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PuebloBonito wrote:

Which one has nice accommodations for sleeping and cooking?


All of them, except a tent trailer.

You really need to start visiting your local RV dealers and check out their inventory. Also, your tow vehicle will dictate the size of TT you can safely tow.


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You "can" cook in a pop-up, but not advised since the smoke/smell will get into the fabric. We really don't cook much in the trailer unless it's something small. We just purchased a new trailer (we get it Saturday!) that has an outside kitchen that I'll use most of the time. But we can cook inside as well but the stoves are usually pretty small and I've tried cooking in the ovens and they just never cook near the same as a home oven due to the size.


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Remember that the bigger the TT gets, the more complicated it gets. Tandem axles equal twice as many tires, and hubs. Slides could mean troubles with slide mechanisms, leaks in the slide seals, and possible troubles using the interior unless the slide is extended. If you are planning on camping in the national parks, you can be limited to shorter TT's.
My wife and I started with tents, went to popups, small Class C, and are on our second TT. The current TT will be around a long time because we like the fact that the dining area is like a green house. It is mostly windows on entire rear. It also tows very well because it is a single axle 17' unit. We don;t need more room because we spend most of our time outdoorsunless we are sleeping or it is raining or really cold.


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I would find out your tow veh. limits, subtract about 20 percent and then go to RV shows and see what suits your fancy.


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Living in Colorado is a great place to start RVing.
If you like to RV, this first unit probably isn't going to be your last. As stated before on here; your current tow vehicle is a consideration. Don't bet your life and future on a salesman's tale about what he has to offer. Look, ask other travelers, consider price, and think about what you folks like to do and see. For example, small trailers will allow you access to forest campgrounds and boondocking.
Have fun and see you out there

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22 to 25 ft models make good "couples" trailers. Depends on seating and beds, but I see a lot in that size range described that way.

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Posted: 02/14/21 06:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Which one has nice accommodations for sleeping and cooking?

Like asking which truck for pulling a trailer. Answer generally run my brand/etc is best.
They all will do what your asking. The main thing is choose the one that YOU like in the price range YOU can afford and in a size YOUR tow vehicle can safely tow.
Good hunting


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One thing to remember being in Colorado is altitude. An engine without a turbo or supercharger loses about 30% of its power at 10,000 ft.Many passes in CO are higher than that.What that means is that you will need more tow vehicle for the same trailer in CO than you would at sea level. Not only for climbing the passes but, also for descending.

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Rockwood Mini Lite 2109S.. Large tanks. Great floorpan

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Look at Rockwood (Flagstaff is the same) and Airstream.

AFAIK those are the most reliable, highest fit n' finish and quality out there. For the price and quality I went with Rockwood.

You also get a lot of features and upgrades in these 2 models that are valuable (Rockwood you can do auto level, upgraded suspension, and a lot more)

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