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Old 07-12-2016, 07:35 AM   #15
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Hi Peter. Thanks for checking in! The search is going well. Last week we were able to see a 19 FC, great design but once again I knew right away it was not the right trailer. The dealership had a beautiful 25 international.....some day! We are new to AS and would like to have something more manageable to explore New Mexico and the surrounding areas, and learn more about camping. We have no plans of semi-retiring for at least 10 years and a bigger trailer will be a great present to ourselves at that point. A 2017 16' is what we decided to purchase, now we just need to locate one and configure it to suit our needs (bumper, rock guards, extra battery, solar, etc). How are you enjoying the AS lifestyle?
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:46 AM   #16
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Hi Peter. Thanks for checking in! The search is going well. Last week we were able to see a 19 FC, great design but once again I knew right away it was not the right trailer. The dealership had a beautiful 25 international.....some day! We are new to AS and would like to have something more manageable to explore New Mexico and the surrounding areas, and learn more about camping. We have no plans of semi-retiring for at least 10 years and a bigger trailer will be a great present to ourselves at that point. A 2017 16' is what we decided to purchase, now we just need to locate one and configure it to suit our needs (bumper, rock guards, extra battery, solar, etc). How are you enjoying the AS lifestyle?
Great news! A perfect length to start with, and get on the road . . .

Our summer is off to a good start with three mid-week trips to a local campground to get our new FC20 set up for longer trips. We had a 25' AS in the 90's and are happy with the decision to downsize FYI. The shorter rigs are much easier to deal with in many respects, especially for folks new to the RV lifestyle. As you suggest, moving up later is no prob.

Happy Trails!

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Old 07-12-2016, 08:00 AM   #17
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"bigger is better" with a small, someone is going to sleep on the floor; it will probably be YOU.
with a small, someone is going to be climbing over the top of the other (might not be bad) whether a corner bed or across the end.
Think used in the same $ as you were to spend new on a smaller AS.
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:13 AM   #18
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Get the biggest one you can afford and tow. You'll appreciate the extra space.
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:16 AM   #19
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Hi from AZ. . . I had an '08 Sport 17, which was a GREAT one person trailer, but if you're 2, get the bigger. That 17 was just too close for 2. . . regards, Craig
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