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Old 02-10-2017, 08:59 AM   #1
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We have been looking into purchasing an AS for little over a month. Previous tent campers but the 60 yo back says no more. We will be pulling the trailer with a cayenne diesel with rated towing wt of 7700. Most of the trips will be 2-3 night trips with occasional 10 day trips. I can do temp work at different places for a week at a time. We are considering 22 sport, 23 fb mainly. Wife doesn't like the idea of bath next to the bed in the 23d. Seems double axle has advantages in towing. Our main concern is kitchen. Wife has Celiac disease so diet considerations mean preparing most of our meals. Cooking in 22 vs 23fb? Seems the pre 2016 in fc don't have ducted air and that is mainly a noise consideration vs actual cooling? Water and waste capacities differ but is that a real consideration for what we are doing? Most will be with hookup just occasional dry camping? Any other thoughts appreciated

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We have been looking into purchasing an AS for little over a month. Previous tent campers but the 60 yo back says no more. We will be pulling the trailer with a cayenne diesel with rated towing wt of 7700. Most of the trips will be 2-3 night trips with occasional 10 day trips. I can do temp work at different places for a week at a time. We are considering 22 sport, 23 fb mainly. Wife doesn't like the idea of bath next to the bed in the 23d. Seems double axle has advantages in towing. Our main concern is kitchen. Wife has Celiac disease so diet considerations mean preparing most of our meals. Cooking in 22 vs 23fb? Seems the pre 2016 in fc don't have ducted air and that is mainly a noise consideration vs actual cooling? Water and waste capacities differ but is that a real consideration for what we are doing? Most will be with hookup just occasional dry camping? Any other thoughts appreciated

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Firstly, I hope you enjoy the decision process as it can be a lot of fun!

I will just speak to the items you mentioned that I know something about. Some folks prefer double axles in case of a tire failure (still have three tires rolling) but most all folks with single axle trailers are plenty happy! Many change to better quality tires than the provided tires early on for peace of mind.

In terms of the cooking, many on the forum have advocated for spending a bunch of time in each size unit you are considering. Pretend to cook and see if one layout strikes you as significantly better than another layout. Same goes for all other ways you will be using the trailer; get on bed, move around in bathroom and shower, try out dinette, etc.

Ducted air is mostly a noise issue though some have said that the air conditioning is more evenly distributed.

Water and waste will not be a big issue if you plan on using hook-ups most of the time, as you stated. However, if you end up dry camping more than you think larger tanks are always nicer. If the tank size difference is negligible though, obviously not a big difference.

Good luck!
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