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Old 12-17-2013, 08:06 PM   #15
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Research shows that "newer" trailers, from the 1970's - current, seem to be bargains, but am wondering if they are any better than the coveted earlier models. I personally want to stay about 30', mainly due to availability of premium campsites and ease of parking; that size is also large enough to allow decent storage and livability. Just need to do more research into what to watch for, and how much of a maintenance hog these really are.

I'm also intrigued by the thought of taking it to more primitive sites; I have enough bed space and capacity to literally carry a couple of tons of fuel, water and provisions to sustain us for a couple of weeks and still safely pull the trailer.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:18 PM   #16
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Ease of parking and getting into many sites will be limited by the length of your truck's wheelbase much, much more than the length of your trailer.
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Old 12-18-2013, 06:30 AM   #17
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Truck can actually turn really well for such a big guy; I can get into some pretty tight spots, but have been re-directed due to the hauler. Either way, I usually choose a pull-through if available, mainly due to spending 30 minutes getting the trailer into the site "just right" according to my parking GPS (aka wife). Bad backing directions stress me out more than the entire ride getting there, and she's not what I would called skilled with that.

Point being I can get some better sites with a smaller trailer; every campground I've visited so far seems pretty well laid out and (most sites) are fairly easy to access; however, there are a few that only a smaller rig can get into (usually near the pool at our current favorite).
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