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pianotuna

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Posted: 11/13/21 08:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks opnspaces. I did not notice the minus sign.


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Posted: 11/14/21 09:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For clarification: There is not one perfect RV, so I did add some plus and minus attributes of truck campers.


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Posted: 11/15/21 08:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We had driven to Portland, OR to visit my daughter and her family - we had a popup truck camper and boy, was I glad for that! Daughter's small cars couldn't carry all of us to the interesting places she wanted us to see/visit, so we followed with the truck/TC. Daughter CLEARLY had no concept of where an RV can or cannot go - but narrow, steep roads with low overhanging branches (or tight urban streets) simply didn't pose a problem and we visited some amazing places!!

Biggest drawbacks to a p/u TC: even less storage space (no overhead cabinets). The climb in and out of a small door. However, IMO, the ability to go where a large SUV can fit, is priceless! And we were able to camp in some incredibly-beautiful places along the Oregon coast!

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Bedlam wrote:

For clarification: There is not one perfect RV, so I did add some plus and minus attributes of truck campers.


But you can make perfect RV for your current needs.
Our big TC were good when we've been on 9 weeks long trips across the America.
But since we signed off those long trips from our bucket list, I found Sprinter van with bus style front door, so I have convenient entrance that even old, small dogs can manage.
18 mpg helps in making fast trips to our family, who spread in 3000 miles circle.
Bottom line, your needs change and the perfect RV criteria change.
When I never plan to go on rough roads, Sprinters also come with 4WD.
The biggest negative for me with TC was that DW would not drive the behemoth. She just fly with the same length van.

* This post was edited 11/15/21 02:45pm by Kayteg1 *





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Posted: 11/16/21 07:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When considering any type of truck camper, bear in mind that "the truck is everything".
Never buy a truck camper without first studying the truck requirements for safely handling the camper weight.


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Posted: 11/16/21 09:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Deb and Ed M wrote:



Biggest drawbacks to a p/u TC: even less storage space (no overhead cabinets). The climb in and out of a small door. However, IMO, the ability to go where a large SUV can fit, is priceless! And we were able to camp in some incredibly-beautiful places along the Oregon coast!


that depends on the model. I have overhead cabnets above the sink and stove, and all the way across the ushaped dinet. all the newer ones I have been looking at have lots also. for me the biggest drawback is the lack of outside storage, but I have found a few models that have a ton of that also.


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My basement Fleetwood had tons of cabinet space and huge countertop.
We have never been weight savers, when coming from bus conversion I pulled over 2000 lb of camping stuff, but that camper had more storage that we would use, even on Alaskan trip.

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