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Old 05-17-2006, 11:58 AM   #1
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Question How many people really travel ?

I have to ask this due to a debate am having with my hubby.How many people here with the larger camper 30 ft and up.Really travel around to different state?Or do you have a smaller one(A/S) you travel long distance with?
Any input would be helpful.....
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Old 05-17-2006, 12:03 PM   #2
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primarily long distance

We plan to go Texas-Colorado and Colorado to various points West with our 1999 30'. That's why we got the big F-250 and that's why we went with the larger size... so we could stay in it for longer periods.
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Old 05-17-2006, 12:08 PM   #3
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travel to work

i have a 27' and plan to travel extensively in it to and around major cities for work. i would rather be outdoors than in a motel for weeks/months.
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Old 05-17-2006, 12:17 PM   #4
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When size matters?

Hello Clark Family,

I travel 20,000 a year in my 28 foot Excella. (I'm single)
I stay at Truck stops, National and State parks, friend's driveways and backyards.

Would it be nice to have all the inside room of a 28 and the outside length of a 22, sure!


Most of the issues I have run into are when visiting friends in the suburbs with tight turns and narrow streets.

Just traveling to parks and MOST state and National parks should not be a problem, although some State and National parks have length restrictions, but I'm told these are just "guidelines"

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Old 05-17-2006, 12:41 PM   #5
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I have to ask this due to a debate am having with my hubby.How many people here with the larger camper 30 ft and up.Really travel around to different state?Or do you have a smaller one(A/S) you travel long distance with?
Any input would be helpful.....
I don't know what size travel trailers you see in Tennessee, but in Arizona when you are on the road you quickly realize, man this thing is not really that big! 5th wheels and toy haulers are very popular out here and when you pull into a park a 30 foot AS begins to look average in size. This is our first AS and first travel trailer. We bought it with the intention of showing the kids the entire country. Flying is easy and we've done a ton of it. But towing the AS around the country will leave a memory that lasts forever. SEE MORE, DO MORE, LIVE MORE..In a couple of years we will make the trek to Alaska about 3500 miles each way. I can't wait.

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Old 05-17-2006, 02:03 PM   #6
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Well we have 3 weeks planned next month...to... AZ and this isn't the first long trip or our last. Our plans include 3 month long summer vacation style trips with Alaska and Florida being destinations that we'd love to take our time coming and going. Since we are retiring in AZ getting away for the hot summer months with our school age child sounds fantastic. Even though I miss the heat. But what we love best is knowing at a moments notice we spend the weekend up at the coast, or in Sedona or Colorado. My Mom coming up from AZ can easily fit in our large trailer and go with us anywhere. Our trailer before the remodel got used at least monthly not including our "long" trips. So besides long trips think of where you can go for any weekend to enjoy your AS.
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Old 05-17-2006, 02:04 PM   #7
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Our Classic is 31' long and we never have had any misgivings regarding going up in size with our trailers. We chose these lengths because of comfort and features. As a matter of fact the longer the outing, the more we appreciate the length. Yes, we have had up upscale our tow vehicles as the trailers got longer and heavier, but those bigger tow vehicles have given us the opportunity to carry additional items with us, that have added to the enjoyment of our trips.

In many cases if you talk to a dealer, you will find that in most cases the smaller units are traded in for larger ones.

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All Over....All year!!!

I use my trailer at least six times a year, sometimes more. I go to the coast frequently in the winter (Presidents day week end), the week after easter, takin' a week in june to Pismo, a week in july to central Nevada to hang with my sister, a couple weeks in august to Montana, halloween week end at Olema, Thanksgiving at Yosemite and whatever might come along!

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Old 05-17-2006, 02:56 PM   #9
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I have used the 31 for trips to Florida for the winter. two to four week travels to the west and east coast. Use the 26 for weekend rallies and shorter state park trips within 600 miles but have taken it for longer trips to Vintage rallies ocassionally.
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Ours is a 30' and we use it each summer for at least one long trip-usually out West, but we have dreams of getting to the two coasts in future time. The 30' is great for longer trips-spacious and room to carry what we use. We still want a small one so we can get into those Forest Service camp sites that we are sized out of right now. What we REALLY need is an adjustable AS-one we can compress or extend as needed! Okay, Jackson Center, now get to work on that one, please ~G
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Old 05-17-2006, 04:16 PM   #11
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We travel all over the East coast in our 19' trailer for short and long trips. We have taken the Bambi thousands of miles and have never longed (pun intended) for a longer trailer. With two adults and a Golden Retriever it is quite cozy but we wouldn't trade it in for anything else at this point.
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We have a 19' International and it has been plenty for us. And we don't have a pooch. We are planning a 7-10 day trip from Chicago to Porcupine Mountain State Park in the UP sometime when my wife gets summer break from teaching.

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Lol

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What we REALLY need is an adjustable AS-one we can compress or extend as needed! Okay, Jackson Center, now get to work on that one, please ~G
LoL....yeap they can make them extend out.why can't they make one extend length wise?
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Old 05-17-2006, 05:27 PM   #14
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I understand our trailer is 31' but I never measured it.

In several weeks, my wife and I will be heading to Montana for our annual 3 month trek west. Last summer we made it as far as the interior of British Columbia from our home in Pennsylvania.

Things like time, weight, distance, and length are just irrelevant numbers, IMO. What really matters is whether you're having fun.
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