Originally Posted by carver 1
Steve, Brian and Connie,
Thank you both for your opinions and experience. Right now I am leaning to the 30. I saw a 31 today and from what I can tell the 30 lounge area will be more appropriate for our needs. I am concerned about the lesser amount of clothing storage though. Hopefully there will be others that will voice their opinions.
Since you already have RV experience, you would be in a good position to evaluate clothes storage space to suit your needs.
Our experience has been that since we got the classic 30 trailer, year by year we have used less space in the hanging wardrobe.
We find that the "shirt cupboards" at side of the queen bed are a bit short for hanging stuff - especially if you have the cubby / nigh table areas at the bottom in use as we do.
I have learned over the years - and I think my wife also - that we mostly take pretty casual clothes, shorts/jeans/sweats/tee shirts/golf shirts etc. and the large drawers under the bed along with the shirt cupboards can easily hold all our needs when these items are folded or rolled - along with shirts, underwear etc.
Thus, we use the larger wardrobe only for a few dresses for my wife, and maybe a pair of decent slacks and a couple of shirts for me, along with our jackets - there is plenty of space for that.
To keep "clutter" out of the trailer, we tend to keep footwear such as hiking boots, running shoes, duck boots, etc. in large rubbermaid boxes in the truck.
Same with any heavy winter coats, if we have brought any, on our annual snowbird trips, they stay in the back of the truck once we get to warmer climes!
As mentioned, we still wind up taking all kinds of clothes we never wear and do have space for them all. Each year I swear I will cut down, but inevitably keep throwing other items into the trailer at the last minute "just in case" I feel like wearing them - but I never seem to do so!