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264SRinPA

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Posted: 05/09/20 01:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

All Grand Designs have full size queen beds.

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Posted: 05/09/20 02:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When we started looking at trailers we were looking at a travel trailer due to budget. I was surprised how poorly built they were. We then looked at some used Fifth Wheel trailers and they seem to be built much sturdier. We wanted a bunk house and like that on a 5th wheel the master is typically in the front and the bunk house in the back. There is a lot of space between noisy kids and parents that want some piece and quiet. It's still a trailer, but we are happy with our decision and found some great units for what we thought was a great price. I sure don't think we paid more for a 5th wheel over a travel trailer, but we got more trailer for the money. If you have or want toys, then the toy hauler is a great option and great with kids. I wish I would have purchased a 1 ton truck and not the 3/4 ton, they are basically the same price. Actually, if you are looking at gas, all full size trucks run about the same. I was looking at a F150 Limited - $70K, then a Silverado 3500, just over $70K for a Diesel. Those were just stickers on the window. I know your budget is $30K for a truck, but find one a few years old and you should have no trouble staying in your budget. I wouldn't be afraid to buy used on either side. Lots of people buy trucks and trailers and barely use them, then sell them cheap. Just keep looking.

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We purchased a 2018 Palomino Solaire 240 BHS. It sounds like it fits all of the requirements you mentioned. I am 6' 1" and sleep comfortably in the queen bed and have no issues with space when walking around in the trailer. Beware - I owned an 2010 F150 with the 4.8 L engine when I purchased. The 1st time I pulled it home I knew we would need a bigger tow vehicle. Even though that truck was rated for way more than the camper weight those numbers are flat ground perfect conditions based. I ended up purchasing a 2016 F250 with the 6.2 gas engine and it does a fantastic job pulling it.


2016 F250 XL 6.2 4x4
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We went on Sunday and looked around and ended up finding the Coleman 2455 BH and we really like it. Here it is. Let me know what you guys think of the Dutchman brand. We also looked at an Alpha Wolf with the same floor plan. It was super nice and seemed more premium but was also a solid $7k more expensive. Not sure if that is worth the diff to us or not. The coleman has things like power stabilizers etc and the alpha wolf doesnt.

https://www.rvusa.com/rv-guide/2020-dutc........-travel-trailer-floorplan-2455bh-tr45603

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