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Posted: 04/02/22 01:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I down sized. Small is very good.

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I'll throw our 2 cents out there. We downsized from a 40 foot coach. We went to a T@B400. If you have the budget and are willing to wait for the build it is a very nice unit. Very good quality etc. Here are a few points that we are impressed and happy with.

- Balance. The trailer is designed with all the storage pretty much over or slightly behind the axle. The hitch weight changes very little with loading. Filling up the fresh tank actually lightens the hitch by about 10 pounds. The AGM batteries are mounted under the bed and slightly behind the axle. Really you can't load a lot of weight in a L@B anyway. There is just not a lot of places to put stuff.

- Hydronic heat and hot water is really nice. Really quiet and uses very little 12 volt, its also super efficient.

- Basement air and heat pump. No big gun turret on the roof. Helps with mileage of the tow vehicle (or in our case battery consumption and range)

- Fit and finish. Nice materials and very well done. Very european feel.

- Built in inverter, Lithium ready although we are staying with the AGM's

Here are a few pics. Not sure if you have been in one but worth taking a look. We tow with a fairly high performance SUV with a stiff suspension and 447 hp. Rear end squat is negligible. But heads up, Nucamp doesn't recommend using a weight distribution hitch so plan accordingly. Our trailer loaded for camping is around 3420 pounds and hitch weight around 340 pounds.

Hope you find your dream trailer. Safe travels and happy camping.

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So you tow with a Tesla? Pretty cool. I have not actually been inside a T@b. If I can convince my wife to go RVing, the 400 would be the preferred option, I think. If it ends up just me, I would probably lean towards the 320. But given the cost, I’m trying to see what else is out there.

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mavapa wrote:

So you tow with a Tesla? Pretty cool. I have not actually been inside a T@b. If I can convince my wife to go RVing, the 400 would be the preferred option, I think. If it ends up just me, I would probably lean towards the 320. But given the cost, I’m trying to see what else is out there.


Yah. We tow with a Tesla model Y. Great tow vehicle for us.

I think a 320 would be fine for one person. I believe there is a 320 solo floor plan just for that. They discontinued it this year but I believe they can be found used. Most people with T&Bs look after them do you might find a good used unit.

Hope it works for you.

Happy camping.

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My apologies. The solo model is a T@B 400. Still worth considering. Neat floor plan.

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Reisender wrote:

mavapa wrote:

So you tow with a Tesla? Pretty cool. I have not actually been inside a T@b. If I can convince my wife to go RVing, the 400 would be the preferred option, I think. If it ends up just me, I would probably lean towards the 320. But given the cost, I’m trying to see what else is out there.


Yah. We tow with a Tesla model Y. Great tow vehicle for us.

I think a 320 would be fine for one person. I believe there is a 320 solo floor plan just for that. They discontinued it this year but I believe they can be found used. Most people with T&Bs look after them do you might find a good used unit.

Hope it works for you.

Happy camping.


What is your Wh/mi when towing?


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afidel wrote:

Reisender wrote:

mavapa wrote:

So you tow with a Tesla? Pretty cool. I have not actually been inside a T@b. If I can convince my wife to go RVing, the 400 would be the preferred option, I think. If it ends up just me, I would probably lean towards the 320. But given the cost, I’m trying to see what else is out there.


Yah. We tow with a Tesla model Y. Great tow vehicle for us.

I think a 320 would be fine for one person. I believe there is a 320 solo floor plan just for that. They discontinued it this year but I believe they can be found used. Most people with T&Bs look after them do you might find a good used unit.

Hope it works for you.

Happy camping.


What is your Wh/mi when towing?


Depends on highways speeds etc. Our last couple trips were on secondary highways to provincial parks. Kinda off the beaten track. Max 80 kmh and quite often slower on curvy twisty valley roads. About 270 wh per kilometre ish under those conditions. Maybe 30 to 50 percent more on other trips. Depends.

Here is a couple of shots of the data on our second last trip to Mabel Lake provincial park. Maybe 70 kilometres from our house.

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This one shows the cars projected use and actual use. It was pretty cold which maybe explains the deviation.

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And when I say cold, yes that is a snow squall headed across the lake. It turned out to be a nice week but we were a little concerned. No snow tires etc. [emoticon]

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The Ember brand might be worth looking at. I have looked at a couple of them and they are geared towards boondockers if that interests you. They seemed to be higher build quality compared to most. I didn't look them over closely, but the floors aren't "squishy" in them. They are in most, and for me that's an instant no.

I don't think they would be lightweight though.



Seeing that "Ember" is staffed from the top down with Indiana RV Industry insiders, I am not so convinced they're higher build quality. Two that jump out at me that made the same claims were Keystone RV and Grand Design. The same bozo's were involved with both, then lined their pockets and bailed out LOL. I owned both and they were low grade garbage from day 1. Every "new" manufacturer based in the Elkhart/Goshen IN area since forever makes that claim. Its all marketing BS. None have ever reinvented the wheel nor do they care to. The Founder/COO of Ember worked for both Thor and Forest River which should tell you something. I doubt he has had some divine intervention regarding build quality. Old dogs don't learn new tricks.

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https://www.scamptrailers.com/

To the original poster maybe one of these will be what you are looking for.


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