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One of the best things i did when we first bought our trailer was to experience first hand what goes on inside the TT. A 20 minute ride (with wifey behind the wheel) on one of the Death Valley dirt roads was like an E-Ticket Disney ride.

Being a native born Cali boy, I've experienced many earthquakes, but nothing like went on inside my 21' TT rolling down a smooth dirt road. IMO, the noise alone would be enough to cause a docile guard dog to become an over anxious foo foo lap dog.

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Timmo! wrote:

One of the best things i did when we first bought our trailer was to experience first hand what goes on inside the TT. A 20 minute ride (with wifey behind the wheel) on one of the Death Valley dirt roads was like an E-Ticket Disney ride.

Being a native born Cali boy, I've experienced many earthquakes, but nothing like went on inside my 21' TT rolling down a smooth dirt road. IMO, the noise alone would be enough to cause a docile guard dog to become an over anxious foo foo lap dog.


The next best thing you could do is realize that not all RVs are like your apparent rattle trap.
This is almost laughable. Sure there are things that squeak and creak. Namely dishes and household items.
If it’s unreasonable to put even a pet in a reasonable condition (riding in a RV) then how do they sell sooooo many motorhomes?
Please do not confuse this with actual concerns like throwing fluffy the shitzerdoodle in the camper, no air ,locking the door and taking off across Death Valley in June ( or Washington State as may be the case currently).
To be fair, I’ve only ridden in TCs and a couple old motorhomes, so I look forward to seeing whether your statement is a gross exaggeration , when it comes to our trailer, now, but I have a hunch….


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Grit dog wrote:

Timmo! wrote:

One of the best things i did when we first bought our trailer was to experience first hand what goes on inside the TT. A 20 minute ride (with wifey behind the wheel) on one of the Death Valley dirt roads was like an E-Ticket Disney ride.

Being a native born Cali boy, I've experienced many earthquakes, but nothing like went on inside my 21' TT rolling down a smooth dirt road. IMO, the noise alone would be enough to cause a docile guard dog to become an over anxious foo foo lap dog.


The next best thing you could do is realize that not all RVs are like your apparent rattle trap.
This is almost laughable. Sure there are things that squeak and creak. Namely dishes and household items.
If it’s unreasonable to put even a pet in a reasonable condition (riding in a RV) then how do they sell sooooo many motorhomes?
Please do not confuse this with actual concerns like throwing fluffy the shitzerdoodle in the camper, no air ,locking the door and taking off across Death Valley in June ( or Washington State as may be the case currently).
To be fair, I’ve only ridden in TCs and a couple old motorhomes, so I look forward to seeing whether your statement is a gross exaggeration , when it comes to our trailer, now, but I have a hunch….


I share real life experiences. What exactly are you sharing? Speculative thoughts?

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What are the ages of your kids? What kind of trips are you talking, 1-2 hour max or cross country? As great as my kids are, being able to put space between them proves invaluable at times…like when doing 3000 mile winter/spring break trips.

I now only have two that can’t keep their hands to themselves, but I have four that now fight for leg room.


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Posted: 06/28/21 04:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Timmo! wrote:

One of the best things i did when we first bought our trailer was to experience first hand what goes on inside the TT. A 20 minute ride (with wifey behind the wheel) on one of the Death Valley dirt roads was like an E-Ticket Disney ride.

Being a native born Cali boy, I've experienced many earthquakes, but nothing like went on inside my 21' TT rolling down a smooth dirt road. IMO, the noise alone would be enough to cause a docile guard dog to become an over anxious foo foo lap dog.


I bet your wife was LOL as you got tossed around in the TT.

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If 4x4 is not required, an HDT is a very comfortable way to travel for a family + dog:

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^^^^ Yup and the dog would be every bit as comfortable laying on the couch in the fiver.


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cptqueeg wrote:

Timmo! wrote:

One of the best things i did when we first bought our trailer was to experience first hand what goes on inside the TT. A 20 minute ride (with wifey behind the wheel) on one of the Death Valley dirt roads was like an E-Ticket Disney ride.

Being a native born Cali boy, I've experienced many earthquakes, but nothing like went on inside my 21' TT rolling down a smooth dirt road. IMO, the noise alone would be enough to cause a docile guard dog to become an over anxious foo foo lap dog.


I bet your wife was LOL as you got tossed around in the TT.


Wifey gleefully seeks and has immense enjoyment when, in the rarest of occasions, I actually get tossed around.

I expected a mini earthquake ride, but what surprised me was all the squeaking noise. Nash TT are well made and fabricated with wooden framing; as wood flexes and is forgiving--hence the squeaking noise that came from everywhere: walls, roof, cabinetry, and doorways.

Anyone besides me, remember the cooking scene from the Lucy movie classic, The Long, Long Trailer? LOL, it was nothing like that inside my Nash, but all the water sloshed out of the dogs' water bowls.

Maybe if the TT had shock absorbers and anti sway system (instead of WD bars), things might have been different.

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How different do you suppose the “ride” is between in a secured crate in a TT near the hitch and in a secured crate in the bed of a PU in terms of noise (rattling, squeaks, etc) and the bouncing/jarring? Most people seem to think dogs experience the same “ride” on the floor of a vehicle as we do sitting on the seats.

If you don’t know, crates make noise while traveling when inside the cab of a vehicle, in the bed of a PU, in a motor home, or in a trailer. Since we have a van with 7 crates right now (and as many as 9 in the past) know from personal experience. There’s a lot of noise while traveling on gravel roads.

Btw, items left on the table and counters of our Nash, stay there unless I need to brake very hard.


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