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What kind of camper do you have?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by RoyB, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. Apr 18, 2010 at 7:26 AM
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    RoyB

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    I went looking at some travel trailers yesterday. Surveyors and Palominos. Little pricey new, but pretty sweet. Gonna check out a couple other places over the next couple of weeks. What kind does everyone have and are there any that I should avoid?

    Looking at 19-24 foot probably. Just me and the gf and maybe my dog so I don't need a 27', even though they are pretty sweet. I learned quite a bit from the salesman yesterday, now i just need to pick a brand and floorplan.

    I rather have a non bunk-bed plan and more open space. I noticed some of the showers are a little tight height wise; I am a little over 6' tall and my gf is pretty close to the 6' mark. Looks like I can get a used one in the 5-10K range pretty easily which fits in my budget nicely. Anything I should look for on used ones? Should I avoid used ones that are 5+ years old?

    Thanks for the help and I can't wait to get trailering!
     
  2. Apr 18, 2010 at 7:30 AM
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    JeffRock

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    Toyota all weather floor mats. Mag light that clunks around in the jack compartment. Dog hair. Dog drool on the windows.
    I love my 1983 paid for jayco pop up! Needs some work, But cant stand to make payments on something that sits in a garage for 8 months out of the year.
     
  3. Apr 18, 2010 at 7:45 AM
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    RoyB

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    I've heard good things about the Jaycos. First I was looking at pop-ups, but I think I like the idea of a TT better.
     
  4. Apr 18, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    Black Taco

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    Go on RvTraderonline.com You can get a good idea of what new and used campers are going for, and different makes/models/floorplans. I've see pop-ups go for the same as travel trailers. Just keep an eye on the weight. The slide-outs are considerably heavier. I was also told that the campers with the kitchen in the rear tow like crap because of the weight. There are alot of Lite models out there, if you go with one of them you may be able to go with 27'.
     
  5. Apr 18, 2010 at 1:48 PM
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    TimS

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    Rebuilt with flatbed 5100's, new spring packs
    We grabbed a 2008 Fleetwood Cobalt. First time using coming next friday. Its great for Tacoma's. Lightweight, and rugged.
     
  6. Apr 18, 2010 at 2:16 PM
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    Yeah, those are nice. Congrats and happy camping!
     
  7. Apr 18, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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    I have a Passport Ultra Lite by Keystone.
    It's 29' bunk house, at 5100# dry it's a big load for the Tacoma.

    I suggest hitting as many RV dealers as you can before you buy. We learned so much about different manufacturers and what was good/bad by asking questions at the rv dealers.
     
  8. Apr 18, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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    tllstaco

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    Here's a picture of my old truck and our Jayco popup. I like it a lot. My wife not so much.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Apr 18, 2010 at 5:38 PM
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    Cool pop up!

    I had a wife that I didn't like so much one time too! I traded her for an upgrade and I'm much happier now!!!!
     
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  10. Apr 18, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    :laugh::laugh:.....Good one bro....:D...I'm looking for a pop-up myself!!
     
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  11. Apr 18, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    tllstaco

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    I like the wife so I'll keep her around. :) We'll probably just upgrade at some point to a hard side trailer so we have a little more comfort.
     
  12. Apr 18, 2010 at 5:42 PM
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    REVHARD25

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    Tint on front windows. Dnx7120 kenwood. Rear tsb springs. Wet okoles seat covers UWS truck box Weathertech floor mats TSB floor mat hook grommets Satoshi grill AFE drop in filter Fumoto drain valve Bed mat
    nice camper...ok ok ...what kinda camper do the lady's like????
    im kinda looking for a small camper to go out on the weekends ...just for the two of us...so what is a good one:D
     
  13. Apr 18, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    Queen size bed with full bathroom for ladies!
     
  14. Apr 18, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    Tint on front windows. Dnx7120 kenwood. Rear tsb springs. Wet okoles seat covers UWS truck box Weathertech floor mats TSB floor mat hook grommets Satoshi grill AFE drop in filter Fumoto drain valve Bed mat

    true that...so what is a good small camper with these options:D???
     
  15. Apr 18, 2010 at 7:52 PM
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    I'm kinda digging the pop-ups again. Small and priced right. This will be our first camper so maybe it's a better choice this year. Then upgrade to a hard side next year if we lime it. What are some pop-up options to keep in mind?
     
  16. Apr 19, 2010 at 6:45 AM
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    Picked up a 2008 Coachmen Blast 150 (18' to the tongue 8' wide) saturday. It's a toy hauler style camper. Dry weight with options is 3893#. A little heavier than I wanted but they really don't get any lighter than this or smaller. It pulls okay. I have the tow package and prodigy brake controller with weight distribution hitch and sway controller. With my motorcycles and stuff I will be at 5500# plus minus couple a hundred I am guessing. Towing it home empty I got 9 mpg at 65~70 mph in 4th gear no over drive. I will slow the speed down o nmy trips but I was wanting to get home in a rush after getting it. I will post s pic up later. got a pretty good deal on it I think at $9500. It needed a battery of course.
     
  17. Apr 19, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    MJonaGS32

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    I've heard a lot of good reviews about Jayco. I personally have a Komfort
     
  18. Apr 22, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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  19. Apr 22, 2010 at 8:38 PM
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    2008 21ft Starcraft Starstream 3700lbs dry. My girlfriend and I love it. Pretty sure they merged with Jayco now and build them in the same plant.

    Lion Country Safari (59).jpg
     
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  20. Apr 24, 2010 at 3:53 AM
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    nice camper. gonna go look at some pop-ups over the next couple of days. should fit into the budget until some more money comes along.
     
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