Originally Posted by oldstick
Thanks for the info. No bad back for me but we are just looking moving a little closer to "park and relax" than the the cranking style pop-up provides. We may check the trail manors out and see firsthand. But what makes them so expensive? Higher quality materials or supply/demand or what?
We're kind of leaning towards one of the smaller hybrids with pull out beds but sort of concerned with towing a high profile with the Taco.
The trailmanors and hi-lo's price is supply/demand, plus any lighter wieght trailer is going to be more expensive. Compare the set-up time and the number of steps including setting the seal between the upper and lower sections, swinging-up cabinets and setting up bathroom walls between trailmanors and hi-lo. The same type of materials are used in most travel trailers except for the lifting hardware. The hybrid trailers that have the pull-out beds have a large temperature swing between bed area and solid built center section(ever walk into one at the heat of the day?) The high profile does hurt the gas mileage and you'll have to use a sway control on the WDH(but some of them built in) I'm not very basis because I own a Hi-Lo, and I wouldn't tow anything else. Plus hi-lo's have the largest counterspace for food prep than any other make in the same length of trailer. It comes down to personal choice and the floor plan that works best for your family.