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Old 07-14-2010, 10:32 PM   #1
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Newb Questions

Just joined forum after lurking for a while. Lots of good info.

The wife & I have been looking at buying an AS for a while and were really thinking about a 22', but have come across a 2006 25' ccd that we can probably get for a good price. We're a fairly young couple ~40, no kids & 2dogs and would take mostly 3-4 day trips and the occasional week or 2. My questions are:

1). Is there much of a difference in towing a 25' vs. 22? Our TV is a 2010 Titan Pro-4x crew cab. The 25' ccd appears to be well within it's capability, but we've never towed before. Also, does a 25' really limit you from many camp sites?? We live in tx and would be visiting a lot of TX/OK/AK parks.

2). Are there any known major issues with this vintage of ccd. Seems like the 22' CCDs had a number of issues, but I have not seen much regarding the 25s. Anything I should be on the lookout for on a used unit?

Thanks for your advice!
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:08 PM   #2
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I currently have the 22' and if I were to do it over would have bought the 25' due to the couch and a better bath. Here in California, you can get a 25' in to most state and federal parks. Good luck.

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Old 07-14-2010, 11:24 PM   #3
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I have been towing my 30' with a borrowed Titan lately because I need the extra cab space. It tows fine.

A 25' trailer will fit in any campsite intended for RVs and many intended for tents. In some cases, you will have to detach your tow vehicle and park it separately. I usually find that I unhook the tow vehicle anyway so this doesn't matter much.
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Old 07-15-2010, 06:23 AM   #4
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I've been towing for over 2 yrs. with a QX56, which is the same as a Titan with an SUV body. Have had NO problems I would not go for anything less than the 25. JMHO
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Old 07-15-2010, 06:37 AM   #5
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

First off, welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

WE have a 2005 25FB, named Lucy. We have pulled Lucy almost 60,000 miles and have spent over 650 nights in her, and have not tired of this floor plan. We have never had any trouble getting her into a campsite. The 22 might be slightly easier to tow, but the 25 is much easier to live in.
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:24 AM   #6
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Welcome to the Forums. I have a vintage 26' and haven't had any problems getting into state parks here in TX.
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:41 AM   #7
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You won't have many, if any, problems finding a campsite with a twenty five footer. We have little difficulty finding them with our thirty as a matter of fact. You'll most likely enjoy the larger unit on those weather days when you spend a bit more time inside. If your towed weight is eighty percent of max towing capacity you'll do just fine. Much more than that and things begin to get a bit marginal. Good luck.
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:55 AM   #8
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Welcome to the forums!

You will like the larger space for sure. A good hitch setup and a little time staring out the windshield, and you will have no trouble towing.

Travel trailers are a bit deceptive, 25’ looks like a lot from the outside, not so much from the inside. We downsized from 31’ to 27’ and I miss the space.

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Old 07-16-2010, 09:20 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the help. Going to check out the 25ccd tomorrow!

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