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tomman58

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Posted: 05/21/20 06:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This would be listed as cruel and unusual punishment! LOL A TT makes a better deal and a far more enjoyable outing,


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OP; there have been plenty of responses here telling you it is possible to sleep 4 in a TC.
As mentioned, we do sleep 4 + dog inside when we need to (ski camping, bear country), other times the boys bring a tent. No problems. It works. It’s camping.
No question the TC is the easiest, most flexible way to travel.

Go visit a few, takes note/pics, and find the one that works for your Family. Sit on the throne, pay attention to storage inside/out, galley, tank sizes etc

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tomman58 wrote:

This would be listed as cruel and unusual punishment! LOL A TT makes a better deal and a far more enjoyable outing,


Of course, if we found TTs more enjoyable, we’d have them. As you implied, they are cheaper.

Sleeping is only one part of a trip.


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I have a 12 and a 9 year old, even in the 1191 since they love to fight one sleeps on the floor and they switch places the next night. We are always converting the dinette into a bed and it works good, but still not great for grown adults, let alone two. I honestly don't know how big the rear tent option is since I have never seen one in person, I know they do have heat and air ducts to it and I think you can seal it up so it can be doable into late fall, not sure how well it would do during winter.

My other suggestion would be pull a teardrop camper behind the TC?


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The u-shaped dinette in our Northstar 12' STC is 72" x 37". We have redesigned the drop-in table to be wider. Theoretically, one could easily modify even more with a different insert or extension and gain quite a few more inches in width and allowing someone taller than 6' to sleep at an even greater angle.

The fold-down bunk on the Northstar is rated way higher than the standard bunks. Bill at TCW swore it would hold 300 lbs. It is very sturdy but cramped height wise. My 6' teen's feet dangle off the end if stretched out. What I like about the bunk is that adults can still sit underneath the bunk with plenty of clearance when there is a late sleeper above.


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AF 990, 1140/1150 all have a 6'3" lay-down length dinette and its good and wide too. Its the biggest I've found.

Also when I had my EC1160 I had found an air mattress that would work with the floor space. Never did end up buying it before I sold but it should have fit fine.


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Our family of 4 are dipping our feet in the Truck Camper waters. Ideally we’d like at least a queen with 2 bunks that can hold a 6’ teenager. We’d also like a decent size dry bath. Primary use for this camper will be to sleep in while traveling to national parks. Hard sided is a must because we camp in grizzly country and some spots require hard sided campers.We are buying the truck camper before the truck so no worries there. Decent quality would be good. New or used is fine.

I’ve looked at the Eagle Cap 1165 and 1200... and the Lance 1172 I believe. Really nice but the bunks and dinettes are small.

We’re also not opposed to setting up 2 cots in the camper if needed....

Any suggestions?



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jimh425 wrote:

tomman58 wrote:

This would be listed as cruel and unusual punishment! LOL A TT makes a better deal and a far more enjoyable outing,


Of course, if we found TTs more enjoyable, we’d have them. As you implied, they are cheaper.

Sleeping is only one part of a trip.


A couple of cold rainy days will enlighten you.

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It’s almost unbelievable, but in over 30 years of exclusively traveling in TC’s, we’ve NEVER experienced a couple of cold rainy days. Good thing, I guess. I’m sure we would be running to the nearest RV dealership to buy a TT. A really LONG one, too.

“Please, Mr RV Dealer, sell me the longest dang TT you’ve got! It rained on our last trip, and I just can’t stand these truck campers another minute! I won’t ever be happy again until I’m dragging around a @#$& bowling alley!”

NOT! That was all sarcastic exaggeration in case you missed it. [emoticon]

Hahahahahah! [emoticon]

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* This post was edited 05/23/20 06:00am by NRALIFR *


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NRALIFR wrote:

It’s almost unbelievable, but in over 30 years of exclusively traveling in TC’s, we’ve NEVER experienced a couple of cold rainy days.


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I stayed in a KOA in Oregon for three days waiting for it to quit raining so I could go ride on the beaches of Coos Bay.

My first RV was a travel trailer, loved it. At the time it fit my needs better than a truck camper would have.

Today my truck camper fits my needs better than a travel trailer would.


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tomman58 wrote:

A couple of cold rainy days will enlighten you.


Thanks for the help. We’ll have to start avoiding cold rainy days from now on to keep from being enlightened. I wish I had known that before we camped during the rainy part of the year in Western WA and Western Oregon.

I have a few questions though before we go trade for a TT today. How do you tow a boat behind that 40 ft TT if needed? How do you park that long TT in 25 ft spaces? How do you park in friends/family driveways? Also, how long does it typically take you to get back to your kitchen when you are sightseeing?

We just aren’t used to the advantages of a TT because we typically have everything with us and can park almost anywhere when we aren’t towing. Again, thanks for your help. [emoticon]

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