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PuebloBonito

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We are thinking about buying a travel trailer, but not sure what size. It's just two of us. With COVID-19, we would like somewhere to go on the weekend and not stay in a hotel.

Which one has nice accommodations for sleeping and cooking?

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Posted: 01/30/21 05:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I like my WInnebago....22 footer. Micro Minnie.

https://www.winnebago.com/models/towables/travel-trailer


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There's a few more variables you must consider. What are you going to tow it with, do you have space at home to park it, and is it really going to be for weekends only. I downsized to a Coleman 17RD, I mostly go solo and it has lots of room for one person. Maybe look at some 19-21 foot models. One of my gripes is the lack of windows in most of the newer models.

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We're on the other end of Fishermen. Today we purchased our 3rd camping trailer. The first two were used to raise 3 boys from diapers to high school. Now 2 of the three have flown the coop and the third is not far away. We purchased a Keystone Premier 29RK which when we went to see it for the first time today was amazing. My first requirement (ahem.. the Wifey's first requirement) is that is must have lots of views. I wanted a bathroom and shower that I fit in (6'2, 300+) and room to spread out. It's still under 7,000 lbs so I can pull it with my f-150 but it is 34' long. They make a 24RK as well, but the view wasn't quiet the same, and there's only $1,000 difference in the price. These run up in the mid-30's, but we'll be using it for the next 10 years and more.

Good luck in your search. As the others mentioned, you need to figure out what you're going to pull it with and go from there.


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Trick question and dependent on what you consider necessary and how much can your tow vehicle handle.

Wife and I spent a great deal of time camping and vacationing in our trailer and find 30 ft with slides to be the holy grail but my sister and her husband feel the same way about they're tear drop.

No clear cut answer other than personal preference.

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Posted: 01/30/21 10:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"Reliable" and "travel trailer" might not belong in the same sentence! Particularly with the latest ones, since demand is high and mfrs are cranking them out as fast as possible with (it seems) less attention to detail than ever.


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PuebloBonito wrote:

We are thinking about buying a travel trailer, but not sure what size. It's just two of us. With COVID-19, we would like somewhere to go on the weekend and not stay in a hotel.

Which one has nice accommodations for sleeping and cooking?
The much more important question first is: What are you going to be towing with and how much trailer can it safely handle? That is assuming you want to pull it safely. If not, just go to a RV dealer and pick out something you like in your price range.

They all provide sleeping and cooking accommodations of some form or another, "nice" is subjective to the person judging. What may be nice for me, may be inadequate for you.

Now if you really want help, go to the vehicle you will be towing the trailer with and take a picture of the two stickers on the drivers door jam and post those pictures here (put a piece of tape over the VIN to black it out). Then and only then can you get some answers that will be helpful and hopefully keep you safe also. No use worrying about Covid if your driving in an accident waiting to happen.

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Maybe not good advice in these pandemic days but how about renting a 26 foot class C for a weekend or two to get an idea if the RVing lifestyle is really for you?
If your city allows you could even camp in your driveway for a weekend!


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Get the vaccine and save your money. RV prices are high as demand is super high. Campgrounds, RV parks and State parks were already crowded before the pandemic. They've become even worse now.

If you do want to get a travel trailer then I'd recommend a Lance. While they may have some issues like the rest, their construction materials are better than most. No luan in the walls, no batt insulation, higher grade exterior wall finish and light enough to be towed with smaller vehicles.
Problem is they demand a higher price than others in the same size category.

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