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Old 08-17-2015, 06:03 PM   #15
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Fly, correct. I could care less how someone spends their money. The thing is just massive. Big enough to house my trailer and jeep with room to spare. They use a highly modified F350 as a TV. Two pull outs on the street side with a drop down hatch in the rear.
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Old 08-17-2015, 06:07 PM   #16
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In the Army, most of the time I would just lean against a tree. 20F or 80F, it didn't matter.

Wife and I started out backpacking with a two man tent and a one man tent for the German Shepherd. Packed everything in. Did 10-15 miles per day.

Car camping we still used the same setup. Used to laugh at the people in Trailers, thinking that's not camping.

Fast forward 10 or so years and we bought a small 17' Nomad trailer. Used to laugh at the people in Motor Homes, thinking that's not camping.

A couple years later we bought a 24' Class C. Used to laugh at the people in the 40' Diesel Pushers, thinking that's not camping.

A couple years later we bought a 24' Diesel Class C (Sprinter). Still laughed at the people in the 40' Diesel Pushers and 5th Wheels, thinking that's not camping.

Currently have a 27' Travel Trailer. Now, we just laugh (mostly at ourselves) and reminisce about the old days.

Different strokes for different folks is what makes America great.
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Old 08-17-2015, 06:14 PM   #17
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Currently have a 27' Travel Trailer. Now, we just laugh (mostly at ourselves) and reminisce about the old days.

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Old 08-17-2015, 06:17 PM   #18
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Fly, correct. I could care less how someone spends their money. The thing is just massive. Big enough to house my trailer and jeep with room to spare. They use a highly modified F350 as a TV. Two pull outs on the street side with a drop down hatch in the rear.

Toyhauler. See the subforum on Woodalls. Polaris Razr or two in back. Gas tank underneath coach rear. Unreal pin weights.


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Old 08-17-2015, 07:01 PM   #19
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I was hoping they would drop the hatch down so I could sneak a peek. After receiving the cold shoulder I did not feel like approaching them again.
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:19 PM   #20
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All the domestic diesel truck forums have a crowd of these guys. Bigger is always better.
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:18 PM   #21
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My parents had one of these triple axle 40 foot you haulers with three slides. When my kids were small the back room (garage) came in handy with having enough space for two pack and plays on the floor plus a desk, dresser and rocking chair and I could sleep in King size bed above them. It actually had two king size beds in rails in back. And king in front bedroom, queen in loft and queen sofa bed in middle room. It was huge but also perfect for that phase of life camping. My kids outgrew the pack and plays and now we can camp in my Avion. My parents have "downsized" to a 35 foot class c. Still working to get them in a silver trailer.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:07 PM   #22
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My new neighbor pulling in. This monstrosity is massive. I would need oxygen to climb in and out. Attachment 245629
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:20 PM   #23
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From one extreme to another,
Also in camp were some very nice folks from Texas with one of these,

TaB Max CS S - Teardrop Camper/Trailer - Little Guy

They went from a 5er to a modern teardrop with all the comforts of home. Gentleman told me his wife had leg issues and could no longer climb the staircase to get up into the 5er. His wife does miss the big trailer but said she was adjusting. He said the little trailer had really simplified and made traveling much more affordable and fun again.

Also in camp was another bare bones TAB. The folks said it was their first trailer just to see how they liked trailer camping. So far so good. Their goal is to eventually get an Airstream. I told them about Airforums.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:43 PM   #24
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Leaf sprung beam axle or torsion flex?

I'm always disappointed if it's the former. Adds so little in cost and so much in stability if the latter.

The shape is definitely a winner. I see guys wanting to build their own aero high fuel economy rigs on another forum. Try to tell them there are ready-builts available. Now, not seven years away of building from scratch. Just need a small turbodiesel TV. Used Bambi and a TDI Jetta is 28-30/mpg for the motivated.

The Marmoleum flooring is another win.
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:10 AM   #25
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My friend is looking for a "Little Guy T@b" right now, what did you think of it?

For some reason, they are WAY more expensive on eh left coast...
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Old 08-18-2015, 04:42 PM   #26
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We camp at the same beach every summer. A few years ago, a group was there. Together they booked about 5 campsites and they had at least 8 people in each site (do the math, that's at least 40 people total). Their rigs were big and they took over the campground and beach with their volleyball court and tents. We tolerated them, but it was a but much.

Last summer, we were at the same campground in a beachfront site. The same group showed up. One had a giant 5th wheel toy hauler with a rear ramp that converts into a fold-down patio. They backed into the site next to us and hung that rear ramp/patio out over the rocks for a better view of the beach. They also had a mobile pit BBQ.

I think they recognized us and we were all very cordial during our stay. Turned out, they were all fire fighters who meet up for a big family get together every year. Once we got to know them a little better, they were really nice folks. And, to make matters better, when they fired up their mobile pit BBQ with the whole hog, they made a big plate full for us and brought it over for us to enjoy.

Just goes to show, you can't judge the people in the rig by the rig itself.
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:39 PM   #27
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didn't find any jpeg, whats up with that??

No love for me either. Seems like the server has been slow or stalled for a while. Any one else?
Wish I could see the monster! Can't even see it on R Carl reposted "quote" just a black screen.


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Old 08-18-2015, 06:31 PM   #28
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No love for me either. Seems like the server has been slow or stalled for a while. Any one else?
Wish I could see the monster! Can't even see it on R Carl reposted "quote" just a black screen.

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