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Old 08-12-2017, 09:03 AM   #1
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Newbie looking for AS Flying Cloud 20

Have been reading the forums for a bit, and wanted to introduce myself. Will be a solo AS gal soon. I live in the SF Bay Area - where the roads are crowded, the housing is expensive but the weather is just perfect. I started designing a tiny home and still might build but have started to research just getting out and traveling with an AS.

I've watched every Youtube video there is, I think. I'm on info overload on trucks. I own an SUV but the manufacturer does not recommend outfitting it for tow. So I am looking for a TV now, specifically, F150 or F250.

My search started in a Bambi 16 - w/2 dogs - is a little small for my taste. Plus the fact, that they designed one side of the dinette so small that even I, a skinny person, had difficulty getting into the dinette seating.

I have moved to loving the layout of the FC20. Any help on new v used would be great. I'm looking at a 2010 FC 20 used. Any problems, I should know about? It may be just personal taste and if I can afford the new. I'm not so mechanical but guess I will learn. Any help or advise for this gal would be great. I'm looking forward to the lifestyle change.

If you are full timing, did you sell your home or rent it out for income? I have a few years till retirement so this would be an early start!
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:12 AM   #2
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Good job on all of your research and not just jumping into the first thing you came across. The floor plan of the FC 20 is awesome and good for one or two people. You need to be aware of the weight limitations in regards to how much you can store in it. With that said, there is great storage under the bed and it tows really well. It will fit into campground sites that larger trailers won't.

I tow mine with a Silverado 1500, tow package and tonneau cover on the back so I can put most of the gear there and keep the weight out of the trailer.

Good luck on your search and keep us posted!
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Good job on all of your research and not just jumping into the first thing you came across. The floor plan of the FC 20 is awesome and good for one or two people. You need to be aware of the weight limitations in regards to how much you can store in it. With that said, there is great storage under the bed and it tows really well. It will fit into campground sites that larger trailers won't.



I tow mine with a Silverado 1500, tow package and tonneau cover on the back so I can put most of the gear there and keep the weight out of the trailer.



Good luck on your search and keep us posted!


Do you have the 5.3 V8 and Z71 package? What does your avg. MPG look like when towing?
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My Silverado has the Vortec 6.2L V8 engine. I live in Colorado and tow in the mountains quite a bit. It pulls the Airstream just fine.
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You are quite a distance away but there is a used 2008 20' at my dealer right now. North Trail RV Fort Myers, FL.
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Ignore my last question about towing up hills. I didn't read down far enough.
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