If you have a 5er you might as well be comfy for the long trip & take the 5er.


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Grand design makes a 30 ft toy hauler.
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Our first rig was a 30' bumper pull toyhauler. It had a separate 9' garage. It was tight in there. There was no real bedroom, just a bed shoved in the front corner with a curtain. No actual couch, just a dinette bench. Kitchen was tiny. Only thing spacious about it was the bathroom, but you had to walk through that to get to the garage from the living area. The garage had the normal toyhauler folding couch/bed things, but they weren't comfortable.

Point being, the smaller you go, the less functional it gets when it comes to trailers. I can do without a lot of bells and whistles, but climbing over each other to get in and out of bed, and getting out the camping chairs to sit and watch a movie when the weather was bad got real old real fast. If you're wanting space for a recliner, I don't think either option you mention is going to make you happy. Just look at smaller 5th wheels. Ours is 34' (downsized from 38' toy hauler 5th wheel) and I could live in it full time if I needed to. They came out with a 32' model a few months after we bought ours.


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