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Old 04-26-2006, 05:49 PM   #29
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Ron - We are mid 50's, not retired yet, and have had 17ft trailers (SOB's) until we acquired our 21'. We were fine in the 17's for a couple of days away when the weather was decent but found a week with mixed weather made coming home a pleasure and two weeks away was too much. We found we spent most of our time under the awning and given the length of the trailer it wasn't as large either. With the slightly larger trailer we still tow any where, any time, there's zero difference in hook up or set up, it fits everywhere the 17's did, and we have space inside. We travel light but still it is nice to have a few extra clothes and camping supplies when on the road for more than a few days, and the ability to do things inside is a nice option. The extra couple of feet on the awning also makes outside use a bit nicer as well. We would find it very difficult to go back to a smaller unit and I suspect my wife would be less inclined to go for more than a few days at a time. Gas mileage was not impacted by the move to the slightly larger unit because our 21' AS weighs less than our 17' SOB's did. When we retire we may consider a 25' but don't feel we really need to.
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Old 04-28-2006, 06:25 PM   #30
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Great Info.
I'm also looking into these two units though favoring the 16'CCD.
I am wondering though, is there another stove/burner option from A/S or other folks?
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Old 04-28-2006, 11:36 PM   #31
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TV challenge.
Ok, found out Tundra will not fit in our garage...That just will not work for me. So, Jeep commander with V-8 hemi engine...
Any thoughts?
Jeep - Commander
I love the way it looks...I am told towing a 16' Bambi will be no problem.
Lots of room to put stuff (doggies)...yank out the 3rd row seats.
Nice ride.
willing to pass on the 19' as an option if need be.
I looked at the VW Touareg...Beautiful, but seems toooo small to tow??? and $$$.
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:51 AM   #32
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Wash basin

I don't own a 16' but do have a question. Is there a sink in the rest room. I was wondering how you would shave etc. if there wasn't one in the 16' ?
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Old 05-04-2006, 07:59 PM   #33
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Nope, no sink. At least in the 16's made today.
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:03 PM   #34
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So, Jeep commander with V-8 hemi engine...
Any thoughts?
Since you ask... the back seat of the Commander is amazingly UNcomfortable. I'm 6-3, but I have strong opinions about these things... I should add that the Toureg folks on here seem to love towing with them.
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:06 PM   #35
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We went with the 28, complete with slide. For us, two 40-something men, the spaciousness was key. We are territorial, after all.

And we just take vacations in it, from a weekend up to two weeks. But nothing longer, and mostly shorter. We like being able to spread our wings and enjoy it.

I would love to pick up a 16 or 19 for weekends someday, but not for anything more than that. Ever. I can't imagine the storage problems, etc. (I want the 19-foot Winnick 75th!)

I wouldn't personally go for anything smaller than the 25 for real travel. And I think the 25fb has the best layout of the various 25s.


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Old 05-09-2006, 10:55 AM   #36
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I'm so happy to hear the great comments on the 16. We are picking up our 2005 this weekend. I loved it from the beginning but the dealer tried to put us in the 19. For a while I was convinced but we went back to the 16. I fell in love with it. I really like the layout of the 16. I didn't really like how the bathroom was right by the bed in the 19. In the 16 it almost feels like a little room in the back, plus the bed is just a bit bigger. That is good because I'm 5'11. I also like that you have the window by the bed to look out of while you nap. We will be taking it out this weekend so I'll let you know how it goes.
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What size sheets do you get for the 16' both beds. Looks like queen.
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