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Old 03-30-2015, 03:19 PM   #15
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Wow. Thanks for the replies and ideas. Now I have even more to think about.
My original intent was to buy new, but I am open to late model used.
Keep the suggestions coming.
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Old 03-30-2015, 05:52 PM   #16
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I would take a look at an Oliver. They make a 22 footer and a 17 footer. Both look built for boondocking.
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:24 PM   #17
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I tend to agree with the mood above that you need to look more long term... Trading trailers every few years the only people who come out ahead are the dealers..

And like you I wanted to keep things smaller but once my wife saw our 28footer there was no way to talk her back into a 20 foot range. SO,, if the wife is happy,, everyone is happy.. Sodbust
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:36 PM   #18
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Then What????

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Check out the 23. Double axle, increased storage and in my opinion better layouts.
Although I concede the rock guards and bumper are nice to have, I personally think the 22 layout is better than the 23. If you have the table pulled out on the 23, the refrigerator door won't open fully. On the 22 you don't have that problem.

With all of the 2 axle vs single axle stuff on this forum, I can't really tell which is 'better'. I have a two axle, but am not sure that is a plus.

The poster never said how many people were going to be in this. My wife and I love our 22 Safari. Just the right size. Someday I might be talked into a 25 but not currently with a few week to 10 day trips a year.
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:28 AM   #19
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Class A's the only way

I'm 6'3, 230lbs and I started out in a 25' Aljo towable. I was way to big for the trailer so I upgraded to a '99 Avion FW. I had the size I wanted but talk about a pain to travel. I dipped my foot into class A water with a '99 34' Bounder and I'll never look at a towable again. Now I'm the proud owner of my '00 35' AS LandYacht XC Diesel. For someone my size class A's are a no-brainer. Plus for boondcking I don't know any towable that can match my tank sizes. With a little modification you "should" be able to dinghy tow the explorer. As long as you can put your transfer case in neutral. Class A's can't be beat, and you can get a used gas in the same price range as a 20' towable.
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:55 AM   #20
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Thanks to all for your ideas. We bought a 2014 Airstream Sport 22 in great shape. I liked the ideas of the Oliver and the Escape but they are difficult to take a look at. The used Airstreams seem to sell very quickly so we pulled the trigger.
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Old 04-03-2015, 11:09 PM   #21
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:24 AM   #22
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Check out the Camplite TTs from Livin Lite. We had the 16DB [yep -- that's our trailer!] for a couple of years and LOVED it! We were all set to buy a larger rig and then fell in love with Airstreams <3. But the 21BHS or 28BHS are still strong contenders. The look is just more... spartan.

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Old 04-07-2015, 08:01 PM   #23
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Old 04-07-2015, 08:44 PM   #24
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Congratulations on your new trailer! Here's to many memories on the horizon.
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:43 PM   #25
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Out of curiosity, anyone know the ballpark price ranges of the Oliver Elite II?
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:15 AM   #26
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I priced one last summer, and by the time I tricked it out the way I wanted it, the price was about $50k. If you email them, they'll send you the price list.
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:06 AM   #27
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Thanks to all for your ideas. We bought a 2014 Airstream Sport 22 in great shape. I liked the ideas of the Oliver and the Escape but they are difficult to take a look at. The used Airstreams seem to sell very quickly so we pulled the trigger.
Congrats. We boondock a lot and love ours. Bought new 8 years ago. Have all LEDs and a GR 29 battery. We prefer the narrow stance and single axle both for ease of use and mileage. We only use sleeping bags as we are camping.
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